15th July 2013
Nick Clegg: London winning the Gay Games could change the perception of LGBT people in sport 13
2:08 PM — Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says London hosting the Gay Games in 2018 will make a huge difference to the perception of LGBT people and sport.
Nick Clegg: I didn’t think my equal marriage pledge to PinkNews could become law so quickly 19
11:57 AM — With the House of Lords about to pass the same-sex marriage bill, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he never thought progress would be made “so quickly” after making his 2010 equal marriage pledge to PinkNews in a question and answer session.
12th July 2013
Lebanese Psychiatric Society makes unprecedented statement against gay conversion therapy 13
7:19 PM — Lebanon’s Psychiatric Society has declared that being gay is not a mental disorder and does not require treatment, making it the first Arab country in the Middle East to do so.
Terrence Higgins Trust provides advice to gay men about bacterial meningitis 1
6:39 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust is seeking to reassure gay men in Britain following a recent spate of bacterial meningitis cases among gay men in Berlin and Paris.
Protest against gay blood ban takes places across the US
5:30 PM — Gay men across the US are taking a stand against a federal law preventing them from donating blood.
Gay man faces deaths threats in Zambia after UK civil partnership 23
3:51 PM — An Englishman living in Zambia has been forced to leave the country for good after details of his civil partnership in the UK generated a storm of controversy.
Italy: 4 gay men injured in late night homophobic attack 6
3:13 PM — Police in Italy say four gay men were viciously attacked by a gang last weekend.
PinkNews exclusive: Scottish Lib Dem leader says ‘It’s Time’ for MSPs to back equal marriage 4
12:39 PM — Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie is the latest party leader to speak out in favour of equal marriage in Scotland as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign.
Video: Christian Concern says ‘Pray4Marriage’ ahead of anti-equal marriage rally 58
11:43 AM — Christian Concern has released a dramatic video urging for opponents of equal marriage to take part in a rally outside Parliament on Monday in order to coincide with the House of Lords’ third reading debate and vote of the same-sex marriage bill.
TUC and Unison urge government to ban gay conversion therapy as petition heads to Parliament 5
10:39 AM — More than 40 different LGBT groups along with trade union organisations the TUC and Unison have called on the government to ban gay conversion therapy.
11th July 2013
‘Oldest gay in the village’ becomes Brighton Pride ambassador 11
6:51 PM — He’s been a regular face of the city’s annual Pride festival for years and now LGBT activist George Montague has been named as an ambassador for Brighton Pride.
George Osborne: Tax breaks for those in marriages and civil partnerships to be in Autumn Statement 11
5:41 PM — Chancellor George Osborne says a transferable tax allowance for married couples and civil partners is likely to be in the Autumn Statement.
Family publishes poetry of murdered trans woman Andrea Waddell 26
4:42 PM — A collection of poetry by Andrea Waddell, a trans woman who was murdered in Brighton in October 2009, has been published with the support of her family.
Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith to challenge Singapore over its anti-gay laws 6
3:15 PM — Tony Blair’s former attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, is to challenge the government of Singapore over its laws banning sex between men.
Ireland: LGBT campaigners welcome anti-homophobic bullying government report 3
1:42 PM — Campaigners in Ireland have welcomed calls by a government child protection adviser to improve the way schools deal with homophobic bullying and also for legal recognition of same-sex parents.
PinkNews exclusive: Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson says ‘It’s Time’ for equal marriage in Scotland 7
12:40 PM — The leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson has reaffirmed her support for equal marriage in Scotland by saying “it's a matter of love.”
Vicar says homosexuality can be given up like ‘cigarettes’ and police are being ‘manipulated’ by gays 117
11:29 AM — The Rev Peter Ratcliff has defended US Christian preacher Tony Miano, who was arrested earlier this month in Wimbledon for making a homophobic street sermon.
10th July 2013
Geoffrey Howe’s wife Baroness Howe demands government provides equal survivor benefits for gay couples 15
7:24 PM — Baroness Howe of Idlicote has pleaded with the government to equalise survivor benefits for same-sex couples, invoking the spirit of the US Supreme Court’s ruling against the Defence of Marriage Act in her argument.
Diva magazine launches campaign against ‘lesbophobia’ 10
5:55 PM — The editor of Diva magazine, Jane Czyzselska, has launched a new campaign against “lesbophobia”.
Court of Appeal refuses to lengthen ‘lenient’ sentence of man who burnt gay teenager to death 36
4:41 PM — The Court of Appeal has refused to alter a three and a half year sentence handed down to Jordan Sheard, the killer of gay teenager Steven Simpson.