25th October 2014
US: ‘No charges’ against gay Republican accused of sexually harassing male staffer 2
2:37 PM — No criminal charges will be filed against a Republican candidate who has been accused of sexually harassing and groping a male staff member.
23rd October 2014
‘Total bollocks’ that I’m defecting to UKIP, says Tory MP Conor Burns 1
4:06 PM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says suggestions of him defecting to UKIP are "total bollocks".
22nd October 2014
UKIP supporting Brighton binman accused of anti-gay sea shanty loses dismissal claim 13
3:14 PM — A Brighton binman accused of writing anti-gay comments on a staff poster and of changing the words of a sea shanty to make a homophobic joke about a poop deck has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.
21st October 2014
UKIP spokesman who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies UKIP Calypso is racist 17
12:41 PM — UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie, who believes gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, has defended BBC DJ Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso song from accusations of racism.
BBC DJ who banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood denies UKIP song is racist 18
11:23 AM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who famously banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic anthem “Relax”, denies his UKIP Calypso song is racist.
14th October 2014
Tory MP: UKIP risks encouraging homophobia and racism in Britain 41
2:45 PM — Sarah Wollaston has condemned Nigel Farage’s remarks that migrants living with HIV should not be allowed to enter Britain and warns UKIP is "enabling" people to express "homophobic or racist sentiments".
UKIP deputy leader: ‘We face problems caused by migrants with HIV’ 37
12:51 PM — UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall has defended Nigel Farage’s remarks that migrants living with HIV should not be allowed to enter Britain.
Tory MP Conor Burns: I’m not defecting to UKIP
11:17 AM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says he’s not defecting to UKIP, despite a “good chat” with Nigel Farage.
10th October 2014
UKIP narrowly loses Heywood and Middleton by-election 12
3:11 AM — UKIP has narrowly lost a by-election in the Labour seat of Heywood and Middleton.
Douglas Carswell becomes UKIP’s first elected MP 34
2:59 AM — UKIP's Douglas Carswell has become the party's first elected MP, following the Clacton by-election.
18th September 2014
Julia Gasper, who called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned, flops in council by-election 42
11:56 PM — Julia Gasper, who called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act, has come last in an Oxford council by-election.
17th September 2014
US: Photo ID rules could leave 24,000 trans people unable to vote
12:08 PM — A report has raised concerns that that strict photo ID requirements could leave 24,000 transgender people unable to vote in November's midterm elections.
25th August 2014
US: Florida church that opposes same-sex marriage drops polling station after complaints 1
2:07 PM — A church in Florida that campaigns against same-sex marriage will no longer operate as a polling station, after complaints that it could influence voters.
21st August 2014
US poll: 68% of Republicans would support a gay candidate 5
1:33 PM — A poll has found that 68% of supporters of the Republican party would support a gay candidate.
6th August 2014
Boris Johnson will run for Parliament at next year’s election 29
12:42 PM — Boris Johnson has confirmed he will likely run for a seat in the House of Commons in next year's general election.
25th June 2014
US: Maryland Democrat candidate fails to become first transgender official in state senate 2
4:13 PM — An equality advocate and retired surgeon has missed out on the chance to become Maryland’s first transgender state senator, after failing to defeat the gay incumbent in Tuesday’s Democrat primary.
13th June 2014
US: Rhode Island gay mayoral candidate ‘proposes’ to husband in campaign ad 1
6:52 PM — A gay mayoral candidate in Providence, Rhode Island, has debuted a campaign ad recreating his proposal to his husband.
First gay Ontario Premier wins majority in election 8
11:45 AM — The first female and first openly gay Premier of Ontario has won a majority in the province elections.
7th June 2014
Uganda: Officials ‘confident’ anti-gay minister will still become UN parliament head 30
4:59 PM — Ugandan officials say they are "confident" that anti-gay politician Samuel Kutesa will become head of the UN general assembly, as there has been no "formal protest" from Western leaders.
5th June 2014
US: Long Beach elects first openly gay mayor
8:24 PM — An openly gay Democrat has been elected as the mayor of Long Beach, California.