19th June 2014
Diane Abbott: We are seeing ‘encouraging signs’ out of Jamaica on LGBT rights 10
2:36 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott tells PinkNews that Jamaica is taking "encouraging" political steps to rid itself of its homophobic shadow.
17th June 2014
Diane Abbott: Churches need to support black gay men on sexual health 12
12:18 PM — Black churches have a key role to play in improving sexual health for black gay men, Labour's Diane Abbott says.
15th May 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott: Mayor of London must act over rising homophobic crime 23
5:31 PM — Labour’s Diane Abbott is calling on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to take action following a 5.6% increase in homophobic crime across the capital.
7th February 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott calls on UK to use ‘soft power’ against homophobia in Africa 4
11:47 AM — Diane Abbott says the UK Government is not doing enough to challenge LGBT rights violations across Africa.
20th December 2013
Nigel Evans: ‘Ugandan MPs who voted for anti-gay bill are a complete disgrace’ 8
12:36 PM — Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons has heavily criticised MPs in Uganda who voted in favour of a bill harshening punishments for homosexuality.
Diane Abbott: Uganda’s anti-gay bill is ‘dreadful news’ especially just after Nelson Mandela’s death 7
12:03 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott has spoken out to condemn today's passage of an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda.
19th July 2013
Cameroon criticises media attention around murdered LGBT campaigner 8
10:51 PM — Officials in Cameroon have spoken out for the first time since international media attention focussed on the alleged murder of an LGBT and human rights campaigner earlier this week.
18th July 2013
Kaleidoscope Trust: Equal marriage could make ‘life worse’ for gay people in developing countries 29
2:52 PM — LGBT rights charity the Kaleidoscope Trust has warned that gay rights in the West, including the recent Same Sex Marriage Act, could lead to an erosion of LGBT freedoms in the developing world.
17th July 2013
Murdered Cameroonian gay rights activist mentioned during UK Parliament equal marriage debate 2
5:58 PM — The plight of a murdered gay rights activist in Cameroon was raised in the House of Commons during Tuesday’s same-sex marriage debate by Labour MP Diane Abbott.
22nd May 2013
Diane Abbott: ‘Momentous’ equal marriage bill will improve the lives of so many 8
12:47 AM — Shadow public health minister Diane Abbott made an impassioned speech in the lead up to the vote on the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, following its third reading today, in which she described it as "a momentous piece of legislation".
15th May 2013
Labour MP Diane Abbott: ‘Crisis of masculinity is leading to the normalisation of homophobia’ 21
4:12 PM — Shadow public health minister Diane Abbott believes British men are facing a “crisis of masculinity” brought on by economic anxiety, which is contributing to the “normalisation of homophobia”.
12th April 2013
London: Stonewall celebrity dinner raises £394,000 9
3:58 PM — Over 500 guests, including celebrities and politicians, attended Stonewall’s annual Equality Dinner at London’s Dorchester Hotel last night.
21st March 2013
UK: Government criticised for failing to mention LGBT youngsters in sex education report 4
3:51 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) says the government’s sex education review “makes no mention of sex education which addresses the needs of LGBT young people.”
15th March 2013
Labour MP Diane Abbott: ‘The government has run out of ideas on sexual health’ 9
3:46 PM — Shadow public health minister Diane Abbott has dismissed the government’s new sexual health framework which is designed to lower rates of sexually transmitted infections and HIV.
6th February 2013
PM: I will ‘listen carefully’ to the idea of allowing civil partnerships for heterosexuals — but I am a ‘marriage man’ 34
12:45 PM — David Cameron says he will “listen carefully” to idea of making civil partnerships open to straight couples – but adds: “I’m a marriage man”.
25th May 2012
Diane Abbott lands Labour in hot water with UK intersex community 144
2:35 PM — The Labour Party is in hot water with the UK intersex community, following sweeping tabloid generalisations by their Shadow Health Minister, Diane Abbott, MP.
31st May 2011
Outrage at capital’s HIV services funding cut 38
5:30 PM — London HIV prevention groups have said they are outraged at the 20 per cent funding cut.
8th December 2010
Brighton MPs promise to halve undiagnosed HIV by 2015 4
5:29 PM — Brighton MPs Simon Kirby and Caroline Lucas have welcomed the Department of Health's decision to support a cross-party policy document on HIV prevention. The Halve It campaign aims to cut estimated undiagnosed HIV infections in half by 2015.
9th November 2010
Video: Politicians join Stonewall ‘It Gets Better Today’ campaign 14
12:19 PM — Politicians from all of the main parties have added their support to a Stonewall campaign to support gay teenagers. The campaign is inspired by the US YouTube campaign It Gets Better and encourages people to record short videos of support.
29th October 2010
Stonewall launches own message for gay teenagers 33
2:01 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched its own version of the US It Gets Better YouTube campaign for bullied gay teenagers. 'It Gets Better Today' tells young people that they do not have to wait for their lives to improve because the UK already has civil partnerships, out gay soldiers and parental rights for gay people.