21st August 2013
Alice Arnold: ‘Britain’s homophobia needs to be tackled before Russia’s’ 47
12:03 PM — Former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says “Britain's homophobia needs to be tackled before we turn to Russia's.”
Stonewall Cymru welcomes investigation by Welsh Government into Section 28 school concerns
10:56 AM — Stonewall Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government's decision to investigate claims that two schools in Wales have sought to ban the promotion of homosexuality.
20th August 2013
New book on the life of gay footballer Justin Fashanu to be released in the UK 4
7:09 PM — A British journalist and writer based in Canada has written a book about the life of the late gay footballer Justin Fashanu.
Essex gay dads say local church supports them in gay wedding legal fight 105
6:03 PM — A gay couple in Essex have launched a legal challenge to the Church of England’s ban on same-sex marriage and say they have the support of their local parish.
BHA: UK Government must ‘urgently update’ sex education policies over Section 28 fears 22
5:11 PM — The British Humanist Association has cautiously welcomed the Department for Education's decision to investigate claims that more than 40 schools have polices in place reminiscent of Section 28 legislation.
Welsh Government launches probe over fears schools have reintroduced Section 28 policies 8
3:51 PM — The Welsh Government is to investigate reports that two schools in Wales still have sex education policies which ban the promotion of homosexuality.
London to stage September protest against homophobia in Russia 6
2:09 PM — Another demonstration against Russia’s anti-gay laws is due to take place in central London next month two days before the G20 summit opens in the Russian city of St Petersburg.
Tory Commons Education Committee Chair calls for updated guidance on Section 28 11
11:52 AM — Commons Education Committee Chairman Graham Stuart has called for updated guidelines following revelations scores of schools have polices in place targeting the “promotion” of homosexuality.
Exclusive: Comedian Susan Calman speaks out for equal marriage in Scotland
10:47 AM — Susan Calman is the latest celebrity to speak out in support of equal marriage in Scotland as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time video campaign.
19th August 2013
UK Government: No schools should be reintroducing Section 28 37
6:46 PM — The Department for Education has confirmed to PinkNews.co.uk that it's investigating claims that scores of schools have polices in place targeting the "promotion" of homosexuality.
BHA identifies 45 schools that continue to have Section 28-like policies 14
6:02 PM — The British Humanist Association says it has identified at least 45 schools that either replicate language banning the “promotion” of homosexuality in the classroom or are “unhelpfully vague on the issue.”
Isle of Man: Douglas Council given civil partnerships licence 7
4:51 PM — Douglas Borough Council has become the Isle of Man's first local authority to receive approval to hold civil partnerships ceremonies for same-sex couples.
Labour Shadow Minister Stephen Twigg: ‘Michael Gove must stop schools from resurrecting Section 28′ 18
3:48 PM — Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg says he is alarmed by reports that some schools may have Section 28-style language in their sex education policies.
Mirror columnist Carole Malone criticised for her ‘ignorant’ views on HIV positive NHS staff 16
2:09 PM — Medical experts including Doctor Christian Jessen have criticised journalist and broadcaster Carole Malone for suggesting the public have a right to know the HIV status of a doctor.
Manchester: Football fans gather for anti-homophobia conference 2
12:13 PM — An international conference on homophobia in football has taken place in Manchester.
Producers of Alan Turing film reject criticism of project 19
11:48 AM — The producers of a biopic on the life of gay scientist Alan Turing have hit back at criticism of the project and say they are working closely with members of the Turing family in order to make movie as accurate as possible.
Mirror columnist Carole Malone: ‘Patients should know if their doctor is HIV positive’ 88
10:44 AM — Sunday Mirror columnist Carole Malone has criticised a decision to lift the ban preventing HIV health care staff from performing certain medical procedures.
16th August 2013
Conservative LGBT group chairman: ‘Equal marriage is putting life back into the Tory Party’ 26
3:44 PM — Rather than creating a permanent exodus, equal marriage has helped drive new activists to the Conservative Party, the chairman of LGBTory has claimed.
Lib Dem Baroness Barker: I regret that Parliament failed to make the marriage bill trans inclusive 6
2:55 PM — Speaking to Diva magazine, gay Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Liz Barker says it's wrong that trans people still require their spouse’s consent before they can have their gender legally recognised.
Venezuelan politician accuses opposition leader of taking part in public oral sex in anti-gay rant 4
1:26 PM — A politician in Venezuela unleashed a homophobic tirade in the country’s Parliament earlier this week describing an opposition leader as a “f****t”.