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  • 5th April 2006

    Lesbian sacked because she was pregnant, tribunal told

    Corrina Slow claims she was dismissed from her managerial role at the gay friendly 2Let estate agency in Brighton after her boss discovered she was pregnant

    12:00 AM — A lesbian estate agent was sacked after getting pregnant, a tribunal has been told.Corrina Slow claims she was dismissed from her managerial role at the gay friendly 2Let estate agency in Brighton after her boss discovered she was 16 weeks pregnant.

  • Scotland Yard to produce gay census

    The system of sexuality declaration would be voluntary and anonymous

    12:00 AM — Police officers will be asked to declare their sexuality, according to a new paper to be produced by Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair.The policy, which will be presented to the equality committee of the Metropolitan Police Authority, is expected to set out plans to gain an accurate quota of gay and lesbian officers in the police force.

  • Bond reveals gay following 1

    Daniel Craig revealed he is consistently mobbed by gay fans

    12:00 AM — The new James Bond actor, Daniel Craig, is reported to have attracted more Bond boys than girls.Craig revealed he is consistently mobbed by gay fans who want to look at his body rather than find out about the upcoming Casino Royale film.

  • Gay candidate running for Hackney Mayor 5

    Mr Boff is promising voters' initiatives which would see important issues put to a ballot of Hackney residents

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveA gay candidate has been unveiled as the Conservative Party's representative for the Hackney mayoral elections in May.Andrew Boff, a runner up in the 2002 local election, will campaign for a council closer to the people and better services.

  • Little Britain gay character inspires sign thefts

    Real life residents are annoyed that signs are being stolen from the town

    12:00 AM — The Welsh town of Llanddewi Brefi which is satirised in hit comedy Little Britain, is being targeted by thieving fans who are stealing the town's signs.Latex wearing, Little Britain character, Dafydd is from the west Wales village, he has entertained viewers with the catchphrase, "the only gay in the village."

  • Female “poisoned dwarf” spy awarded compensation after lesbian jibes 1

    Leah Mates was labelled as a “poisoned dwarf”

    12:00 AM — A special forces spy was awarded £12,000 in compensation yesterday after an employment tribunal found that she had suffered a catalogue of abuse whilst serving in the British Army's special forces.30 year old Corporal Leah Mates told the hearing that she contemplated suicide after she was groped, threatened and labelled as a lesbian and "poisoned dwarf" in reference to her slight stature during a ten year campaign of persecution by male colleagues.

  • 4th April 2006

    Girlfriend strangled because of lesbian past, court told

    Mr Wallace, 40, of Church Street, Hartlepool, denies attempted murder

    12:00 AM — A jealous boyfriend strangled his girlfriend in a rage over her lesbian past, a court has been told.The defendant, Steven Wallace, attempted to kill 30 year old Wendy Brown after revelations of a lesbian relationship had caused friction between the couple, according to the prosecution.

  • Exclusive: Christian party may seek to overturn pro-gay laws 5

    Councillor Alan Craig led a campaign against civil partnerships last year

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveThe Christian People's Alliance (CPA) would not necessarily uphold the laws on gay adoption and marriage if the party comes into power at the upcoming local elections, according to their federal president.Peter Flower told PinkNews.co.uk today that the CPA would only support policies relating to supporting the family and areas where the group feels there is a proper need for funding such as council tax and pensions.

  • Get a free meal at TGI Friday’s 4

    Get a free meal at TGI Friday's

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk is delighted to offer its readers that Friday feeling with a two for one meal coupon at American style bar and restaurant TGI Friday's.Stepping into TGI Friday's is like finishing work at the end of the week, everyday. Happy waiters greet you offering an abundance of drinks, fresh food, entertainment and comfort.

  • Irish PM promises gay marriage laws

    he Republic of Ireland was one of the last Western European countries to legalise homosexuality

    12:00 AM — The Republic Of Ireland will soon have its own civil partnership laws for the gay community, according to the Irish prime minister.Bertie Ahern made the announcement yesterday at the opening of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network's (GLEN) offices in Fumbally Court, Dublin.

