26th September 2014
Tony Blair: ‘Gay rights is a significant part of my legacy’ 31
8:00 AM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says gay rights will form “a significant part” of his legacy.
25th September 2014
Labour accused of protecting ‘paedophiles in Rotherham’ by gay UKIP candidate. 55
5:20 PM — A gay UKIP parliamentary candidate has accused Labour of protecting “paedophiles in Rotherham” and of homophobia.
23rd September 2014
Ed Miliband: Lord Cashman will be my LGBT rights envoy 7
4:27 PM — Ed Miliband says Lord Michael Cashman will serve as the party’s LGBT rights envoy - at a time when internationally LGBT rights "are going backwards".
11th September 2014
Owen Jones rules out standing as an MP in Nick Clegg’s seat 37
6:10 PM — Gay author and campaigner Owen Jones says he has no intention of standing as a Labour parliamentary candidate in Nick Clegg's seat.
10th September 2014
Scottish Labour leader: Independence would diminish equality in Scotland 9
5:25 PM — “Equality will not be top of the agenda for many years if we vote for independence,” Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has warned.
27th August 2014
Lib Dems can introduce statutory sex education by voting for October’s bill, says Caroline Lucas 1
3:50 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas is calling on the Lib Dems to support a bill for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
26th August 2014
Labour welcomes Lib Dem decision to back statutory sex education 2
5:56 PM — Labour says the Liberal Democrats should have backed SRE "four years ago".
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.