28th February 2015
Nigel Farage speaks to conference that gave award to anti-gay reality star 13
1:34 PM — Nigel Farage has addressed an American conference that gave a 'free speech' award to the homophobic star of Duck Dynasty.
UKIP would scrap the Minister for Equalities 39
11:37 AM — UKIP would scrap the role of Minister for Women and Equalities, it has been announced.
27th February 2015
UKIP youth leader attacks ‘tokenism’ in other parties 26
7:28 PM — The leader of UKIP's youth wing has hit out at "tokenism" - after the head of his party's LGBT group quit.
New LGBT UKIP Chair: I won’t defend candidates’ homophobic comments 17
2:02 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The new Chair of UKIP's LGBT group has said she will not "defend" homophobic comments made by UKIP members.
Homophobic leaflets handed out at UKIP conference 28
1:31 PM — Leaflets claiming LGBT people are recruiting "fresh blood" have been handed out at the UKIP conference.
26th February 2015
YouGov: Two thirds of public say pardon men convicted of gross indecency 15
2:39 PM — Two in three voters believe the UK Government should pardon all men convicted of gross indecency under anti-gay laws, a YouGov poll shows.
UKIP’s LGBT Chair quits: ‘I couldn’t defend the party any more’ 87
11:13 AM — The Chair of UKIP's official LGBT group has quit his role and resigned his party membership.
Coming out as a Tory by Ivan Massow 42
10:33 AM — Conservative London mayoral candidate Ivan Massow writes for PinkNews on why sexuality should no longer determine which political party LGBT voters support.
19th February 2015
Colombia refuses to equalise adoption laws for same-sex couples 2
1:01 PM — Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled to keep the current limits on same-sex adoption.
17th February 2015
Judge: India’s anti-gay law is ‘discriminatory’ and mentally damaging 3
5:29 PM — The chairman of India’s Law Commission has condemned the country’s Supreme Court for recriminalising homosexuality.
Home Office: Caseworkers ‘must not stereotype’ gay asylum seekers 5
12:23 PM — The Home Office has published new guidance on the treatment of sexual identity issues in asylum claims following last year’s critical report by Borders and Immigration Chief Inspector John Vine.
Comment: Women bishops at last – but the Church of England still stands by homophobes 22
11:52 AM — Simon Reader writes on how the Church of England appears unable to detach itself from homophobic figures.
16th February 2015
UKIP is more hated than Marmite, poll finds 23
3:43 PM — A poll has found that the UK Independence Party has overtaken Marmite as Britain's most hated brand.
12th February 2015
UKIP-supporting Christian publisher defends ‘depraved sodomites’ newsletter 25
11:17 AM — A Christian publishing firm has defended printing a UKIP-authorised group's newsletter branding gay people "depraved sodomites".
10th February 2015
Comment: Standing on the shoulders of giants 7
2:33 PM — Labour MP Stephen Doughty writes for PinkNews on how a future Labour Government would tackle global LGBT inequality.
Jeb Bush aide tweeted that burping in the gym is a way of saying: ‘I’m not gay’ 36
1:35 PM — A technology guru hired by Jeb Bush to help with his 2016 presidential run has been forced to delete several offensive tweets.
Poll: 43% of Americans ‘uncomfortable’ bringing a child to a same-sex wedding 33
10:51 AM — Research by GLAAD shows some non-LGBT Americans still report substantial levels of discomfort with LGBT co-workers, family, and neighbours, despite historic legal progress for marriage equality.
6th February 2015
UKIP Deputy Leader: Labour’s plans to tackle homophobia are ‘a disgrace’ 54
8:20 PM — The Deputy Leader of UKIP has claimed that Labour's plans to tackle homophobic bullying in schools are "politically correct nonsense".
5th February 2015
Sir Alan Duncan defends Tory MP who warned of ‘aggressive homosexuals’ 18
4:57 PM — Sir Alan Duncan has laughed off Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth's infamous rant about "the aggressive homosexual community" by saying "that’s very Gerald".
3rd February 2015
Obama urged to raise Brunei’s anti-gay laws in trade deal talks 6
7:34 PM — President Obama has been urged to raise the subject of LGBT rights in trade talks with Brunei.