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  • 11th May 2006

    BNP councillor dismisses gay porn rumour 24

    Richard Barnbrook, London co-ordinator for the right wing party, has strongly denied media rumours that the film is gay porn

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusivePinkNews.co.uk has obtained pictures of the alleged gay porn film produced and directed by a British National Party councillor.Richard Barnbrook, London co-ordinator for the right wing party, has strongly denied media rumours that the film is pornographic after the Evening Standard claimed to have a copy of the production, HMS Discovery: A Love Story, described as "Marxist gay cinema from conceptual artist Barnbrook."

  • BNP: Gays good, homosexuals bad 24

    PinkNews.co.uk has placed a BNP logo to protect the gentleman's modesty in a clip from Mr Barnbrook's film

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveThe British National Party fears that homosexuality will soon be compulsory if activists get their way.A spokesman for Nick Griffin's right wing party told PinkNews.co.uk today that homosexuality should not be promoted as equal to a straight lifestyle.

  • BNP: Homosexuality could become compulsory 27

    British Nudist Party? PinkNews.co.uk has placed a BNP logo to protect the gentleman's modesty

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveThe British National Party fears that homosexuality will soon be compulsory if activists get their way.A spokesman for Nick Griffin's right wing party told PinkNews.co.uk today that homosexuality should not be promoted as equal to a straight lifestyle.

  • American author wins Big Gay Read

    Armistead Maupin, the world's best selling gay writer, was chosen for his novel, Tales of the City

    12:00 AM — American author, Armistead Maupin has been announced as the winner of the Big Gay Read, making him the gay community's favourite novelist.Mr Maupin, the world's best selling gay writer, was chosen for his novel, Tales of the City, as part of the Queer Up North festival in Manchester.

  • 10th May 2006

    Gay Conservative becomes chairman of the London Assembly 2

    Brian Coleman: “I'm looking forward to wearing the beautiful badge of office!“

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveAn openly gay Conservative has been elected as the chairman of the Greater London Assembly (GLA), the city wide governmet.Brian Coleman, GLA member for Barnet and Camden who is openly gay told PinkNews.co.uk "I'm looking forward to wearing the beautiful badge of office, complete with diamonds and drop pearl!" Adding with a chuckle: "I shall wear with it with my customary dignity- I'm not the sort of man who could get away with dressing up in drag."

  • Gay groups get cash boost

    The Kensington  Chelsea based Terrence Higgins Trust which supports people and raises awareness of HIV, Aids and other STIs has been awarded £29,489

    12:00 AM — Groups supporting gay issues are to be given a cash boost to help combat sexual violence, the Home Office announced today.Home Office Minister, Gerry Sutcliffe, revealed that £1.25 million would be made available for voluntary and community organisations throughout England and Wales.

  • Gay couple accused of child abuse 1

    The couple were approved by social services in 2003, but used their position within months to video and perform sex acts on troubled boys, the jury heard

    12:00 AM — A gay foster couple are being accused of abusing their children and making them watch gay porn.Leeds Crown Court was told today that Ian Wathey, 40, and Craig Faunch, 32, allegedly took advantage of children put in their care by Wakefield Council in West Yorkshire, and molested several children.

  • “Lesbian” Badger loses The Apprentice

    Ruth Badger is rumoured to be a lesbian

    12:00 AM — Michelle "Cold Fish" Dewberry has been chosen as Alan Sugar's apprentice.She beat fellow finalist Ruth Badger, 27,in a final task this evening which saw the return of previous contestants including cheeky chappy, Syed Ahmed, and the ever emotional, Jo Cameron, to help out on the assignments.

  • Comment: Ruth Kelly – Minister for Sin? 21

    Can Ruth Kelly balance Catholic values and gay rights?

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveMarc Shoffman explores Opus Dei, the Catholic society at the centre of the row over Ruth Kelly's appointment as minister for Women and Equality.For a group often accused of secrecy, Opus Dei must be quite shocked at being thrust into the limelight over the past few weeks. The upcoming film adaptation of the Da Vinci Code portrays the organisation as an extreme, manipulative organisation, harshly defending the existence of Jesus Christ and now it has been brought into British politics with the appointment of one of its 80,000 members, Ruth Kelly, to head the government's equality unit.

