22nd January 2014
Final vote date of Scotland’s equal marriage bill announced 11
11:01 AM — The date of the final vote on Scotland's equal marriage bill has been announced.
21st January 2014
Home Secretary urged to ban Golden Dawn and BNP London event ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day 7
7:09 PM — Theresa May has been urged to ban racist and homophobic extremists from gathering in central London in an event planned to take place the day before Holocaust Memorial Day.
UK minister: ‘Thick’ Eurosceptic Tory MPs are still angry at David Cameron over equal marriage 12
4:50 PM — A government minister has said Tory MPs who signed a rebellious letter over Europe are “thick” – and believes several were only doing it to get back at David Cameron for legalising equal marriage.
Bishop: Marriage is between a man and a woman but there’s no place for homophobia 26
3:48 PM — The next Bishop of Exeter says there is “no place for homophobia” in the Church of England, whilst restating its position against equal marriage.
Coronation Street says goodbye to its first transgender character 4
1:12 PM — Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh has talked about last night’s moving episode where the character she has played for 16 years ended her life.
Famous Kenyan author comes out as gay in birthday article 10
11:56 AM — A prominent author in Kenya has come out as gay, in a country where homosexuality remains illegal.
Human Rights Watch: Violent homophobia on the rise in Russia 28
11:12 AM — A new report by Human Rights Watch shows homophobic violence is on the rise in Russia.
20th January 2014
Lord Tebbit: Denis Thatcher would have never allowed a gay sex scandal at Downing Street 14
7:24 PM — In paying tribute to Lord McAlpine, who died at the weekend, Lord Tebitt touched upon Sir Denis Thatcher’s attitude towards homosexuality as just one of many reasons why false allegations made against Lord McAlpine in 2012 never had validity.
UKIP anti-gay councillor won’t quit and says like the Queen: ‘I hope I love all men’ 32
6:11 PM — UKIP Councillor David Silvester has made a truly bizarre statement explaining why he has no intention of standing down over his claims that equal marriage is responsible for recent flooding.
Nigel Farage: It’s fine to have ‘barmy’ views on gay marriage in UKIP but please follow party rules 6
5:40 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he took action against a UKIP councillor in Oxfordshire because he ignored requests to stop talking to the media about his "barmy" views on same-sex marriage.
Newly appointed Spanish cardinal: Homosexuality is a ‘deficiency’ that can be cured 37
3:53 PM — A new Spanish cardinal appointed by Pope Francis has begun his tenure by describing homosexuality as a deficiency and suggesting the need for gay people to undergo corrective treatment.
Exclusive: UKIP leader Nigel Farage agrees to take part in PinkNews Q&A 42
2:37 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has agreed for the first time to participate in a question and answer session with PinkNews.co.uk readers ahead of May’s European election.
Lord Sugar to Twitter users: Shut up ‘dimwits’ I ain’t homophobic 21
12:22 PM — Lord Sugar was accused of homophobia after asking a Twitter user when he planned to "come out".
Canada punishes Nigerian President for signing anti-gay law by cancelling state visit 15
11:10 AM — Canada has cancelled a scheduled state visit following Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan's decision to approve a draconian anti-gay bill.
UKIP’s ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor wasn’t news when he was a Tory, says Farage 25
10:49 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has accused the media of unfairly highlighting the views of one of its councillors who claimed that allowing gay couples to marry would lead to flooding and that the Prime Minister ignored his warning.
17th January 2014
College where lecturer compared gays to Nazis ‘delighted’ to be on Stonewall’s equality index 13
5:40 PM — Newham College, which previously employed homophobic lecturer Dr Mark Walcott, says it's "delighted" to have been named one of Britain's top gay employers by Stonewall.
Putin: Gay people will be safe at Olympics if they ‘leave kids alone’ 61
3:14 PM — President Vladimir Putin says gay people have nothing to fear in Russia as long as they leave children alone.
Stonewall names college with lecturer who compared gays to Nazis as a top gay employer 14
2:22 PM — Stonewall has defended placing Newham College in a list of Britain’s top gay friendly employers, even though the college’s principal was recently forced to step down due to the homophobic remarks of disgraced lecturer Dr Mark Walcott.
German former foreign minister tells Angela Merkel to ‘decide’ on equal marriage 10
12:35 PM — Germany's former foreign minister says Chancellor Angela Merkel should stop sitting on fence when it comes to equal marriage.
Brazil: Gay teenager murdered by skinheads, teeth ripped out by pliers 22
11:49 AM — A gay teenager has been tortured and murdered by a gang of skinheads in Brazil.