27th June 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Alec Guinness ‘begged’ me not to fight for gay rights 21
8:53 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that Star Wars actor Alec Guinness warned him against getting involved in the gay rights movement.
Singapore: Pink Dot gay rally to deploy security for first time after increased opposition
1:06 PM — Organisers of Singapore’s annual gay rights rally are to deploy security personnel for the first time, amid fears that increased religious opposition might blight this year’s event.
25th June 2014
Hillary Clinton: I was ‘ridiculed’ by Uganda’s President when I challenged him on gay rights 11
6:52 PM — Hillary Clinton says she was “ridiculed” by President Yoweri Museveni when she confronted him about Uganda’s anti-gay legislation.
19th June 2014
UK Government: We don’t know how many LGBT asylum seekers were deported last year 8
3:41 PM — Baroness Susan Williams admits the government does not know how many Ugandan asylum claims were made on the basis of sexual orientation in 2013.
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.
12th June 2014
Hillary Clinton: There’s an ‘increasing backlash’ against LGBT rights 45
6:11 PM — Hillary Clinton says there’s an “increasing backlash” against LGBT rights around the world.
6th June 2014
Comment: How Europe has influenced the UK’s journey on LGBT rights 26
2:38 PM — With Britain increasingly questioning its relationship with Europe, Juris Lavrikovs, from ILGA-Europe, charts for PinkNews how membership of the EU has helped progress LGBT equality.
Catholics who oppose gay marriage should vote DUP, says Health Minister 44
1:37 PM — Edwin Poots says his party’s opposition to same-sex marriage makes it a good choice for social conservative Catholics.
5th June 2014
George Takei hopes Japan will follow in America’s footsteps for equal rights 3
7:06 PM — Star Trek actor George Takei, has admitted that he hopes gay rights will become more of a dominant part of society in his country of ancestry, Japan.
Jamaican newspaper: Banning same-sex marriage is hypocritical 4
12:37 PM — A leading newspaper in Jamaica has questioned the country’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it amounts to “hypocrisy”.
4th June 2014
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
3rd June 2014
GOP gay group: We are not shutting down, ‘still discussing’ rebranding 2
2:10 PM — Republican gay group GOProud has denied reports that it will imminently shut down after both its founders abandoned it, saying it is "still discussing" its future.
30th May 2014
NI First Minister: ‘I would never insult any community’ – except the gays? 21
5:44 PM — Peter Robinson appeared to suffer a severe sense of irony failure yesterday, claiming that he would “never seek” to insult any section of Northern Ireland’s community – from a man who has said homosexuality is an “abomination”.
29th May 2014
Cyprus Pride march to highlight the lack of LGBT rights 1
4:08 PM — The first Gay Pride march to take place in Cyprus will highlight the lack of a legal rights movement for the LGBT community in the country.
Green Party: It’s a great shame so many MEPs didn’t sign an LGBT rights pledge 9
1:44 PM — Green Party MEP Keith Taylor has become the latest politician to criticise UKIP and the Tories for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
28th May 2014
American Family Association to boycott Postal Service over Harvey Milk stamps 35
8:16 PM — The American Family Association is attempting to boycott the US Postal Service, over a stamp honouring gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
Labour MEP: Tories are ‘paranoid’ and ‘echoing UKIP’ over LGBT rights pledge row 10
7:15 PM — Labour MEP-elect Seb Dance has criticised the Conservative Party for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Lib Dem MEP: Tories wrong not to back ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 4
6:52 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP-elect Catherine Bearder says she’s “surprised and disappointed” at Conservative MEPs for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tory MEP: UK Parliament not Brussels should decide on LGBT rights 8
4:40 PM — Departing MEP Marina Yannakoudakis says she “understands” why her Tory colleagues in the European Parliament have decided not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tories defend decision of MEPs to shun ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 32
4:40 PM — The Conservative Party’s LGBT campaign group is defending a decision of Tory MEPs not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.