28th May 2014
UKIP and Tory MEPs fail to sign LGBT rights pledge 27
1:01 PM — Tory and UKIP names are absent from ILGA-Europe's LGBT rights pledge.
26th May 2014
Former chairman of LGBTory elected councillor 1
2:56 PM — Matthew Sephton, the former chairman of the Conservative Party’s LGBT campaign group, has succeeded in his bid to become a councillor in Trafford.
21st May 2014
Labour brands Tory anti-gay candidate a ‘bigot’ and questions how he can represent LGBT voters 19
6:25 PM — Labour is demanding the Conservatives take action against one of their local candidates who believes Ofsted is seeking to impose a “homosexual agenda on schools."
11th May 2014
Exclusive: Tory MP complains that ‘trendy intellectuals’ voted for ‘transvestite’ to win Eurovision 75
7:16 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Tory MP Gordon Henderson has posted a rant about Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, claiming that "trendy intellectuals" voted for a "transvestite" to win.
4th May 2014
UK: Tory candidate quits party over homophobic, anti-Muslim tweets 10
12:15 PM — A Tory local election candidate has stood down from the party, after it was revealed he had retweeted a series of homophobic and anti-Muslim messages.
2nd May 2014
UK: Bristol Tories choose new mayor, after councillor ‘disturbed’ by Ian McKellen school visit withdraws 18
6:53 PM — Bristol's Tory group has nominated another candidate for Lord Mayor, after councillor Chris Windows, who was embroiled in a homophobia row, removed himself from the running.
15th April 2014
Tory in ‘sex party’ expenses row ‘banned’ from standing as 2015 parliamentary candidate 4
2:53 PM — The former head of a Tory research unit has been banned from standing as a party candidate at the 2015 general election, having been accused of using public money to fund a sex party.
31st March 2014
Philip Hammond: Same-sex marriage opponents should ‘get used to it and move on’ 9
8:48 PM — Tory Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said that he is now accepting of same-sex marriage, and claimed critics should 'get used to it and move on'.
6th March 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit cleared to become mayor 20
10:22 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was 'disturbed' that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools is set to become Bristol's next Lord Mayor.
28th February 2014
Brighton: Labour and Tories vote against Green plan to axe £25,000 Pride grant 6
2:17 PM — Labour and Tory councillors in Brighton and Hove have voted against a planned cut to the city’s Pride festival.
26th February 2014
Mail: Billionaire Tory donor pulls plug on Cameron over equal marriage 33
6:38 PM — Sir Michael Hintze has reportedly called time on his donations to the Conservative Party because of David Cameron’s decision to legalise equal marriage.
7th February 2014
Gay Tory becomes leader of Trafford Council, aged 26 8
12:16 PM — A gay Conservative in Trafford has become one of the youngest people to lead a council in Britain.
27th January 2014
LGBTory Chairman Matthew Sephton steps down from post 8
5:47 PM — Matthew Sephton has stepped down as chairman of LGBTory after five years.
20th January 2014
Tory Vice Chair: Good that UKIP ditched ‘gay marriage floods’ councillor but how many share his views? 17
2:07 PM — The Vice Chair of the Conservative Party Michael Fabricant, has commended the decision by UKIP to suspend a councillor who said same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK and compared abortions to the deaths of Jewish people in the Holocaust.
20th November 2013
Matthew d’Ancona: ‘Homophobic dinosaurs in the Tory party are far from being extinct’ 7
2:36 PM — Journalist Matthew d’Ancona says the fact that MP Crispin Blunt was forced to undergo a reselection process because a minority of Tory activists in his constituency had a problem with his sexuality should alarm Tory modernisers.
19th November 2013
MP Crispin Blunt: I’m proof that grassroots Tories are happy to have a gay MP 5
4:23 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt writes exclusively for PinkNews on what it feels like to be overwhelmingly reselected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Reigate – in a campaign that was forced upon him by a small minority who had a problem with his sexuality.
11th November 2013
John Major: Gay marriage has proved ‘toxic’ for the Tories because some like ‘to change slowly’ 45
6:22 PM — Former prime minister Sir John Major says grassroots Tories were right to feel “unsettled” by “bewildering” changes such as equal marriage, but warns there’s “no choice but to deal with this new world."
8th November 2013
Shaun Woodward, MP who defected to Labour from the Tories over gay rights to stand down 7
2:03 PM — Labour MP Shaun Woodward, who was once sacked by William Hague from the Tory party front bench for backing a repeal of Section 28, is to step down from Parliament at the 2015 general election.
7th October 2013
Boris Johnson urges Tory activists to reselect gay MP Crispin Blunt 1
7:18 PM — Boris Johnson says he hopes gay MP Crispin Blunt is reselected as the 2015 Tory candidate for Reigate and has quashed speculation that he was eyeing up the seat for a possible return to Parliament.
2nd October 2013
Interview: London Assembly Labour member Tom Copley on Boris, Tories and better sex ed 2
5:01 PM — Tom Copley became the youngest person ever to join the London Assembly when he was elected as a Labour member in 2012. Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, the City Hall Labour housing spokesperson talks the Tories, Russia, holding Boris to account, and the need for better sex and relationship education in schools.