15th October 2014
Interview: Head of Civil Service on the ‘blackmailability’ of gay spies 2
2:52 PM — The Head of the Civil Service, Jeremy Heywood has spoken to PinkNews about the potential barriers of blackmail that LGBT employees may still face, while LGBT diversity champion Sue Owen commented on the "pockets of homophobia" and the hole in data on LGBT staff.
13th October 2014
Former CNN pundit: US government spending money on ‘fat lesbians’ instead of Ebola 39
5:30 PM — A former CNN pundit has claimed that the US government is spending money on researching "fat lesbians" instead of trying to cure Ebola.
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 […]
9th October 2014
Civil Service Diversity & Equality Awards 2014
10:49 AM — This Friday the Civil Service will award those across Government who have delivered the best equality and diversity
8th October 2014
Nick Clegg: Equal marriage is our proudest achievement in goverment 18
2:32 PM — Nick Clegg has hailed same-sex marriage as "one of the biggest, proudest achievements for all of us".
3rd October 2014
Couples converting from civil partnerships will get backdated marriage certificates 47
12:50 PM — The government has confirmed that backdated marriage certificates will be issued to couples converting their civil partnerships to marriages.
26th September 2014
US: Government makes history by filing first transgender discrimination cases
6:26 PM — The US Government has made history by filing its first two trans-related gender discrimination cases.
14th September 2014
India: Government objects to Supreme Court ruling creating legal third gender 2
1:12 PM — The Indian government has filed an objection to a court ruling legally recognising a third gender.
11th September 2014
UK: Government ‘Talent Action Plan’ aims to remove barriers for LGBT talent in Civil Service 6
6:01 PM — The Government has announced a new 'Talent Action Plan', which aims to remove barriers to LGBT people reaching high ranks of the Civil Service.
3rd September 2014
TUC: Austerity is causing LGBT services to suffer 9
3:56 PM — The Trades Union Congress has warned that government austerity is causing harm to voluntary and community-focussed LGBT organisations.
29th August 2014
Couple behind civil partnership conversion petition welcome changes 31
7:16 PM — A couple who campaigned to change the process for converting civil partnerships into marriages have welcomed proposed changes.
25th July 2014
Scottish government to fly Pride flag for Commonwealth Games 9
1:57 PM — The Scottish government is to fly a rainbow flag from its headquarters for the duration of the Commonwealth Games.
24th July 2014
Government to revise civil partnership conversion process after criticism 45
5:15 PM — The government has withdrawn regulations governing the process of converting civil partnerships to marriages, and intends to revise them.
20th July 2014
Welsh Secretary, who took interns from ‘gay cure’ event sponsor, says he ‘doesn’t endorse’ cure theology 9
1:14 PM — Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb, who previously took interns from a religious charity that sponsored an 'ex-gay' event, has said he "doesn't endorse" gay cure therapy.
19th July 2014
Sandi Toksvig: Nicky Morgan is in charge of equality, but not quite for everybody 61
7:25 PM — Comedian Sandi Toksvig has ridiculed the appointment of Nicky Morgan - who voted against same-sex marriage - as equalities minister.
14th July 2014
Anti-homophobia Tory Hugh Robertson resigns as Foreign Office Minister in Government reshuffle 1
11:37 PM — A vocal opponent of homophobia in sport MP Hugh Robertson, has resigned as a Foreign Office minister in tonight's Government reshuffle.
Head of abuse inquiry who said same-sex marriage would lead to ‘immorality’, steps down 15
2:00 PM — The retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse inquiry, and one of the most vocal critics of the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage for England and Wales, has stepped down.
6th July 2014
Australia: State voids trans man’s marriage over ‘inconsistent’ documents 33
4:13 PM — An Australian trans man and his wife have had their marriage invalidated, because the state of Victoria won't update his birth certificate.
27th June 2014
Telegraph boss Lord Black calls on Government to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 28
12:52 PM — The Executive Director of Telegraph Media Group, Lord Black, has called on the Government to ban the widely condemned practice of gay conversion therapy.
26th June 2014
Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero asks Government on cost of civil partnership conversion 18
4:44 PM — Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero has asked the Government for clarification on issues surrounding the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage.