31st August 2014
Banned lesbian lizards, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:53 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
28th August 2014
Caroline Lucas: Rotherham scandal is another reason why we need statutory PSHE now 25
3:40 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says the full horror of the Rotherham abuse scandal indicates the vital need for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Justice Minister to take part in LGBT asylum debate with leading activists 14
11:13 AM — Justice Minister Simon Hughes is set to take part in a discussion about the plight of LGBT asylum seekers.
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".
Lib Dems announce support for statutory sex education 8
12:12 PM — Liberal Democrats will make statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a manifesto pledge, David Laws announces.
4th August 2014
Liberal Democrats launch policies ‘for lesbians’? 4
6:12 PM — Sometimes the Liberal Democrats win... on social media.
28th May 2014
Lib Dem MEP: Tories wrong not to back ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 4
6:52 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP-elect Catherine Bearder says she’s “surprised and disappointed” at Conservative MEPs for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
26th May 2014
Vice President of Lib Dems’ LGBT group loses MEP seat 5
4:10 PM — The Lib Dems are paying tribute to the Vice President of the party’s LGBT group, after she was among 10 Lib Dem MEPs to lose their seats.
20th May 2014
Comment: UKIP’s disgraceful record on gay rights 17
12:25 PM — Giles Goodall, a Liberal Democrat standing for election this week in the European Parliament, writes for PinkNews about UKIP's "appalling" record on LGBT rights.
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
Exclusive: UKIP would ‘rather turn the clock back’ on LGBT rights by Nick Clegg 27
9:17 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns that UKIP would "rather turn the clock back" on LGBT equality.
14th May 2014
Exclusive: Nick Clegg: ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury is right to denounce homophobia’ 15
12:29 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised the Archbishop of Canterbury for speaking out against homophobia and for his "honesty" over his position on same-sex marriage.
27th April 2014
UK: Cameron could veto straight civil partnerships over ‘sanctity of marriage’ 69
5:25 PM — David Cameron and Nick Clegg are reportedly split on the issue of opening civil partnerships to all couples.
28th March 2014
Video: Nick Clegg congratulates same-sex couples marrying this weekend 2
7:06 PM — In a YouTube video, Nick Clegg has offered congratulations to all same-sex couples getting married this weekend, as the law changes on 29 March.
Nick Clegg: This nation will never forget the first day of same-sex marriage 7
8:44 AM — Writing for PinkNews, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg pays tribute to the overwhelming support for same-sex marriage as it is set to take effect in England and Wales tomorrow.
19th March 2014
Ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill: ‘10% of gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage’ 73
4:34 PM — Ben Summerskill has said "10% of lesbian and gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage" – in order to justify Stonewall’s previous delay in supporting the measure.
18th March 2014
Lynne Featherstone: Former Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill ‘couldn’t be more wrong’ 7
4:18 PM — Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone, previously an equalities minister, writes of her disappointment at Ben Summerskill’s decision to question her party’s motives in supporting equal marriage.
17th March 2014
Nick Clegg is ‘sad and disappointed’ ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill is trying to divide LGBT community 21
12:37 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has criticised the former chief executive of Stonewall for saying the Liberal Democrats were “opportunistic” in supporting equal marriage.
16th March 2014
Outrage as Ben Summerskill claims Lib Dems cynically and opportunistically supported equal marriage 58
9:53 AM — Former Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill has launched an extraordinary attack on the Liberal Democrats, accusing the party of supporting same-sex marriage in a "cynical and opportunistic way", despite his own u-turn on the issue.