14th July 2014
Owen Paterson sacked as environment minister in Government reshuffle 3
10:25 PM — Owen Paterson, who was in 2012 the first cabinet member to come out against same-sex marriage, has been sacked as environment minister in today's reshuffle.
26th May 2014
South Africa: Lesbian minister appointed to cabinet 2
8:35 PM — South African president Jacob Zuma has appointed the country's first openly gay cabinet minister.
5th November 2013
Irish Government confirms 2015 equal marriage referendum 29
3:10 PM — Ireland's cabinet has formally agreed to hold a referendum on equal marriage in 2015.
13th October 2013
Lord Smith: The Sunday Times was aware I was HIV positive – and agreed not to publish it for two years 10
12:08 PM — Britain’s first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury,has spoken up on the difficulties he faced coming out about his HIV status, revealing that the Sunday Times had agreed not to publish any stories on the matter for two years until he was ready.
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.
12th September 2012
PM defends cabinet return of David Laws 9
4:21 PM — David Cameron has defended bringing David Laws back into government. The Lib Dem MP is currently the most senior openly gay member of the frontbench.
7th September 2012
Comment: What the reshuffle means for LGBT support in the government 17
6:14 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward sums up the LGBT ramifications of this week’s reshuffle and assesses the recent equality record of the main three parties.
Tories criticise government appointment of David Laws 32
10:21 AM — Nick Clegg has been accused of getting a “sixth” Lib Dem MP around the cabinet table after the London Evening Standard revealed it had been an “11th hour” fight to fully resurrect the political career of gay Lib Dem MP David Laws.
4th September 2012
Gay Lib Dem MP returns to government in cabinet reshuffle 51
2:41 PM — David Laws is returning to government as the children's minister after spending more than two years on the backbenches.
23rd July 2012
Comment: Was Anderson Cooper’s sexuality ‘news’ to you? 29
11:17 AM — In his first commentary article for Pinknews.co.uk, Scott Roberts talks about CNN star Anderson Cooper’s recent decision to come out publicly as gay.
5th January 2012
New Jamaican PM to be sworn in, with promise to review anti-gay law 92
2:32 PM — Jamaica's new Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, who has said she will review the criminalisation of homosexuality in the country and not forbid gays from serving in her cabinet as former Prime Minister Bruce Golding had, is to be sworn in today.
29th December 2011
Jamaican elections end tonight as minister says gays “threatened his life” 62
1:37 PM — Voting is set to end tonight in Jamaica's parliamentary elections, while a government minister claims that he was threatened with his life for questioning whether the international gay community was funding the opposition.
7th October 2011
Angela Eagle and Stephen Twigg in shadow cabinet 18
1:23 PM — Angela Eagle, the only out lesbian Labour MP, has been handed the job of shadow leader of the House of Commons. The Wallasey MP was moved from shadow chief secretary to the Treasury in today's reshuffle.
28th January 2011
Gay former cabinet minister Nick Brown claims his phone was tapped 4
7:12 PM — Gay Labour MP, Nick Brown, who served as chief whip during Gordon Brown's tenure as prime minister and during Tony Blair's first administration has said that he believes his phone line was bugged by a tabloid newspaper.
18th January 2010
Lib Dems attack Tory voting record on gay rights 38
1:20 PM — The Liberal Democrat party has attacked the "shameful" Tory record on voting for gay rights issues. According to research by the party, a quarter of David Cameron's shadow cabinet has voted against gay rights legislation.
7th December 2009
Gay Tory candidate selected to challenge Hazel Blears 229
11:48 AM — A gay Conservative candidate has been selected to challenge Hazel Blears for her Manchester seat. Matthew Sephton is the chairman of the party's affiliated gay group, LGBTory.