15th June 2013
Lord Tebbit: I wouldn’t have been surprised if Jimmy Savile was homosexual 88
12:04 PM — Lord Norman Tebbit, the former Conservative Party chairman, gave a candid interview defending himself against accusations of homophobia while suggesting Jimmy Savile seemed gay and that same-sex couples who wish to get married should "go and do something else".
12th June 2013
Republican Mike Huckabee: ‘Every fear’ over same-sex marriage has come true 46
5:07 PM — Mike Huckabee, Fox News presenter, former governor of Arkansas, and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, warned on Monday that "every fear" over same-sex marriage has come true, including "television commercials portraying same-sex couples".
8th June 2013
YouGov poll: Next Doctor Who actor being straight less important than being male and British 46
10:32 AM — A YouGov survey has found that the sexuality of the next actor to play the Doctor matters to 15% of people, but it rates as less important than being British, male, or white.
5th June 2013
Lib Dem MP highly commended for campaign to stop homophobic chants at football matches 1
5:24 PM — A Liberal Democrat MP has been named one of four Top MPs by Total Politics magazine for his campaign to end homophobic chants at football games.
3rd June 2013
Baroness Thornton: I am confident the equal marriage bill will be victorious in the Lords 6
11:58 AM — Baroness Thornton, Labour’s Shadow Equalities Minister in the Lords writes for PinkNews.co.uk on why she is confident that the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will survive attempts to defeat it by opponents in the Upper House.
20th May 2013
UK: The simple state of play on the same-sex marriage bill and civil partnerships amendments 7
3:06 PM — We have condensed the row and the possible alternatives in relation to straight civil partnerships and how this impacts on the same-sex marriage vote in one article.
Downing Street: Equal marriage is the Prime Minister’s ‘paramount concern’ 13
2:21 PM — David Cameron is in full support of equal marriage, and the matter of whether the Government supports equal marriage is not in question, a Downing Street spokesman has confirmed.
19th May 2013
Poll: 73% of MPs support civil partnerships amendment to equal marriage bill 13
7:01 PM — A new ComRes survey of 159 MPs, conducted over the past month, has found overwhelming parliamentary support for the amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, championed by Tim Loughton MP, which would extend civil partnerships to opposite sex couples.
Conservative Grassroots warn party to drop equal marriage or ‘change leadership’ 25
10:14 AM — Conservative Party chairs have warned that David Cameron has damaged his own party with the same-sex marriage bill, which is due to be debated in the House of Commons tomorrow.
9th May 2013
US: Bryan Fischer refuses to answer whether or not he has ever had a ‘gay impulse’ 22
11:21 PM — In an interview, US Christian radio host Bryan Fischer, has continually refused to answer the question of whether he had ever had a "gay impulse", saying it would "destroy" people if they "acted on... certain sexual impulses."
7th May 2013
Nigel Evans: I am ‘determined to not let these allegations destroy’ me
12:14 AM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, who was arrested on Saturday amidst claims of rape and sexual assault, has said he is "determined not to let these allegations destroy" his career, or him.
5th May 2013
Nigel Evans: Completely false allegations are from men who until yesterday I regarded as friends
10:15 AM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has said the men who have made rape and sexual assault allegations against him were until yesterday people who he regarded as friends.
3rd May 2013
UKIP candidate who said ‘exercise’ in schools can prevent homosexuality fails to win seat in election 75
11:06 AM — UKIP candidate John Sullivan who claimed regular physical exercise in schools can “prevent homosexuality” has failed to be elected as a councillor for Newent in Gloucestershire.
24th April 2013
Germany: Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats banned from using Berlin Pride float due to equal marriage stance 41
5:58 PM — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats won’t be allowed their normal float at this year's gay pride festival in Berlin.
12th April 2013
Tony Perkins: ‘Stop giving money to the GOP until it firmly opposes equal marriage’ 16
3:10 PM — Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has urged Republican Party supporters to stop giving money to the party until it starts "defending core principals", including "protect marriage", as between a man and a woman.
11th April 2013
Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold: I won’t dance on Thatcher’s grave but she made gay people feel ‘marginalised’ 24
11:59 AM — As a gay woman former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher is inappropriate, although admits she celebrated her exit from Downing Street in 1990.
10th April 2013
Poll: 6% of British people think Section 28 was Margaret Thatcher’s biggest failure 29
1:18 PM — YouGov have released a poll reflecting the divisive nature of Margaret Thatcher's politics, which revealed that 6% of British people thought that Section 28, a law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools, was her worst policy ever.
9th April 2013
Twitter confusion over Margaret Thatcher’s death led users to believe Cher had died 12
4:55 PM — Confusion broke out over Twitter as the hashtag used to spread the news of Margaret Thatcher's death led some users to believe that the singer Cher, had died.
Judy Garland song likely to be in UK Top 40 in response to Margaret Thatcher’s death 17
3:01 PM — A Facebook campaign to get a song by gay icon Judy Garland into the Official UK Top 40 Chart this week, as a response to Margaret Thatcher's death, looks as though it could be successful in placing the song in the charts.
8th April 2013
Margaret Thatcher, a controversial figure on gay issues, dies aged 87 247
1:39 PM — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was a controversial figure in moves towards equality and who was hailed by some as a gay icon, including the artists Gilbert and George, died of a stroke this morning.