UKIP would scrap the Minister for Equalities 16
11:37 AM — UKIP would scrap the role of Minister for Women and Equalities, it has been announced.
22nd December 2014
Taiwanese Parliament considers same-sex marriage for the first time 4
10:40 AM — For the first time, the Taiwanese Parliament on Monday considered legislation to legalise same-sex marriage.
20th December 2014
Government blocks humanist weddings, after review finds ‘majority’ in favour 15
12:05 PM — The government will not move to introduce humanist marriages - despite a review finding that a majority of the public were in favour.
19th December 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Government confirms it will not cut HIV prevention budget 4
7:39 PM — The Government has refuted claims that it was to halve its HIV prevention budget for 2015, reiterating support for the strategy and saying "It will continue".
18th December 2014
Petition calls for Government to reconsider 50% HIV prevention cuts 7
5:14 PM — A petition has been started, calling on the British Government to reconsider its reportedly announced 50% cut to HIV prevention funding for 2015.
15th December 2014
Charities slam government plans to cut HIV prevention budget by 50 percent 14
7:39 PM — The British government is planning to halve the funding it provides for HIV prevention in England next year.
30th November 2014
Canadian MP: Government ‘trying to kill’ transgender rights bill 12
11:59 AM — Canada's much-delayed transgender hate crime bill has been stalled yet again, after being bumped off a committee's agenda.
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.