Lib Dem Baroness Barker: ‘New Look’s revised discount policy shows that equality is good for business’
7:07 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker, has commended retail giant New Look for its decision to change a discount policy which 'indirectly' excluded the partners of gay and lesbian staff.
MP Nigel Evans denies raping university student
6:41 PM — A court has heard allegations that Nigel Evans raped a university student at his home.
Tory Vice Chair: New Look’s HR department ‘should be shot’ for gay partners discount fiasco 2
5:45 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative party Michael Fabricant has criticised retailer New Look for a policy, now changed, which excluded the partners of gay staff members.
Jury told Nigel Evans assaulted man inside parliamentary bar
5:08 PM — A jury has heard MP Nigel Evans allegedly indecently assaulted a man in a parliamentary bar - and also another man at the Conservative Party conference in 2003.
Tory MP Mike Freer: New Look’s gay discount issue shows we still need to be vigilant about equality
4:24 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has welcomed the decision by retailer New Look to change its discount policy to include the partners of gay staff, but says that it highlights that discrimination still needs to be challenged.
Following PinkNews investigation, New Look drops gay partner discount ban 1
3:23 PM — Retail giant New Look has dropped a policy which excluded the partners of gay employees from using a staff discount, after a PinkNews investigation revealed that it may have been in breach of the Equality Act 2010.
Court told MP Nigel Evans ‘pressed his sexual attentions on younger men’
3:10 PM — The trial of Nigel Evans, former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, has begun with the prosecution outlining its case against the MP.
UK: Police ‘disappointed’ at lack of public response over homophobic attack on teen
2:08 PM — Detectives investigating a violent homophobic assault on a teenager in Preston say they are disappointed at the lack of response from the public.
Pet Shop Boys use Panti Bliss speech as new gay rights track 2
12:52 PM — Pet Shop Boys have recorded a new song based on a speech made by Irish drag artist Panti Bliss.
Sex offences trial of MP Nigel Evans set to begin
10:34 AM — Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, will go on trial today accused of sexual offences against seven men.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg: I love that Britain is a place you can be gay and proud 14
12:43 AM — In his speech to Liberal Democrat Spring Conference, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised Britain's LGBT rights record.
9th March 2014
Is this Nigel Farage in women’s clothing joking about ‘gay marriage’ at Lib Dem Spring Conference? 6
11:12 PM — Nigel Farage made a surprise appearance in women's clothing at the Liberal Democrat spring conference to joke about same-sex marriage causing floods.
Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker condemns New Look discount policy as ‘old fashioned discrimination’ 5
12:32 PM — Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Liz Barker is the latest politician to criticise retail giant New Look for its discount policy which is possibly in breach of the Equality Act 2010 by "indirectly discriminating" against gay couples.
8th March 2014
Gay former New Look staff member: I felt ‘blatantly discriminated’ against for exclusion from discount 8
1:16 PM — A former staff member at retail giant New Look has said he was denied the option to use his staff discount for his boyfriend, and that he felt "blatantly discriminated" against.
Tory MP Mike Freer glad New Look will ‘review’ potentially ‘discriminatory’ discount policy
12:05 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has said he is hopeful that New Look will change its policy on staff discounts, in order to include allow gay couples to use it, should they wish.
7th March 2014
Stonewall: New Look should ‘revisit’ its policy which excludes gay couples from discount 6
7:41 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has commented on a controversy surrounding retail giant New Look's staff discount policy, which may be "indirectly discrimnating" against employees in same-sex relationships.
BBC game show host defends contestant against transphobic Twitter trolls: ‘Grow up and get a life’ 40
6:56 PM — A BBC television host has jumped to the defence of a contestant who appeared on a game show yesterday, after a barrage of transphobic tweets were sent about her.
The Queen praises gay rights charity’s ‘special anniversary’ in royal surprise 47
6:29 PM — Queen Elizabeth II has congratulated one of Britain’s oldest LGBT charities in a rare moment of acknowledgement for LGBT people.
Tory Vice Chair: ‘I am surprised and alarmed’ at New Look’s policy excluding same-sex couples 3
6:22 PM — The Vice Chair of the Conservative Party Michael Fabricant has become the latest to weigh in on a staff discount policy at retail giant New Look, which may be in breach of the Equality Act by "indirectly discriminating" against gay couples.
Labour Shadow Equalities Minister criticises New Look for ‘indirectly discriminatory’ discount policy 3
5:53 PM — Labour Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has criticised a policy at retail giant New Look, which excludes gay employees from using a staff discount which is available to their straight counterparts.