21st August 2013
UK Government removes gender identity in new draft National Curriculum 8
3:14 PM — Campaigners have expressed outrage at the Department for Education’s decision to remove gender identity from the latest draft of the National Curriculum for Schools.
Alice Arnold: ‘Britain’s homophobia needs to be tackled before Russia’s’ 47
12:03 PM — Former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says “Britain's homophobia needs to be tackled before we turn to Russia's.”
20th August 2013
BHA: UK Government must ‘urgently update’ sex education policies over Section 28 fears 22
5:11 PM — The British Humanist Association has cautiously welcomed the Department for Education's decision to investigate claims that more than 40 schools have polices in place reminiscent of Section 28 legislation.
Tory Commons Education Committee Chair calls for updated guidance on Section 28 11
11:52 AM — Commons Education Committee Chairman Graham Stuart has called for updated guidelines following revelations scores of schools have polices in place targeting the “promotion” of homosexuality.
The 41 Commonwealth Nations where being gay can land you in prison 15
11:35 AM — The Queen is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, the international body that was created out of what was formerly the British Empire. The Commonwealth states that its core values are "democracy, freedom, peace, the rule of law and opportunity for all." However, freedom, peace and the opportunity for all are clearly denied to LGBT people in 41 of the 54 countries that are member states.
19th August 2013
UK Government: No schools should be reintroducing Section 28 37
6:46 PM — The Department for Education has confirmed to PinkNews.co.uk that it's investigating claims that scores of schools have polices in place targeting the "promotion" of homosexuality.
Labour Shadow Minister Stephen Twigg: ‘Michael Gove must stop schools from resurrecting Section 28′ 18
3:48 PM — Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg says he is alarmed by reports that some schools may have Section 28-style language in their sex education policies.
16th August 2013
The Queen: Monarch of 11 countries where being gay can land you in prison 107
1:35 PM — While the anti-gay laws in Russia have garnered a lot of International attention in recent weeks, it is still legal to be gay in the country. However, in other parts of the world, where The Queen is Head of State, gay people can be jailed for same-sex activity.
13th August 2013
Pakistan: New website helps gay men find ways to get around harsh anti-gay laws 3
6:31 PM — In one of the most dangerous places in the world to be gay, the LGBT community are finding ways to get around Pakistan's anti gay laws. In Pakistan a gay man can face life imprisonment in what is reported to be one of the most intolerant nations on the planet.
12th August 2013
Nigerian bishops: We’re against equal marriage but empathise with people who live with ‘homosexual tendencies’ 19
5:26 PM — A group of bishops in Nigeria have warned against equal marriage but say they “empathise with people who live with homosexual and gay tendencies”.
31st July 2013
‘This closet is suffocating’, the life story of a young gay Muslim in Pakistan 55
6:08 PM — A young gay Muslim in Pakistan shares his experiences of life in the staunchly conservative country with PinkNews.co.uk.
Archbishop of New York: Pope Francis remains opposed to gay relationships 26
11:41 AM — The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, says Pope Francis remains opposed to same-sex relationships.
30th July 2013
Australian Christian politician says PinkNews writer belongs to ‘Technicolour’ Taliban 45
3:37 PM — The leader of the Christian Democratic Party in the Australian state of New South Wales has criticised two of PinkNews’ contributing writers, accusing one of them of belonging to a "Technicolour" Taliban.
Comment: What shall we say to the homophobic preacher? 93
1:52 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts says sceptical thinking is the only protection against theocracy, even if our religious allies may be offended by that discourse,
22nd July 2013
Burma: Group of gay men to sue police following arrest 3
6:37 PM — Lawyers for 12 gay men in Burma say they will being legal proceedings against the police after the men were arrested earlier this month at a gay hotspot.
12th July 2013
Lebanese Psychiatric Society makes unprecedented statement against gay conversion therapy 13
7:19 PM — Lebanon’s Psychiatric Society has declared that being gay is not a mental disorder and does not require treatment, making it the first Arab country in the Middle East to do so.
11th July 2013
Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith to challenge Singapore over its anti-gay laws 6
3:15 PM — Tony Blair’s former attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, is to challenge the government of Singapore over its laws banning sex between men.
Vicar says homosexuality can be given up like ‘cigarettes’ and police are being ‘manipulated’ by gays 117
11:29 AM — The Rev Peter Ratcliff has defended US Christian preacher Tony Miano, who was arrested earlier this month in Wimbledon for making a homophobic street sermon.
24th June 2013
Gay Tory MP Conor Burns: ‘Lady Thatcher did not have a problem with gay people’ 55
10:26 AM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, Conservative MP Conor Burns lifts the lid on his extraordinary friendship with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and says it’s wrong to believe she had homophobic views.
20th June 2013
US: Head of gay ‘cure’ ministry says sorry for causing ‘pain and hurt’ 45
1:44 PM — A US organisation notorious for its gay conversion therapy crusade has apologised to the LGBT community for the "pain and hurt” it has caused.