15th July 2013
The PinkNews Guide to the history of England and Wales equal marriage
6:45 PM — Although we are now drawing to a close for the final decision regarding the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in England and Wales, UK marriage equality has had a longstanding history.
Comment: The part that PinkNews is proud to have played in the equal marriage debate
11:48 AM — As the campaign for the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales draws to a close, PinkNews will be publishing a series of histories of the debate from a variety of different angles. This history, by PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen reflects on the role that this publication has played in fighting to change the law. From its initial acceptance of the civil partnerships status quo, through to securing the support of Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Ed Miliband to change the law on marriage and launching the Out4Marriage campaign.
29th June 2013
Peter Tatchell: We want equality for all and together we will win against homophobia and transphobia
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.
17th June 2013
New ‘Gay Marriage No Thanks’ group launches with ‘ten good reasons’ to oppose equal marriage
1:44 PM — A new anti-equal marriage group called ‘Gay Marriage No Thanks', which has former Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig as its spokesman, has taken out an advert in The Times.
20th May 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘MPs should vote for heterosexual civil partnerships’
1:47 PM — Peter Tachell notes the popularity of straight civil partnerships in the Netherlands in saying MPs should vote for civil partnerships for heterosexual couples in England and Wales.
25th April 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Lobby the Lords for marriage equality’
12:18 PM — “The biggest uncertainty facing the same-sex marriage bill is how the House of Lords will vote,” Peter Tatchell has warned.
18th April 2013
Peter Tatchell: Being invited to Lambeth Palace by Justin Welby represents LGBT progress
7:16 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, reflects on today's meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, leader of the world's 78-million strong Anglican Communion, during which he urged Welby towards an understanding of the gay community.
11th April 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Thatcher talked freedom but supported tyrants’
4:10 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell shares his thoughts on Margaret Thatcher who died earlier this week and writes about her relationships with foreign dictators.
22nd March 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Anti-gay London bus advert ban wrong’
3:22 PM — Responding to Friday’s High Court ruling, Peter Tatchell writes that Core Issues Trust should have been allowed to place anti-gay adverts on buses in the capital – in the name of free speech – despite their offensive message.
10th March 2013
Peter Tatchell: The Queen’s silence on gay rights excludes and disrespects gay people
8:42 PM — Peter Tatchell writes that, although the Commonwealth Charter implicitly condemns homophobic discrimination, the Queen's lack of specific recognition of the LGBT community is a signal of exclusion and disrespect.
6th February 2013
Peter Tatchell: Commons vote a victory for equal marriage but the battle is not yet won
1:21 PM — Reflecting on yesterday's victory for the equal marriage bill in the House of Commons, which passed 400 to 175, Peter Tatchell writes on what is to come next, that the bill may still face strong opposition and that there is still a need to extend civil partnerships to straight couples.
5th February 2013
Green MP Caroline Lucas: Today is a momentous moment for marriage equality
4:00 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has described today’s debate and pending vote on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples Bill) as a historic occasion.
4th February 2013
Peter Tatchell: Tory opponents to equal marriage are a ‘bigoted’ minority
4:27 PM — Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s House of Commons vote on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, Peter Tatchell has said that opponents to the bill in the Conservative Party were a minority and did not represent the views of the party.
26th January 2013
Peter Tatchell: The equal marriage bill is commendable, but flawed
11:42 AM — Peter Tatchell commends the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, but outlines reasons why the option of civil partnerships for heterosexual couples, to avoid a legal imbalance, should be considered.
24th January 2013
Peter Tatchell welcomes ACPO response over police DNA sampling of gay men
12:59 PM — Peter Tatchell has welcomed a decision by the Association of Chief Police Officers to issue Chief Constables with new guidelines after it was revealed gay men were being forced to give DNA samples to police officers.
21st January 2013
Peter Tatchell: The UK should look at lowering the age of consent to 14
6:59 PM — Peter Tatchell sets out reasons why consideration should be given to reducing the age of consent - providing it is accompanied by earlier, better quality sex and relationship education:
31st December 2012
Miley Cyrus: I love London because there are so many gay people
6:36 PM — US singer and actress Miley Cyrus says she loves London because it has more gay people than she's ever seen.
11th December 2012
Peter Tatchell: Gay couples have legal advantage if civil partnerships are not offered to straight couples
4:38 PM — Following the UK government's announcement today to bring forward equal marriage legislation in early 2013, Peter Tatchell has said that it is wrong to make it illegal for the Church of England to marry same-sex couples, and that gay couples will have a legal advantage, if straight couples are not offered the right to civil partnerships.
1st December 2012
Peter Tatchell: The government’s HIV strategy is failing gay and bisexual men
7:03 PM — Human rights activist Peter Tatchell says that the British Government's strategy for HIV is failing men who have sex with men, the group seeing the fastest growth in HIV transmission rates.
30th November 2012
Comment: New rules must stop press homophobia
6:31 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has welcomed the publication of this week's Leveson Report - in a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk he says he hopes it can lead to greater protection for LGBT people from press intrusion.