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.
4th November 2014
Ben Bradshaw questions David Blunkett’s decision to forgive Nicky Morgan over equal marriage 8
2:45 PM — Ben Bradshaw has questioned fellow Labour MP David Blunkett's comments that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan should be "forgiven" for voting against same-sex marriage.
24th October 2014
Tony Blair offers tribute to Paul Cottingham, activist and partner of Michael Cashman 10
2:34 PM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has paid tribute to late humanitarian activist Paul Cottingham, who died last night.
30th September 2014
Tony Blair: It’s very difficult to raise gay rights with anti-gay leaders 11
1:27 PM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says it’s “very difficult” to raise the subject of gay rights with anti-gay leaders.
26th September 2014
Tony Blair: ‘Gay rights is a significant part of my legacy’ 31
8:00 AM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says gay rights will form “a significant part” of his legacy.
3rd July 2014
Labour leaders pay tribute to Stonewall founder and Labour politician Michael Cashman 2
2:13 PM — Tony Blair was among several Labour figures to pay tribute to Michael Cashman at a party marking his contribution to politics and LGBT rights.
Tony Blair: Equal marriage was a rare moment of unity in British politics 32
2:12 PM — Tony Blair tells PinkNews that same-sex marriage “was probably one of the few times” when the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour “agreed on anything.”
1st July 2014
Tony Blair pays tribute to former MEP Michael Cashman by saying #ThanksMichael 9
12:39 PM — Tony Blair has paid tribute to Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, following his retirement as an MEP.
19th March 2014
Tony Blair: With hindsight maybe I should have gone for equal marriage and not just civil partnerships 37
11:01 AM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has questioned whether it might have been possible to have achieved marriage equality during his time in office.
5th February 2014
London gay community in shock over sudden death of Mayor of Lambeth 8
10:42 AM — The London gay community is in shock following the announcement that Lambeth Mayor Mark Bennett died suddenly from a suspected heart attack on Tuesday morning, aged 43.
18th November 2013
Shadow Equalities Minister: ‘Removing Section 28 was one of Labour’s most important acts’ 16
11:06 AM — It's ten years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero, shares her thoughts on what the policy symbolised for the LGBT community in an exclusive article for PinkNews.co.uk.
17th November 2013
Downing Street rejects calls to lower the age of consent to 15 24
1:38 PM — Downing Street and Nick Clegg have both rejected a call by a public health official to consider lowering the age of consent to 15 so that teenagers can have better access to sexual health advice and protections.
11th November 2013
LGBT community urged to mark 10-year repeal of Section 28 by wearing pink 4
3:59 PM — To commemorate 10 years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, campaigners are asking people all over the UK to wear pink “against prejudice” on Monday 18 November.
8th November 2013
Labour peer Lord Alli: David Cameron ‘changed the centre ground’ by legalising equal marriage 8
7:45 PM — Labour peer Lord Alli paid tribute to David Cameron and Tony Blair for their role in progressing LGBT equality in Britain at last night's Stonewall Awards.
13th October 2013
Lord Smith: The Sunday Times was aware I was HIV positive – and agreed not to publish it for two years 10
12:08 PM — Britain’s first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury,has spoken up on the difficulties he faced coming out about his HIV status, revealing that the Sunday Times had agreed not to publish any stories on the matter for two years until he was ready.
12th October 2013
Lord Smith: Tony Blair was nervous about lowering the age of consent for gay men and repealing Section 28 15
12:57 PM — Britain's first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury, has said that Tony Blair, whilst Prime Minister, needed "persuading" that legalising the age of consent, and repealing Section 28 were the right things to do.
11th July 2013
Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith to challenge Singapore over its anti-gay laws 6
3:15 PM — Tony Blair’s former attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, is to challenge the government of Singapore over its laws banning sex between men.
7th June 2013
Labour Lord Alli: We won the equal marriage vote but there is still a long way to go 26
2:40 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour peer Lord Alli, the first openly gay peer to be appointed, says he was stunned by the House of Lords decision to support the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill with such an overwhelming majority, and has paid tribute to Conservative peer Lord Jenkin for his powerful equal marriage speech.
4th June 2013
Labour Lord Alli praises David Cameron over his ‘courageous’ support for equal marriage 4
5:02 PM — Labour peer Lord Waheed Alli has paid tribute to Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron over his “courageous” support for equal marriage.
17th April 2013
UK: Thatcher opponents stage funeral protests 40
12:51 PM — A small group of protesters of Margaret Thatcher’s LGBT legacy have lined the route of the former PM's funeral in central London.