20th November 2014
Lord Cashman thanks ‘thousands’ for enduring ‘inhumane treatment’ in maiden Lords speech 10
8:52 AM — Newly ennobled Labour peer Lord Cashman has made his maiden speech in the House of Lords, paid tribute to his late partner and noted the sacrifice of many to improve the situation for people living today.
7th November 2014
Interview: Lord Cashman on Thatcher’s hair, returning to EastEnders and equalising the age of consent 10
5:57 PM — PinkNews caught up with the newly appointed Labour peer and global LGBTI envoy Lord Cashman, to talk about performing the first gay kiss in British soap history, how he veered from EastEnders into politics and his direct impact on Tony Blair's decision to address the ban on homosexuals in the army.
2nd November 2014
Pictures: Here’s everyone who won at the PinkNews awards 2
2:43 PM — The second annual PinkNews Awards took place this week. We break down the winners.
31st October 2014
Michael Cashman: Barbara Windsor set me up with my late partner Paul 5
1:45 PM — Newly appointed Labour LGBT global envoy, Lord Cashman, has revealed he met his late civil partner, Paul Cottingham at a party hosted by former EastEnder's colleague Barbara Windsor who introduced them.
30th October 2014
WATCH: Ed Miliband’s emotional tribute to Michael Cashman’s late partner Paul Cottingham 3
12:32 PM — Watch here the emotional moment Ed Miliband presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Lord Cashman, as well as a posthumous Award for A Lifetime of Achievement for his late partner Paul Cottingham.
Nicky Morgan heckled at PinkNews Awards as she explains why she now backs same-sex marriage 24
10:44 AM — Nicky Morgan has, at the PinkNews Awards, said she is glad to now celebrate same-sex marriage, despite criticism that she voted against it last year, and was heckled for doing so.
24th October 2014
Shaun Woodward MP: Activist Paul Cottingham welcomed me to Labour to fight for gay rights
5:59 PM — Speaking to PinkNews, former Labour cabinet minister Shaun Woodward pays tribute to his close friend and activist Paul Cottingham, who died after a battle with cancer this morning.
Tony Blair offers tribute to Paul Cottingham, activist and partner of Michael Cashman 10
2:34 PM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has paid tribute to late humanitarian activist Paul Cottingham, who died last night.
13th October 2014
Ray Cole continues campaign of support for Moroccan partner 59
2:25 PM — Ray Cole, a British man who was jailed in Morocco for 'homosexual acts', is still supporting his Moroccan partner who has now also been released from prison.
7th October 2014
European Parliament President to write to Morocco over arrested gay tourist Ray Cole 6
4:10 PM — The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has today confirmed that he will write to Morocco over the issues faced by imprisoned gay tourist Ray Cole.
8th August 2014
Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman elevated to House of Lords 14
11:22 AM — Stonewall co-founder and former Labour MEP Michael Cashman will serve in the House of Lords.
16th July 2014
Senior Lib Dem ‘disappointed’ that anti-gay marriage Nicky Morgan is now equalities minister 4
2:56 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker has criticised the appointment of Tory MP Nicky Morgan as the new minister for women and equalities, saying it is "disappointing" because she voted against same-sex marriage.
15th July 2014
Michael Cashman: It is ‘deeply worrying’ that Nicky Morgan has been appointed as equalities minister 25
5:08 PM — Former Labour MEP Michael Cashman has slammed the appointment of Nicky Morgan as minister for women and equalities and education secretary, saying it is "deeply worrying".
3rd July 2014
Labour leaders pay tribute to Stonewall founder and Labour politician Michael Cashman 2
2:13 PM — Tony Blair was among several Labour figures to pay tribute to Michael Cashman at a party marking his contribution to politics and LGBT rights.
1st July 2014
Tony Blair pays tribute to former MEP Michael Cashman by saying #ThanksMichael 9
12:39 PM — Tony Blair has paid tribute to Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, following his retirement as an MEP.
10th June 2014
MEP Michael Cashman: The UN should not be appointing a ‘homophobe’ 4
12:59 PM — Outgoing Labour MEP Michael Cashman has condemned the appointment of Uganda’s Foreign Minister as the next President of the UN General Assembly.
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.
Labour’s Michael Cashman leaves European Parliament after 15 years 13
1:56 PM — Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, has retired as an MEP.
20th May 2014
Stonewall celebrates 25th birthday with #LotsToDo message 13
5:46 PM — Celebrating 25 years to the day that Stonewall was founded, Europe's largest rights charity has released a message that a lot has been achieved but that there is still "lots to do".
16th May 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Stonewall should hold events in a ‘tent’ rather than The Dorchester 24
7:08 PM — The former chair of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says the charity is wrong to not support a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel chain.