8th May 2015
Nick Clegg retains Sheffield Hallam seat but hints at resignation as Lib Dem leader 4
5:32 AM — Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has held onto his Sheffield Hallam seat in the 2015 general election, but has hinted that he may step down as party leader.
Lib Dem equalities minister Jo Swinson loses out to SNP
3:06 AM — Liberal Democrat equalities minister Jo Swinson has lost her seat to the Scottish National Party.
26th March 2015
Comment: Why the Government is spending £2 million to tackle bullying, by Jo Swinson 5
4:50 PM — Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson writes for PinkNews on why the Government has announced new spending to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.
5th March 2015
British Government writes to foreign countries to ask for gay rights clarification 19
4:51 PM — The British Government has asked for clarification on whether 70 foreign jurisdictions recognise marriages between same-sex couples performed in the UK.
28th February 2015
Jo Swinson: We still need to do more to tackle homophobia 11
5:03 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Equalities Minister Jo Swinson marks the close of LGBT History Month.
29th October 2014
Nicky Morgan & Jo Swinson: Our plan to eliminate homophobia in schools 30
12:02 AM — Writing for PinkNews, Education Secretary and Women and Equalities Minister, Nicky Morgan, and Women and Equalities Minister, Jo Swinson, explain the importance of tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
4th May 2014
UK: Culture Secretary blocks participation in EU gay rights summit 157
3:04 PM — Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has reportedly blocked a Lib Dem minister's plan to attend an EU gay rights summit, and scuppered plans for the UK to sign a declaration against homophobia.
28th April 2014
Project to tackle homophobic bullying in schools given go ahead 25
8:11 PM — The first stage of a project to drive out homophobic and biphobic bullying in schools has been awarded to a research group and given the go ahead.
22nd January 2014
Comment: The EU has made strides towards LGBT equality but discrimination and isolation remain common 7
2:24 PM — Lib Dem European Parliamentary candidate for South East England Giles Goodall writes for PinkNews on the EU as a force for good in the fight for equality, but says discrimination and isolation are still rife for LGBT people and momentum needs to be maintained.
2nd December 2013
Government Whip Jenny Willott to provide maternity cover for Equalities Minister Jo Swinson
7:18 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott is to provide maternity cover for fellow Lib Dem Jo Swinson, who will go on leave this month to have her first child with husband Duncan Hames MP, also a Lib Dem.
21st November 2013
Shadow Equalities Minister: ‘Absolutely right’ of the government to tackle LGBT bullying 1
5:55 PM — Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero, has welcomed a new government initiative to tackle LGBT bullying in secondary schools.
Equalities Minister Jo Swinson launches funding initiative to understand anti-LGBT bullying in schools 6
1:06 PM — An new initiative to help drive out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in secondary schools was launched today in an East London school by Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson this morning, during Anti- Bullying Week.
13th January 2013
Boris Johnson offers Olympic venues to organisers of the 2018 Gay Games 18
3:38 PM — Boris Johnson is set to offer the Olympic stadium, and other of London's high-profile sporting venues to organisers of the 2018 Gay Games.