15th July 2013
The PinkNews Guide to the history of England and Wales equal marriage 3
6:45 PM — Although we are now drawing to a close for the final decision regarding the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in England and Wales, UK marriage equality has had a longstanding history.
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.
9th July 2013
Colin Murray leaves Radio 5 Live weeks after Clare Balding was ridiculed on his show 5
12:45 PM — Colin Murray is leaving Radio 5 Live just weeks after the BBC had to apologise for homophobic jokes made on his show about presenter Clare Balding.
8th July 2013
Telegraph columnist Cristina Odone: Banning ‘gay’ as an insult would be like banning ‘chav’ 96
12:14 PM — The former editor of The Catholic Herald, Cristina Odone, has criticised the Education Secretary for stating that it’s wrong to use the word “gay” as an insult.
Plaid Cymru: Latest figures on anti-gay bullying in Welsh schools ‘probably the tip of the iceberg’ 4
11:12 AM — More than 70 cases of homophobic bullying have been recorded in schools across south-east Wales, but Plaid Cymru says the true figure could be even higher.
6th July 2013
Education Secretary Michael Gove: Using ‘gay’ as an insult is ‘outrageous and medieval’ 21
1:51 AM — The Education Secretary Michael Gove, has spoken at a conference on equality in education, to condemn the use of the word "gay" as derogatory, saying it is "outrageous and medieval".
5th July 2013
Association of Teachers and Lecturers says free schools will make it harder to fight homophobia 7
4:45 PM — Discrimination is becoming harder to challenge as more schools become academies and free schools independent of local control, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has warned.
28th June 2013
Feature: How the Stonewall riots started the LGBT rights movement 12
4:04 PM — In the early hours of 28 June 1969 a relatively unassuming gay bar in the West Village of Manhattan became the epicentre of an event that changed the course of LGBT history.
Trans teen forced to carry out sentence in Scotland’s most violent prison 13
12:27 PM — A transgender woman has been sent to Scotland's most violent jail after being charged with robbery and assault.
27th June 2013
Stonewall reveals top gay-friendly universities 10
2:08 PM — Stonewall has updated its university guide today, showing how gay-friendly the UK's 157 universities are.
26th June 2013
Independence Day 2 director confirms film will include gay character 10
6:16 PM — Roland Emmerich, the director of blockbuster film Independence Day, and its upcoming sequel, has let slip in an interview that the the new film will include a gay character.
18th June 2013
Barry Cryer brands ITV’s Vicious ‘homophobic’ television 98
3:10 PM — Comedian Barry Cryer says ITV's sitcom Vicious is "positively homophobic".
11th June 2013
Daily Mail’s Andrew Pierce: I’m called a ‘homophobe’ and ‘Uncle Tom’ for opposing equal marriage 103
12:18 PM — As part of a feature for the BBC News website entitled “The gay people against gay marriage” Daily Mail columnist Andrew Pierce says his opposition to equal marriage means he’s denounced by his critics as a “homophobe and Uncle Tom”.
10th June 2013
Yvette Cooper: Young gay men face ‘huge mental health problems’ and we need stronger LGBT inclusive sex education 22
2:08 PM — Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has told PinkNews.co.uk that the government needs to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a statutory requirement in order to address the health challenges faced by LGBT students.
1st June 2013
Comment: How I campaigned to change the age of consent a world away from equal marriage, by Edwina Currie 21
5:14 PM — Ahead of next week's historic vote on same-sex marriage, PinkNews asked former Conservative Health minister Edwina Currie, who fought against the odds to change the age of consent in 1994, to reflect on her battle.
20th May 2013
Stonewall shocked by violent homophobic south London attack 3
3:59 PM — Stonewall has described a violent attack on a gay couple in south London as “shocking”.
16th May 2013
Welsh Assembly to mark IDAHOT Day by flying rainbow flags 1
5:25 PM — The National Assembly for Wales is to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), by flying rainbow flags and holding LGBT-specific events.
Former Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig: ‘Polygamous marriages should be included in the same-sex marriage bill’ 32
12:39 PM — The former leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance, Alan Craig, believes the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will lead to “new inequalities and discrimination” – and suggests it should include “polygamous marriages” for Muslims and Mormons.
15th May 2013
London: Catholic head teacher denies asking Stonewall to visit school over claims student called shoes ‘gay’ 11
5:15 PM — A head teacher has denied reports that gay rights charity Stonewall were called in to her school because of claims a child called a fellow pupil’s shoes "gay" in a playground.
30th April 2013
Gay sitcom Vicious performs strongly for ITV 127
1:07 PM — ITV’s new sitcom Vicious, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi may have received mixed reviews, but it was a ratings winner for the broadcaster last night.