  • Hair straighteners star alongside Sharon Stone’s lesbian Basic Instinct romps

    Sharon Stone's character uses HA-Hair irons in the film

    12:00 AM — Hollywood star Sharon Stone is back as man-eater Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction, and uses a pair of exclusive HA-Hair straightening irons to keep her luscious blonde locks styled to perfection throughout the film.HA-Hair irons are the most exclusive straightening irons on the market. They are stylishly designed, lightweight, and have their own temperature control system, which no other hair straightening brand offers.

  • Aguilera buys lesbian Queen Victoria painting

    The painting was bought by Aguilera on a visit to a London art gallery

    12:00 AM — Singer Christina Aguilera is reported to have purchased a £25,000 painting which portrays Queen Victoria as a lesbian.The artwork is created by British graffiti artist, Banksy, it shows Britain's longest serving monarch, dressed in stockings and suspenders, sitting on the lap of another woman.

  • Gay film festival returns to the North

    The festival runs from April 28 to May 7

    12:00 AM — The 5th anniversary of Queer Screen will be celebrated at the end of this month when the Commonwealth Film Festival (ComFEST) returns to Manchester and the North West.Taking place over the second week-end of the festival, Queer Screen is a showcase of Gay and Lesbian documentaries, features and shorts from all over the world.

  • Gay man charged with spreading HIV 4

    His ex partner found out about the condition through a mutual friend, the man initially denied having the virus

    12:00 AM — A florist has become the first gay man to be convicted of recklessly passing on the HIV virus to another person.The man, who cannot be named, was labelled "callous" for infecting his lover during a two year relationship, in which he failed to inform his partner of the disease.

  • 3rd April 2006

    Gay Muslim claims Islamophobia denied him post as student leader 1

    Pav Akhtar hoped to be the first Muslim president of NUS

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveAn openly gay and Muslim candidate for president of the National Union of Students (NUS) has claimed that both Islamophobia and homophobia played a part in him losing the election by 28 votes.Pav Akhtar who is currently the NUS black students' officer and formerly the president of the Cambridge University students union, was widely expected to be elected president of NUS at the national conference held last week.

  • Academics launch national homophobia debate

    Researchers hope the debate will provide better perspectives and knowledge of the challenges teachers face in addressing homophobia in schools

    12:00 AM — A national debate into how to tackle homophobia in schools will be used as part of a three year research project being carried out by the University of Sunderland.The General Teaching Council for England (GTC) has launched a three month online discussion forum as part of the research, which aims to find out teachers' views on how best to challenge homophobia and promote sexualities equality in schools.

  • FA reports homophobic abuse 1

    Todor Batkov, president  of Levski Sofia, called Mr Riley a homosexual after he sent off one of his side's strikers

    12:00 AM — The Football Association (FA) has complained to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) after a Bulgarian team president called British referee Mike Riley a "homosexual."Todor Batkov, president of Levski Sofia, called Mr Riley a homosexual after he sent off one of his side's strikers in an eventual loss to German club Schalke in the quarter finals of the European competition.

  • Celebrity support for gay charity night

    MPs and peers from all political parties attended, along with other well-known faces including film and stage star Sir Ian McKellen

    12:00 AM — Stonewall's eighth Equality Dinner, its highest profile annual fundraising event, raised over £216,000 at the Dorchester Hotel last week.Sponsored by UBS, it was one of their most successful annual dinners and the money raised will help Stonewall's ongoing campaigns, such as Education for All which tackles homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools.

  • Win a Braun luxury razor worth £180

    The Braun 360º is a luxury shaver, but if can be yours

    12:00 AM — The Braun 360º Complete electric razor is marketed as capturing the hairs that other shavers leave behind.Providing one of the closest shaves you'll likely to find from an electric shaver, this luxury razor features Power-Comb technology to lift missed hairs that normally lie flat to the skin.Thanks to our friends at Braun, we've got a pair of Braun 360º Complete shavers to give away, complete with the CleanRenew system.

  • Leicester keeps gay pride despite funding issues

    The festival, which attracts an estimated 10,000 visitors, will be scaled down due to a luck of sufficient funding.

    12:00 AM — Leicester Pride, the one day festival celebrating Leicester's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities has been confirmed for Saturday 24th June 2006, despite financial difficulties.The festival, which attracts an estimated 10,000 visitors, will be scaled down due to a luck of sufficient funding.

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