25th October 2013
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.
23rd October 2013
Labour MP proposes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 24
3:04 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has proposed a bill aimed at banning gay conversion therapy.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert rescues woman from being swept away in the Thames 6
11:55 AM — A Liberal Democrat MP saved the day last night as he tossed a lifebelt into the water to save a woman from being swept away down the Thames.
16th October 2013
Tory MP with mixed record on gay rights elected deputy speaker 8
7:01 PM — Eleanor Laing, who abstained from this year's vote on equal marriage, claiming people in her constituency still needed time to get used to civil partnerships, has been elected deputy speaker of the Commons.
Anti-gay marriage MP Nadine Dorries comes bottom in deputy speaker race 15
5:52 PM — Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, who rallied against the same-sex marriage act, has come last in the contest to replace Nigel Evans as one of the House of Commons’ deputy speakers.
15th October 2013
House of Commons Speaker to honour Alan Turing ‘the gay man who saved the world’ with posthumous award 4
3:26 PM — The late gay computer genius and World War II codebreaker Alan Turing will be honoured with a posthumous award at the Attitude Awards this evening.
4th October 2013
Vociferous equal marriage opponent Nadine Dorries to stand as deputy speaker 19
4:06 PM — Following the resignation of Nigel Evans, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, who rallied against the same-sex marriage act, is to stand in the contest to be Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
Gay MP Nigel Evans to stand trial over sex charges in March 2014
3:18 PM — Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, will stand trial in connection with charges of multiple sex offences in March 2014, it has been announced.
18th September 2013
Gay MP Nigel Evans appears in court over sex charges
10:54 AM — Nigel Evans, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, has made his first court appearance after being charged with sex offences.
19th July 2013
Cameroon criticises media attention around murdered LGBT campaigner 8
10:51 PM — Officials in Cameroon have spoken out for the first time since international media attention focussed on the alleged murder of an LGBT and human rights campaigner earlier this week.
Video: Government to support posthumous pardon of gay war hero Alan Turing following Lords vote 36
5:12 PM — A pardon may be given to late gay codebreaker Alan Turing as peers in the House of Lords gave a bill to to just that its Second Reading today.
17th July 2013
Murdered Cameroonian gay rights activist mentioned during UK Parliament equal marriage debate 2
5:58 PM — The plight of a murdered gay rights activist in Cameroon was raised in the House of Commons during Tuesday’s same-sex marriage debate by Labour MP Diane Abbott.
Peter Tatchell: There are still aspects of discrimination in the equal marriage bill 27
12:48 PM — Peter Tatchell welcomes Parliament's decision to pass the same-sex marriage bill but says in its current structure trans people get a "raw deal".
Maria Miller: Passing equal marriage is a ‘tremendous and historic achievement’ 28
10:46 AM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller has praised the decision of Parliament to pass the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales and says it is a “tremendous achievement.”
16th July 2013
Tory MP David Burrowes denies last-ditch attempt to ‘frustrate’ equal marriage bill 64
4:21 PM — Conservative MP David Burrowes has once again been accused of trying to delay implementation of the same-sex marriage bill after he tabled an amendment that seeks to force the government to hold individual public consultations for changes to secondary legislation.
12th July 2013
TUC and Unison urge government to ban gay conversion therapy as petition heads to Parliament 5
10:39 AM — More than 40 different LGBT groups along with trade union organisations the TUC and Unison have called on the government to ban gay conversion therapy.
4th July 2013
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to appear at Belfast Amnesty Pride Lecture 4
12:04 AM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, will deliver a talk as part of Amnesty International Northern Ireland’s annual Pride Lecture this evening (4 July).
3rd July 2013
Green MP Caroline Lucas tables amendment for equal survivor benefits for gay couples 21
6:41 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has tabled an amendment to the Pensions Bill, which would give equal provision of survivor benefits for same-sex couples.