19th June 2014
Actor Ralph Fiennes: I was asked not to employ a gay director in Russia 40
6:48 PM — During a recent trip to Russia, Ralph Fiennes says he was told not to employ a gay director or film any gay subject matter.
Green MP Caroline Lucas: The government must end the ‘draconian’ rules on gay men giving blood 5
5:26 PM — Caroline Lucas says she's disappointed at the government for rejecting calls to end the ban against gay men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.
Gay activist hopes to unseat Tory MP who warned of ‘aggressive homosexuals’ 12
4:46 PM — An LGBT rights campaigner is running to become a selected Labour candidate in a seat occupied by Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth.
UK Government: We don’t know how many LGBT asylum seekers were deported last year 8
3:41 PM — Baroness Susan Williams admits the government does not know how many Ugandan asylum claims were made on the basis of sexual orientation in 2013.
Diane Abbott: We are seeing ‘encouraging signs’ out of Jamaica on LGBT rights 10
2:36 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott tells PinkNews that Jamaica is taking "encouraging" political steps to rid itself of its homophobic shadow.
18th June 2014
Tory MP Nigel Evans elected to senior party committee 5
6:46 PM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans has been elected to the influential 1922 committee.
Ireland urged to adopt hate crime legislation in fight against transphobic crime 4
5:46 PM — A report designed to improve the reporting of hate crimes against trans people in Ireland has been launched.
UK’s oldest hospice to march in this year’s Pride London Parade 2
5:03 PM — Next weekend’s Pride London Parade will feature staff and volunteers from a hospice for the very first time.
Ann Widdecombe: ‘I was very alienated by gay marriage’ 111
4:03 PM — Former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe says David Cameron’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage left her feeling “alienated”.
17th June 2014
Jordan’s Prince Zeid appointed as new UN human rights chief 47
6:20 PM — Jordan's Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein has been appointed the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
UK Government rules out easing restrictions on gay men giving blood 30
5:10 PM — The Department of Health has rejected calls by the Green Party to end the ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.
Video: ‘In my youth I was raped and my girlfriend murdered – but I still face homophobia in old age’ 14
3:33 PM — A woman who was raped in her youth in a violent homophobic attack says she continues to suffer homophobia in her old age from the very people tasked with providing her with care.
Sir Derek Jacobi: ‘Older LGBT people need our help and support’ 2
3:32 PM — Actor Sir Derek Jacobi is backing a campaign to improve care provision for older members of the LGBT community.
UK: Councillor quits Labour Party after calling colleague ‘queer’ 58
1:23 PM — A councillor who hurled homophobic abuse at a colleague during a public row has resigned from the Labour Party along with his wife.
Diane Abbott: Churches need to support black gay men on sexual health 12
12:18 PM — Black churches have a key role to play in improving sexual health for black gay men, Labour's Diane Abbott says.
Cases of gonorrhoea up 26% for gay men in England 9
11:21 AM — There's been a significant rise in cases of gonorrhoea among gay and bisexual men, Public Health England says.
12th June 2014
Hillary Clinton: There’s an ‘increasing backlash’ against LGBT rights 45
6:11 PM — Hillary Clinton says there’s an “increasing backlash” against LGBT rights around the world.
Bishop of Bath: ‘Marriage has always been reserved for husband and wife’ 34
4:21 PM — The new Bishop of Bath and Wells has restated his opposition to equal marriage.
Nigeria: 4 men appear in Islamic court on sodomy charges 7
3:16 PM — Four men have appeared in an Islamic court charged with committing same-sex sexual activity in northern Nigeria.
Ex-UN Secretary-General warns Uganda against promoting homophobia at the UN 10
2:24 PM — Kofi Annan says he does not expect Sam Kutesa to promote anti-gay “policies” as President of the United Nations General Assembly