8th May 2015
Lib Dem minister Simon Hughes unseated by Labour 3
4:13 AM — Bisexual Lib Dem minister Simon Hughes has lost his seat to Labour.
Lib Dem Lynne Featherstone, who introduced same-sex marriage, loses her seat 2
4:09 AM — The Liberal Democrat minister responsible for introducing same-sex marriage has been unseated as an MP.
5th May 2015
Tory Vice Chair Mike Freer: Labour canvassers ‘outing me to religious voters’ 59
8:34 PM — Tory Vice Chair Mike Freer has alleged that Labour canvassers have been telling Orthodox Jewish voters that he is gay - in a bid to stop them from voting for him.
1st May 2015
Green Party wants every teacher to be trained to teach LGBTIQ issues 5
6:09 PM — The Green Party wants every teacher in the country to be trained to teach about LGBTIQ issues, the party has revealed in a manifesto today.
Watch: NI First Minister Peter Robinson makes homophobic comments on TV 59
1:07 PM — Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has defended a DUP councillor who has called for homosexuality to be made illegal.
30th April 2015
Sandi Toksvig quits News Quiz to set up new political party 7
12:45 PM — Out comedian Sandi Toksvig has announced that she plans to create a new political party for women's equality.
29th April 2015
Man who accused X-Men director of sexual assault fined over fraud 6
11:43 AM — The man who attempted to sue X-Men director Bryan Singer over allegations of sexual assault has reportedly pleaded guilty in a separate fraud case.
28th April 2015
Stonewall removes ‘misleading’ election manifesto graphic 11
6:48 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. LGBT rights charity Stonewall has pulled an election graphic - after being accused of misrepresenting the views of some political parties.
Lib Dem Minister and senior Tory slam Stonewall over ‘skewed’ election manifesto graphic 9
12:21 PM — PinkNews Exclusive LGBT rights charity Stonewall has been slammed for a graphic that suggests only Labour have made substantial pledges to LGBT issues at the upcoming election.
22nd April 2015
Sir Ian McKellen makes surprise endorsement of Labour’s LGBT manifesto 14
12:36 PM — Actor and gay rights legend Sir Ian McKellen has made a surprise endorsement of the Labour party's commitment to LGBT rights.
21st April 2015
Activist buys up website domains of Republicans who voted for Indiana’s anti-gay law 1
7:19 PM — A tech-savvy rights activist has bought up domains related to politicians in Indiana who voted through the state's anti-gay law.
LGBT asylum group welcomes Labour’s pledge to reform system 2
5:23 PM — A charity that supports gay and lesbian asylum seekers has welcomed the Labour party's pledge to reform the system for people seeking asylum - despite the party's "atrocious" record.
Proposed law in Uganda could be used to shut down all pro-gay charities 3
2:30 PM — A new law has been drafted in Uganda that could be used to ban all pro-gay charities and LGBT rights groups.
Peter Tatchell urges gays to vote for the Green Party: ‘Green is the new pink’ 53
12:26 PM — Rights activist Peter Tatchell has urged LGBT people to vote Green at the election next month.
Labour’s LGBT manifesto promises asylum review and stronger hate crime laws 4
12:01 AM — Labour is set to unveil a number of key pledges on LGBT rights, as part of the party's official LGBT manifesto.
20th April 2015
Court smacks down petition to stop Houston LGBT rights law 9
1:52 PM — A court has upheld an equal rights ordinance in Houston, Texas - after rejecting a legal challenge from anti-gay activists.
SNP manifesto pledges support for creation of LGBT rights envoy 4
12:48 PM — The Scottish National Party have pledged support for the creation of an LGBTI rights envoy in their manifesto.
17th April 2015
DUP politician: I’m ‘grateful’ that Nick Clegg warned that we want to reject gay rights 20
5:42 PM — A Northern Irish DUP politician has 'thanked' Nick Clegg - after the Lib Dems claimed a coalition of the Conservative Party, UKIP and the DUP would abolish same-sex marriage.
15th April 2015
Lib Dems pledge to make homophobic chants at football matches a crime 7
11:56 AM — The Liberal Democrats have pledged to bring forward new legislation to tackle homophobia in schools and at football matches.
8th April 2015
Obama’s Executive Order outlawing workplace discriminiaton comes into effect 3
7:57 PM — An Executive Order signed by President Barack Obama that outlaws anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors has come into effect.