26th March 2015
Alice Nkom: Preventing gay Cameroonians from accessing HIV care violates their human rights 2
7:03 PM — Cameroonian lawyer Alice Nkom says her country will never get on top of its HIV epidemic if it continues to prevent gay citizens from accessing healthcare through repressive laws.
The Coalition’s 2015 LGBT scorecard 25
6:48 PM — With the general election just a matter of weeks away, PinkNews looks back at the Coalition’s record of delivery for the LGBT community and assesses where improvements could have been made.
24th March 2015
UKIP replace Janice Atkinson with Labour defector 4
6:46 PM — UKIP has named Labour defector Harriet Yeo as its new general election candidate, replacing expelled MEP Janice Atkinson.
Sun journalist in court over payments to George Michael prison officer
4:53 PM — A Sun journalist has gone on trial over allegations that a prison officer was paid for tips about George Michael while he was behind bars.
Singer Lil’ Chris dead at 24 18
2:38 PM — Pop singer Lil’ Chris has died at the age of 24, it has been confirmed.
Gloucestershire is now without a gay bar 28
1:55 PM — Gloucestershire is now without a dedicated gay venue following the closure of the county’s single remaining gay pub.
Chief Inspector: Killer of two gay men should never have been granted day release 6
11:13 AM — An escaped killer previously convicted of murdering one gay man and the manslaughter of another - who then killed again - should never have been allowed to leave an open prison, the Chief Inspector of Prisons says.
UKIP’s Janice Atkinson expelled from party over bogus expense claims 11
10:18 AM — UKIP MEP and general election candidate Janice Atkinson has been expelled for bringing the party into disrepute over allegations of bogus expense claims.
19th March 2015
Madonna blasts Dolce and Gabbana: ‘There is nothing synthetic about a soul!’ 12
5:18 PM — Dolce and Gabbana should “think” before they “speak” when expressing views about same-sex families and IVF, Madonna has declared in a swipe at the fashion duo.
SNP suspends member who directed ‘vile’ anti-gay abuse at Scottish Tory leader 4
3:41 PM — An SNP member who subjected Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson to homophobic abuse on Twitter has been suspended from the party, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
David Cameron: ‘Deeply depressing’ UK teens would join ISIS who throw gays off buildings 107
1:36 PM — Young people travelling to join ISIS in Syria – a group that believes in “throwing gay people off buildings” – is a “deeply depressing” situation, the Prime Minister has warned.
Gay UKIP MEP: Calling SNP minister Abu Hamza was a ‘stupid thing to say’ 3
12:05 PM — UKIP MEP David Coburn says he has apologised for comparing a Scottish government minister to a convicted terrorist.
‘All Right Now’ bassist Andy Fraser dies at 62 5
11:27 AM — Tributes have been paid to gay musician Andy Fraser, famous for the legendary 1970’s hit All Right Now, whose death was announced yesterday.
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson slams homophobic Twitter troll
10:34 AM — Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson has slammed a Twitter troll for sending her homophobic abuse.
17th March 2015
Farage won’t discipline gay UKIP MEP who compared SNP minister to Abu Hamza 13
6:28 PM — Nigel Farage has ruled out disciplining UKIP MEP David Coburn for comparing an SNP minister to convicted terrorist Abu Hamza.
David Cameron: We need to do more to tackle trans discrimination 9
3:45 PM — More needs to be done to tackle “specific issues of discrimination” against the trans community, David Cameron says.
Eric Pickles: Dolce and Gabbana are ‘beyond offensive’ but I’m against a boycott 21
1:58 PM — Senior Tory Eric Pickles has slammed Dolce and Gabbana for their “offensive” remarks about same-sex parents, but says a boycott is not the best way to proceed.
Christian Concern CEO ‘applauds’ Dolce and Gabbana, says Elton John is ‘selfish’ for having kids 78
12:55 PM — The head of Christian Concern has launched an outspoken attack on Sir Elton John and David Furnish.
Katie Hopkins: Gay community is being ‘intolerant’ over Dolce and Gabbana boycott 78
11:40 AM — Katie Hopkins has waded into the Dolce and Gabbana boycott row by accusing the gay community of intolerance.
Ghana: Lawyer calls for arrest of students in gay porn movies 16
10:47 AM — A lawyer in Ghana has called for the immediate arrest of students who take part in pornographic movies.