15th October 2014
Interview: Head of Civil Service on the ‘blackmailability’ of gay spies 2
2:52 PM — The Head of the Civil Service, Jeremy Heywood has spoken to PinkNews about the potential barriers of blackmail that LGBT employees may still face, while LGBT diversity champion Sue Owen commented on the "pockets of homophobia" and the hole in data on LGBT staff.
10th October 2014
Trans prison project champion wins civil service diversity award 1
6:06 PM — A project run by an HM Prison Service civil servant, Sharon Drewell won the award for ‘Leading, Championing and Role Modelling’ for making a “massive difference” to transgender prisoners lives. The Civil Service held its eighth Diversity and Equality award ceremony today at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). There were 153 strong nominations in 6 […]
4th October 2014
Supreme Court justice: Same-sex marriage case will be heard ‘soon’ 10
11:28 AM — Justice Antonin Scalia has hinted that the Supreme Court intends to take up a same-sex marriage case "soon".
1st October 2014
Brazil: LGBT group launches website listing political candidates who support gay rights
1:29 PM — In the lead up to the Brazilian Presidential election this month, an LGBT group has launched a campaign website to promote awareness of candidates who publicly support gay rights.
28th September 2014
NZ Labour leadership hopeful: Judge me on my politics, not my sexuality 16
7:40 PM — New Zealand Labour leadership hopeful Grant Robertson has called for people to judge him on his politics, and not his sexuality.
25th September 2014
DNC political director: ‘Coming out was an advantage for me in my job’
3:43 PM — At only 36, Raul Alvillar — national political director of the Democratic National Committee and an openly gay man — has built an impressive resume with the Democratic Party.
22nd September 2014
US: Second Supreme Court justice performs same-sex wedding 4
5:16 PM — A second Supreme Court justice has performed a same-sex wedding.
18th September 2014
Julia Gasper, who called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned, flops in council by-election 42
11:56 PM — Julia Gasper, who called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act, has come last in an Oxford council by-election.
8th September 2014
Broadcast guru becomes Ed Miliband’s first out adviser 1
7:58 PM — Ed Miliband has appointed an openly gay broadcaster to his shadow adviser team.
6th August 2014
American pastor: God should drop a nuclear bomb on the US because we have gay ambassadors 28
12:26 PM — Pastor Rick Scarborough has claimed that God would be justified in destroying the US due to the fact that it now has openly gay ambassadors.
4th August 2014
US: Arizona gubernatorial candidate releases anti-gay political advertisement 9
8:20 PM — Arizona gubernatorial candidate Andrew Thomas has released a anti-gay political advertisement for his campaign, calling for a defense of “faith, family and freedom.”
26th July 2014
US: Bill to ban youth ‘gay cure’ therapy submitted in Michigan 13
3:57 PM — A bill that would ban 'gay cure' therapy among minors has been submitted in Michigan.
25th July 2014
Michele Bachmann: Gay people want to legalise child molestation 81
7:21 PM — Michele Bachmann, who is famed for her homophobic views, has said that gay people want to sexually abuse children.
6th July 2014
US: Mississippi law legalising anti-gay discrimination now in effect 26
5:59 PM — A Mississippi law that legalises anti-gay discrimination on the grounds of 'religious freedom' has come into effect.
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.
21st June 2014
Rick Santorum: I made a mistake by endorsing judge who struck down marriage ban 10
11:53 AM — Rick Santorum has admitted he made a "mistake" by endorsing a judge who struck down Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban.
3rd June 2014
Illinois: Republican governor candidate wants to ban equal marriage 7
6:52 PM — Republican candidate Bruce Rauner says that he’d be willing to repeal the same-sex marriage law that was recently introduced in Illinois.
23rd May 2014
US: Oregon same-sex marriage activists abandon planned ballot after court victory 1
9:46 PM — Pro-gay activists in Oregon have ended a campaign for a state ballot on same-sex marriage early, after a judge overturned the constitutional marriage ban.
Ugandan Ethics Minister: ‘The whites are spreading pornography and homosexuality’ 34
5:15 PM — Uganda’s Minister of Ethics Simon Lokodo had said white people are responsible for homosexuality and pornography.
19th May 2014
Coalition for Marriage poll inadvertently finds most Tories support same-sex marriage 22
7:40 PM — In a recent poll by ComRes, 23% of people intending to vote for the Conservative Party at the upcoming European Election, view gay marriage as a reason not to vote for the party.