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.
31st January 2012
Comment: Archbishop Sentamu has no right to block gay civil marriages
10:59 AM — Peter Tatchell argues that Archbishop Sentamu has no right to block gay civil marriages, the clergyman's demand for discrimination against gay couples is itself dictatorial and Anglican leaders are divisive, intolerant and out of touch.
25th January 2012
Nikolay Alekseev: The visionary Peter Tatchell
2:52 PM — "Peter is a visionary. He has this capacity to understand how to take a problem and drive the maximum public attention to it in order to make the society think and force the politicians to address it."
The timeline of Peter Tatchell
10:41 AM — To mark Peter Tatchell's 60th birthday and 45 years of service to the gay community through his human rights campaigning, QX Magazine presented a timeline of the life of this remarkable man so far.
8th January 2012
Comment: How and why PinkNews will be celebrating Peter Tatchell Day
11:33 AM — Peter Tatchell has changed Britain and the world for the better in his decades of campaigning. PinkNews.co.uk is delighted to be working with his foundation to raise awareness and fundraise during his 60th birthday year.
9th December 2011
Comment: Why does the equality minister oppose marriage equality? by Peter Tatchell
3:22 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell claims that the Liberal Democrat equality minister, Lynne Featherstone, does not support equality because she hasn't backed religious gay marriages or straight civil partnerships.
5th December 2011
Call for congregations to reject Church ban as religious civil partnerships come into effect
3:11 PM — Peter Tatchell has called on priests and congregations to reject the Church of England's ban on civil partnerships in their churches, as new regulations allowing come into effect today.
The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 come into force today, and lift the ban on places of religious worship holding civil partnership ceremonies.
17th November 2011
Gay and human rights champion Peter Tatchell awarded honorary doctorate
12:53 AM — London's South Bank University has awarded an honorary doctorate of laws to the human and gay rights campaigner and regular PinkNews.co.uk columnist Peter Tatchell.
3rd November 2011
Religious civil partnerships won’t solve “blanket ban inequality”
1:29 PM — Announcement is welcomed by some, but warnings follow that not allowing religious gay marriages is still an "infringement of religious freedom".
19th September 2011
Peter Tatchell: The equal marriage consultation is not good enough
1:49 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the consultation on marriage equality is not good enough - and not even necessary.
3rd August 2011
Tory MP Chloe Smith supports gay marriage
10:26 AM — Conservative MP Chloe Smith says she supports the campaign for marriage equality.
The 29-year-old politician, who is one of the youngest MPs in the House of Commons, joined Norwich Pride last weekend.
14th July 2011
Sign the petition for UK marriage equality
11:26 AM — Gay rights campaigners have launched a petition to call for gay marriages and straight civil partnerships in the UK. The Equal Love campaign, led by Peter Tatchell, has already filed a case at the European Court of Human Rights.
5th July 2011
Peter Tatchell: ‘David Cameron should come out in support of gay marriage’
1:48 PM — Peter Tatchell says same-sex marriage "reeks of assimilationism" - but prime minister David Cameron should support it.
25th April 2011
Giant card and demonstration call on Prince William and Kate Middleton to support gay marriage
6:45 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and the Equal Love campaign have presented Prince William and Kate Middleton a wedding card that calls for their support for gay marriage. The giant card, which was handed into Buckingham Palace by scores of supporters read: "We wish you a happy life together. You can get married, gay people can't."
21st April 2011
Interview: Peter Tatchell on a lifetime of campaigning
3:25 PM — Peter Tachell is a name synonymous with the struggle for gay rights. He's got 40 years of campaigning behind him and even his critics admire his tireless zeal for equality. Laurence Watts meets him to find out more.
Gay marriage rally at Buckingham Palace
1:10 PM — Gay rights campaigners are to hold a rally outside Buckingham Palace on Monday to call for the right to marry. The midday event, organised by Peter Tatchell, will see activists attempt to deliver a wedding card to Kate Middleton and Prince William to ask them to support marriage equality.
20th March 2011
Speech: British Home secretary promises progress on full gay marriage equality
2:53 PM — In her first major speech on LGBT rights, the home secretary and minister for equality, Theresa May, has promised action on full gay marriage equality. Mrs May was speaking at an event hosted by the gay lobby group Stonewall.