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.
20th March 2014
Pledge by Ed Miliband for compulsory sex education welcomed by youth health charity Brook 2
6:44 PM — Ed Miliband's promise to make sex education compulsory if Labour wins the 2015 general election has been welcomed by young people’s sexual health charity Brook.
19th March 2014
Tony Blair: With hindsight maybe I should have gone for equal marriage and not just civil partnerships 37
11:01 AM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has questioned whether it might have been possible to have achieved marriage equality during his time in office.
17th March 2014
Comment: Ben Summerskill was ‘cynical’ about equal marriage, not the Lib Dems 11
4:26 PM — LGBT campaigner and Labour party supporter Chris Ward writes on Ben Summerskill's history on equal marriage, claiming that his assertion that the Lib Dems were "opportunistic and cynical" on same-sex marriage were untrue.
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.
13th March 2014
Lord Alli: Culture Secretary had look of ‘rabbit scared in headlights’ during equal marriage debate 23
4:45 PM — In a speech praising Yvette Cooper’s role in assisting the Coalition with its same-sex marriage law, Labour peer Lord Alli took a pop at Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.
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.
6th February 2014
Labour MP Chris Bryant: I’m embarrassed the UK is not including gay people in its Olympic delegation 8
2:01 PM — Chris Bryant has condemned the government for failing to include any LGBT people in the Olympic delegation, and jokes President Putin should “stop wandering around” with his shirt off as he risks arrest.
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.
London gay community in shock over sudden death of Mayor of Lambeth 8
10:42 AM — The London gay community is in shock following the announcement that Lambeth Mayor Mark Bennett died suddenly from a suspected heart attack on Tuesday morning, aged 43.
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.
28th January 2014
House of Lords votes against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools 39
8:34 PM — The House of Lords has rejected a Labour party amendment that would have made sex and relationship education mandatory in schools.
House of Lords debating mandatory sex education in schools 2
7:16 PM — A Labour amendment for mandatory sex and relationship education in schools is being debated in the House of Lords this evening.
3rd December 2013
London: Police investigate homophobic posters targeting gay former Lib Dem councillor 3
3:13 PM — Police are investigating a “smear” campaign against a gay former east London councillor after posters accusing him of paedophilia were put up near his home.
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.
24th October 2013
Yvette Cooper: It was our job in Parliament to make equal marriage about joy 1
9:26 PM — Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has paid tribute to her political counterparts after being named Politician of the Year at last night's PinkNews Awards.
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.
14th October 2013
Lord Smith: Equal marriage had such a large majority because it came from a Tory Government 6
5:19 PM — Britain’s first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury has said that he thought there were advantages to equal marriage being introduced under a Tory Government.