5th March 2015
Ex-Tory MP Harvey Proctor denies ‘rent-boy ring’ allegations
12:48 PM — Harvey Proctor has denied allegations that he was part of an alleged “rent-boy ring” – and has said that his previous convictions for gross indecency were for sexual acts that are no longer illegal.
22nd November 2014
Gay rights pioneer Edwina Currie joins I’m A Celebrity 2
9:23 PM — Former Conservative minister Edwina Currie, who pioneered attempts for an equal age of consent, has entered the jungle on I'm A Celebrity.
16th November 2014
Gay rights pioneer Edwina Currie for I’m A Celebrity 3
2:07 PM — Former Conservative minister Edwina Currie, who pioneered attempts for an equal age of consent, has signed up to appear on I'm A Celebrity.
28th September 2014
Former Bishop of Winchester, who strongly opposed gay rights, dies aged 71 38
8:28 PM — Former Bishop of Winchester Michael Scott-Joynt, who strongly opposed LGBT rights in the House of Lords, has died age 71.
11th August 2014
Gay Canadians still face an inequality which may surprise you 49
2:44 PM — The Commonwealth Games drew attention to human rights violations against LGBT people in many member nations, but it may surprise you to know that Canada, known for having taken steps forward for LGBT equality, still discriminates against its gay citizens.
21st February 2014
Edwina Currie: How I campaigned to change the age of consent 14
5:12 PM — Former Conservative health minister Edwina Currie writes for PinkNews on the battle to lower the age of consent for gay men in 1994.
Twenty years ago today MPs voted to lower the age of consent for gay men to 18 4
4:23 PM — It’s exactly twenty years since the House of Commons voted on Edwina Currie's amendment to lower the age of consent for men who have sex with men
22nd November 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘An age of consent of 14 might be more realistic and reasonable than 16′ 48
12:13 PM — Responding to comments made by the president of the Faculty of Public Health, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell agrees that the UK should look at lowering the age of consent.
18th November 2013
Comment: Young people tell us the age of consent should stay at 16 8
5:44 PM — Responding to comments made by the president of the Faculty of Public Health, Simon Blake, the CEO of Brook, says most youngsters believe the age of consent should not be lowered.
17th November 2013
Downing Street rejects calls to lower the age of consent to 15 24
1:38 PM — Downing Street and Nick Clegg have both rejected a call by a public health official to consider lowering the age of consent to 15 so that teenagers can have better access to sexual health advice and protections.
11th November 2013
CPS denies ‘homophobic witch-hunt’ against men looking at ‘twink porn’ 24
12:50 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service has denied claims that it has been targeting gay men for looking at legal adult pornography.
12th October 2013
Lord Smith: Tony Blair was nervous about lowering the age of consent for gay men and repealing Section 28 15
12:57 PM — Britain's first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury, has said that Tony Blair, whilst Prime Minister, needed "persuading" that legalising the age of consent, and repealing Section 28 were the right things to do.
2nd June 2013
Lord Alli: The Church of England is hypocritical for opposing equal marriage 50
8:58 PM — Lord Waheed Alli, Labour peer and one of just a handful of openly gay Muslim politicians globally, has said he believes many peers who now oppose same-sex marriage will come to regret their views in time.
1st June 2013
Comment: How I campaigned to change the age of consent a world away from equal marriage, by Edwina Currie 21
5:14 PM — Ahead of next week's historic vote on same-sex marriage, PinkNews asked former Conservative Health minister Edwina Currie, who fought against the odds to change the age of consent in 1994, to reflect on her battle.
21st January 2013
Peter Tatchell: The UK should look at lowering the age of consent to 14 128
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:
13th December 2012
Baroness Warsi: ‘do churches need legal support’ in case of equal marriage ‘challenges’? 43
11:58 AM — In a letter voicing her concerns with recently announced plans to bring forward legislation to allow marriage equality, Sayeeda Warsi has warned of potential "unintended consequences" if the law were to change.
1st October 2012
UK: Law on quashing consensual gay sex charges comes into force 24
11:41 AM — From today men with historic convictions for consensual gay sex can apply to have them wiped, as the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 comes into law.
28th July 2011
Men arrested in North Cyprus for gay sex 90
5:23 PM — Two men have reportedly been arrested in North Cyprus for having gay sex. According to Kibris newspaper, the men were accused of having "unnatural intercourse" in a hostel in Nicosia.