20th May 2014
Tory candidate: Gays, Jews and animals have rights, but what about Muslims? 61
7:29 PM — An Islamic cleric who believes gays, Jews and even animals have greater rights than Muslims is standing as a Conservative Party candidate in east London.
Met Police investigate Muslim pro-Tory, anti-gay election leaflets 15
6:44 PM — Police have launched an investigation over election leaflets urging Muslims in Newham to vote Tory amid claims the local council is run by “gays” and “atheists”.
UK Government: Ex-teachers’ leader who wants to ban LGBT groups is ‘completely wrong’ 7
4:49 PM — The Department for Education criticises the former chairman of a headteachers association, after he described a north London school’s decision to set up an LGBT club as “macabre”.
Scots TUC supports Labour MP’s campaign to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 3
3:37 PM — A campaign by Labour MP Geraint Davies to ban gay-to-straight conversion therapy has received a boost after the Scottish Trade Union Congress endorsed the MP’s bill.
Nick Clegg: Equal marriage is one of my ‘proudest achievements’ in government 21
1:46 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales is one of his “proudest achievements”.
UK: Teen gets 14 years for stabbing gay man in chest 56
1:09 PM — A teenager has been jailed for stabbing a gay man in the chest, piercing his heart in the process.
Nigel Farage: It’s OK to be homophobic at 70 64
11:06 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has suggested that it’s OK to be homophobic if a person is aged 70 or older.
19th May 2014
Lawyer: Jamaican Prime Minister has betrayed gay voters by refusing to lift buggery law 10
6:12 PM — A leading Jamaican LGBT rights lawyer has accused Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of a “blatant betrayal” for refusing to abolish Jamaica’s buggery law.
Stonewall: Ex-headteachers’ leader wrong to slam school for having an LGBT club 13
4:44 PM — Stonewall has criticised the former chairman of a headmasters’ association for suggesting homophobic bullying in schools was because of “too much media coverage”.
Lib Dem minister condemns ex-teachers’ leader for linking LGBT groups with paedophilia 10
3:02 PM — Lynne Featherstone has denounced the former chairman of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, after he described a north London school’s decision to set up an LGBT club as “macabre”.
Michael Fabricant: Blair once dubbed the Tories ‘homophobes’ – but we’ve moved on 16
1:40 PM — Conservative MP Michael Fabricant says his party is no longer made up “retired colonel types” with “horrendous” views.
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF councillor calls for gay rights to be respected 3
12:44 PM — In a move likely to anger the party’s leadership, a Zanu PF councillor in central Zimbabwe says he supports gay rights.
Ex-Headteachers’ leader: School LGBT groups could lead to paedophilia 39
11:45 AM — The former chairman of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference has condemned a prestigious private school for launching an LGBT club.
16th May 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Stonewall should hold events in a ‘tent’ rather than The Dorchester 24
7:08 PM — The former chair of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says the charity is wrong to not support a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel chain.
Former Tory Chairman: Stonewall’s refusal to boycott Dorchester ‘doesn’t make sense’ 28
2:49 PM — Former Conservative Party Chairman Lord Deben has criticised Stonewall’s decision not to boycott a hotel chain owned by the Brunei Government.
Stonewall boss refuses to boycott hotel owned by Sultan of Brunei who wants to execute gays 227
12:54 PM — The Acting Chief Executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt, has criticised a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel chain, saying the campaign will only harm Brunei’s LGBT community.
Tory MP Nigel Evans: ‘Rape suspects need anonymity’ 23
11:00 AM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans says it’s time rape suspects were granted anonymity and has expressed sadness over the arrest of Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan.
15th May 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott: Mayor of London must act over rising homophobic crime 23
5:31 PM — Labour’s Diane Abbott is calling on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to take action following a 5.6% increase in homophobic crime across the capital.
Prestigious magazine awards snubs Dorchester Hotel due to Brunei’s death-by-stoning law for gays 28
3:01 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The British Society of Magazine Editors has announced it will not stage its awards dinner at a London hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei – due to his country’s new rules on stoning to death people who are gay.
UK: Council apologises for ordering churches to perform same-sex weddings 5
2:03 PM — Essex County Council has apologised for incorrectly telling churches they had to be licensed to perform same-sex marriages.