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.
6th May 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: The Government can’t be part time in the fight against homophobia 9
2:58 PM — Michael Cashman MEP has criticised the Culture Secretary for his apparent decision to block a minister from attending a European summit against homophobia.
21st March 2014
Stonewall co-founder: Ben Summerskill is damaging charity by attacking staff, trustees and sponsors 16
7:21 PM — The former chair of the board of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says Ben Summerskill is "in danger of undermining" his legacy with the gay rights charity due to critical remarks on Twitter.
17th March 2014
Michael Cashman MEP: Ben Summerskill’s attack on Lib Dems undermines Stonewall’s founding principles 3
3:01 PM — Labour MEP and Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman, has criticised the leading gay rights organisation's former chief executive Ben Summerskill for attacking the Lib Dems' support for same-sex marriage.
13th March 2014
European Parliament calls for sanctions against Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws 6
5:35 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning homophobic laws in Nigeria and Uganda.
24th February 2014
MEPs call for end of political agreement with Uganda over ‘extremely dangerous’ anti-gay law 53
5:46 PM — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for an end to a political agreement with Uganda over its newly-introduced anti-gay law.
5th February 2014
Watch a politician cut up his Visa card in protest at Russian Sochi Olympics sponsorship 13
11:38 PM — Labour MEP for the West Midlands, Michael Cashman stunned the European Parliament today by publicly cutting up his Visa card in protest at the company's sponsorship of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
31st January 2014
Polling giant Ipsos MORI ignores couples in civil partnerships like ‘whether or not they eat meat’ 8
12:00 PM — The second largest market research company in the UK, Ipsos MORI, still runs polls which do not give respondents the option to indicate that they are in a civil partnership, nine years after they were introduced in the UK.
24th January 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman pays tribute to Stonewall CEO by applauding him for letting go 14
2:10 PM — One of the co-founders of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, has paid tribute to its chief executive, Ben Summerskill, following his decision to leave the charity, saying “you have to have the courage to let go”.
30th November 2013
Birmingham schools perform at launch of LGBT History Month 2014 2
1:05 PM — Schools Out's LGBT History Month, which will take place in February 2014, was launched this week with performances by school choirs.
25th November 2013
Eastenders star June Brown: I was glad when Dot Cotton lost her anti-gay views
6:13 PM — Actress June Brown says it felt like a challenge playing her alter ego, Dot Cotton, in Eastenders during the late 1980s, when Dot had difficulty in accepting homosexuality.
9th October 2013
MEPs to debate rise of homophobia in Russia 8
4:28 PM — The European Parliament is set to debate the rise of homophobia and xenophobia in Russia on Thursday morning.
17th June 2013
European Parliament express concerns on lack of gay rights provision in trade treaty 3
7:05 PM — The European Parliament has agreed to a new multilateral treaty with Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific regions, but with strong reservations about its lack of human rights protections in relation to sexual orientation.
14th June 2013
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Putin’s ‘hate speech’ has resulted in the ‘barbaric killing’ of gay Russian men 9
1:34 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning Russian MPs for passing a draconian homophobic censorship law, with Labour MEP Michael Cashman saying “hate speech” from President Putin and others has resulted in the “barbaric killing of gay men”.
17th May 2013
EU study finds one in two LGBT people face discrimination 3
3:56 PM — Today the EU Fundamental Rights Agency will publish the first-ever comparative study on the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the 27 Member States and Croatia. It finds that almost one in two (47%) LGBT people felt discriminated against or harassed in the last year.
11th March 2013
MEP Michael Cashman: Compassion for Cardinal O’Brien should be saved for victims of Catholic anti-gay discrimation 20
11:46 AM — Labour MEP Michael Cashman tweeted PinkNews today to state his disagreement with Baroness Kennedy's "huge compassion" for Cardinal O'Brien, saying her concern would be better suited to the LGBT people who suffer discrimination because of the Catholic Church.
15th January 2013
UK: Defeat for anti-gay Christians at European Court of Human Rights 87
11:46 AM — Two Christians, who claim that they were fired because they wouldn’t work with gay couples, have lost their anti-discrimination case at the European Court of Human Rights.