23rd January 2014
Attorney General: I won’t defend Virginia’s unconstitutional ban on equal marriage 3
11:15 AM — Virginia’s ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional and should no longer be defended, State Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded.
22nd January 2014
‘Gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor cannot be forced to stand down 8
6:33 PM — More than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding the resignation of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage – however officials say he cannot be forced to stand down.
National AIDS Trust: We hope Nick Clegg’s comments on HIV will reach all parts of government 1
5:12 PM — The chief executive of the National AIDS Trust has praised Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's call for a new cross-party consensus on tackling HIV within the gay community.
Nick Clegg: Tackling HIV in the gay community requires a new cross-party consensus 7
2:09 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg exclusively tells PinkNews.co.uk that the time has come for the UK’s political leaders to redouble their efforts in tackling the HIV epidemic among gay and bisexual men.
David Cameron and Brighton MP mock ‘gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor 15
1:05 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has joked at PMQs about the recent weather-related anti-equal marriage remarks of UKIP Oxfordshire Councillor David Silvester.
UK man held in Uganda for breaking anti-gay laws to be deported 5
12:49 PM — A British man charged in Uganda after images of him having sex with a man were published in a newspaper is to be deported back to Britain within hours.
Football star Stan Collymore: ‘Twitter is not doing enough to combat homophobic hate’ 5
11:58 AM — Former footballer Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of "not doing enough" to combat racist and homophobic comments on the social media platform.
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".