10th October 2014
Trans prison project champion wins civil service diversity award 1
6:06 PM — A project run by an HM Prison Service civil servant, Sharon Drewell won the award for ‘Leading, Championing and Role Modelling’ for making a “massive difference” to transgender prisoners lives. The Civil Service held its eighth Diversity and Equality award ceremony today at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). There were 153 strong nominations in 6 […]
10th September 2014
Batman TV show ‘Gotham’ to feature lesbian detective 1
6:40 PM — The creators of the upcoming Gotham TV series have revealed that the show will feature a prominent lesbian character.
13th August 2014
Star Trek writer rebukes fan offended by gay storyline 41
4:38 PM — A Star Trek writer has attacked a fan who claimed to be offended by a gay storyline.
2nd August 2014
Stonewall exec Ruth Hunt: Under-fives should learn about equality in preschool 106
2:18 PM — Stonewall's newly-appointed chief executive Ruth Hunt has said the LGB charity may produce resources for children under the age of five, to be used in preschools.
16th July 2014
US: Launch of $2 million venture capital fund to boost LGBT entrepreneurs 5
6:38 PM — A Boston-based crowd-funding firm is raising $2 million to drive early-stage investment in companies led by LGBT entrepreneurs.
8th July 2014
Evan Davis: There are more gay people at the BBC than you would think 2
4:50 PM — One of the BBC's most influential presenters Evan Davis, has praised the corporation for its efforts towards diversity.
24th June 2014
US: United Airlines employees support diversity at Denver Pride 1
1:47 PM — Employees of United Airlines marched through Denver’s city streets on Sunday to take part in the city’s annual LGBT Pride Festival.
31st May 2014
Facebook releases free Pride-themed sticker set 9
5:43 PM — Facebook has released a free range of LGBT-themed sticker emoticons, featuring various gay symbols, same-sex couples and families.
Parents make heartwarming tribute to 6-year-old transgender son 184
5:04 PM — Two parents have made a moving video tribute to their six-year-old transgender son Ryland.
23rd April 2014
Advertising boss: It is a shame some advertisers are still ‘petrified’ of depicting diversity 5
3:07 PM — A leader in the advertising industry has spoken out to say that he thinks it is "inappropriate" that advertisers are still reluctant to show diversity in society.
14th February 2014
UK Government’s chief lawyer: I’ve enjoyed being a gay role model who isn’t just another celebrity 4
2:28 PM — Sir Paul Jenkins, who is retiring next month as the UK Government's chief lawyer and head of the Government Legal Service has spoken of his pride at being an openly gay man in a senior civil service position.
8th October 2013
Welsh Government: Championing gay equality is all the more important at a time of austerity 1
2:46 PM — Welsh Communities Minister Jeff Cuthbert says championing gay equality is all the more important at a time of austerity.
9th July 2013
Leeds Prison praised for teaching inmates about LGBT History Month 5
2:40 PM — Leeds Prison has become the first in the UK to be recognised with a leading diversity award after Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons praised the institution for its LGBT staff training.
29th June 2013
GLA Tory Group leader: ‘The Mayor of London fully supports pride because it’s what London is all about’ 1
2:30 PM — The elected leader of the Greater London Assembly (GLA), Conservative Group Andrew Boff, has spoken to PinkNews.co.uk about his support for Pride in London, and defended the Mayor Boris Johnson for not attending.
29th April 2013
Q&A: LGBT professional business networking with Radius 5
4:02 PM — Tuesday evening sees the latest event for Radius, the London based LGBT professional networking event, this time held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
26th April 2013
Yvette Cooper: ‘Parliament does not have enough openly gay and lesbian MPs’ 9
6:06 PM — Labour's Yvette Cooper has called on British businesses and the world of politics to do more to celebrate diversity and not merely to “tolerate” LGBT staff.
21st April 2013
Nick Clegg: ‘More diversity is needed within the Lib Dems’ 20
7:49 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said his party needs to lead by example in promoting diversity by including more gay people, women, disabled people and ethnic minorities in its membership.
20th April 2013
Lord Browne: I am still surprised at how cautious businesses are in accepting diversity 15
5:17 PM — Lord Browne, the former Chief Executive of BP, has spoken out about a current lack of acceptance of diversity in the world of business, and said that for years he was scared to come out as gay.
25th March 2013
US: Winger’s food chain to back both Boy Scouts and LGBT Prom to promote ‘diversity’ 2
3:48 PM — Several restaurants have stepped up to replace Chipotle as caterer for the Utah Scout-O-Rama after the Mexican chain pulled out to protest the Scouts' gay members ban. One tempered the possibly unpopular decision by also backing a Queer Prom.
22nd February 2013
Interview: BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts shares her Big Brother coming out story
12:57 PM — BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts has been interviewed by PinkNews’ Scott Roberts about a documentary she is presenting this weekend on the subject of coming out.