21st May 2015
Northern Ireland Assembly won’t punish ex-minister who compared homosexuality to child abuse 8
6:00 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly has dismissed a complaint against the country's former Health Minister - after he claimed gay parents are more likely to abuse children.
18th May 2015
Campaigners reject equalities minister’s claim on scale of opposition to gay marriage 44
12:00 PM — Residents of Gosport have reacted with scepticism to a claim by the new equalities minister that her constituents opposed same-sex marriage "at a ratio of 100 to one".
15th May 2015
New equalities minister: My constituents opposed same-sex marriage ‘one hundred to one’ 57
5:28 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The new Minister for Equalities has explained her decision to vote against same-sex marriage, claiming her constituents asked her to oppose it "at a ratio of 100 to one".
Mary Creagh enters Labour leadership race 2
4:40 PM — Mary Creagh has announced her plans to stand for the leader of the Labour party - joining the existing field of candidates.
14th May 2015
Coalition for Marriage claims PinkNews is dictating minister’s morals 16
1:54 PM — The Coalition for Marriage has claimed that PinkNews is dictating the morals of the new Minister for Equalities.
11th May 2015
Watch: Irish minister ordered to remove ‘Yes Equality’ pin during live TV interview 14
11:49 AM — Ireland's Minister for Equality was ordered to remove a pin supporting same-sex marriage during a TV interview to maintain 'balance'.
9th May 2015
Nicky Morgan remains education secretary and equalities minister in reshuffle 16
10:49 PM — Nicky Morgan will remain as education secretary and minister for women and equalities, it has been announced.
8th May 2015
Lib Dem minister Simon Hughes unseated by Labour 3
4:13 AM — Bisexual Lib Dem minister Simon Hughes has lost his seat to Labour.
24th April 2015
DUP leader: Minister was having a ‘bad day’ when he blamed gay parents for child abuse 18
2:19 PM — Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has dismissed calls to sack Health Minister Jim Wells, after he claimed children of same-sex couples were more likely to be abused.
NI Health Minister: Children with same-sex parents are ‘far more likely’ to be abused 23
11:30 AM — Northern Ireland's Health Minister Jim Wells has claimed that children who are raised by same-sex parents are "more likely" to be abused.
26th March 2015
Comment: Why the Government is spending £2 million to tackle bullying, by Jo Swinson 5
4:50 PM — Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson writes for PinkNews on why the Government has announced new spending to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.
11th March 2015
Irish Minister Leo Varadkar delivers heartfelt plea for equal marriage 27
2:05 PM — Ireland's Minister for Health Leo Varadkar - who came out as gay earlier this year - has delivered a stirring speech in favour of same-sex marriage.
6th March 2015
Loudly championing LGBT rights could spark a backlash, International Development minister warns 98
7:40 PM — Exclusive. The Junior Minister for International Development has warned against the UK "loudly championing" LGBT rights internationally - as it could spark a backlash.
4th March 2015
Conservatives reject proposals to appoint an LGBT rights envoy 12
3:15 PM — Tory minister David Lidington has rejected proposals to follow the United States in appointing a specialised LGBT rights envoy.
28th February 2015
UKIP would scrap the Minister for Equalities 47
11:37 AM — UKIP would scrap the role of Minister for Women and Equalities, it has been announced.
25th January 2015
Ireland: Gay blood ban ‘likely’ to be relaxed to 12 months 4
12:01 PM — Ireland is likely to relax its permanent ban on gay men giving blood.
24th January 2015
Snooki becomes ordained minister to perform same-sex wedding
5:30 PM — US reality star Snooki has become an ordained minister - so that she can marry two of her gay friends.
19th January 2015
Irish Senator’s clumsy message to gay colleague sparks Twitter trend 5
5:28 PM — An Irish Senator has accidentally sparked a Twitter trend - after using an unusual choice of hashtag to congratulate a gay colleague.
18th January 2015
Irish Health Minister: I am a gay man 11
11:49 AM — Ireland's Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, has come out as gay.
15th January 2015
Goa minister claims he was ‘misquoted’ about trying to ‘cure’ LGBT teens 6
1:10 PM — A minister in Goa has denied that the government there plans to attempt to “cure” LGBT people and make them “normal”, using therapy and “medicines”.