20th May 2014
Nigel Farage: It’s OK to be homophobic at 70 64
11:06 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has suggested that it’s OK to be homophobic if a person is aged 70 or older.
19th May 2014
Coalition for Marriage poll inadvertently finds most Tories support same-sex marriage 22
7:40 PM — In a recent poll by ComRes, 23% of people intending to vote for the Conservative Party at the upcoming European Election, view gay marriage as a reason not to vote for the party.
Stonewall: Ex-headteachers’ leader wrong to slam school for having an LGBT club 13
4:44 PM — Stonewall has criticised the former chairman of a headmasters’ association for suggesting homophobic bullying in schools was because of “too much media coverage”.
Lib Dem minister condemns ex-teachers’ leader for linking LGBT groups with paedophilia 10
3:02 PM — Lynne Featherstone has denounced the former chairman of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, after he described a north London school’s decision to set up an LGBT club as “macabre”.
Michael Fabricant: Blair once dubbed the Tories ‘homophobes’ – but we’ve moved on 16
1:40 PM — Conservative MP Michael Fabricant says his party is no longer made up “retired colonel types” with “horrendous” views.
Ex-Headteachers’ leader: School LGBT groups could lead to paedophilia 39
11:45 AM — The former chairman of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference has condemned a prestigious private school for launching an LGBT club.
18th May 2014
UKIP councillor: It is a tragedy Section 28 was repealed, gays want to destroy the traditional family 64
2:57 PM — A UKIP Parish Councillor has claimed it is a "tragedy" that a law which banned the discussion of homosexuality in schools was ever repealed, because gays want to destroy the traditional family.
UK: Guernsey Chief Minister will meet with LGBT group to discuss same-sex unions 5
2:16 PM — Guernsey's Chief Minister has agreed to meet with an LGBT group pressing the region to reform laws and introduce equal marriage in line with the UK.
17th May 2014
UK: LGF launch new hate crime reporting app 7
1:50 PM — The Manchester-based Lesbian and Gay Foundation has launched a new web app to help people report hate crimes anonymously.
Tory Equalities Minister: A lot has been achieved for LGBT rights but we must not be complacement 21
9:59 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on IDAHOT, Minister for Equalities Sajid Javid says the government is "by no means complacent" when it comes to LGBT rights.
Exclusive: UKIP would ‘rather turn the clock back’ on LGBT rights by Nick Clegg 27
9:17 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns that UKIP would "rather turn the clock back" on LGBT equality.
16th May 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Stonewall should hold events in a ‘tent’ rather than The Dorchester 24
7:08 PM — The former chair of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says the charity is wrong to not support a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel chain.
Green Party: LGBT equality is at stake in next week’s European elections 3
5:23 PM — Green Party MEP for London, Jean Lambert writes for PinkNews on why LGBT rights could be under threat if right-wing parties do well in next week's European elections
Tesco Extra store to offer HIV testing 9
11:49 AM — Tesco has become the first supermarket to offer free HIV testing at one of their stores.
Tory MP Nigel Evans: ‘Rape suspects need anonymity’ 23
11:00 AM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans says it’s time rape suspects were granted anonymity and has expressed sadness over the arrest of Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan.
15th May 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott: Mayor of London must act over rising homophobic crime 23
5:31 PM — Labour’s Diane Abbott is calling on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to take action following a 5.6% increase in homophobic crime across the capital.
Sir Ian McKellen: Nigel Farage needs to get out more if he thinks over-70s aren’t comfortable with gays 74
2:28 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has joked that Nigel Farage "needs to get out more" after the UKIP leader claimed that most over-70s aren't comfortable with gays.
UK: Council apologises for ordering churches to perform same-sex weddings 5
2:03 PM — Essex County Council has apologised for incorrectly telling churches they had to be licensed to perform same-sex marriages.
Telegraph columnist: Chelsea Manning and Conchita Wurst are blokes, calling them ‘she’ denies reality 135
12:09 PM — A Telegraph columnist has attracted criticism for a column in which he refers to trans soldier Chelsea Manning and Conchita Wurst as 'blokes'.
14th May 2014
Kent zoo: Gay penguin couple are ‘better parents’ than straight penguins 18
3:08 PM — A pair of gay penguins who are raising a baby together in a Kent zoo are doing a much better job than their straight counterparts.