15th June 2014
Singapore: Government condemns Goldman Sachs for holding LGBT dinner 84
2:28 PM — A Singapore government minister has condemned Goldman Sachs for holding an LGBT networking event in the country.
8th June 2014
Zambian government: Decriminalising homosexuality would be an affront to Christianity 20
8:00 PM — The Zambian government has reaffirmed its opposition to homosexuality, labelling gay rights an 'affront' to Christianity and the constitution.
Welsh minister: Government ‘must do more’ to improve LGBT domestic abuse services 3
2:12 PM — A Welsh minister has admitted her government "must do more" to improve the country's domestic abuse services for LGBT people.
30th May 2014
Christian Concern: David Cameron should apologise for ‘destructive’ same-sex marriage 67
9:36 PM — The head of Christian Concern has called on David Cameron to apologise for introducing "destructive" same-sex marriage.
23rd May 2014
Germany: Gay couples receive limited adoption rights 7
5:51 PM — The German Parliament has ruled that same-sex couples in civil unions can legally adopt a partner's child.
6th May 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: The Government can’t be part time in the fight against homophobia 9
2:58 PM — Michael Cashman MEP has criticised the Culture Secretary for his apparent decision to block a minister from attending a European summit against homophobia.
26th April 2014
UK: Government computer used to label Canadian author a ‘homophobe’ on Wikipedia 13
6:16 PM — A government computer was used to vandalise author David Gilmour's Wikipedia entry and call him a homophobe.
16th April 2014
Ethiopia: Government drops plans to make homosexuality non-pardonable offence 3
7:45 PM — The Ethiopian government has backed away from plans to further criminalise homosexuality, saying that it is "not a serious crime".
31st December 2013
US: Gay couples sue Kansas to be allowed to file joint tax returns 1
6:57 PM — Two gay couples in the US state of Kansas are suing the state which does not allow them to take advantage of the benefits of filing a joint tax return.
18th November 2013
Possession of rape porn will become punishable by up to three years in jail 41
6:16 PM — New Government plans would mean that anybody found with pornography depicting rape, could be jailed for up to three years.
5th September 2013
Video: InterTech Diversity Forum panel discussion on LGBT start-ups at Google London 2
2:28 PM — The first in a series of panel discussions featuring LGBT members of the start up community took place in London yesterday evening, hosted by the InterTech Diversity Forum.
5th July 2013
Irish ‘hacktivist’ takes down Nigerian government website over anti-gay bill 10
4:09 PM — An Irish hacker opposed to Nigeria's stance on homosexuality has attacked the country's official government website in protest of an "anti-gay" bill which seeks to further criminalise gay people.
7th May 2013
William Hague rejects change of direction on equal marriage to tackle UKIP threat 28
2:29 PM — William Hague has rejected the suggestion that the government should change direction on issues such as equal marriage and immigration, to win back voters lost to UKIP in last week's local elections.
9th April 2013
Sussex: Survey shows many LGBT residents feel isolated and equality undermined by austerity
3:35 PM — A new survey shows the majority of LGBT people in East Sussex feel isolated and believe the government’s austerity policies are hindering moves towards equality.
8th April 2013
Margaret Thatcher, a controversial figure on gay issues, dies aged 87 247
1:39 PM — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was a controversial figure in moves towards equality and who was hailed by some as a gay icon, including the artists Gilbert and George, died of a stroke this morning.
15th March 2013
Labour MP Diane Abbott: ‘The government has run out of ideas on sexual health’ 9
3:46 PM — Shadow public health minister Diane Abbott has dismissed the government’s new sexual health framework which is designed to lower rates of sexually transmitted infections and HIV.
6th March 2013
UK: 22 cases of LGBT people made to enter into forced marriages in 2012 8
10:55 AM — Figures from the government’s Forced Marriage Unit show there were 22 cases of forced marriage involving victims who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender last year.
29th January 2013
Tory rebel says same-sex marriage bill could pass Commons with a majority of 400 16
5:45 PM — Conservative MP Philip Davies, who opposes equal marriage, has told a PinkNews reader that he expects the government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill for England and Wales to pass with a Commons majority of between 300-400.
28th January 2013
Church of England: The government has ‘no mandate’ for its same-sex marriage bill 42
11:54 AM — The Church of England has responded to the publication of the government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples Bill) and has complained that it wasn’t given enough time to study the proposals in full ahead of last week’s announcement.
10th January 2013
MPs sign petition encouraging government to allow gender-neutral passports 11
5:45 PM — A petition, which has been signed by some MPs including the former equality minister, has been started to urge the UK government to allow the possibility of gender-neutrality on passports.