25th November 2013
Tory MP Peter Bone: There was ‘no point’ in pressing ahead with my same-sex marriage referendum 22
11:33 AM — Conservative MP Peter Bone has explained to PinkNews.co.uk his reasons for withdrawing a private member’s bill, which had called for a referendum on England and Wales’ same-sex marriage law.
22nd November 2013
MEP Nikki Sinclaire: ‘I’ve received threats from UKIP and journalists’ 17
7:21 PM — Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire says her decision to come out publicly as transgender was because of threats from journalists and her ex-colleagues in UKIP.
Man accused of murdering Brighton gay man feared deportation to South Africa
4:59 PM — A man accused of murdering a Brighton gay man fled the scene of the crime because he feared deportation to South Africa, a court has heard.
Tory MP Peter Bone withdraws bill for referendum on equal marriage 6
3:56 PM — The MP who described equal marriage as “completely nuts” has withdrawn his private member’s bill for a referendum on the issue.
Michael Portillo: David Cameron took an ‘enormous risk’ with equal marriage 6
2:28 PM — Former Conservative MP Michael Portillo says David Cameron took an “enormous risk” with his own party in legalising equal marriage for England and Wales.
UK: Footballer Colin Kazim-Richards to stand trial over homophobic gesture
12:40 PM — A footballer accused of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans during a Championship match is to face trial.
Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers arrested over drug allegations
11:36 AM — Paul Flowers, the gay former chairman of Co-op Bank, has been arrested in connection with a drugs supply investigation, police have said.
Stockholm gets its first LGBT retirement home 4
11:12 AM — Sweden has opened its first senior housing facility for LGBT people in central Stockholm.
21st November 2013
Green leader slams Northern Ireland Health Minister’s views against gay parents 7
7:26 PM — Steven Agnew, the leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland has criticised the country’s Health Minster, Edwin Poots, for his opposition to same-sex parents.
Boyzone: We have learnt to cope from losing our close friend Stephen Gately 3
7:05 PM — This month marked four years since the death of the gay singer Stephen Gately, his Boyzone band mates say they have found ways to cope from losing a dear friend.
Shadow Equalities Minister: ‘Absolutely right’ of the government to tackle LGBT bullying 1
5:55 PM — Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero, has welcomed a new government initiative to tackle LGBT bullying in secondary schools.
Terrence Higgins Trust: Paul Flowers claimed no expenses from our charity 1
4:10 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust has said disgraced former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers did not claim any expenses during his time as a trustee of the charity.
National AIDS Trust: GPs are failing to test gay men for HIV 15
1:47 PM — The National AIDS Trust has warned that too many doctors are failing to offer HIV tests for gay and bisexual men.
Church of Scotland: We won’t support equal marriage despite historic vote 19
12:53 PM — The Church of Scotland has responded to last night’s decision of the Scottish Parliament to back equal marriage by saying “marriage is between one man and one woman.”
Putin: I support anti-gay laws but I’m against ‘hatred towards anyone’ 40
11:57 AM — President Vladimir Putin says he’s against “hatred" towards people of a "non-traditional sexual orientation" – but he continues to support the country’s anti-gay laws.
HIV infections among gay men in England at highest ever level 31
11:19 AM — New figures released today by Public Health England show HIV infections among gay and bisexual men at a record high.
Illinois Governor signs equal marriage into law by quoting Abraham Lincoln 9
10:43 AM — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed the state's equal marriage bill into law by quoting the words of the 16th President of the United States.
20th November 2013
UK Government rules out banning therapists from providing gay ‘cures’ on cost grounds 18
6:28 PM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has told MPs that gay-to-straight conversion therapy is “utterly abhorrent” but that the government remains opposed to the statutory regulation of psychotherapists on the grounds of cost.
Aung San Suu Kyi: Stigma against HIV and anti-gay laws are costing lives in Burma
4:32 PM — Aung San Suu Kyi has called on Burma to decriminalise homosexuality, with the United Nations warning anti-gay laws are hampering efforts to fight HIV among gay men in the country
Police search home of gay former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers 5
3:23 PM — Police have searched the Bradford home of Paul Flowers, the gay former Co-op bank chairman who continues to face intense public scrutiny about his private life.