  • Ruth Kelly’s birthday marred by gay row 21

    In a poll of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) readers of the gay news website, PinkNews.co.uk over the last weekend, 93% of the sample of 344 asked, agreed with the statement “Tony Blair should reconsider appointing Ruth Kelly as Minister for Women and Equality“

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveTony Blair thought his cabinet reshuffle would end the media's obsession with his minister's private lives and would mean he could get back to politics, but thanks to research by PinkNews.co.uk, the Prime Minister's judgement has yet again been called into question.Gay groups, MPs and the media have this week questioned the wisdom of appointing Ruth Kelly as Minister for Women and Equality.

  • Gay MEP backs Ruth Kelly 21

    Michael Cashman, the Labour MEP for the West Midlands, defended the government's achievements for gays and lesbians

    12:00 AM — A gay Labour politician has pledged his support for Ruth Kelly amid criticism of her appointment as Minister for Women and Equality due to her poor voting record on gay rights and affiliation with Opus Dei, a strict Catholic group.Michael Cashman, the Labour MEP for the West Midlands, defended the government's achievements for Gays and Lesbians following press attacks today on the appointment of Ruth Kelly as Secretary of State.

  • Gay ex-police officer claims force victimised him

    The tribunal heard that the row left the complainant, who resigned from the force, feeling suicidal

    12:00 AM — A gay former policeman is claiming he was victimised by his force after coming out.An employment tribunal heard that Nottingham Police allegedly discriminated against Ben Stokes, 23, after his sexuality was revealed when he started a relationship with a male teenager.

  • Ruth Kelly’s birthday marred by gay rights row 24

    Ruth Kelly is the new Minister for Women and Equality

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveTony Blair thought his cabinet reshuffle would end the media's obsession with his minister's private lives and would mean he could get back to politics, but thanks to research by PinkNews.co.uk, the Prime Minister's judgement has yet again been called into question.Gay groups, MPs and the media have this week questioned the wisdom of appointing Ruth Kelly as Minister for Women and Equality.

  • Sir Ian McKellen joins Oxford Gay Pride

    Sir Ian's' film career spans five decades, and has appeared in over 35 feature films

    12:00 AM — Gay actor, Sir Ian Mckellen has been named a patron for this year's Oxford PrideHis support was welcomed by organisers of the day which is expected to attract hundreds of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to Oxford on Saturday 15 July 2006.

  • Gay students watching Kelly’s equality performance 21

    Ruth Kelly at the Labour Party Conference

    12:00 AM — The National Union of Students (NUS) has joined the escalating row over Ruth Kelly's appointment as Women and Equality Minister.The NUS released a statement today urging Ms Kelly to back up her claim that she believes in equality with action, as the media scrutinise her refusal to be drawn on whether she thought homosexuality was a sin.

  • Adoption group supports gay couples rights 10

    Present laws only allow one partner in an unmarried couple to adopt

    12:00 AM — A Scottish adoption and fostering group has called on MSPs to approve new laws allowing gay couples to adopt.Barbara Hudson, director of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering Scotland told politicians they would be doing a "disservice" to children if they abandoned the legislation.

  • 9th May 2006

    MPs and gay groups question wisdom of Kelly appointment 21

    Ruth Kelly says she will fight discrimination

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveThe newly appointed Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has come under immediate pressure from the gay community and fellow MPs over her dual appointment as Minister for Women and Equality.Ms Kelly, who is believed to be a member of Opus Dei, the controversial devout Catholic sect will be the voice of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community within the cabinet.

  • UK’s first gay surrogate dads face cancer fight 1

    The couple wished to both be named as parents on their children's birth certificates and their wish was granted after they took their case to the Supreme Court

    12:00 AM — Tony and Barrie Brewitt Barlow fought prejudice in 2000 to become the UK's first gay surrogate parents, but now they have a new battle, throat cancer.Tony, 41, was diagnosed with the disease in February and has undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy after doctors warned he would have just four months to live.

  • Equality minister dodges gay issue 21

    The Minister for Equality and Women appeared on BBC Radio5 Live and was immediately drawn into a defence of her poor voting record in regards to gay rights

    12:00 AM — Ruth Kelly refused to give a clear answer on her views of homosexuality today when confronted in reaction to an investigation by PinkNews.co.uk which found she had never voted for gay rights and is a member of an anti gay Christian group.The Minister for Equality and Women appeared on BBC Radio5 Live and was immediately drawn into a defence of her poor voting record in regards to gay rights.

  • Gay muscleman tipped for UK Big Brother 14

    Big Brother 7 starts on May 18 2006.

    12:00 AM — The makers of Channel 4's Big Brother held emergency meetings last night after the names of this summer's contestants were leaked.The reality show producers were reported to be angry after the names, including a gay body builder, were made public.A source told the Daily Star, "All hell has broken loose.

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