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.
13th March 2014
Lib Dem peer Lord Paddick: Today I’m legally married at last! 15
11:01 AM — Lord Brian Paddick writes for PinkNews.co.uk of his delight at the fact that today his marriage to his Norwegian husband, Petter, is finally recognised in England and Wales.
10th March 2014
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg: I love that Britain is a place you can be gay and proud 15
12:43 AM — In his speech to Liberal Democrat Spring Conference, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised Britain's LGBT rights record.
22nd January 2014
Nick Clegg: Tackling HIV in the gay community requires a new cross-party consensus 7
2:09 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg exclusively tells PinkNews.co.uk that the time has come for the UK’s political leaders to redouble their efforts in tackling the HIV epidemic among gay and bisexual men.
16th January 2014
Exclusive: Nick Clegg lashes out at ‘Cabinet wrangles’ over improving sex education 4
6:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has expressed his frustration at the failure of the Cabinet to agree on the need to “improve” and “modernise” sex education guidance.
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.
10th January 2014
Lib Dem President: ‘David Cameron’s ineffective, nonsensical porn filter policy needs to be scrapped’ 11
11:04 AM — Liberal Democrat President Tim Farron says David Cameron's policy of mandatory 'porn filters' for internet service providers should be scrapped because “essential sites on sexual health, gender and sexuality, domestic violence and LGBT rights are being blocked".
3rd January 2014
Comment: FA appointing player who said gays are ‘detestable’ shows we have a long road to equality 8
5:59 PM — The Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, Ed Fordham, writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how the appointment of Michael Johnson as the FA's new equality adviser - despite previously making homophobic comments - shows the path to full LGBT equality has a long way to travel.
2nd January 2014
New Chair of Lib Dem LGBT group takes up post 9
6:39 PM — Ed Fordham has taken over from Adrian Trett as the new Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats.
20th December 2013
Official Lib Dem LGBT website blocked by TalkTalk’s ‘porn filter’ 21
12:17 AM — Hours after leading internet provider TalkTalk apologised for blocking an LGBT charity's website, it has emerged that the company's porn filter is also blocking the Liberal Democrat's official LGBT+ group's website.
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.
12th December 2013
Lib Dem MP backs initiative to combat LGBT bullying in schools 2
10:26 AM — Lewes MP Norman Baker supports a proposed Liberal Democrats initiative, introduced by Women and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson, to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.
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.
Scottish Lib Dem leader: Today’s equal marriage vote will be ‘historic’ for Scotland 3
12:38 PM — Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has described today’s vote on equal marriage in the Scottish Parliament as an “historic day for equality in Scotland”.
19th November 2013
Minister says Tories must ‘shout’ about things like equal marriage to win 2015 majority 6
6:23 PM — The Conservative Party cannot secure a majority unless it wins around new voters by “shouting from the rooftops” about its support for policies such as equal marriage, Minister for Planning Nick Boles has said.
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”.