9th April 2014
Stonewall CEO: Nicky Morgan will be judged as Minister for Women by her record in office 4
3:31 PM — The Acting Chief Executive of Stonewall has commented on the controversial appointment of Nicky Morgan as the new Minister for Women by highlighting that lesbians and bisexual women continue to face discrimination.
Peter Tatchell: How can Nicky Morgan be Minister for Women when she’s against lesbians marrying? 15
2:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has criticised David Cameron for appointing Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women due to her opposition over equal marriage.
New Tory Minister for Women opposes right of lesbians to marry 47
12:11 PM — David Cameron’s new Minister for Women, Tory MP Nicky Morgan voted against same-sex marriage by stating “marriage is between a man and a woman.”
Tory MP Sajid Javid replaces Maria Miller and becomes new Equalities Secretary 15
11:32 AM — Sajid Javid has replaced Maria Miller as the most senior minister responsible for equalities in the UK Government.
UKIP candidate: Gay sex is ‘disgusting’ and gays are ‘abnormal’ 89
10:55 AM — A UKIP prospective councillor who said gay sex was "disgusting" also considers gay people to be “abnormal” because they are a minority.
8th April 2014
Maria Miller facing tabloid ‘witch-hunt’ due to equal marriage, claims her parliamentary aide 16
7:08 PM — Maria Miller's Parliamentary Private Secretary says her role on equal marriage and media reform explains why certain newspapers want her to resign - claims rejected by several commentators across Fleet Street.
Home Office protest to take place over deportation of Nigerian lesbian asylum seeker 1
5:27 PM — A protest against the deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Nigeria will take place on Friday outside the Home Office in central London.
Jessie J: I’m facing hate on Twitter for revealing I only fancy men 34
3:45 PM — Pop star Jessie J has hit back at claims she "lied" about her sexuality for publicity.
Church of Norway votes against allowing priests to marry gay couples 39
1:17 PM — The Church of Norway has voted not to allow same-sex couples to be married by its priests in a close run vote.
Pope urges ‘sexual responsibility and chastity’ in order to fight HIV 28
12:18 PM — Pope Francis has praised church workers in Africa who promote chastity as a key way to prevent the spread of HIV.
Jeremy Hunt: Lifting the lifetime gay blood ban is a matter for Northern Ireland 5
11:43 AM — Lifting Northern Ireland’s lifetime ban on gay men giving blood is a matter for the province, UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated.
Tory MP says Maria Miller has not been sacked because she’s a woman 9
10:58 AM — Culture Secretary and Minister for Equalities Maria Miller has been kept in post because she’s a woman, a Conservative backbencher has said.
7th April 2014
Writer at lesbian dating app Dattch blasts OKCupid for campaign against anti-gay marriage Firefox CEO 71
6:28 PM — A journalist at Dattch, the dating app aimed specifically at lesbian and bisexual women, says the CEO of Firefox should not have lost his job over his anti-equal marriage stance.
UK: Campaigners welcome legislation of HIV self-testing kits 1
5:18 PM — The ban on home HIV testing kits in the UK has been lifted.
Court told MP Nigel Evans was an ‘old fool’ but not a rapist
4:24 PM — Nigel Evans may be guilty of "over-friendly and inappropriate behaviour" while drunk, but not sexual assault, the MP’s defence lawyer has said.
Alliance Party: Northern Ireland Health Minister is a disgrace for wasting public money on a homophobic blood ban 4
3:20 PM — Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party has slammed Health Minister Edwin Poots for continuing his "crusade" against lifting a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in the province.
Chemsex and gay men: Has the issue been overblown? 23
12:35 PM — PinkNews interviews David Stuart, substance use lead at London’s 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, on whether chemsex could be increasing HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men.
Andy Burnham: Why is Jeremy Hunt supporting a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland? 10
11:41 AM — Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has called on UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to explain his position on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
UK: Health Minister warns doctors against referring gay parents for ‘cure’ therapy 5
10:57 AM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England asking for assurances that GPs are not referring gay people for conversion therapy.
4th April 2014
Labour MP: Ministers are ignoring the problem of gay conversion therapy 8
6:19 PM — The government rules out the statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to guard against gay-to-straight conversion therapy, leading to criticism from Labour.