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 38
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.
8th September 2014
Broadcast guru becomes Ed Miliband’s first out adviser 1
7:58 PM — Ed Miliband has appointed an openly gay broadcaster to his shadow adviser team.
7th September 2014
Anti-gay rights Labour MP Jim Dobbin dies on trip 83
12:35 PM — Jim Dobbin, a Labour MP who was opposed to gay rights, has died on a Parliamentary trip.
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".
24th July 2014
Peter Tatchell: I am considering outing bishops who discipline married gay clergy 87
5:39 PM — Peter Tatchell has threatened to name prominent gay bishops, if they discipline members of the clergy who have entered into same-sex marriages.
16th July 2014
First out Tory MP Alan Duncan recommended for knighthood 3
12:48 PM — The first out Tory MP, Alan Duncan, has reportedly been recommended for a knighthood after leaving his ministerial post.
11th July 2014
Dutch councillor thrown out of his party for calling gays ‘abnormal’ 15
12:17 PM — A local councillor in the Netherlands has been thrown out of his party for describing homosexuality as "abnormal".
3rd July 2014
Labour leaders pay tribute to Stonewall founder and Labour politician Michael Cashman 2
2:13 PM — Tony Blair was among several Labour figures to pay tribute to Michael Cashman at a party marking his contribution to politics and LGBT rights.
2nd July 2014
Ireland: Tributes from LGBT activists following Education Minister’s resignation 1
4:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have paid tribute to Ireland’s Education Minister, Ruairí Quinn, as he resigns from government.
1st July 2014
Tony Blair pays tribute to former MEP Michael Cashman by saying #ThanksMichael 9
12:39 PM — Tony Blair has paid tribute to Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, following his retirement as an MEP.
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.
21st June 2014
Tristram Hunt: Textbooks that teach homosexuality is a choice are ‘dangerous’ and ‘backward’ 43
5:30 PM — Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has attacked the use of "dangerous" textbooks in British schools that teach homosexuality is a choice.
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.
28th May 2014
Labour MEP: Tories are ‘paranoid’ and ‘echoing UKIP’ over LGBT rights pledge row 10
7:15 PM — Labour MEP-elect Seb Dance has criticised the Conservative Party for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
26th May 2014
Gay international development activist becomes Labour MEP for London 1
5:49 PM — Michael Cashman has congratulated Labour's newest gay MEP for London, Seb Dance.
21st May 2014
Labour brands Tory anti-gay candidate a ‘bigot’ and questions how he can represent LGBT voters 19
6:25 PM — Labour is demanding the Conservatives take action against one of their local candidates who believes Ofsted is seeking to impose a “homosexual agenda on schools."
19th May 2014
Coalition for Marriage poll inadvertently finds most Tories support same-sex marriage 22
7:40 PM — In a recent poll by ComRes, 23% of people intending to vote for the Conservative Party at the upcoming European Election, view gay marriage as a reason not to vote for the party.