27th June 2014
Ed Miliband: Pride shows Britain at its best 14
2:55 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews, Ed Miliband discusses why he thinks pride is still important, celebrates what has been done for LGBT rights, and goes on to say there is more to be done in combating discrimination.
17th June 2014
UK: Councillor quits Labour Party after calling colleague ‘queer’ 58
1:23 PM — A councillor who hurled homophobic abuse at a colleague during a public row has resigned from the Labour Party along with his wife.
20th May 2014
Met Police investigate Muslim pro-Tory, anti-gay election leaflets 15
6:44 PM — Police have launched an investigation over election leaflets urging Muslims in Newham to vote Tory amid claims the local council is run by “gays” and “atheists”.
17th May 2014
Exclusive: As the UK progresses, other countries are going back on LGBT rights by Ed Miliband 29
11:36 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on IDAHOT, Labour leader Ed Miliband says his party "will be at forefront of continuing the fight for equality."
14th April 2014
Malta: Labour Party flies rainbow flag on eve of civil unions vote 2
5:49 PM — The Labour Party of Malta has flown a rainbow flag at its headquarters on the day that Parliament is set to vote on a civil unions bill.
11th April 2014
Ed Miliband: I will create a Secretary of State for Women and Equalities 3
7:09 PM — Labour would have a Secretary of State for Women and Equalities if it won the next election, Ed Miliband has announced.
28th March 2014
Exclusive Video – Ed Miliband: Same-sex marriage is a ‘proud moment’ for Britain 7
12:57 PM — In a video recorded for PinkNews, Labour leader Ed Miliband has congratulated campaigners and MPs for their work towards same-sex marriage.
16th March 2014
Outrage as Ben Summerskill claims Lib Dems cynically and opportunistically supported equal marriage 58
9:53 AM — Former Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill has launched an extraordinary attack on the Liberal Democrats, accusing the party of supporting same-sex marriage in a "cynical and opportunistic way", despite his own u-turn on the issue.
14th March 2014
Tony Benn: ‘Long before it was accepted I did support gay rights’ 9
11:16 AM — Tributes are being paid to Tony Benn, one of Britain’s most progressive politicians, who has died at the age of 88.
28th February 2014
Brighton: Labour and Tories vote against Green plan to axe £25,000 Pride grant 6
2:17 PM — Labour and Tory councillors in Brighton and Hove have voted against a planned cut to the city’s Pride festival.
5th February 2014
UK: Labour councillor suspended following homophobic slur investigation
1:38 PM — A Labour councillor in Rochdale, who denies accusations of homophobia, has been suspended by his party.
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.
31st January 2014
UK: Labour councillor denies using anti-gay slur in argument with colleague 4
11:17 AM — A Labour councillor in Rochdale denies accusations of homophobia, following an investigation by police.
1st December 2013
Ed Miliband: ‘We have so much further to go to help 35 million people living with HIV around the world’
2:02 PM — In his speech for World AIDS Day 2013, leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has expressed a need for more to be done to help people around the world living with HIV.
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.
Comment: The government is wrong not to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 22
3:22 PM — Labour MP Sandra Osborne has criticised Health Minister Norman Lamb for ruling out statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to prevent them from being able to provide gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
19th November 2013
Tory Chairman Grant Shapps asks Miliband about links to Paul Flowers 10
7:01 PM — Tory Chairman Grant Shapps has written to Labour leader Ed Miliband over revelations gay former Co-op banking chairman Paul Flowers resigned from Bradford Council in 2011 after "inappropriate but not illegal adult content" was found on a computer he used.
18th November 2013
Ed Miliband: ‘The 10th anniversary of Section 28 repeal reminds us we must all speak against prejudice’ 3
1:44 PM — The Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband, has spoken on the 10th anniversary of the repeal of Section 28, to emphasise the importance of its demise, despite saying there is still more to be done.
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.
8th October 2013
Welsh Government: Championing gay equality is all the more important at a time of austerity 1
2:46 PM — Welsh Communities Minister Jeff Cuthbert says championing gay equality is all the more important at a time of austerity.