7th September 2010
Vatican dignitary says gay marriage is ‘like decaffinated coffee’ 46
4:38 PM — A Vatican official travelling in Mexico has condemned the country's capital for legalising same-sex marriages, saying that such unions are only an imitation of heterosexual marriages.
Serbia to hold first Pride Parade since 2001 4
3:35 PM — Serbian gay rights groups are in the process of planning a gay Pride Parade in Belgrade next month. It will be the first such parade to take place in nearly a decade.
Faroe Islands MP refuses to dine with Iceland’s gay prime minister and her partner 27
3:04 PM — An MP from the Faroe Islands has refused to attend a state banquet held in honour of Icelandic prime minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir's official visit.
New book to examine history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party 10
1:24 PM — A book detailing the history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party and how its attitudes to it have changed over the decades is to be published by Biteback Publishing next year.
Hundreds of gay couples marry in Mexico 8
11:47 AM — Approximately 400 same-sex couples have married in Mexico, six months after the law permitting gay marriage came into effect.
Irish LGBT marriage equality group to launch report on the lives of children raised by gay parents 3
11:13 AM — An Irish equality group is to launch the results of a report documenting the experience of children raised in Ireland by LGBT parents.
Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice loses Jaguar contract over ‘homophobic’ Twitter comment 21
11:01 AM — Australian Olympic swimming champion Stephanie Rice has been dropped by Jaguar, with whom she had a sponsorship agreement, following her homophobic Twitter comment last Saturday.
6th September 2010
Hague’s former advisor took part in taxpayer funded trip despite lack of official role 11
6:03 PM — It has emerged that Christopher Myers, who resigned as a special advisor to William Hague following online rumours that he was having a gay affair with the minister took part in a taxpayer funded trip, before he had an official role with Mr Hague or the Conservative Party.
4th September 2010
Comment: Is Ed Miliband the leader to advance LGBT equality in Britain? 20
9:44 PM — The Labour party has been a good friend of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) community within Britain. Under their 13 years in power, our lives became unquestionably better. As LGBT Labour members tell PinkNews.co.uk they will back Ed Miliband, we lay out the challenges ahead if he wins.
Ed Miliband tops PinkNews.co.uk poll of LGBT Labour members while Diane Abbott tops Labour voters poll 19
9:44 PM — Ed Miliband is to secure backing of gay Labour party members while Diane Abbott scores well with gay Labour voters An exclusive poll for PinkNews.co.uk, Europe's largest LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) news publisher has revealed that Ed Miliband looks set to win the support of LGBT members of the Labour Party.
Openly gay minister Alan Duncan tells media to “back off” covering William Hague gay rumours 30
2:44 PM — Alan Duncan, the first Conservative MP to voluntarily come out as gay has told media to "back off" covering William Hague, his wife and rumours of a gay affair with a 25-year-old aide. He described the way the foreign secretary's personal life has been covered as "contemptible".
3rd September 2010
UUP contender Tom Elliott says he won’t attend gay pride marches 15
2:21 PM — A contender for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party has said he would not attend gay pride marches or GAA games. Tom Elliott said it was a "personal issue".
Tory colleagues accuse William Hague of naivety over gay rumours 37
11:02 AM — Foreign secretary William Hague has been criticised by Tory grandees who questioned his judgment. Senior party figures Lord Tebbit and John Redwood raised concerns about him sharing a hotel room with a young male aide and also questioned the extraordinarily personal statement he released on Wednesday.
2nd September 2010
David Cameron backs William Hague over gay rumours 37
1:54 PM — Prime minister David Cameron's spokeswoman has said he fully supports William Hague after the foreign minister issued a statement denying he was gay.
1st September 2010
Hague advisor resigns over ‘malicious’ gay affair rumours 11
5:21 PM — Foreign Secretary William Hague's special advisor has resigned over rumours that the pair are having a gay affair. Chris Myers, 25, resigned today, citing the pressure of "untrue and malicious allegations".
Tory gay group says it will campaign against blood donation ban 9
3:33 PM — The Conservative Party's gay group has launched a campaign to highlight the inequality of the UK's ban on gay men donating blood.
Poll: Who should be Labour’s next leader? 2
3:16 PM — Labour MPs, members and trade unions will vote later this month on who will become the next Labour Party leader. We're inviting our readers to give their view on which of the five contenders - David Miliband, Ed Miliband, Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and Diane Abbott - should succeed Gordon Brown.
Gay Labour MPs back David Miliband for Labour leader 12
3:07 PM — Four of Labour's most prominent gay MPs have backed David Miliband for the party's leadership. Chris Bryant, Angela Eagle, Ben Bradshaw and Stephen Twigg said today that Mr Miliband had "consistently supported equality in every form".
Castro takes responsibility for Cuba persecuting gays 8
10:23 AM — Fidel Castro has said that he was responsible for Cuba persecuting gay men in the 1960s and 70s. The former president told Mexican newspaper La Jornada that there had been moments of "great injustice" against the gay community.
William Hague denies gay affair with ministerial aide 44
8:38 AM — The foreign secretary William Hague has for the first time denied internet rumours that he is involved in a gay affair with a ministerial aid. Mr Hague, who is married, has been the subject of online rumours for some time in regards to his relationship with new special adviser Chris Myers.