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.
Clinton campaign accuses Brown of neglecting gay refugees 2
1:57 PM — Gordon Brown has been condemned by Hillary Clinton's campaign team for the UK governments policy to deport LGBT people to countries where they face persecution.
Scientists consider giving up search for Aids vaccine
11:05 AM — A shocking new survey has uncovered that the international community of Aids scientists are giving up hope of finding a vaccine for the virus.
23rd April 2008
Comment: Mayoral candidates push for pink vote 1
3:09 PM — Following Saturdays Stonewall hustings event, PinkNews.co.uk readers have one more chance to vote in our Mayor of London poll. Five mayoral candidates faced their toughest grilling yet at the Stonewall hustings on Saturday.
Gay men incorrectly sent for HIV tests by health insurers
12:07 PM — Research has shown that many gay men are too often being sent to have unnecessary HIV tests when they apply for health insurance.
22nd April 2008
Watch the candidates for Mayor at gay hustings 1
3:21 PM — Last weekend five of the candidates for Mayor of London addressed a gay audience and answered questions. The hustings was organised by gay equality organisation Stonewall.
Gay airport guard wins sexual harassment case
1:26 PM — A gay airport security guard from Feltham has won his tribunal case that a female colleague harassed him by thrusting her breasts against him and pestering him for sex.
21st April 2008
Royal gay sex blackmail tape played in secret
9:56 PM — The Old Bailey today heard a tape recording that contains claims that a male member of the Royal family performed a gay sex act on an employee, known as witness D. Members of the press and the public were ordered to leave the court room before the judge allowed the tape to be played.
Derren Brown speaks of his “perfect” boyfriend 2
3:11 PM — One of the UK's best-known mentalists has spoken to The Sun newspaper about his sexual orientation. Under the headline "I'm A Mind Bender" Derren Brown revealed he has a boyfriend.
Online gay museum opens for business
1:59 PM — Museum professionals have feted the launch of the online national LGBT museum Proud Heritage. The website has its first working day open to the public today. Plans for a physical museum were discussed at the Stonewall hustings for the candidates for Mayor of London on Saturday.
Ken unveils gay manifesto as Boris reveals Fund advisers
11:29 AM — The Labour candidate for Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has said he will "work to ensure that London retains its reputation as a welcoming and safe place for lesbian and gay Londoners and visitors" if re-elected for a third term on May 1st.
Campaigners plead with Home Secretary over Syrian deportation 8
10:55 AM — More than 20 members of the Scottish Parliament and a former Big Brother winner have called on the government not to deport a gay teenager to Syria. Jojo Yakob is due to be removed from the UK in 16 days.
Equality commission seeks your experiences with public bodies
10:36 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission is calling for evidence from service users of public authorities such as hospitals, government and schools to find out if people are being treated with dignity and respect.
Gay boxer upbeat despite defeat at hands of Tory MP
10:14 AM — The Pink Pounder may have lost his latest boxing match, but he won't be throwing in the towel just yet. Charles Jones, a 48-year old architect from London, is considered to be the world's first openly gay boxer.
20th April 2008
Gay bishop to attend Lambeth conference despite previous rejection
10:49 PM — The most senior openly gay cleric in the Anglican Communion, Gene Robinson intends to attend the 2008 Lambeth Conference to be held in Caterbury despite previously refusing to.
19th April 2008
Video: PinkNews editor takes Boris Johnson to task 8
11:24 PM — At the Stonewall hustings for the Mayor of London, chair of the hustings, PinkNews.co.uk editor, Tony Grew, took Conservative Party Candidate Boris Johnson to task.
Ken steals Boris’s Mayor Fund idea 7
2:20 PM — A new fund proposed by Boris Johnson designed to encourage the City to donate money to community projects could be used to help pay for a gay and lesbian museum in London, Ken Livingstone has proposed. He was speaking at a hustings for candidates for Mayor of London organised by gay equality organisation Stonewall.
Final PinkNews.co.uk Mayor of London poll
1:14 AM — With the race to be Mayor of London entering the final fortnight, we're offering PinkNews.co.uk readers a final say to vote on their choice for the Mayoral and Assembly elections. To vote in our final poll, which closes on Thursday 24th April 2008, click here.
18th April 2008
After 28 years, Paisley’s heir apparent succeeds 1
5:14 PM — Peter Robinson will be the next leader of the Democratic Unionist party and Northern Ireland's next First Minister, it was confirmed last night. A meeting of the 120 members of party's executive committee backed the Belfast East MP.