19th July 2013
Exclusive: Whitehall questions why equal marriage was largely ignored by BBC, Channel 4 and other media 229
5:24 PM — Senior figures close to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have expressed surprise to PinkNews.co.uk that BBC News, Channel 4 News and other media outlets failed to give sufficient coverage of this week’s historic passing of same-sex marriage in Parliament.
Mexico’s first openly gay mayor ‘not in favour’ of equal marriage 30
3:50 PM — Mexico's first openly gay elected mayor Benjamin Medrano says he is currently not in favour of equal marriage.
London: Protest to take place out Cameroonian Embassy in memory of murdered HIV campaigner 3
2:56 PM — A vigil outside the Cameroonian Embassy in London will take place next week in memory of murdered LGBT and HIV campaigner Eric Ohena Lembemb.
French Government study recommends lifting of blanket gay blood ban 8
12:10 PM — The ban on the donation of blood by men who have sex with men in France should be lifted, according to a new government study.
Vatican denies Vatican bank prelate linked with ‘gay lobby’ 9
11:01 AM — Vatican officials have moved to deny reports that a cleric hand-picked by Pope Francis to reform the troubled Vatican bank is protected by a “gay lobby”.
18th July 2013
Ireland updates travel advice for LGBT citizens travelling to Russia due to passing of anti-gay laws 20
5:52 PM — The Irish Government has updated its advice for citizens travelling to Russia following the recent passing of several homophobic laws.
UN officials condemn killing of LGBT and HIV campaigner in Cameroon
4:42 PM — The killing of an LGBT rights campaigner in Cameroon has been condemned by the UN’s main HIV/AIDS agency.
Nick Clegg tells PinkNews: Russia needs to ‘move with the times’ when it comes to LGBT rights 18
3:41 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has urged Russia to protect the rights of LGBT citizens following concerns about gay athletes attending the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Video: Scottish Socialist Party says Scotland needs equal marriage ‘to be a beacon to the world’ 4
1:57 PM — Former MSP Colin Fox has become the latest public figure to speak out on why he supports equal marriage in a message recorded as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign
Unitarians celebrate the signing into law of equal marriage for England and Wales 2
1:09 PM — The Chief Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has described the signing into law of equal marriage for England and Wales as a "remarkable step".
David Cameron explains what equal marriage means to him 10
12:16 PM — The passing of equal marriage for England and Wales cements the UK's position "as the best place in Europe for LGBT equality", Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
17th July 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer: If gay people pay the same contributions, their pension rights must be the same 5
7:23 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer raised the issue of pensions inequality during Tuesday’s same-sex marriage debate and said it was right to settle the discrepancy “whatever the cost”.
Sir Gerald Howarth: The ‘wretched’ equal marriage bill was ‘bulldozed’ through Parliament 73
6:46 PM — Sir Gerald Howarth, who famously warned of “aggressive homosexuals”, could not hide his disappointment whilst speaking in the Commons during Tuesday’s same-sex marriage debate.
Murdered Cameroonian gay rights activist mentioned during UK Parliament equal marriage debate 2
5:58 PM — The plight of a murdered gay rights activist in Cameroon was raised in the House of Commons during Tuesday’s same-sex marriage debate by Labour MP Diane Abbott.
Video: Barnardo’s raises awareness of how young LGBT people can be exploited 1
4:11 PM — Barnardo’s is raising awareness of how young LGBT people can be at risk of sexual exploitation.
Equality Network calls on Scotland to legalise equal marriage following England & Wales Royal Assent 7
3:13 PM — Scottish campaigners have welcomed Royal Assent of the same-sex marriage act for England and Wales, and are using it to redouble their efforts to achieve marriage equality in Scotland.
Edwina Currie: ‘The Queen Mum was always supportive of gay rights’ 28
2:10 PM — Along with praising David Cameron over his leadership on equal marriage, former Conservative MP Edwina Currie has tweeted PinkNews to say the Queen Mother “was always supportive of gay rights.”
UK: Man who killed two gay men arrested in connection with murder of former company director
12:00 PM — An escaped killer previously convicted of murdering one gay man and the manslaughter of another in separate attacks in the 80s and 90s has been arrested in connection with the death of a father-of-three.
Maria Miller: Passing equal marriage is a ‘tremendous and historic achievement’ 28
10:46 AM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller has praised the decision of Parliament to pass the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales and says it is a “tremendous achievement.”
16th July 2013
UK: Killer of two gay men and also suspected of stabbing to death ‘Good Samaritan’ now on the run
6:36 PM — A man previously convicted of murdering two gay men in separate attacks has absconded from day release amid suspicions of killing a man who tried to stop him from attacking an elderly paedophile at the weekend.