16th March 2010
Exclusive: David Cameron to answer your questions 198
2:31 PM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron has agreed to answer questions from PinkNews.co.uk readers. This is your chance to ask him how he would tackle issues such as homophobic hate crime and anti-gay bullying and how he can reassure the gay community that their rights will not be rolled back if the Tories win power.
15th March 2010
Gareth Thomas and Nigel Owens support Cardiff Mardi Gras 7
5:27 PM — Gay rugby legend Gareth Thomas and referee Nigel Owens are supporting Cardiff Mardi Gras. The 11th festival will be held on Saturday September 4th and 40,000 people are expected to attend.
Gerry Adams attacked for no-gays St Patrick’s Day celebration 41
4:33 PM — Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been accused of hypocrisy for taking part in a pre-St Patrick's Day march which bans gays.
Boy George and George Michael patch up 20-year feud 8
3:22 PM — Boy George and George Michael are on speaking terms after 20 years. The pair, who are both gay, fell out in the 1980s over Michael's refusal to come out of the closet.
Elton John’s former lover killed himself 3
11:27 AM — Gay singer Elton John has revealed that a former lover committed suicide after struggling to accept his sexual orientation.
14th March 2010
Poll finds Conservative support among gay community rises particularly among the young 251
9:52 AM — A poll of PinkNews.co.uk readers has found that although Labour is still the top choice for gay voters, there has been a substantial shift towards the Conservative Party since the last election. Among first time gay voters, the Conservatives are overwhelmingly the most popular party.
12th March 2010
Bloc Party’s Kele on coming out to his parents 5
10:10 PM — The singer of indie band Bloc Party, Kele Okereke, has spoken about how his religious parents coped with him coming out. He has rarely referred to his sexual orientation in interviews.
Belfast gay club Mynt loses licence 12
6:13 PM — One of the premier gay clubs in Belfast has lost its licence. The city council's licensing committee decided not to renew Mynt's licence, citing police allegations of customer drug use, alcohol being served out of hours and assaults.
11th March 2010
John Barrowman’s hair ‘completely white’ 22
5:52 PM — Gay actor John Barrowman has revealed that his natural hair colour is "completely white". The Torchwood star, 42, said he had been dying his hair for years and that his civil partner Scott Gill, an architect, persuaded him not to go back to his roots.
Northern Ireland pair guilty of homophobic murder 18
5:33 PM — Two men have been found guilty of the homophobic murder of a gay Northern Ireland shop worker. Lithuanians Andrius Dunauskas, 23, and Raminas Balseris, 26, were found guilty today of the murder of openly gay Shaun Fitzpatrick, 32.
Campaigner calls for 2012 Olympics to honour Alan Turing 8
5:11 PM — The man who started the campaign for an official apology to Alan Turing is calling for the 2012 Olympics to recognise the gay mathematician's achievements.
Norton says he won’t benefit from Ross’ BBC exit 11
4:16 PM — Graham Norton has brushed aside suggestions he could become the BBC's leading chatshow host by taking over Jonathan Ross' slot.
Complaint over charity’s gay-only job advert 40
3:38 PM — A Devon gay charity has defended its decision to bar straight people from applying for jobs. The Intercom Trust, which serves people across the south-west, said that it needed staff who had experience of being gay, lesbian or bisexual.
Photo of murdered teen Michael Causer used on gay dating site 10
1:12 PM — The mother of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer has spoken of her shock after discovering someone was using his photo on a dating website.
10th March 2010
Seventh Brighton Equality Walk to be held in May 5
5:01 PM — The seventh Brighton Equality Walk will be held on Sunday May 2nd. The walk, organised by gay rights charity Stonewall, attracted 400 people last year and raised more than £50,000, which went towards funding the anti-bullying film FIT.
Ian McKellen backs Liverpool anti-homophobia effort 4
4:13 PM — Out gay actor Sir Ian McKellen is supporting an anti-hate project by a group of gay and lesbian Merseyside teenagers which is being rolled out to 100 schools and youth centres across Liverpool.
Circumcision may not affect HIV rates in gay men 37
3:15 PM — Although research has found that circumcision may help cut HIV infections, a new study suggests it may not have much effect on gay men.
PinkNews.co.uk political poll: Who will you vote for? 16
2:01 PM — With eight weeks until the expected general election date, has the promise of a fresh government persuaded you to vote Conservative? We want to know who our readers want in charge of Britain and how important LGBT-friendly policies are when voting.
‘Limbs in the Loch’ killer loses appeal 7
12:19 PM — A gay man who murdered a teenager and dismembered his body has lost an appeal to clear his name. William Beggs, 46, became known as the 'Limbs in the Loch' killer for the murder of 18 year-old Tesco worker Barry Wallace in December 1999.
Anti-bullying film comes to Scotland 8
11:51 AM — A film to tackle homophobic bullying is to be sent to every secondary school in Scotland. FIT, produced by Stonewall, features six teenagers, some of whom are gay, at a dance club. It has been compared to television shows Glee and Skins.