24th April 2012
Stonewall survey: NHS ‘failing gay and bisexual men’ 29
10:33 PM — A large-scale health study in the UK has found that gay and bisexual men are neglected and discriminated against by the NHS, which, rather than focusing on their propensity for self-harm, suicide and severe depression, concentrates solely on their sexual health.
Christian campaigners to seek judicial review of Mayor’s decision to ban anti-gay bus ads 31
9:45 PM — The groups behind the 'ex-gay' London bus adverts have confirmed that they are intending to seek a judicial review of the decision by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London to ban the adverts from being displayed by Transport for London. The group is also considering bringing legal action for breach of contract against advertising display agency CSBO.
14th April 2012
Mayoral hustings: Boris Johnson vows to re-enter GLA in Stonewall index, Ken Livingstone quotes Muhammed’s sermon of tolerance 213
2:50 PM — Incumbent Mayor of London Boris Johnson promised to re-enter the Greater London Authority in Stonewall's Employer Index and defended his decision not to publish an LGBT manifesto, while Ken Livingstone quoted from the last sermon of the prophet Muhammed in a bid for cultural understanding at the charity's mayoral hustings today.
12th April 2012
Comment: The ex-gay ads prove public homophobia still remains acceptable 97
9:56 PM — The commercial agency responsible for selling advertising on London's transport system thought it fit to run a deeply offensive and homophobic ad on London buses. Does this prove again, Balaji Ravichandran asks, that homophobia remains the most accepted and acceptable form of public prejudice?
Religious groups respond to Stonewall with ‘Ex-Gay, Get Over It’ London bus adverts 192
2:31 PM — Religious groups have responded to Stonewall's current bus advertising campaign in favour of gay equality with a campaign of their own, defending the view that gay people can become straight.
3rd April 2012
Stonewall funds 1000 London bus adverts for equal marriage 101
9:53 AM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has announced a thousand London buses will carry its equality message in April during the government's consultation on how to implement marriage for gay couples.
23rd March 2012
Stonewall unveils Facebook Timeline of key gay events since 1989 4
1:40 PM — Stonewall had relaunched its Facebook page utilising the new timeline facility to record key moments for the gay community's struggle for equality since its foundation in 1989.
20th March 2012
Stonewall calls for ‘calm voice of gays’ in equal marriage consultation 94
3:19 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has published its response to the government consultation on how to introduce marriage equality for gay couples in England and Wales, saying civil partnerships have not been 'sufficient to diminish the remaining prejudice against gay people'.
15th March 2012
Comment: Gay marriage proposals are welcome but flawed 52
1:26 PM — Peter Tatchell says the government's consultation proposals today to allow civil marriage for gay couples but not religious ceremonies or straight civil partnerships are a welcome move but still discriminate and hinder religious freedom.
14th March 2012
Home Secretary Theresa May: Government will introduce same sex marriage whatever the Church says 176
10:23 PM — Writing in The Times, the Home Secretary and cabinet Minister for Equality, Theresa May, argues that marriage should be for everyone regardless of their sexuality. She strongly dismisses claims by the Church of England to determine who should be able to marry.
14th February 2012
Stonewall publishes draft marriage equality bill 58
5:39 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has published a draft marriage bill which it says contains the provisions necessary to extend equal marriage rights to same-sex couples.
13th February 2012
Video: Anti-homophobic bullying single an overnight hit 69
1:08 PM — A charity single raising money to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying has become a sensation over the weekend.
9th February 2012
Barclays and other banks top employers for gay Scots 13
9:48 AM — The top four Scottish employers in Stonewall’s rankings this year are banks. Barclays took first place, followed by Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank.
2nd September 2011
Councils to be banned from asking residents if they are gay or transgender 67
4:36 PM — Local councils will be banned from routinely asking residents about their sexual orientation, transgender status, religion and race. Local government secretary Eric Pickles said that the surveys, typically sent out with responses to residents' queries about local services, were "unnecessary and "intrusive".
1st September 2011
Stonewall to lobby for gay rights abroad 53
12:33 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has announced it will begin lobbying for gay equality abroad. The charity says that until now, it has been barred from commenting on the situation for lesbian, gay and bisexual people around the world because this would breach its charitable objectives as an organisation focused on Britain.
22nd August 2011
Anti-gay group may now intervene at ECHR as views sought on exemptions 86
11:28 AM — In the latest turn at the European Court of Human Rights, the US' Alliance Defense Fund could intervene on behalf of religious workers who want to avoid serving gays while the European Commission opens its consultation.
19th August 2011
EHRC confirms backtrack on opt-outs for anti-gay workers 162
10:38 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission has confirmed that it will not seek 'reasonable adjustments' to be made for religious workers who refuse to serve gay people, to the dismay of Christian rights groups.
18th August 2011
Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill nominated for charity award 42
1:44 PM — The chief executive of Stonewall, Ben Summerskill, has been nominated as Britain’s ‘Most Admired Charity Chief Executive'. Mr Summerskill is one of six charity chief executives nominated for the Third Sector award.
15th August 2011
Equality commission seeks views on gay vs religious rights cases 121
4:25 PM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission is holding a brief consultation on how it should advise in four religious rights cases due to come before the European Court of Human Rights.
12th August 2011
Don’t call me a bigot, says MSP who believes gay relationships aren’t equal 87
10:58 AM — An MSP who believes that gay relationships are not in "any way equal" to straight ones says he has been upset by messages calling him a bigot. Bill Walker, the MSP for Dunfermline said gay rights campaigners had "intimidated" him.