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.
17th May 2014
Shadow Foreign Minister: From Uganda to Brunei, LGBT lives remain under threat 8
6:46 PM — Shadow Foreign Minister Kerry McCarthy writes for PinkNews how on IDAHOT much of the world continues to be a difficult place for LGBT people.
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."
15th May 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott: Mayor of London must act over rising homophobic crime 23
5:31 PM — Labour’s Diane Abbott is calling on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to take action following a 5.6% increase in homophobic crime across the capital.
25th April 2014
Ex-Labour official Dan Hodges: Nigel Farage is not a ‘homophobe’ or ‘racist’ 98
6:44 PM — Former Labour official Dan Hodges says UKIP leader Nigel Farage is not a "racist" or a "homophobe" but that his party is worse than the BNP.
22nd April 2014
Lord Mandelson: ‘UKIP routinely insult gay people’ 28
5:33 PM — Labour’s former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has taken a swipe at UKIP’s treatment of gay people.
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.
29th March 2014
Ed Miliband: Our battle for equality can’t stop at same-sex marriage while prejudice still remains 8
4:23 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband writes for PinkNews to congratulate same-sex couples marrying in England and Wales, saying the battle for equality still is not yet won.
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.