24th September 2014
Northern Ireland’s new Health Minister blocks PinkNews, gay rights advocates on Twitter 27
7:53 PM — Northern Ireland's new Health Minister has inexplicably blocked PinkNews and several critics on Twitter, just hours into the role.
Northern Ireland: New Health Minister thinks Pride is ‘repugnant’ 15
7:33 PM — Jim Wells, who thinks Pride is "totally repugnant", has been appointed as Northern Ireland's new Health Minister.
Northern Ireland: Health minister who claimed gay couples shouldn’t adopt children sacked in reshuffle 9
1:16 PM — Northern Irish health minister Edwin Poots, who was branded a "disgrace" after he refused to lift the country's blanket ban on gay men donating blood, has been sacked in a reshuffle.
17th September 2014
Thatcher’s Health Minister: Section 28 was a mistake and I apologise 50
1:40 PM — The former Tory Health Minister has apologised for the Section 28 ban on the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools.
12th September 2014
Senior Scottish minister downplays gay clergy ‘crisis’ in Church of Scotland 4
1:48 PM — A Church of Scotland minister in the Highlands has downplayed the idea of a "crisis" over the gay clergy issue, following the resignation of two of his colleagues.
Northern Ireland: ‘Save Ulster from Sodomy’ founder Ian Paisley dies 40
12:53 PM — Former Northern Irish politician Dr Ian Paisley, who founded the 'Save Ulster from Sodomy' campaign, has died.
10th September 2014
Ireland: Government advances bill to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 4
5:00 PM — The Irish government will advance a bill to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
22nd August 2014
Australian MP resigns as minister after calling colleague’s gay son a ‘pillow biter’ and a ‘shirt lifter’ 5
11:01 AM — An Australian MP has stepped down from his role as a deputy chief minister, after he made alleged homophobic remarks about the gay son of a colleague.
1st August 2014
Northern Ireland minister: Bakery that refused same-sex marriage cake ‘has to comply with the law’ 13
4:34 PM — Newly-appointed junior Northern Ireland minister Andrew Murrison has said that a bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage must comply with discrimination laws.
26th July 2014
Equalities minister Nicky Morgan appoints Stonewall education head as special advisor 29
3:24 PM — Equalities minister Nicky Morgan has appointed Stonewall's head of education as a special advisor.
19th July 2014
Sandi Toksvig: Nicky Morgan is in charge of equality, but not quite for everybody 61
7:25 PM — Comedian Sandi Toksvig has ridiculed the appointment of Nicky Morgan - who voted against same-sex marriage - as equalities minister.
US: Pennsylvania church attempts to block reinstatement of pastor who officiated gay son’s wedding 1
4:45 PM — A Methodist pastor who was defrocked after officiating at his gay son's wedding could have his reinstatement blocked by the church.
17th July 2014
Nicky Morgan calls constituent ‘typical man’ for questioning her anti-gay marriage stance 66
12:04 PM — The new Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan, earlier this year told a constituent that he was a "typical man", when he asked about her stance opposing same-sex marriage.
16th July 2014
First out Tory MP Alan Duncan recommended for knighthood 3
12:48 PM — The first out Tory MP, Alan Duncan, has reportedly been recommended for a knighthood after leaving his ministerial post.
14th July 2014
Dominic Grieve, who said homosexuals are ‘a bit weird’, quits as Attorney General 4
8:51 PM — Tory MP Dominic Grieve, who claimed homosexuals are 'a bit weird', has stepped down from his post as Attorney General during this evening's reshuffle.
29th June 2014
Israeli Education Minister: I am truly sorry for saying same-sex couples aren’t families 12
4:27 PM — Israel's Education Minister has apologised for claiming that same-sex couples aren't families earlier this week.
27th June 2014
Israeli Education Minister: Same-sex couples aren’t families 9
4:50 PM — Israel's Education Minister has said that it is the state's "duty" to make sure that same-sex couple are not recognised as families.
18th June 2014
Sacked pastor who officiated at gay son’s wedding continues appeal for reinstatement 1
5:18 PM — A pastor who was defrocked by his church for officiating at his gay son's wedding has said he would like to have his job back.
13th June 2014
Tory Equalities Minister: Final decision not yet made on future of civil partnerships 90
5:05 PM — Equalities Minister Sajid Javid has said he is yet to make a final decision about the future of civil partnerships.
8th June 2014
Welsh minister: Government ‘must do more’ to improve LGBT domestic abuse services 3
2:12 PM — A Welsh minister has admitted her government "must do more" to improve the country's domestic abuse services for LGBT people.