30th June 2013
London: Senior gay Tory dismisses ‘hissy fit’ reaction to Boris Johnson’s ‘up the Arcelor’ joke 20
1:26 PM — The Leader of the Conservative Group in the Greater London Assembly has defended Boris Johnson from criticism over a controversial joke he made about gay men taking their husbands up the “Arcelor” on their wedding day.
29th June 2013
Russia: Dozens arrested under ‘gay propaganda’ law for attempting to hold gay pride rally 30
5:47 PM — Dozens of gay rights demonstrators have been arrested in the Russian city of St Petersburg, after attempting to hold a gay pride rally.
Peter Tatchell: We want equality for all and together we will win against homophobia and transphobia 7
4:51 PM — Speaking at Pride in London today, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell gave an impassioned speech emphasising the need for full equality for all, noting the progress made by the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the Houses of Parliament.
GLA Tory Group leader: ‘The Mayor of London fully supports pride because it’s what London is all about’ 1
2:30 PM — The elected leader of the Greater London Assembly (GLA), Conservative Group Andrew Boff, has spoken to PinkNews.co.uk about his support for Pride in London, and defended the Mayor Boris Johnson for not attending.
Photos: Pride in London parade 2013 7
2:02 PM — The 2013 Pride in London parade has moved off, moving from Baker Street, through Oxford Circus, and down to Trafalgar Square.
Pride in London parade kicks off without the city’s Mayor Boris Johnson 29
1:33 PM — The parade for this year's Pride in London has kicked off, without the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in attendance.
BBC News presenter Jane Hill: Equality in the UK has moved forward but ‘there is still lots to fight for’ 18
3:00 AM — BBC News presenter Jane Hill this week spoke at a fundraising dinner for London Community Pride, to commend the progress in the UK for gay rights, but to say that, around the world, as well as in the UK, there is still a lot to do for equality.
28th June 2013
London Jewish gay groups to hold pre-Pride Chavurah
5:24 PM — Two prominent Jewish gay and lesbian groups are to hold their annual pre-Pride Chavurah in St John's Wood this evening.
Video: YouTube announces it is ‘Proud to Love’ the LGBT community 3
4:36 PM — In a moving compilation video posted this week, video site YouTube has launched a campaign to feature gay pride videos, and has launched a campaign to inspire LGBT people and their allies to show their pride.
Maria Miller: I want PinkNews readers to tell me the biggest issues facing the LGBT community 84
3:07 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Culture Secretary Maria Miller says she is "proud" that equal marriage legislation is on track to becoming law. She also reveals a public consultation on where the government should focus its efforts next on LGBT policy will begin this autumn.
Big Gay Bash announces tropical holiday themed official London Pride after party 1
12:57 PM — London's Big Gay Bash has announced its lineup for the official London Pride after party, featuring Sink the Pink, Popstarz and One Love.
David Cameron: ‘I am proud of what this government has done on equal marriage’ 37
12:10 PM — Prime Minister and Conservative Party Leader David Cameron says he is proud of the work that his government has done to secure equal marriage.
David Cameron: Gay and lesbian young people will see that they are truly equal after marriage law changes 18
11:34 AM — Prime Minister David Cameron says implementing equal marriage means gay and lesbian students “will be able to see that Parliament believes their love is the same as anyone else’s love.”
Yvette Cooper: Pride is a time for celebration and a call to action to tackle homophobia in schools 3
10:38 AM — Labour's Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Equalities, Yvette Cooper, writes exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk about her pride that gay couples will soon be able to marry but argues that more needs to be done to tackle homophobia in schools.
Boris Johnson: Take pride in London’s LGBT vibrancy and fight to tackle the homophobia that still exists 7
9:42 AM — Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, argues that while London is a tolerant city, more needs to be done to tackle homophobia in the workplace and schools.
27th June 2013
Nick Clegg: Celebrate Pride but don’t forget the countries that discriminate against LGBT people 25
6:37 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg says the pending arrival of equal marriage in England, Wales and Scotland means this weekend's Pride in London celebrations will be a "landmark" event.
Boris Johnson apologises for ‘up the Arcelor’ gay pride gala dinner joke after criticism by Labour MPs 48
11:45 AM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has apologised for making a controversial joke at a gala dinner for Pride in London about gay men taking their husbands up the “Arcelor” on their wedding day.
26th June 2013
Boris Johnson opens Pride with joke about gay men taking their future husbands ‘up the Arcelor’ 30
6:06 PM — The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, praised the organisers of this weekend’s Pride in London festival on Tuesday evening, and also made a risqué joke about gay men taking their husbands up the "Arcelor" on their wedding day.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel pays tribute to gay troops in Pride speech
3:26 PM — Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has paid tribute to gay members of America’s armed forces in a speech to mark Pride month.
Alice Arnold: Pride is important because it shows that LGBT people are ‘confident to be who we are’ 9
12:24 AM — Former BBC broadcaster Alice Arnold, has spoke out about the importance of Pride, saying that it is "a party with a message", and that it is still crucial for the LGBT community.