16th July 2012
Guildford: Council votes against ‘inappropriate’ equal marriage view 31
3:58 PM — Guildford Council in Surrey has voted not to support the government's plans to allow gay and straight couples an equal right to a civil marriage ceremony, saying it would be 'inappropriate' to take a view.
12th July 2012
York: Attempt to block rainbow flag over Mansion House at Pride 43
3:34 PM — A bid to fly the rainbow flag over the city of York's mansion house on the day of its pride event is in danger after a Conservative councillor tabled a motion to block it.
10th July 2012
Cotswolds: Anger as council shuts down discussion on equal marriage motion 60
5:46 PM — An angry exchange has taken place at a meeting of the Cotswolds District Council in Gloucestershire after discussion of the issue of marriage for gay couples was quashed by leaders.
15th June 2012
Kent: Return of councillor who left malicious voicemail for bisexual colleague ‘an insult’ 26
8:14 PM — A bisexual councillor in Kent has said it is 'shocking' that a Conservative colleague who told him he hoped he would 'get Aids' will rejoin his party's team following a six-month suspension.
28th May 2012
Muslim Council of Britain: Civil partnerships were a ploy to attack marriage 147
5:50 PM — The Muslim Council of Britain has launched a website 'defending marriage' which describes civil partnerships as a 'ploy' designed to attack marriage.
30th April 2012
UKIP candidate Dr Gasper: PinkNews readers ‘should be sectioned under Mental Health Act’ 257
2:48 PM — Outspoken UKIP city council candidate Dr Julia Gasper has said today that PinkNews.co.uk readers have made 'anonymous death threats and hysterical accusations of being a murderer' against her, and that most should be involuntarily committed for psychiatric treatment.
25th April 2012
Plea to save London’s Black Cap pub 30
11:12 AM — A plea has been issued to respond today to a planning application which would see London's Black Cap pub, a long-standing gay venue in Camden, turned into flats.
20th April 2012
Thanet Council votes to support equal marriage 30
10:49 AM — A district council Kent has become the first council in Kent and second in England to vote in favour of the government's proposals for equal marriage, it was announced today.
22nd March 2012
Council to consider official gay quarter for Leeds 30
10:33 AM — Leeds City Council will address a motion to formally recognise its gay quarter next week.
27th February 2012
Council pushed on future of London gay pub’s amateur strip night 33
12:44 PM — A community forum is urging Tower Hamlets council in east London to clarify whether a gay pub which holds a weekly comedy strip night is at risk from a new draft policy banning 'sex establishments'.
13th January 2012
Gay candidate success at Reading council election 16
2:33 PM — A gay candidate has been elected as the leader of the Conservatives on Reading Council, it was announced this week. Tim Harris, a 41 year old software salesman, praised the "awesome energy, knowledge and innovation" within the group.
16th December 2011
UN publishes first global report and recommendations to tackle gay rights abuses 12
9:29 AM — The UN's Human Rights Council has published for the first time a document detailing rights abuses against LGBT people around the world, through violence and through discriminatory laws, and a set of recommendations all countries should adopt.
18th November 2011
UK organisations to mark Trans Day of Remembrance this weekend 15
10:18 AM — Events will be held around the country to remember 18 individuals who were killed or committed suicide this year worldwide.
11th November 2011
Liverpool unveils UK’s first gay street signs 55
2:40 PM — New signs display a rainbow flag in the corner, and will be used in the city's famous gay quarter.
2nd November 2011
Religious representatives meet minister to support gay marriage 41
10:33 AM — Liberal Judaism, the Quakers and the Unitarians sent representatives ahead of the government's consultation on equal marriage.
1st November 2011
Essex students claim teacher advised “act less gay” to avoid bullying 54
3:47 PM — The teacher's comments, which were reported after a student conference, will be among the outcomes used to form new anti-bullying guidelines for Essex schools.
Liverpool’s gay arts festival Homotopia begins today
9:23 AM — The eighth annual celebration of gay art features a mixture of performance art, lectures, dance and exhibitions around the city throughout November.
19th October 2011
Former Botswana president calls for legalisation of homosexuality 30
4:53 PM — Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana, has said that homosexuality should be decriminalised to help tackle HIV rates. Speaking to the BBC's Africa Network, Mr Mogae said that while he does not "understand" homosexuality, gays and lesbians should not be arrested.
23rd September 2011
East London celebrates Pride after a rocky year 26
11:26 AM — East London Pride is to be held tomorrow. The event comes after a tumultuous year for the local gay community.
25th June 2011
Updated: Russian police arrest 14 gay rights campaigners in St Petersburg 25
1:16 PM — Russian police have arrested and charged up to 14 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) activists who were attempting to hold a demonstration in St Petersburg.