1st April 2014
MPs demand Health Minister tightens up safeguards against gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
6:52 PM — A cross-party group of 15 MPs have sent a joint letter to Health Minister Norman Lamb calling on him to do more to address the problem of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
17th March 2014
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: Ben Summerskill tried to ‘rewrite history’ with attack on Lib Dems 5
2:10 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert has joined those who have condemned former Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill for suggesting that the party was "cynical and opportunistic" in its support for same-sex marriage.
31st January 2014
Polling giant Ipsos MORI ignores couples in civil partnerships like ‘whether or not they eat meat’ 8
12:00 PM — The second largest market research company in the UK, Ipsos MORI, still runs polls which do not give respondents the option to indicate that they are in a civil partnership, nine years after they were introduced in the UK.
29th January 2014
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert to skydive for Merlin MS charity
2:02 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert is to jump out of a plane to raise money for the Merlin MS charity.
20th November 2013
UK Government rules out banning therapists from providing gay ‘cures’ on cost grounds 18
6:28 PM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has told MPs that gay-to-straight conversion therapy is “utterly abhorrent” but that the government remains opposed to the statutory regulation of psychotherapists on the grounds of cost.
15th November 2013
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: ‘Luxembourg’s gay prime minister and deputy PM is LGBT progress for Europe’ 6
1:30 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says the fact that Luxembourg is set to have both an openly gay prime minister and deputy PM shows “how far Europe has progressed on LGBT issues”.
23rd October 2013
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert rescues woman from being swept away in the Thames 6
11:55 AM — A Liberal Democrat MP saved the day last night as he tossed a lifebelt into the water to save a woman from being swept away down the Thames.
16th October 2013
David Cameron to ‘look into’ pardon for gay war hero Alan Turing 9
7:14 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron today said he would "look into" the issue of a pardon for gay codebreaker and computer genius Alan Turing, after the issue was raised by gay MP Stephen Gilbert.
5th September 2013
Video: InterTech Diversity Forum panel discussion on LGBT start-ups at Google London 2
2:28 PM — The first in a series of panel discussions featuring LGBT members of the start up community took place in London yesterday evening, hosted by the InterTech Diversity Forum.
15th July 2013
Comment: The part that PinkNews is proud to have played in the equal marriage debate 28
11:48 AM — As the campaign for the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales draws to a close, PinkNews will be publishing a series of histories of the debate from a variety of different angles. This history, by PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen reflects on the role that this publication has played in fighting to change the law. From its initial acceptance of the civil partnerships status quo, through to securing the support of Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Ed Miliband to change the law on marriage and launching the Out4Marriage campaign.
12th July 2013
TUC and Unison urge government to ban gay conversion therapy as petition heads to Parliament 5
10:39 AM — More than 40 different LGBT groups along with trade union organisations the TUC and Unison have called on the government to ban gay conversion therapy.
19th June 2013
Gay ‘cure’ therapy NHS ban motion gains cross-party support 5
2:13 PM — Several MPs are supporting an Early Day Motion against gay conversion therapy.
23rd May 2013
Cornwall: Tory deputy chair Sarah Newton defends abstaining in equal marriage Commons vote 18
3:23 PM — MP Sarah Newton, also a deputy chair of the Conservative Party, is defending herself from claims she broke a promise to her constituents after abstaining in this week’s vote of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
21st May 2013
MPs to debate humanist marriage ceremonies 13
11:00 AM — The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill is to receive a third and final Commons reading later today, with MPs set to vote on an amendment concerning humanist marriage ceremonies.
20th May 2013
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: ‘Equal marriage is now a litmus test for David Cameron’ 5
11:48 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says today’s start of the third reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill is a huge test for David Cameron.
29th January 2013
In Photos: London 2018 Gay Games bid launched in Palace of Westminster
11:11 PM — The bid to host the 2018 Gay Games in London began with a reception in Westminster last night. The gathering at Portcullis House was hosted by Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert. MPs, local government members, and athletes were among those who turned up to show their support for the cause. Celebrity supporters included the BBC's Evan Davies, The Feeling's Dan Dan Gillespie Sells and the cricketer Steven Davies.
London: Gay Games 2018 bid kicks off 2
12:55 PM — The bid to host the 2018 Gay Games in London, which is being supported by lesbian paralympian Claire Harvey, began with a reception in Westminster last night.
25th January 2013
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: Today is a landmark moment for LGBT equality 9
11:46 AM — Writing for PinkNews, Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says the publication of the government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill is a cause for celebration.
16th January 2013
Majority of MPs indicate that they will vote for same-sex marriage in England and Wales 31
8:13 AM — A majority of MPs in the House of Commons have indicated that they intend to vote for the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
8th December 2012
Comment: Equal marriage is a step towards a fairer society 25
7:46 PM — Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert who proposed the Equal Marriage motion to the Liberal Democrat party conference in 2010 argues that the Government's plans to make same-sex marriage legal is an important step towards building a fairer society in Britain.