18th July 2013
Unitarians celebrate the signing into law of equal marriage for England and Wales 2
1:09 PM — The Chief Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has described the signing into law of equal marriage for England and Wales as a "remarkable step".
David Cameron explains what equal marriage means to him 10
12:16 PM — The passing of equal marriage for England and Wales cements the UK's position "as the best place in Europe for LGBT equality", Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
17th July 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer: If gay people pay the same contributions, their pension rights must be the same 5
7:23 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer raised the issue of pensions inequality during Tuesday’s same-sex marriage debate and said it was right to settle the discrepancy “whatever the cost”.
Sir Gerald Howarth: The ‘wretched’ equal marriage bill was ‘bulldozed’ through Parliament 73
6:46 PM — Sir Gerald Howarth, who famously warned of “aggressive homosexuals”, could not hide his disappointment whilst speaking in the Commons during Tuesday’s same-sex marriage debate.
Murdered Cameroonian gay rights activist mentioned during UK Parliament equal marriage debate 2
5:58 PM — The plight of a murdered gay rights activist in Cameroon was raised in the House of Commons during Tuesday’s same-sex marriage debate by Labour MP Diane Abbott.
Video: Barnardo’s raises awareness of how young LGBT people can be exploited 1
4:11 PM — Barnardo’s is raising awareness of how young LGBT people can be at risk of sexual exploitation.
Equality Network calls on Scotland to legalise equal marriage following England & Wales Royal Assent 7
3:13 PM — Scottish campaigners have welcomed Royal Assent of the same-sex marriage act for England and Wales, and are using it to redouble their efforts to achieve marriage equality in Scotland.
Edwina Currie: ‘The Queen Mum was always supportive of gay rights’ 28
2:10 PM — Along with praising David Cameron over his leadership on equal marriage, former Conservative MP Edwina Currie has tweeted PinkNews to say the Queen Mother “was always supportive of gay rights.”
UK: Man who killed two gay men arrested in connection with murder of former company director
12:00 PM — An escaped killer previously convicted of murdering one gay man and the manslaughter of another in separate attacks in the 80s and 90s has been arrested in connection with the death of a father-of-three.
Maria Miller: Passing equal marriage is a ‘tremendous and historic achievement’ 28
10:46 AM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller has praised the decision of Parliament to pass the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales and says it is a “tremendous achievement.”
16th July 2013
UK: Killer of two gay men and also suspected of stabbing to death ‘Good Samaritan’ now on the run
6:36 PM — A man previously convicted of murdering two gay men in separate attacks has absconded from day release amid suspicions of killing a man who tried to stop him from attacking an elderly paedophile at the weekend.
Northampton: Woman suffers homophobic attack in takeaway 3
5:15 PM — A woman was abused and assaulted last month by a man in what police say was a homophobic attack in Northampton.
Tory MP David Burrowes denies last-ditch attempt to ‘frustrate’ equal marriage bill 64
4:21 PM — Conservative MP David Burrowes has once again been accused of trying to delay implementation of the same-sex marriage bill after he tabled an amendment that seeks to force the government to hold individual public consultations for changes to secondary legislation.
Yemen: Al-Qaeda linked group kills man ‘accused of being gay’ 5
2:41 PM — Two militants from an Al-Qaeda linked group have shot dead a man in the southern Lahj province of the country, on the basis of his perceived sexuality.
Irish activists welcome decision of UK House of Lords to pass equal marriage bill 25
1:40 PM — Irish campaigners say the decision of the House Lords to pass the equal marriage bill for England and Wales at third reading can hopefully bolster equality efforts in Ireland.
Study: Young gay men need HPV vaccine as they are 15 times more likely to develop genital cancer 14
12:53 PM — There’s growing calls for the HPV vaccine to be extended to young gay men, because they have an increased risk of developing cancer, new research has shown.
Sir Nick Partridge to step down as chief executive of Terrence Higgins Trust 38
12:03 PM — Sir Nick Partridge will step down from his role as chief executive of Terrence Higgins Trust in October 2013.
Exclusive: Lorraine Kelly says ‘It’s Time’ for equal marriage and for all people to be treated equally 12
10:55 AM — Lorraine Kelly has become the latest public figure to speak out on why she supports equal marriage in a message recorded as part of the Equality Network's It’s Time campaign.
15th July 2013
Bristol: Councillor criticises council for banning web access to gay film review site 24
4:15 PM — A councillor in Bristol has accused his local authority of “institutionalised homophobia” for blocking Wi-Fi access to a website containing reviews of gay films.
David Walliams: Dressing up as a girl at school allowed me to escape from anti-gay abuse 15
3:11 PM — David Walliams says dressing up as a girl during his childhood provided him with an escape from homophobic taunts.