12th April 2013
Radio 1 Chart Show will not play full Margaret Thatcher song during official chart show 43
5:11 PM — BBC Radio 1 has announced that it will not play the full version of Ding Dong the Witch is Dead during Sunday's Official Chart Show, amidst controversy over a campaign to get it to number one following Margaret Thatcher's death.
11th April 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Thatcher talked freedom but supported tyrants’ 17
4:10 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell shares his thoughts on Margaret Thatcher who died earlier this week and writes about her relationships with foreign dictators.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead headed for top 5 in UK chart in wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death 44
2:39 PM — A campaign to get the song Ding Dong the Witch is Dead into the Official UK Top 40 Chart appears to have been successful, as the song reached number four in the chart, amidst the race to the top of this Sunday's chart.
Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold: I won’t dance on Thatcher’s grave but she made gay people feel ‘marginalised’ 24
11:59 AM — As a gay woman former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher is inappropriate, although admits she celebrated her exit from Downing Street in 1990.
10th April 2013
Gay MP Conor Burns amuses Commons with tales of his ‘friend and mentor’ Margaret Thatcher 47
9:50 PM — The Conservative MP Conor Burns, who is openly gay, brought laughter to the House of Commons today as he excited colleagues with tales of his former friend and mentor Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday.
Ed Miliband: Gay people were left ‘stigmatised’ by Margaret Thatcher’s Section 28 20
6:00 PM — Ed Miliband has joined his political rivals in paying tribute to Margaret Thatcher, but says her support for Section 28 caused gay people to be “stigmatised”.
Poll: 6% of British people think Section 28 was Margaret Thatcher’s biggest failure 29
1:18 PM — YouGov have released a poll reflecting the divisive nature of Margaret Thatcher's politics, which revealed that 6% of British people thought that Section 28, a law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools, was her worst policy ever.
9th April 2013
Twitter confusion over Margaret Thatcher’s death led users to believe Cher had died 12
4:55 PM — Confusion broke out over Twitter as the hashtag used to spread the news of Margaret Thatcher's death led some users to believe that the singer Cher, had died.
Judy Garland song likely to be in UK Top 40 in response to Margaret Thatcher’s death 17
3:01 PM — A Facebook campaign to get a song by gay icon Judy Garland into the Official UK Top 40 Chart this week, as a response to Margaret Thatcher's death, looks as though it could be successful in placing the song in the charts.
X Factor singer Rylan Clark deletes Margaret Thatcher tweet 21
1:37 PM — X Factor singer Rylan Clark has deleted a tweet in tribute of Margaret Thatcher, after being reminded of her role in introducing Section 28 and her general disdain for gay rights.
8th April 2013
Margaret Thatcher, a controversial figure on gay issues, dies aged 87 247
1:39 PM — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was a controversial figure in moves towards equality and who was hailed by some as a gay icon, including the artists Gilbert and George, died of a stroke this morning.
11th March 2013
Comment: HIV policy has collapsed and gay men will not escape the legacy 83
10:42 AM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Stuart Home says those in charge of setting and delivering HIV policy are now in danger of presiding over managed decline.
5th February 2013
Gay Tory MP Mike Freer: ‘I’m simply asking for equal treatment’ 7
5:12 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has received warm praise on Twitter for delivering a heartfelt speech in support of marriage equality in the House of Commons.
4th February 2013
Tory MP Sir Peter Bottomley: Most people support same-sex marriage and it’s not a ‘big deal’ 13
6:00 PM — Conservative MP Sir Peter Bottomley has given a robust defence of David Cameron’s support for same-sex marriage and says the media’s interest in sex has “overblown” the debate.
31st January 2013
Feature: DIVA marks 200th edition with rallying call for more LGBT rights 1
1:36 PM — DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska tells PinkNews.co.uk what’s changed since the queer women’s title was launched in 1994 and what she believes still needs changing.
13th November 2012
Analysis: A gay ‘witch-hunt’ 41
11:22 AM — Scott Roberts assesses the controversy and fallout of last week’s warning made by David Cameron of a “witch-hunt”.
8th November 2012
David Cameron: Abuse scandal could turn into a gay ‘witch-hunt’ 185
1:30 PM — David Cameron has warned that child abuse allegations against senior figures within the Conservative Party risked becoming a “witch-hunt” against people on the basis of their sexuality.
7th November 2012
UK: Abuse allegations continue against gay former Tory MP 8
12:05 AM — Further sexual abuse allegations have been made against the late Sir Peter Morrison.
28th October 2012
Gay former Tory MP linked with abuse scandal 29
3:33 PM — The late Sir Peter Morrison, a gay former Conservative MP and ex-parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, has been described as a “paedophile” by the former leader of the Welsh Conservatives Rod Richards.
24th October 2012
Private life of gay former Tory MP and Thatcher aide under spotlight 44
8:48 PM — The personal life of the late Sir Peter Morrison, a former Conservative MP and parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, who was seen to be gay by several respected political commentators, has come under the public spotlight following remarks made in parliament by the Labour MP Tom Watson.