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  • 6th April 2006

    Homophobic attacker jailed

    Thomas Bampton was labelled a “coward“

    12:00 AM — A man who attacked a gay neighbour leaving him with permanent scars and requiring 114 stitches, has been jailed for five years and 137 days.The homophobic assault took place when Thomas Bampton, 47, who was drunk and high on drugs targeted Stuart Windsor in Blackpool.

  • Gay killer has bail application thrown out of court 1

    William Beggs  was jailed for life in 2001

    12:00 AM — The gay "Limbs in the Loch Killer" William Beggs has had his application for bail pending a full hearing of his appeal against his conviction thrown out by a Scottish court.Beggs,42, known as the "Limbs in the Loch Killer," was jailed for life in 2001. He drugged, raped and murdered 18 year-old Barry Wallace before dumping his head in the sea and his limbs and torso into Loch Lomond. He escaped to Amsterdam where he eventually surrendered to police.

  • Lesbian Tory vice chairman tipped for London Mayor campaign 2

    The businesswoman is seen as an ideal representative to portray the Party's “keep it real” image

    12:00 AM — Lesbian Conservative Party vice chairman Margot James has emerged as a potential applicant for the selection of a Tory London mayoral candidate.The Conservatives are holding an open primary which allows anyone to apply to be nominated to contest the position for the 2008 London mayoral election.

  • Superheroes fighting for gay sexual health

    The procedure is free, quick, straight-forward and will protect those vaccinated from a potentially life-threatening disease

    12:00 AM — A group of sexual health superheroes have donned their capes to fight hepatitis in the gay community, in reaction to figures which show half of London's gay men are not vaccinated against the disease.'The Vaccinators', dressed in their superhero outfits and arriving in their superhero bus, launched the start of the Sorted campaign to encourage gay men to vaccinate against Hepatitis A and B.

  • Girlfriend strangled because of lesbian past wasn’t first case, court told

    The judge Mr Justice Simon told jurors that the previous convictions didn't mean he had carried out this one

    12:00 AM — A jealous boyfriend accused of strangling his girlfriend in a rage over her lesbian past held similar convictions previously, a court has been told.Steven Wallace, 40, denies the attempted murder of Wendy Brown, 30, but yesterday saw previous convictions of grievous bodily harm read to the jury.

  • Dying gay man weds partner in hospital

    Peter Howard  was diagnosed with skin cancer five years ago and doctors warned the condition had got extremely serious, prompting him to arrange his civil union to partner

    12:00 AM — A gay man who has been given a month to live, had a civil partnership ceremony with his boyfriend in hospital today.Peter Howard, 57, was diagnosed with skin cancer five years ago and doctors warned the condition had got extremely serious, prompting him to arrange his civil union to partner, Chris Wells, 32, at short notice.

  • Lesbian storyline coming to Coronation Street

    Lesbian rumours may set tongues wagging in The Rovers

    12:00 AM — Hit ITV soap Coronation Street is rumoured to be following EastEnders with its own lesbian related storyline.Factory worker Kelly Crabtree, played by Tupele Dorgu, is set to be the victim of lesbian rumours when she moves in with a long lost friend.

  • Mother loses child custody to ex lesbian partner 2

    The judge decided that since the couple had both raised the children, there was no distinction of a biological relationship

    12:00 AM — A lesbian has been given custody of her former partner's children after a landmark court ruling decided she could be considered their "natural parent."The woman, who cannot be named for the children's protection, had been granted shared contact of her ex girlfriend's seven and four year old daughters, until the mother broke the order by moving away.

  • Transvestite dies in River Thames 3

    The coroner recorded a verdict of misadventure, stating he was not certain Mr Mudwai, a gay escort, had actually meant to kill himself

    12:00 AM — A transvestite jumped to his death in the Thames after his family couldn't accept his lifestyle, according to a coroner's report.Nahi Mudwai's body was found at Mill Bank in February after reports of a 'female' running along the Embankment throwing away clothes and jumping into the water.

  • Community threatened by “gay liaisons”

    Residents claim the Reddish Vale Country Park has become a hotspot for sexual liaisons

    12:00 AM — Picturesque areas of Stockport are being turned into destinations for "dogging" and sexual activity for the gay community, according to local residents.The Tame Valley Defence Group claims that the Reddish Vale Country Park has become a hotspot for sexual liaisons and voyeurism.

  • 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

    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.

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