UKIP begs members to stop making controversial comments on Facebook and Twitter 9
1:03 PM — UKIP is begging its members to quit Facebook and Twitter, to avoid getting the party in trouble over controversial comments.
UKIP expels councillor over undisclosed ‘jaw-dropping’ comments 29
12:44 PM — A UKIP councillor in Thanet has been expelled from the party, after making undisclosed comments in an interview, thought to be derogatory.
15th December 2014
Charities slam government plans to cut HIV prevention budget by 50 percent 14
7:39 PM — The British government is planning to halve the funding it provides for HIV prevention in England next year.
14th December 2014
UKIP’s Patrick O’Flynn: Candidate who ranted about poofters is not ‘seriously homophobic’ 18
1:10 PM — UKIP MEP Patrick O'Flynn has claimed that candidate Kerry Smith, who was caught on tape making a string of anti-gay comments, is not "seriously homophobic".
10th December 2014
Grindr users name Hillary Clinton ‘Ally of the Year’ 7
7:42 PM — Users of gay hookup app Grindr have voted Hillary Clinton 'Ally of the Year'.
7th December 2014
Fresh claims that Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe plotted to murder his gay lover 10
5:18 PM — Fresh claims have been made that former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe plotted to murder his alleged former gay lover.
3rd December 2014
Irish PM goes for a drink in Dublin gay bar 9
1:38 PM — Ireland's Taoiseach has visited a popular Dublin gay bar.
1st December 2014
Equalities Minister Nicky Morgan ‘could be unseated’ by student vote 5
4:46 PM — Equalities minister Nicky Morgan is under threat of losing her seat at the General Election, according to a report.
28th November 2014
Nigel Farage: UKIP isn’t homophobic, we have a ‘great big screaming poof’ MEP 39
2:22 PM — Nigel Farage has denied that UKIP is homophobic, after the party's former deputy leader claimed that gay people live "short, miserable lives" and sleep with "20,000 people".
26th November 2014
UK: Coalition for Marriage still wants to void all same-sex marriages 26
4:32 PM — The Coalition for Marriage is still calling for same-sex marriages to be voided in England and Wales.
24th November 2014
Gay rights opponent Sir Edward Leigh met with convicted paedophile 13
3:12 PM — Tory MP Sir Edward Leigh - who claimed that gays would "mangle" marriage - has defended bringing a convicted paedophile to Parliament.
22nd November 2014
Gordon Brown set to stand down as an MP 9
10:02 PM — Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is set to announce that he will not stand again as an MP.
Scotland now has three openly gay ministers 5
11:34 AM — Scotland now has three openly gay ministers, after Nicola Sturgeon's first reshuffle since taking office.
5th November 2014
US: Mike Michaud loses bid to become first openly gay governor 2
11:46 AM — Democrat Mike Michaud has conceded defeat in his bid to become the first openly gay US governor.
3rd November 2014
US: Republican Carl DeMaio hit with more sexual harassment claims 2
1:07 PM — Republican Carl DeMaio - who was on track to become the party's first ever openly gay congressman - has been hit with allegations of sexual harassment from a second man.
2nd November 2014
Liberal Democrats ‘more submissive’ during sex 11
4:31 PM — Liberal Democrats are seen as more likely to be submissive during sex, according to research.
26th October 2014
Rick Santorum: Anti-gay movement is ‘losing’ because gays have silenced the Church 131
5:08 PM — Notoriously anti-gay politician Rick Santorum has claimed that his movement is only "losing" on gay rights because activists have "silenced" the Church.
24th October 2014
Ed Miliband, William Hague, Nicky Morgan to present at PinkNews Awards 19
2:10 PM — The PinkNews Awards will take place next week, and among those set to speak and present awards are Ed Miliband, William Hague, Nicky Morgan and Vince Cable.
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 […]