23rd March 2015
Police ‘investigating’ MP who decriminalised homosexuality over historic sex abuse allegations 8
7:51 PM — Late Labour MP Leo Abse, who sponsored the bill decriminalising homosexuality, is being investigated in connection with sex abuse allegations.
6th March 2015
Labour MP raises treatment of trans women called ‘sir’ by Parliament security 44
12:35 PM — Labour MP Kerry McCarthy has spoken out in Parliament, after transgender women were referred to as 'sir' by staff during a Parliamentary LGBT Month reception.
19th February 2015
9% of MPs highlight same-sex marriage as the Coalition’s most laudable achievement 2
4:51 PM — Same-sex marriage is seen as the third most laudable achievement of the Coalition Government, according to a survey of MPs.
2nd January 2015
Israel’s only out gay MP quits politics 3
1:09 PM — The only out gay MP in the Israeli legislature has announced that he intends to quit politics.
16th December 2014
Commons Speaker calls for LGBT equality at Chanukah celebration 3
5:57 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons has called for LGBT rights at a Chanukah celebration in Parliament this evening.
Trans man parliamentary candidate calls for more diversity in Westminster
4:22 PM — The only transgender man currently standing for parliament has said parliament needs to be more diverse.
9th December 2014
Interview: Labour Parliamentary Candidate Emily Brothers comes out as transgender 4
12:29 PM — PinkNews talks to Emily Brothers, the first openly transgender Parliamentary Candidate to come out of their own accord and stand for one of the major political parties in the UK.
30th November 2014
Canadian MP: Government ‘trying to kill’ transgender rights bill 12
11:59 AM — Canada's much-delayed transgender hate crime bill has been stalled yet again, after being bumped off a committee's agenda.
29th November 2014
Finland: Church head welcomes same-sex marriage vote 18
5:03 PM — The head of the largest religious denomination in Finland has praised the country's passage of same-sex marriage.
30th October 2014
William Hague: The situation for LGBT people ‘is worsening’ in many countries 24
3:22 PM — In his first major speech on LGBT rights, the former Foreign Secretary William Hague, has warned that the situation for gay people abroad "is worsening" in many countries.
15th October 2014
UKIP deselects candidate over ‘cruelty to sheep’ 88
7:16 PM — UKIP, which has stood by members who made homophobic statements, has deselected a candidate over cruelty to sheep.
9th October 2014
Civil Service Diversity & Equality Awards 2014
10:49 AM — This Friday the Civil Service will award those across Government who have delivered the best equality and diversity
19th August 2014
Cuba: Mariela Castro casts first ever vote against government over LGBT protections 1
11:42 AM — Mariela Castro - the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro - has cast the first ever recorded vote against a government bill, over a lack of LGBT protections.
11th August 2014
Ugandan Speaker: Re-introduction of anti-gay law will be ‘smooth’ 17
3:31 PM — The Ugandan Speaker has claimed an attempt to re-enact the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act will have a 'smooth' progression.
7th August 2014
Uganda: MPs to alter parliamentary regulations to allow vote on new anti-gay law 11
1:31 PM — Ugandan MPs attempting to re-implement the country's anti-gay laws are attempting to alter parliamentary regulations.
Italy: Ex-MP fined for admitting he would ‘never hire’ gays 5
11:31 AM — A former Italian MP has been fined €10,000 after claiming he would never hire a gay person.
28th July 2014
Sweden: Greens judged most LGBT-friendly parliamentary party
3:00 PM — A survey and four-year voting-record study conducted by Sweden’s largest LGBT rights group has ranked the Green Party as the country’s most gay-friendly parliamentary party.
16th July 2014
Macedonia: Parliament approves constitutional same-sex marriage ban 15
6:06 PM — The Macedonian Assembly has approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
14th July 2014
Out Tory MP Greg Barker steps down as minister and won’t stand again in 2015
9:53 PM — Out Tory MP Greg Barker has stepped down as Minister of State for Climate Change, and will stand down at the next election.
11th July 2014
Austria: No charges against man who sprayed acid at lesbian MEP at Pride parade 11
3:00 PM — A man who sprayed acid over an Austrian Green MP at a Pride parade will not face charges.