30th April 2008
Royal aide saga described as “classic blackmail”
4:48 PM — Prosecutor Mark Ellison QC has accused Ian Strachan and Sean McGuigan of "classic blackmail" in court today.
First Mr Gay UK winner charged with murder 8
3:45 PM — The first winner of the Mr Gay UK competition Anthony Francis Morley, has been charged with the murder of Damian Oldfield, a 33 year man worked for the company that runs the Mr Gay UK competition.
Brothers sentenced to life for “cruel and wicked murder”
1:37 PM — A twenty year old Romanian man and his two older brothers have all been sentenced to life in jail for murder.
Stonewall Housing releases booklet to help LGBT domestic violence victims
8:15 AM — Stonewall housing are releasing a booklet to help members of the LGBT community who suffer from domestic violence.
29th April 2008
Euro court: sisters can not have the same tax benefits as civil partners 6
11:18 PM — Two elderly British sitters have lost their case in the European Court of Human Rights to allow them to avoid inheritance tax when one of them dies. They argued that British law treats them less favourably than a lesbian couple in a civil partnership.
Royal calls gay sex claims “spurious” 2
10:13 PM — The Royal at the centre of the gay sex blackmail trial has declared the accusations of his sexuality as "spurious". The Royal, referred to only as witness A told the court in a statement: "As far as these comments about my personal and professional life are concerned, I can only say they are spurious and without foundation."
Drunk who taunted a gay man to his death faces jail term 3
2:44 PM — A man who taunted a gay couple, one of whom died of a heart attack after the incident, faces jail. However, though certain to receive a custodial sentence, Robert Horn has been cleared of causing the death of Malcolm Bryan, who suffered the fatal heart attack during the confrontation in September 2006.
Ronaldo in transvestite prostitute confusion 2
1:58 PM — International football star Ronaldo, who is currently signed with AC Milan football team, has been questioned by police regarding an incident with a group of transexuals.
Man who stole from lovers gets jail 21
10:35 AM — A man who has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for stealing the possessions of men who he was sleeping with.
28th April 2008
Court hears that aide was “predator” in gay Royal blackmail case 2
10:47 PM — One of the men accused of blackmailing a member of the Royal Family in a gay sex blackmail case has told a court at the Old Bailey that he was intending to reveal a "predatory homosexual".
Boris welcomes rise in popularity amongst PinkNews.co.uk readers 4
2:09 PM — Boris Johnson has welcomed the latest PinkNews.co.uk Mayor of London poll which shows his rising popularity amongst London's LGBT community.
Police storm international meeting for gay rights in Kyrgyzstan
11:09 AM — Human rights groups have highlighted the plight of the LGBT community in Kyrgyzstan after a police raid on a leading gay rights association.
Mayor of Paris comes out to support Ken 2
9:56 AM — The Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, joined Ken Livingstone on the campaign trail this weekend in support of his bid to be re-elected Mayor of London on May 1st.
27th April 2008
Brian Paddick still gay choice, but Boris Johnson increases his appeal 4
10:10 PM — In the final PinkNews.co.uk poll tracking the popularity of the mayoral candidates, Brian Paddick remains the clear choice of the gay community, although Boris Johnson has increased his popularity considerably.
Peter Mandelson and Gordon Brown’s gay feud- Lord Levy’s book claims 14
9:26 PM — The prime minister, Gordon Brown accused the former minister and European Commissioner Peter Mandelson of spreading rumours that he was gay, Lord Levy's autobiography claims.
25th April 2008
New study brings hope for HIV+ people in developing countries
3:56 PM — A paper published by The Lancet medical journal has revealed that patients who suffer from HIV may no longer need to have regular testing.
Brighton charity walk set to raise thousands for LGBT community 1
2:56 PM — The Stonewall Equality Walk in Brighton is just over a week away. This years event promises to be bigger then ever and organisers are hoping people will step up their fundraising in the final week to raise as much money as possible for Stonewall.
Footballers launch anti-homophobia campaign in honour of Justin Fashanu 2
10:08 AM — A campaign is being launched to help stamp out homophobia in British football. Justin is a campaign against homophobia in football that aims to, "vindicate the memory of Justin Fashanu, the world’s first openly gay professional footballer."
24th April 2008
Jail term for homophobic mother
5:00 PM — A mother has been sentenced to 150 days in prison for leading her daughter in a campaign of homophobic abuse against a gay couple.
Accusations of Gay Pride funding cuts described as ‘desperate and untrue’
3:44 PM — Boris Johnson has rubbished accusations from Ken Livingstone's campaign team that he plans to cut funding for London's annual gay pride event.