13th May 2015
David Cameron appoints first lesbian to a Conservative Government 9
11:40 PM — The Prime Minister has promoted the first out lesbian MP to his Government as an Assistant Government Whip.
8th May 2015
Tory Simon Kirby retains Brighton Kemptown seat despite Christian campaign to oust him 1
7:00 AM — Conservative Simon Kirby has retained his Brighton Kemptown seat, despite a campaign to oust him because of his strong support for same-sex marriage.
19th December 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Government confirms it will not cut HIV prevention budget 4
7:39 PM — The Government has refuted claims that it was to halve its HIV prevention budget for 2015, reiterating support for the strategy and saying "It will continue".
26th November 2014
David Cameron backs National HIV Testing Week at PMQs
5:04 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has given his backing to National HIV Testing Week.
31st July 2014
Brighton’s ‘Oldest Gay in the Village’ praised by David Cameron 12
10:34 AM — An LGBT campaigner in Brighton, who is fighting to have his criminal conviction for being gay overturned, has received a letter of gratitude from the Prime Minister.
8th July 2014
David Furnish praises MPs for undertaking HIV tests 2
4:56 PM — Filmmaker and campaigner David Furnish has praised politicians for taking part in an HIV testing session at Westminster.
17th June 2014
Tory MP Simon Kirby: Those in civil partnerships must be able to convert to marriage 20
4:25 PM — Tory MP Simon Kirby has contacted Equalities Minister Sajid Javid to push for the faster introduction of legislation to allow couples in civil partnerships to be able to convert to marriage.
25th March 2014
Brighton Council urged to give LGBT businesses a boost by pedestrianising St James’s Street 1
11:34 AM — Brighton and Hove City Council is being urged to pedestrianise St James's Street, home to many of the city’s LGBT bars and shops.
22nd January 2014
David Cameron and Brighton MP mock ‘gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor 15
1:05 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has joked at PMQs about the recent weather-related anti-equal marriage remarks of UKIP Oxfordshire Councillor David Silvester.
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.
9th August 2013
LGBT demonstration to take place outside Russian Consulate in Edinburgh this afternoon 2
12:47 PM — A demonstration against Russia's homophobic censorship laws is taking place outside the Russian Consulate in Edinburgh this afternoon.
Tory MP Simon Kirby calls on Foreign Secretary to condemn Russian Government’s treatment of LGBT people 16
10:54 AM — Conservative MP Simon Kirby has written a letter to Foreign Secretary William Hague urging him to "lead in the international condemnation of the Russian Government's treatment of LGBT people."
24th June 2013
Coalition for Marriage: ‘Quakers, Unitarians and Liberal Jews have unfairly dominated the equal marriage debate’ 61
10:58 AM — Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, Coalition for Marriage spokesperson Dr Sharon James says Liberal Judaism, the Unitarians and the Quakers have been given “a disproportionate amount of time” in the debate for equal marriage at the expense of “mainstream Christian people”.
20th June 2013
Brighton: Anti-equal marriage ex-Green councillor to debate issue with pro-gay Tory MP 30
7:13 PM — Former Green councillor Christina Summers who resigned from her party in protest at its decision to support equal marriage will debate the issue this evening alongside Conservative MP Simon Kirby.
2nd November 2012
Brighton MP talks of crime concerns for city’s gay quarter 6
4:28 PM — The Chairman of Brighton and Hove’s LGBT Community Safety Forum has welcomed an MP’s decision to speak out over the increasing number of criminal incidents that have been occurring in the city’s famous LGBT district.
8th December 2010
Brighton MPs promise to halve undiagnosed HIV by 2015 4
5:29 PM — Brighton MPs Simon Kirby and Caroline Lucas have welcomed the Department of Health's decision to support a cross-party policy document on HIV prevention. The Halve It campaign aims to cut estimated undiagnosed HIV infections in half by 2015.
1st December 2010
Tory MP takes HIV test for World AIDS Day 7
7:51 PM — A Conservative MP had a 15-minute HIV test at a parliamentary reception on Tuesday evening to encourage more people to take up testing. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, has a constituency with one of the largest estimates of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men.
5th November 2010
Comment: When did gay men stop fighting HIV? 48
4:34 PM — Scott Roberts argues that campaigners angry about the gay blood ban are missing the bigger picture and that the gay community should be enraged at the continuing gulf of health inequality around HIV and AIDS.