14th September 2014
The best place to be in the closet, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:48 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
12th September 2014
David Cameron: Ian Paisley was controversial, but hard working and will be missed 28
3:56 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has paid tribute to anti-gay Northern Irish politician Dr Ian Paisley.
Northern Ireland: ‘Save Ulster from Sodomy’ founder Ian Paisley dies 39
12:53 PM — Former Northern Irish politician Dr Ian Paisley, who founded the 'Save Ulster from Sodomy' campaign, has died.
6th September 2014
Northern Ireland: Catholic school marches in Pride parade 8
11:03 AM — A Catholic school in Northern Ireland has made history, by marching in a local Pride parade.
9th August 2014
Video shows that ‘equal rights are bigger than borders’ 3
3:25 PM — A new video shows support between European countries on issues of equality, and a call to action to push for LGBT people to be equal in law across the world.
6th August 2014
Property boss wins £20k for having name falsely featured on gay dating sites 5
5:56 PM — A letting agency boss in Northern Ireland will receive £20,000 in damages for having his name falsely featured on gay dating sites.
5th August 2014
Nando’s worker: ‘I despise gay bastards wearing hot pants’ 72
11:17 AM — Nando's has suspended a male member of staff for posting homophobic comments on Facebook.
4th August 2014
Northern Ireland: Letting agent awarded £20,000 after being labelled gay online
4:56 PM — A letting agent has been awarded damages by a court, over internet posts which claimed he was gay.
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.
23rd July 2014
Christian Institute poll: 60% disagree with action against bakery that refused ‘support gay marriage’ cake 35
4:38 PM — According to a Christian Institute poll, the public disagree with action against a Christian that refused to bake a 'support gay marriage' cake.
14th July 2014
Owen Paterson sacked as environment minister in Government reshuffle 3
10:25 PM — Owen Paterson, who was in 2012 the first cabinet member to come out against same-sex marriage, has been sacked as environment minister in today's reshuffle.
11th July 2014
UK: Councillor claims ‘politically correct Gestapo’ responsible for gay cake row 17
12:35 PM — A councillor has claimed that a "politically correct Gestapo" is targeting Christian businesses, following a row over a Christian bakery.
11th June 2014
Mayor of North Down: It will take ‘more work’ to achieve equal marriage in Northern Ireland 3
4:46 PM — The Mayor of North Down says Northern Ireland will eventually secure marriage equality “but it’s just going to take a bit more work in terms of society”.
6th June 2014
Belfast man fined for calling hotel staff: ‘Gay Afghan slaves’ 4
5:50 PM — A hotel guest in Belfast who called staff "gay Afghan slaves" has been fined £350 and told to grow up by a judge.
4th June 2014
Gay marriage resembles ‘Sodom’, says pastor linked to Northern Ireland First Minister 7
4:57 PM — Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson appears to be sticking by an anti-gay, anti-Muslim preacher.
30th May 2014
NI First Minister: ‘I would never insult any community’ – except the gays? 21
5:44 PM — Peter Robinson appeared to suffer a severe sense of irony failure yesterday, claiming that he would “never seek” to insult any section of Northern Ireland’s community – from a man who has said homosexuality is an “abomination”.
27th May 2014
Northern Ireland: Painting banned by local council for depicting gay sex 22
1:48 PM — A painting has been banned from appearing in a Banbridge exhibition as it features a gay couple having sex.
26th May 2014
Northern Ireland: Local candidate who said she would ‘recriminalise homosexuality’ fails with 67 votes 35
12:54 PM — A Northern Irish independent local council candidate who said she would like to “recriminalise homosexuality," has been eliminated with only 67 votes.
18th May 2014
Bishop of Cork: I certainly support civil same-sex marriage 9
12:04 PM — The Bishop of Cork has declared his support for civil same-sex marriage, becoming the first Church of Ireland Bishop to do so.
13th May 2014
UK ranked top in Europe for LGBT rights for third year in a row 30
6:01 PM — The UK has been ranked number one in Europe for LGBT rights by a leading European network of LGBT organisations.