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.
15th November 2012
Comment: Lobby Maria Miller so we can have full marriage equality
1:27 PM — Peter Tatchell says now is the time to email the Culture Secretary and Minister for Equalities Maria Miller, in order to ensure the LGBT community can secure complete marriage equality.
26th August 2012
Miley Cyrus “thinks lesbians are awesome”
6:59 PM — According to new reports, not only does Miley Cyrus not mind jokes about her haircut making her seem to be "leaning towards gay" she "loves" lesbians, and takes it as a compliment.
31st May 2012
Two weeks remain for public consultation on marriage equality in England and Wales
1:24 PM — Two weeks remain until the government's consultation on how to introduce marriage equality for gay couples closes, prompting final calls for responses from gay and trans people as well as straight allies.
14th May 2012
One month remains for government consultation on marriage equality
5:30 PM — A month remains until the close of the government's consultation on how to implement civil marriage equality for gay and straight couples.
11th May 2012
Comment: Barack Obama joins an unstoppable global trend towards equality
5:13 PM — President Obama has, at last, moved with the flow of history and an unstoppable global trend towards equality, writes Peter Tatchell.
David Walliams, Stephen Fry and The Saturdays come @Out4Marriage
3:17 PM — Celebrities including Stephen Fry, Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams and The Saturdays have already pledged their support of introducing equal marriage in the UK.
10th May 2012
British girl band The Saturdays first musicians to come @Out4Marriage
5:47 PM — British girl group The Saturdays have lent their support to the Out4Marriage campaign and urged the public to get on board and support marriage equality for gay and straight couples.
28th April 2012
Exclusive: Education Secretary orders investigation of Catholic Schools’ anti-gay petition scandal
2:07 PM — The Education Secretary Michael Gove has ordered officials to investigate the promotion of an anti-gay marriage petition by the Catholic Education Service uncovered by PinkNews.co.uk on Wednesday. This publication revealed that the organisation had written to more than 359 state funded Catholic secondary schools in England and Wales to inform students of the Catholic Church's objections to the Government's plans to allow gay couples to marry and to promote a petition to the prime minister organised by the anti-gay Coalition for Marriage.
18th April 2012
Video: Tony Abbott’s dinner interrupted by equal marriage activists
11:02 PM — The Australian opposition leader, Tony Abbott, who is against equal marriage in the country, has been the target of a small group of equal marriage activists during dinner with a journalist at a restaurant.
19th March 2012
French gay couple lose adoption appeal at European Court
1:32 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against a lesbian couple from France who were seeking to jointly adopt a child one of them had conceived.
15th March 2012
Comment: Gay marriage proposals are welcome but flawed
1:26 PM — Peter Tatchell says the government's consultation proposals today to allow civil marriage for gay couples but not religious ceremonies or straight civil partnerships are a welcome move but still discriminate and hinder religious freedom.
14th March 2012
Comment: Catholic Archbishops misled the faithful on equal marriage plans
12:18 PM — Peter Tatchell writes that in their letter on a 'duty' to oppose marriage equality, Catholic Archbishops mislead the faithful - either deliberately or by careless omission.
8th March 2012
Editorial: The Times now for all to show their hand on marriage equality
10:41 AM — On Monday, The Times published an editorial calling for the introduction of gay marriage. PinkNews.co.uk believes our papers, politicians and faiths should now show their hand on marriage equality.
5th March 2012
Cardinal defends ‘grotesque’ gay marriage comment and calls to stop ‘progress’
10:14 AM — The head of the Catholic Church in Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien has defended comments at the weekend in which he described equal marriage rights as 'grotesque' and the legalisation of gay marriages as being akin to the legalisation of slavery and warned of 'further aberrations'.
20th February 2012
Comment: The Coalition for Marriage stands for homophobic discrimination
10:49 AM — Coalition members are entitled to believe that same-sex marriages are wrong, but they are not entitled to demand that their opposition to such marriages should be imposed on the rest of society and enforced by law, Peter Tatchell argues.
2nd February 2012
Comment: No more stalling, gay and straight couples deserve equality now
4:10 PM — On the first anniversary of the Equal Love campaign's appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, Peter Tatchell examines the inequalities of straight marriage and gay civil partnerships.
Priests ask for choice over gay ceremonies
1:27 PM — In a letter published today, over a hundred clergy from the Diocese of London have asked the Church of England to let individual priests be free to conduct civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples if they so wish.