3rd July 2014
Labour leaders pay tribute to Stonewall founder and Labour politician Michael Cashman 2
2:13 PM — Tony Blair was among several Labour figures to pay tribute to Michael Cashman at a party marking his contribution to politics and LGBT rights.
Tony Blair: Equal marriage was a rare moment of unity in British politics 32
2:12 PM — Tony Blair tells PinkNews that same-sex marriage “was probably one of the few times” when the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour “agreed on anything.”
1st July 2014
Tony Blair pays tribute to former MEP Michael Cashman by saying #ThanksMichael 9
12:39 PM — Tony Blair has paid tribute to Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, following his retirement as an MEP.
30th June 2014
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.
27th June 2014
David Cameron: Same-sex marriage is just one reason to celebrate this Pride in London 19
8:17 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron reflects on changes made for LGBT people such as same-sex marriage, and celebrates Pride in London.
25th June 2014
Croatia: Parliament to vote on civil partnership law next month 6
1:30 PM — Croatia's Parliament is set to vote on a civil partnership law next month, after the draft bill finally gained approval.
18th June 2014
Italy: Senate to debate same-sex civil unions in September 15
12:44 PM — Italy's Prime Minister has announced that the Senate will debate a same-sex civil unions bill in September.
27th April 2014
Japan: First Lady makes surprise appearance at Tokyo Pride parade 12
2:27 PM — Japan's First Lady took part in Tokyo's pride parade on Sunday, voicing her support for LGBT people.
16th April 2014
Daily Mail columnist: Churchill wouldn’t have minded a male Tory MP having sex with a soldier in a park 15
4:22 PM — Controversial Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn has made a surprising reference to former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in an editorial about patriotism.
15th April 2014
Review: Handbagged succeeds where The Iron Lady failed 8
6:43 PM — Geoffrey Smythe reviews Handbagged for PinkNews, a comedy play about Margaret Thatcher’s relationship with the Queen.
10th April 2014
Britain’s first openly lesbian MP Angela Eagle: I can’t believe the minister for women is anti-gay rights 32
12:27 PM — Speaking in the House of Commons today, Labour's Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle has condemned the Prime Minister's judgement for the Maria Miller situation.
19th March 2014
Tony Blair: With hindsight maybe I should have gone for equal marriage and not just civil partnerships 37
11:01 AM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has questioned whether it might have been possible to have achieved marriage equality during his time in office.
14th March 2014
Cameron, Clegg and Miliband: Britain is ready for a gay Prime Minister 21
12:27 PM — The UK’s main three political leaders say there’s nothing to stop a gay politician from running the country.
3rd March 2014
Ugandan Prime Minister: ‘Areas will suffer’ if donors cut aid over anti-gay bill 43
9:43 PM — The Ugandan Prime Minister has warned that "areas will suffer" if aid to the country is cut over the passage of an anti-gay bill.
28th November 2013
Senior adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron to marry same-sex partner 9
1:50 PM — Michael Salter, the Prime Minister’s Head of Broadcasting, is to marry his long-term partner Rob Church, it has been announced.
27th November 2013
Tory MP Simon Kirby tells David Cameron that he’s tested for HIV as part of HIV Testing Week 2
1:21 PM — Conservative MP Simon Kirby has urged David Cameron to support efforts to increase HIV testing at today’s PMQs, with the MP saying that he’d undertaken an HIV test in Brighton as part of HIV Testing Week.
20th November 2013
Matthew d’Ancona: ‘Homophobic dinosaurs in the Tory party are far from being extinct’ 7
2:36 PM — Journalist Matthew d’Ancona says the fact that MP Crispin Blunt was forced to undergo a reselection process because a minority of Tory activists in his constituency had a problem with his sexuality should alarm Tory modernisers.
19th November 2013
Minister says Tories must ‘shout’ about things like equal marriage to win 2015 majority 6
6:23 PM — The Conservative Party cannot secure a majority unless it wins around new voters by “shouting from the rooftops” about its support for policies such as equal marriage, Minister for Planning Nick Boles has said.
17th November 2013
Downing Street rejects calls to lower the age of consent to 15 24
1:38 PM — Downing Street and Nick Clegg have both rejected a call by a public health official to consider lowering the age of consent to 15 so that teenagers can have better access to sexual health advice and protections.
15th November 2013
Francis Bacon artwork breaks art auction world record at £89 million 9
12:12 PM — A triptych of portraits by the openly gay artist Francis Bacon has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at an auction, totalling £89.6 million.