22nd January 2014
Comment: The EU has made strides towards LGBT equality but discrimination and isolation remain common 7
2:24 PM — Lib Dem European Parliamentary candidate for South East England Giles Goodall writes for PinkNews on the EU as a force for good in the fight for equality, but says discrimination and isolation are still rife for LGBT people and momentum needs to be maintained.
17th January 2014
Gordon Birtwistle who said ‘gay marriage is just not on’, hopeful for Lib Dem deputy leadership 25
4:09 PM — A hopeful in the running for Lib Dem deputy leadership Gordon Birtwistle previously expressed his strong opposition to same-sex marriage.
16th January 2014
Nick Clegg: Porn filters ‘absolutely should not’ block sexual health and gay rights content 9
4:29 PM — Exclusive: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told PinkNews.co.uk that he is alarmed by revelations that internet service providers have been blocking access to non-pornographic LGBT and sexual health websites.
19th December 2013
Lib Dem peer: If BBC’s neutrality allows poppies on-screen it must allow AIDS ribbons too 2
1:03 PM — Baroness Barker has become the latest politician to criticise the BBC’s apparent double standards in reprimanding Graham Norton for wearing a red ribbon for World AIDS Day – whilst allowing other presenters to promote singular charitable causes.
18th December 2013
Lib Dem equal marriage critic Simon Hughes appointed Minister for Justice 18
3:19 PM — Former deputy Lib Dem leader Simon Hughes is to join the government as a Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice.
2nd December 2013
Lib Dem MP John Leech disappointed at delay to Alan Turing pardon bill 2
4:06 PM — Liberal Democrat MP John Leech has expressed disappointment that his bill to pardon gay mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing has been delayed following opposition by a single Tory MP.
29th November 2013
Nick Clegg: 30 years since the first HIV cases, too many myths still persist
3:56 PM — In his annual message for Sunday's World AIDS Day, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it's "vital" to get people testing in order to reduce undiagnosed rates of HIV.
20th November 2013
UK Government rules out banning therapists from providing gay ‘cures’ on cost grounds 18
6:28 PM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has told MPs that gay-to-straight conversion therapy is “utterly abhorrent” but that the government remains opposed to the statutory regulation of psychotherapists on the grounds of cost.
15th November 2013
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: ‘Luxembourg’s gay prime minister and deputy PM is LGBT progress for Europe’ 6
1:30 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says the fact that Luxembourg is set to have both an openly gay prime minister and deputy PM shows “how far Europe has progressed on LGBT issues”.
8th November 2013
Stonewall accused of snubbing Liberal Democrats at awards ceremony 15
1:59 PM — Two senior Liberal Democrat peers have criticised Stonewall for allegedly snubbing their party’s involvement in the campaign for equal marriage, with Lord Rennard saying “the law was passed at Westminster in spite of Stonewall's initial and wrong headed opposition to it.”
24th October 2013
Exclusive: Nick Clegg thanks British people for being ahead of politicians in supporting equal marriage 1
2:35 PM — At last night's PinkNews Awards, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg paid tribute to the British people in helping the political classes back equal marriage, saying "It shows how change can happy quickly when people work together”.
18th September 2013
Nick Clegg celebrates ‘equal marriage at last’ despite ‘dinosaur opposition’ in the House of Lords 9
3:37 PM — Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has celebrated equal marriage for England and Wales during his speech to close the Lib Dem annual party conference.
G4S apologises to LGBT Lib Dem group after demanding to see banner 17
11:55 AM — Security firm G4S has apologised to LGBT delegates at the Lib Dem conference after it was accused of trying to stifle freedom of expression.
10th September 2013
Survey: A quarter of people in the UK disagree with homosexuality, but acceptance continues to rise 69
2:03 PM — The 30th British Social Attitudes survey has been released: Amid the findings is that 1 in 4 people in the UK still disagree with homosexuality, though the overall trend is one of increasing acceptance.
5th September 2013
Video: InterTech Diversity Forum panel discussion on LGBT start-ups at Google London 2
2:28 PM — The first in a series of panel discussions featuring LGBT members of the start up community took place in London yesterday evening, hosted by the InterTech Diversity Forum.
12th August 2013
Exclusive: Brian Paddick: ‘Putin can ignore us unless we do things that hurt the Russian economy’ 15
1:24 PM — Speaking exclusively to PinkNews.co.uk, Brian Paddick suggests hurting Russia’s economy is the only way of taking effective action against the country’s homophobic censorship laws..
22nd July 2013
Lib Dem MP responds to criticism over anti-homophobia campaign: ‘Most people are sick of homophobia’ 24
8:26 PM — Liberal Democrat MP John Leech, the supporter of a campaign to eradicate homophobia in football, has responded to a letter from a disgruntled constituent who accused him of trying to "brainwash children".
18th July 2013
Nick Clegg tells PinkNews: Russia needs to ‘move with the times’ when it comes to LGBT rights 18
3:41 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has urged Russia to protect the rights of LGBT citizens following concerns about gay athletes attending the 2014 Winter Olympics.
15th July 2013
Bristol: Councillor criticises council for banning web access to gay film review site 24
4:15 PM — A councillor in Bristol has accused his local authority of “institutionalised homophobia” for blocking Wi-Fi access to a website containing reviews of gay films.
12th July 2013
PinkNews exclusive: Scottish Lib Dem leader says ‘It’s Time’ for MSPs to back equal marriage 4
12:39 PM — Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie is the latest party leader to speak out in favour of equal marriage in Scotland as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign.