1st October 2013
Vote for the PinkNews Parliamentary Speech of the Year
12:01 AM — Vote for your choice for the PinkNews Parliamentary Speech of the Year. Nominated this year are Baroness Barker, Mike Freer MP, Lord Jenkin and David Lammy MP.
16th September 2013
Robin Windsor: Rugby star Ben Cohen wanted to dance with me on Strictly 20
4:19 PM — Strictly Come Dancing contestant and former rugby player Ben Cohen wanted Robin Windsor to be his dance partner on the show, it has been revealed.
11th September 2013
Nigel Evans vows to clear his name as he steps down as Deputy Speaker
1:13 PM — Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, MP for Ribble Valley Nigel Evans, has given a personal statement saying he will return to the backbenches after resigning his post as Deputy Speaker, and that he will continue to defend himself against several allegations of sexual assault.
18th July 2013
Kaleidoscope Trust: Equal marriage could make ‘life worse’ for gay people in developing countries 29
2:52 PM — LGBT rights charity the Kaleidoscope Trust has warned that gay rights in the West, including the recent Same Sex Marriage Act, could lead to an erosion of LGBT freedoms in the developing world.
6th July 2013
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow: My support for LGBT rights is ‘legitimate and essential’ 5
12:43 PM — In his third visit to Belfast as House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow told the audience of Amnesty’s annual Belfast Pride lecture that although Northern Ireland is “considerably behind” when it comes to LGBT rights, “if it’s won through in the rest of the kingdom it will prevail in Northern Ireland”.
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).
10th June 2013
Buckingham Palace consulted in debate over same-sex marriages in Westminster chapel 12
6:12 PM — Buckingham Palace has been drawn into the debate around whether or not equal marriage ceremonies should take place at a chapel within the Palace of Westminster.
1st June 2013
Boris Johnson: I am delighted London has made the final shortlist for the 2018 Gay Games 4
4:43 PM — Boris Johnson says its “fantastic news” that the capital has been shortlisted to go through to the final round of the process to host the 2018 Gay Games.
20th May 2013
Speaker John Bercow announces MP’s office searched investigating a ‘serious arrestable offence’
3:48 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has made an announcement that an MP's office at Westminster, was searched at the weekend, during an investigation of a "serious arrestable offence".
13th May 2013
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans’ House of Commons duties put on hold
5:39 PM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, will not resume his duties in the chamber while police continue to investigate allegations against him.
5th May 2013
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans will return to the Commons for the State Opening of Parliament
7:36 PM — Nigel Evans, the openly gay Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, will return to Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament next week.
Nigel Evans: Completely false allegations are from men who until yesterday I regarded as friends
10:15 AM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has said the men who have made rape and sexual assault allegations against him were until yesterday people who he regarded as friends.
4th May 2013
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault of two men
8:26 PM — It is being reported that the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has been arrested on suspicion of rape of one man and the sexual assault of another.
12th April 2013
London: Stonewall celebrity dinner raises £394,000 9
3:58 PM — Over 500 guests, including celebrities and politicians, attended Stonewall’s annual Equality Dinner at London’s Dorchester Hotel last night.
28th March 2013
Commons Speaker John Bercow joins Stonewall’s Brighton Equality Walk 11
11:08 AM — Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow will join Zoe Lyons, Rylan Clark and Lucy Spraggan in supporting Stonewall's Brighton Equality Walk on 5 May.
17th March 2013
Westminster chapel could host equal marriage ceremonies 7
9:39 PM — A chapel within the Palace of Westminster may be changed in order to allow equal marriage ceremonies, as part of a proposal by Labour MP Chris Bryant.
26th February 2013
John Bercow wrongly outs rugby star Ben Cohen in gay gaffe 22
4:05 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons was left red-faced after accidently referring to rugby star Ben Cohen as “openly gay” – even though the former player has a wife and is straight.
29th January 2013
Tory rebel says same-sex marriage bill could pass Commons with a majority of 400 16
5:45 PM — Conservative MP Philip Davies, who opposes equal marriage, has told a PinkNews reader that he expects the government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill for England and Wales to pass with a Commons majority of between 300-400.
John Bercow: The progress of LGBT rights is thanks to campaigners, straight allies, and ‘moral strength’ 19
2:55 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons set aside his impartial position to reveal his support for LGBT rights at the London 2018 Gay games bid.
London: Gay Games 2018 bid kicks off 2
12:55 PM — The bid to host the 2018 Gay Games in London, which is being supported by lesbian paralympian Claire Harvey, began with a reception in Westminster last night.