18th November 2014
Eleven years ago today saw the end of Section 28 9
9:34 PM — Today marks the 11th anniversary of the end of Section 28, the effective ban on teaching about LGBT issues in schools.
9th November 2014
Australia’s 60ft condom, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:36 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
7th November 2014
Interview: Lord Cashman on Thatcher’s hair, returning to EastEnders and equalising the age of consent 10
5:57 PM — PinkNews caught up with the newly appointed Labour peer and global LGBTI envoy Lord Cashman, to talk about performing the first gay kiss in British soap history, how he veered from EastEnders into politics and his direct impact on Tony Blair's decision to address the ban on homosexuals in the army.
17th September 2014
Thatcher’s Health Minister: Section 28 was a mistake and I apologise 50
1:40 PM — The former Tory Health Minister has apologised for the Section 28 ban on the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools.
7th September 2014
Anti-gay rights Labour MP Jim Dobbin dies on trip 83
12:35 PM — Jim Dobbin, a Labour MP who was opposed to gay rights, has died on a Parliamentary trip.
22nd August 2014
SNP accepts £1m donation from Section 28 backer Brian Souter 19
5:40 PM — The Scottish Nationalist Party has accepted a £1 million donation from Stagecoach boss Sir Brian Souter, who funded a campaign to keep Section 28.
19th August 2014
David Cameron right to apologise for Section 28, says Scottish Tory leader 7
5:20 PM — Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson says it was wrong “pure and simple” for the Conservative Party to have supported Section 28.
6th July 2014
Stonewall education head: Improving teacher training is the key to tackling homophobic bullying 9
2:25 PM — Luke Tryl is Head of Education at Stonewall. He spoke to PinkNews.co.uk at Stonewall's Education for All conference ahead of the publication of the Teachers’ Report 2014, about what still needs to be done.
3rd July 2014
Poll: Majority of teachers think they are banned from talking about LGBT issues 8
3:25 PM — The majority of primary school teachers in London think they are banned from talking about LGBT issues in the classroom, research shows.
24th May 2014
UKIP candidate who thinks it’s a tragedy Section 28 was repealed comes second in council election 32
4:54 PM — UKIP candidate Iain McLaughlan - who said it was a "tragedy" that Section 28 was repealed because gays want to destroy traditional families - has come second in a local election.
19th May 2014
MEP candidate urges followers to offer ‘supportive message’ to pro-Section 28 UKIP councillor 20
5:39 PM — A candidate for the European Parliament has urged her followers to offer a "supportive message" to UKIP councillor who said it was a "tragedy" that Section 28 was repealed.
18th May 2014
UKIP councillor: It is a tragedy Section 28 was repealed, gays want to destroy the traditional family 64
2:57 PM — A UKIP Parish Councillor has claimed it is a "tragedy" that a law which banned the discussion of homosexuality in schools was ever repealed, because gays want to destroy the traditional family.
17th May 2014
Exclusive: As the UK progresses, other countries are going back on LGBT rights by Ed Miliband 29
11:36 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on IDAHOT, Labour leader Ed Miliband says his party "will be at forefront of continuing the fight for equality."
23rd April 2014
UK Government: ‘Schools should not promote any sexual orientation’ 18
6:38 PM — The government has reiterated its warning against schools introducing Section 28-style policies targeting the "promotion" of homosexuality by saying they should not promote any type of sexual orientation in the classroom.
17th April 2014
Heritage Lottery Fund awards Stonewall over £68,000 for gay history project 1
2:10 PM — The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Stonewall £68,800 for a new project charting its involvement with the gay rights movement over the last 25 years.
1st April 2014
Section 28 architect Baroness Knight acquires antiques shop from gay couple in Brighton 31
12:04 AM — Baroness Knight, who as an MP during the premiership of Margaret Thatcher helped institute Section 28, has announced that she is to retire from public life in Britain.
13th March 2014
Paul O’Grady: ‘David Cameron is a twat and the Lib Dems are as much use as men’s tits’ 25
6:25 PM — Paul O'Grady has made a statement against David Cameron and the coalition Government, saying that the former is "a right twat", and the Lib Dems are "as useful as men's tits."
26th November 2013
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I wish I had come out much earlier’ 2
1:28 PM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen has spoken of how he had "one regret about coming out" - he wished he had done it much sooner.
18th November 2013
Nick Clegg: ‘Section 28 was divisive but I’m glad to be part of a government fighting for LGBT rights’ 10
7:11 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, has joined colleagues from across the political spectrum in condemning Section 28 on the day of the 10th anniversary of its repeal.
Ed Miliband: ‘The 10th anniversary of Section 28 repeal reminds us we must all speak against prejudice’ 3
1:44 PM — The Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband, has spoken on the 10th anniversary of the repeal of Section 28, to emphasise the importance of its demise, despite saying there is still more to be done.