4th November 2014
Theresa May ‘delighted’ that Lynne Featherstone is back at Home Office
4:51 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May says she’s “delighted” that Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone has returned to her former government department as a minister.
Lynne Featherstone replaces Norman Baker at Home Office 1
1:09 PM — Lynne Featherstone has replaced fellow Lib Dem MP Norman Baker as a minister at the Home Office.
29th October 2014
Campaign group: Home Secretary must end ‘appalling’ abuse of gay asylum seekers 3
12:26 PM — Theresa May needs to urgently tackle homophobic abuse experienced by gay asylum seekers in detention, the head of a leading campaign organisation says.
22nd October 2014
LGBT asylum review set to be published in Parliament
5:54 PM — A review into LGBT asylum policy by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, Sir John Vine, is due to be published in Parliament on Thursday.
10th July 2014
MPs call on Home Secretary to protect Ugandan and Nigerian LGBT asylum seekers 5
7:15 PM — 27 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion calling on Theresa May to protect asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution.
23rd May 2014
Tory MP Crispin Blunt urges Theresa May not to deport Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
4:04 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has written to Home Secretary Theresa May over the plight of a lesbian asylum seeker.
17th April 2014
UK: Judges criticised for refusing to deport Jamaican killer over claims he’s gay 16
12:04 PM — The Court of Appeal has been criticised for refusing to allow the Home Secretary to deport a Jamaican killer on the basis of his sexual orientation.
11th April 2014
UK: Church claims blind bisexual asylum seeker was beaten and assaulted by deportation staff 12
12:25 PM — A bisexual blind asylum seeker from Cameroon was beaten by immigration staff in an attempt to deport him last weekend, campaigners have alleged.
3rd March 2014
Theresa May: I fear too many people are still frightened to report homophobic crime 10
2:02 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May says she fears too many people are still frightened to report homophobic crime, during a visit to Brighton’s AIDS memorial.
12th February 2014
Labour MP urges UK to halt prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria over anti-gay laws 2
4:04 PM — Labour MP John McDonnell says the UK should suspend its prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria because of the country’s anti-gay laws.
30th January 2014
Tory MPs urge Home Secretary to ban people with HIV from coming to the UK 20
1:13 PM — Several Tory MPs are supporting an amendment to the Immigration Bill that would allow Theresa May to restrict the movement of people with HIV from coming to the UK.
21st January 2014
Home Secretary urged to ban Golden Dawn and BNP London event ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day 7
7:09 PM — Theresa May has been urged to ban racist and homophobic extremists from gathering in central London in an event planned to take place the day before Holocaust Memorial Day.
25th June 2013
Gay asylum seeker gives evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee 5
6:11 PM — A gay asylum seeker from Senegal has given evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee about his experiences of going through the system.
14th May 2013
PinkNews nominated for top online news award 5
6:13 PM — PinkNews.co.uk has been nominated for the Online Media Awards 2013 in the Best Campaigning/Investigative Journalism category.
3rd April 2013
UK: Government think tank gives cautious response to Border Agency reforms
5:22 PM — The Institute for Government has commented on the decision to scrap the UK Borders Agency – which handles claims made by asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution.
28th March 2013
UK Border Agency accused of trying to deport Ugandan female rape victim 3
3:52 PM — Human rights campaigners have once again accused the UK Border Agency (UKBA) of trying to deport a vulnerable female asylum seeker to Uganda.
27th March 2013
Lib Dems’ LGBT group urges for better training of Home Office LGBT asylum caseworkers
10:59 AM — In the wake of the government’s decision to abolish the UK Border Agency, the Lib Dems’ LGBT group says LGBT asylum cases need to be handled better by officials.
26th March 2013
Theresa May announces scrapping of ‘defensive’ and ‘secretive’ UK Border Agency 10
3:57 PM — A government agency that has repeatedly been accused of deporting LGBT asylum seekers is to be scrapped and split in two, Theresa May has confirmed.
6th February 2013
Lib Dem Lynne Featherstone heaps praise on Tory colleagues in equal marriage tribute 20
1:54 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Lib Dem MP and International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone – who previously served as equalities minister – celebrates last night’s historic equal marriage vote and has singled out Home Secretary Theresa May for particular graduate.
15th January 2013
Government to remove ban on issuing insults 46
1:52 PM — A Lords amendment proposing to drop "insulting" behaviour from Section 5 of the Public Order Act, which has been used by lawyers to prosecute both homophobic religious preachers and gay rights campaigners, has won government approval.