Gay UKIP candidate defends tweeting that ISIS terrorist should have killed himself 5
1:45 PM — UKIP is investigating gay Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Richard Hilton, after he sent a tweet claiming the Islamic State terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' should have committed suicide.
M&S apologises for banning the word ‘gay’ in gift messages 5
1:06 PM — Marks and Spencer has removed the word 'gay' from a banned list that prohibited customers from using it in gift messages.
M&S bans ‘gay’ and ‘Jesus Christ’ from flower gift messages 18
11:08 AM — 'Gay' has been placed on an online list of banned words that cannot be used when writing a message to accompany flowers from Marks and Spencer.
1st March 2015
Is UKIP running out of ways to say sorry for homophobes? 29
5:22 PM — UKIP appears to be running out of ways to say sorry - after releasing identical statements about two separate instances of homophobia.
Homosexuals in all areas undermining marriage: UKIP Shipping Forecast returns 4
2:34 PM — A new 'UKIP Shipping Forecast' has been released, mocking some of the party's homophobic candidates.
28th February 2015
Jo Swinson: We still need to do more to tackle homophobia 11
5:03 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Equalities Minister Jo Swinson marks the close of LGBT History Month.
27th February 2015
UKIP youth leader attacks ‘tokenism’ in other parties 26
7:28 PM — The leader of UKIP's youth wing has hit out at "tokenism" - after the head of his party's LGBT group quit.
Lib Dems to back campaign to pardon gay sex offences 13
7:01 PM — The Liberal Democrats are set to pledge support for a campaign to pardon men convicted of historic gay sex offences - despite fears it could end up helping paedophiles.
Dean of St Paul’s warns Church of England over ‘toxic’ views on gays 18
3:21 PM — The Dean of St Paul's Cathedral has warned the Church of England it is seen as "toxic or oppressive" due to ongoing disagreements about gay people.
26th February 2015
Uni ‘postpones’ visit by anti-gay cleric hours after Jihadi John revelation 91
6:34 PM — The University of Westminster has “postponed” a planned visit by a cleric who branded homosexuality “a scourge”.
Cleric who linked being gay with ‘cannibalism’ due at Goldsmiths’ Islamic society 71
5:10 PM — A cleric who previously was accused of linking homosexuality with the “sexual abuse of children, polyandry and cannibalism” has been invited to speak at the Islamic society of a leading London university.
UKIP’s LGBT Chair quits: ‘I couldn’t defend the party any more’ 87
11:13 AM — The Chair of UKIP's official LGBT group has quit his role and resigned his party membership.
Coming out as a Tory by Ivan Massow 43
10:33 AM — Conservative London mayoral candidate Ivan Massow writes for PinkNews on why sexuality should no longer determine which political party LGBT voters support.
25th February 2015
Former Archbishop issues ‘free speech’ warning over university’s plans to remove his picture 48
5:07 PM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury has issued a warning about free speech, over plans to remove a picture of him at King’s College London following pressure from LGBT campaigners.
24th February 2015
Peter Tatchell recalls the dirtiest, most violent and anti-gay by-election in modern British history 39
3:41 PM — It's 32 years since the Bermondsey by-election, dubbed one of the most homophobic elections ever to be held in Britain, Peter Tatchell looks back at the events.
Bouncer tells ‘gay’ student he should be fed to the dogs 15
10:55 AM — A student tried to report an attack that left him with a black eye to a bouncer at a Sheffield club. Instead of helping, he went into a homophobic rant against him.
Ivan Massow: Gay men may not realise it, but they are Tory 93
10:52 AM — Gay men tend to be Tory-leaning in their political beliefs without even realising it, London mayoral candidate Ivan Massow has claimed.
23rd February 2015
Catholic priest had huge gay S&M porn collection, court hears
7:27 PM — A Catholic priest who is accused of molesting three boys had a large collection of gay porn, a court has heard.
Stag attack victim Dr Kate Stone appointed to press regulator’s code committee 6
3:54 PM — An academic who took action after a number of newspapers identified her as transgender has been appointed to the press regulator's editors' code committee.
Ex-UKIP councillor: It’s worse to say ‘poofter’ than to hate ‘negro features’ 49
2:04 PM — A former UKIP councillor who was expelled for ranting about "negroes" has defended herself - by claiming it's worse to say "poofter".