20th May 2013
MPs vote overwhelmingly to hold a speedy review on the future of civil partnerships 8
10:20 PM — After a day of confusion that threatened to disrupt the passage of the introduction of same-sex marriage, MPs have voted to hold an immediate review on the future of civil partnerships.
Maria Miller: I am happy to accept Labour’s amendment on a speedy civil partnerships review 7
8:09 PM — Confirming what a senior source in her department had told PinkNews.co.uk earlier, the Minister for Equalities Maria Miller has told the House of Commons that she will accept Labour's manuscript amendment on civil partnerships.
Exclusive: Government ‘relaxed’ on immediate review on the future of civil partnerships 6
4:19 PM — A senior Government source has told PinkNews.co.uk that the Equalities Minister Maria Miller is "relaxed" on an immediate review on opposite sex civil partnerships.
Live blog: MPs debate and vote on same-sex marriage and opposite sex civil partnerships 1
1:05 PM — The House of Commons debate same-sex marriage and whether opposite sex couples should be allowed to have civil partnerships.
15th May 2013
Birmingham: LGBT sports centre to be opened by naked charity calendar stars Warwick Rowers 12
8:16 PM — Birmingham LGBT has announced that the University of Warwick Boatclub, who stripped to raise money for Ben Cohen's StandUp Foundation, are to open the UK's first dedicated sports training centre for LGBT people.
Shops near David Cameron’s office complain of lost takings due to anti-gay marriage protests 17
1:58 PM — Retailers close to David Cameron's constituency office have claimed that their takings are down due to anti-gay marriage protestors.
14th May 2013
Brazil: Judges rule in favour of nationwide same-sex marriage 39
8:36 PM — The Brazilian National Council of Justice has cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the country by ruling that gay couples can not be denied the right to marry.
Louise Mensch: Cameron should create a dedicated Ministry for Equality, which could be led by a gay man 13
2:22 PM — Louise Mensch, the former Conservative, MP has said that David Cameron should create a separate Equalities ministry to look after LGBT issues, women and diversity.
13th May 2013
Georgia: Government minister arrested for secretly filming male journalists having a threesome 3
1:54 PM — Georgia's deputy interior minister Gela Khvedelidze has admitted posting a video online of three journalists engaging in a threesome.
Northern Ireland: 80% of homophobic crime is not reported 4
12:15 PM — Eight out of 10 people who experienced homophobic discrimination in Northern Ireland do not report the crime, a report by the Northern Ireland Equality Commision revealed.
12th May 2013
UK: Anglican church in Burnley pledges to dedicate itself to LGBT inclusiveness 5
5:05 PM — A Church of England congregation in Burnley, Lancashire, in the North West of England, has pledged to work towards an inclusive mission to welcome all worshipers regardless of sexual orientation.
10th May 2013
Fidel Castro’s niece calls for a conga dance to eliminate homophobia
11:53 PM — Cuban leader Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela Castro, who campaigns on LGBT rights, has called on Cubans to join a "conga" dance against homophobia tomorrow in Havana.
9th May 2013
Former police chief Lord Dear: Same-sex marriage will provoke backlash against gays 91
10:28 PM — The former Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, Lord (Geoffrey) Dear, Baron of Willersey in the County of Gloucestershire, has told the House of Lords that introducing same-sex marriage could "create such opposition to homosexuals in general that the climate of tolerance and acceptance in this country that we have all championed and supported and seen flourish over recent years could well be set back by decades."
Video: When did you choose to be straight? 14
5:39 PM — A four and a half year old YouTube video has gone viral after it was shared by the Facebook page Wipe Out Homophobia. The video asks people on the street when they decided to be straight, a question often asked to LGBT people.
8th May 2013
Stephen Williams: Same-sex marriage is a great social reform but I’m waiting for Prince Charming 13
11:04 PM — Stephen Williams, the openly gay Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West has named same-sex marriage as one “great social reforms of this Parliament” in his loyal address welcoming the Queen’s Speech.
5th May 2013
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans will return to the Commons for the State Opening of Parliament
7:36 PM — Nigel Evans, the openly gay Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, will return to Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament next week.
Nigel Evans: Completely false allegations are from men who until yesterday I regarded as friends
10:15 AM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has said the men who have made rape and sexual assault allegations against him were until yesterday people who he regarded as friends.
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans bailed following arrest over male rape allegations
12:06 AM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has been bailed following his arrest on suspicion of the rape of one man and the sexual assault of another.
4th May 2013
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault of two men
8:26 PM — It is being reported that the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has been arrested on suspicion of rape of one man and the sexual assault of another.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien says he couldn’t follow Church’s teachings on homosexuality as he prepares for exile 77
1:49 PM — The former leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien has admitted that he failed to follow God's teachings after facing accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct with fellow clergymen. A Scottish newspaper has claimed that the Cardinal has been asked by Rome to leave the UK.