30th April 2012
UK issues global LGBT rights report, where US lags behind 28
11:45 PM — The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued its annual Human Rights and Democracy report today, where a separate section outlines the state of LGBT rights around the world, and the government's own commitment to it. The corresponding report from the US State Department, however, is three months overdue, and for the third time in a row.
New Hampshire Episcopalians may elect a second gay bishop 4
10:46 PM — One of the three priests nominated to succeed Bishop Gene Robinson at his Diocese of New Hampshire is an openly gay man and married to his partner, Boston Globe reports.
Scotland: Pro-equality and anti-equality faith groups both step up campaign 27
9:54 PM — A broad alliance of faith groups has released an open letter, sent to all Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs), demanding the right to conduct marriages for same-sex couples, while an anti-equality group has said it will send a leaflet to every house in Glasgow, campaigning against marriage equality, ahead of Thursday's council election.
Q&A: London mayoral candidate Jenny Jones answers readers’ questions 8
6:24 PM — The Green Party's candidate for London mayor Jenny Jones came to answer PinkNews.co.uk readers' questions last week.
Audio: Boris Johnson plans to unveil LGBT manifesto ‘to an amazed world’ 31
5:46 PM — Incumbent Mayor of London Boris Johnson has reaffirmed his support of marriage equality for gay couples and said he will release his LGBT manifesto ahead of London's elections this week to an "amazed world".
Coalition for Equal Marriage campaign film reaches 500,000 views 27
4:18 PM — A short film released to support equal access to marriage for gay people has amassed over half a million views in less than a week.
Filipino beauty queen apologises for calling homosexuality ‘a lie from the devil’ 74
3:18 PM — Filipino actress and former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao has apologised for calling homosexuality a 'lie from the Devil'.
UKIP candidate Dr Gasper: PinkNews readers ‘should be sectioned under Mental Health Act’ 257
2:48 PM — Outspoken UKIP city council candidate Dr Julia Gasper has said today that PinkNews.co.uk readers have made 'anonymous death threats and hysterical accusations of being a murderer' against her, and that most should be involuntarily committed for psychiatric treatment.
Scottish Catholic Education Service says equal marriage would ‘undermine teachers’ 85
12:50 PM — The Scottish Catholic Education Service has said the introduction of marriage equality would stop state-funded Catholic schools teaching children the faith's views that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
Brian Paddick live blogs on crime, schools, marriage, Iran, transport and the gay blood ban (transcript) 17
12:18 PM — Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick became the latest of the London Mayoral candidates to spend an hour chatting to PinkNews.co.uk readers. Here, the only gay candidate in the race talks about crime, homophobia in schools, Iran, Ken Livingstone saying the Tories were' riddled' with homosexuals and why he's opposed to the ban on gay men donating blood.
David Furnish calls marriage equality the ‘next great civil rights battle’ 51
11:29 AM — David Furnish has described the fight for marriage equality for gay couples as the 'next great battle' for civil rights.
Live Q&A with London mayoral candidate Brian Paddick
9:59 AM — Join us for a live Q&A with London mayoral candidate for the Liberal Democrats Brian Paddick.