17th March 2014
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev: Russia is not a homophobic country and I’m not gay 19
11:41 AM — Media tycoon Evgeny Lebedev has defended his native country Russia from suggestions it’s intrinsically homophobic and says he doesn't care if people think he is gay.
Bodyguard of BNP leader Nick Griffin arrested over allegations of anti-gay abuse 1
10:52 AM — The bodyguard of BNP leader Nick Griffin has been arrested on suspicion of directing homophobic abuse at a woman near a party fundraiser in Merseyside.
14th March 2014
Bristol Pride blasts mayor appointment of councillor who made anti-gay jibe about Ian McKellen 5
7:10 PM — Bristol Pride has criticised the mayoral appointment of a councillor who said he was “disturbed” that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools.
NYC: Deaths from AIDS-related illnesses falls to 609
5:11 PM — Officials say the number of people dying from AIDS-related illnesses in New York City has fallen, but it still stands at a very high figure.
Ex-UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor to face Council investigation
3:24 PM — A former UKIP councillor who blamed flooding on equal marriage is to be formally investigated by officials.
Rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission reported in Texas
3:00 PM — A woman in Texas is believed to have contracted HIV in a rare case of female-to-female transmission.
Central and North West London NHS Trust ranked top of Stonewall healthcare list
1:14 PM — Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has been named the most gay-friendly healthcare organisation in England by Stonewall.
Cameron, Clegg and Miliband: Britain is ready for a gay Prime Minister 21
12:27 PM — The UK’s main three political leaders say there’s nothing to stop a gay politician from running the country.
Tony Benn: ‘Long before it was accepted I did support gay rights’ 9
11:16 AM — Tributes are being paid to Tony Benn, one of Britain’s most progressive politicians, who has died at the age of 88.
13th March 2014
Biography claims Roy Jenkins was seduced by Tony Crosland 5
7:32 PM — Former Labour home secretary Roy Jenkins was seduced by a gay university friend who later became a Cabinet colleague, a new biography claims.
Joey Barton tells students: Football is making ‘so much progress’ against homophobia 2
6:52 PM — Football star Joey Barton says the game has made "so much progress" on tackling homophobia.
European Parliament calls for sanctions against Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws 6
5:35 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning homophobic laws in Nigeria and Uganda.
Lord Alli: Culture Secretary had look of ‘rabbit scared in headlights’ during equal marriage debate 23
4:45 PM — In a speech praising Yvette Cooper’s role in assisting the Coalition with its same-sex marriage law, Labour peer Lord Alli took a pop at Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.
Court told man woke up to find MP Nigel Evans’ hands ‘all over him’
4:13 PM — A man woke up to find MP Nigel Evans' "hands all over him", a court has heard.
Study: Healthcare professionals ‘reluctant’ to offer HIV tests to older people 2
1:00 PM — Too many clinicians are failing to offer HIV tests to older people, resulting in late diagnosis, new research shows.
Surrey Police investigating homophobic baseball bat assault on man
11:51 AM — Police have launched an investigation after a man suffered homophobic abuse before being hit with a baseball bat in Horley.
12th March 2014
Comment: The kinks and quirks of equal marriage 13
5:59 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, family lawyer Michael Wells-Greco says it's important that gay people are aware of the different legal provisions governing same-sex marriages ahead of 29 March.
Zimbabwe: Gay rights activists arrested in police raid at hotel
5:40 PM — Two gay rights campaigners in Zimbabwe have been arrested for allegedly convening a public meeting without authorisation.
Brazilian footballer: It’s not ok for gay men to live together – but I’m not homophobic 23
4:21 PM — A Brazilian footballer, who says it’s not “ok” for gay people to live together, claims he’s not homophobic.
Comment: The Church of England must stop its persecution of gay priests 8
3:49 PM — The Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, Ed Fordham, writes for PinkNews.co.uk on his dismay at the latest attempts by the Church of England to suppress equality among its own ranks.