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.
13th October 2013
Lord Smith: The Sunday Times was aware I was HIV positive – and agreed not to publish it for two years 10
12:08 PM — Britain’s first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury,has spoken up on the difficulties he faced coming out about his HIV status, revealing that the Sunday Times had agreed not to publish any stories on the matter for two years until he was ready.
12th October 2013
Lord Smith: Tony Blair was nervous about lowering the age of consent for gay men and repealing Section 28 15
12:57 PM — Britain's first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury, has said that Tony Blair, whilst Prime Minister, needed "persuading" that legalising the age of consent, and repealing Section 28 were the right things to do.
8th October 2013
Labour MP Steve Reed appointed Shadow Home Office minister 1
5:55 PM — South London Labour MP Steve Reed has been made a Shadow Home Office minister in the party’s reshuffle.
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.
7th October 2013
Gay former adviser to Gordon Brown appointed Labour’s new election director 2
6:40 PM — Spencer Livermore, previously dubbed “The most powerful gay man in British politics” has been appointed Labour's General Election Campaign Director.