Ex-Culture Secretary tells anti-gay columnist: You’re a coward for staying hidden 2
6:04 PM — Former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has condemned a Devon newspaper columnist for describing homosexuality as an "aberration”.
4th September 2014
‘We have the opportunity to get PSHE bill through’, says Labour MP Diane Abbott
3:59 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott says she hopes a bill to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education statutory can pass, following the remarks of Justice Minister Simon Hughes.
13th August 2014
Comment: The UK Government must stand up for LGBT Ugandans 7
5:50 PM — Labour's Kerry McCarthy has written to the UK's Minister for Africa urging for a stronger stance against the Ugandan Government's support for anti-gay laws.
31st July 2014
Labour MP Geraint Davies: I’m glad court backed gay ‘cure’ ad bans 28
5:33 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour MP Geraint Davies welcomes this week's High Court ruling against anti-gay Christian charity Core Issues Trust.
19th June 2014
Diane Abbott: We are seeing ‘encouraging signs’ out of Jamaica on LGBT rights 10
2:36 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott tells PinkNews that Jamaica is taking "encouraging" political steps to rid itself of its homophobic shadow.
17th June 2014
Diane Abbott: Churches need to support black gay men on sexual health 12
12:18 PM — Black churches have a key role to play in improving sexual health for black gay men, Labour's Diane Abbott says.
10th June 2014
Diane Abbott: Sultan of Brunei keeping honours legitimises stone-the-gays-law 6
5:50 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott has questioned the decision of King’s College London not to rescind an Honorary Law Doctorate given to the Sultan of Brunei.
20th May 2014
Scots TUC supports Labour MP’s campaign to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 3
3:37 PM — A campaign by Labour MP Geraint Davies to ban gay-to-straight conversion therapy has received a boost after the Scottish Trade Union Congress endorsed the MP’s bill.
17th May 2014
Shadow Foreign Minister: From Uganda to Brunei, LGBT lives remain under threat 8
6:46 PM — Shadow Foreign Minister Kerry McCarthy writes for PinkNews how on IDAHOT much of the world continues to be a difficult place for LGBT people.
15th May 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott: Mayor of London must act over rising homophobic crime 23
5:31 PM — Labour’s Diane Abbott is calling on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to take action following a 5.6% increase in homophobic crime across the capital.
14th April 2014
London: Labour MP to raise case of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker with Home Office
3:59 PM — Labour MP John Cryer has intervened in the case of a lesbian asylum seeker living in east London who is facing deportation to Uganda.
7th April 2014
Labour MP Geraint Davies: Only regulation can stop gay conversion therapy 13
1:43 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies says only statutory regulation can prevent therapists from trying to 'cure' LGBT people in England and Wales.
UK: Health Minister warns doctors against referring gay parents for ‘cure’ therapy 5
10:57 AM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England asking for assurances that GPs are not referring gay people for conversion therapy.
3rd April 2014
Former prisons minister: It’s ‘disgraceful’ how the UK Border Agency has handled LGBT asylum cases over the years 4
4:47 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt and Labour MP Pamela Nash have strongly criticised the Home Office over its handling of LGBT asylum cases.
28th March 2014
Yvette Cooper: Saturday will be a time to party and toast equal rights and equal love 1
6:45 PM — Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper writes for PinkNews of how delighted she is at the prospect of gay couples marrying across England and Wales at the stroke of midnight.
27th March 2014
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw: I want to know will the Church sack a priest for marrying a gay partner? 5
11:34 AM — Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has thrown down the gauntlet to the Church of England, saying it should confirm whether it would defrock a priest for marrying a same-sex partner.
14th March 2014
MP Nigel Evans pays tribute to the ‘legendary’ Tony Benn 5
1:57 PM — Nigel Evans has paid tribute to veteran Labour politician Tony Benn who has died at the age of 88.
7th February 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott calls on UK to use ‘soft power’ against homophobia in Africa 4
11:47 AM — Diane Abbott says the UK Government is not doing enough to challenge LGBT rights violations across Africa.
5th February 2014
Shadow Foreign Minister: The UK Government must challenge Russia on LGBT rights at the Winter Olympics 4
12:50 PM — Shadow Foreign Minister Kerry McCarthy writes for PinkNews.co.uk on why Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalites, Maria Miller, has to raise the issue of LGBT rights when she travels to Sochi for the Winter Games.
14th January 2014
Labour MP: Government wrong to say banning gay ‘cure’ therapy could affect pro-gay counselling 10
4:06 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has criticised Health Minister Daniel Poulter for ruling out statutory regulation of psychotherapists - the Minister claims it would have "unintended consequences" for counsellors who are supporting gay people.