Man claims MP Nigel Evans placed hand down trousers in ‘drunken over-familiarity’ in Soho pub
3:59 PM — A man who alleges he was indecently assaulted by Nigel Evans told a court the MP put his hand down his trousers twice during a night out in Soho.
10th March 2014
MP Nigel Evans denies raping university student
6:41 PM — A court has heard allegations that Nigel Evans raped a university student at his home.
Jury told Nigel Evans assaulted man inside parliamentary bar
5:08 PM — A jury has heard MP Nigel Evans allegedly indecently assaulted a man in a parliamentary bar - and also another man at the Conservative Party conference in 2003.
Court told MP Nigel Evans ‘pressed his sexual attentions on younger men’
3:10 PM — The trial of Nigel Evans, former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, has begun with the prosecution outlining its case against the MP.
Sex offences trial of MP Nigel Evans set to begin
10:34 AM — Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, will go on trial today accused of sexual offences against seven men.
5th March 2014
Secondary equal marriage legislation passes House of Commons 20
7:04 PM — The secondary legislation needed for same-sex marriages to commence in England and Wales has passed the House of Commons.
1st March 2014
Anti-gay marriage MP’s bill for ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ fails 30
2:59 PM — Conservative MP Peter Bone, a staunch equal marriage opponent, seemingly isn't having a very good week.
21st February 2014
Twenty years ago today MPs voted to lower the age of consent for gay men to 18 4
4:23 PM — It’s exactly twenty years since the House of Commons voted on Edwina Currie's amendment to lower the age of consent for men who have sex with men
10th February 2014
Speaker John Bercow to give evidence at rape trial of former deputy speaker Nigel Evans
1:39 PM — The Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, is to be a prosecution witness during the trial of former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans.
4th February 2014
Lesbian human rights activist Amy Lamé standing for selection as Labour party candidate
11:27 AM — Lesbian human rights activist, writer, and broadcaster Amy Lamé has announced she will be standing for selection as the Labour Party candidate for Dulwich and West Norwood.
24th January 2014
MP Nigel Evans pleads not guilty to sex charges
5:51 PM — Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans denies committing sexual offences against seven men at a pretrial hearing.
23rd January 2014
MP Nigel Evans due in court on Friday over sex charges
2:56 PM — Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans is due to appear at Preston Crown Court on Friday for a pre-trial hearing in relation to several sexual assault charges.
17th January 2014
Gordon Birtwistle who said ‘gay marriage is just not on’, hopeful for Lib Dem deputy leadership 25
4:09 PM — A hopeful in the running for Lib Dem deputy leadership Gordon Birtwistle previously expressed his strong opposition to same-sex marriage.
15th November 2013
Youth Parliament debates need for ‘zero tolerance’ of homophobic bullying 2
6:03 PM — Members of the Youth Parliament have debated the scourge of homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools.
13th November 2013
UK Parliament to debate gay ‘cure’ therapies next week 29
6:36 PM — A Westminster Hall Debate in the House of Commons on gay conversion therapy will take place on Wednesday 20 November, it has been announced.
25th October 2013
Video: PinkNews award for Advertising Campaign of the Year
2:54 PM — Here is the video for Advertising Campaign of the Year at the inaugural PinkNews Awards hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Video: PinkNews award for Parliamentary Speech of the Year 1
2:30 PM — Here is the video for Speech of the Year at the inaugural PinkNews Awards hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons on Wednesday.
In Photos: The PinkNews Awards 2013, hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons
1:03 PM — The inaugural PinkNews Awards were hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, on Wednesday in the Speaker’s House of the Palace of Westminster. The following pictures showcase some of the most important and exciting moments of the evening.
24th October 2013
PinkNews Awards Speech: House of Commons Speaker John Bercow 1
4:58 PM — Speaker John Bercow officially opened last night's PinkNews Awards held inside the State Rooms of Speaker’s House at the Palace of Westminster - here is the speech in full.
Exclusive: John Bercow praises Labour, Tories and Lib Dems for supporting equality 2
4:57 PM — John Bercow, the Speaker of the Commons, heaped praise on the current Coalition and previous Labour government for advancing LGBT rights over the past 16 years at last night’s PinkNews Awards.