21st May 2012
Bisexual councillor in Thanet fears ‘hate campaign’ 11
8:08 PM — A bisexual councillor in Kent has said that he may be the target of a homophobic campaign, after receiving a hostile voicemail message, the BBC reports.
Video: Lord Chris Smith comes @Out4Marriage – without marriage we are ‘not going to be equal’ 7
3:32 PM — Labour life peer and chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority, Lord Chris Smith, is standing in solidarity with the ever-growing list of people who have filmed a video for the Out4Marriage Campaign.
Homophobic attack in Worcestershire may threaten Rainbow Picnic celebrations 17
1:24 PM — A teenager was the victim of an unprovoked homophobic attack over the weekend after a night out in Worcester city centre.
London music teacher nominated for ‘Teacher of the Year’ award after LGBT campaigning 14
12:29 PM — A London music teacher has been nominated for Teacher of the Year in the 2012 Times Educational Supplement (TES) Schools Awards.
17th May 2012
Tory MP who called gay marriage ‘completely nuts’ ejected from two Parliamentary committees 44
9:51 AM — Peter Bone, one of the most outspoken Conservative party critics of the Government's plans for same sex marriage equality, has lost his place on two influential House of Commons committees.
8th May 2012
Video: One British couple’s beautiful story of why they’re @Out4Marriage 28
10:44 PM — PinkNews.co.uk readers Adam Williams and James Swinburne were among the first couples to record an Out4Marriage video. Having supported the Coalition for Equal Marriage from its inception, they recorded a beautiful video this week to kick start the Out4Marriage campaign.
6th May 2012
Tory MP Nadine Dorries: ‘I’ve never met a gay couple that wants to marry, so bin the policy’ 313
4:07 PM — Following a tirade against the prime minister in the Daily Mail, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has stuck the boot into his pledge to introduce equal civil marriage for gay couples before the next election. She suggests that most gay people don't support changing the law.
2nd May 2012
David Cameron: ‘The time has come for gay couples to marry’ 116
10:51 PM — Following claims by the Mail on Sunday that the Tory Chief Whip, Patrick McLoughlin told MPs that proposals for equal marriage will be "kicked into the long grass", the Prime Minister has used a pre-local election interview to reaffirm his commitment to the cause.
Boris Johnson: No separate LGBT manifesto and no answers to PinkNews readers’ questions 49
10:15 PM — Incumbent Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson both appeared to reneged on his promise to launch an LGBT manifesto and a promise to answer the questions of PinkNews readers. But a document published last night entitled 'Uniting Londoners' does contain a number of LGBT policies and a reference to PinkNews.
30th April 2012
Brian Paddick live blogs on crime, schools, marriage, Iran, transport and the gay blood ban (transcript) 17
12:18 PM — Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick became the latest of the London Mayoral candidates to spend an hour chatting to PinkNews.co.uk readers. Here, the only gay candidate in the race talks about crime, homophobia in schools, Iran, Ken Livingstone saying the Tories were' riddled' with homosexuals and why he's opposed to the ban on gay men donating blood.
26th April 2012
Live London Mayoral Q&A Transcript: Independent candidate Siobhan Benita 7
9:16 PM — Today, PinkNews.co.uk held the first of our Live Mayoral Q&As with the independent candidate Siobhan Benita. She popped into the PinkNews.co.uk office to answer questions on schools, transport fare cuts, why she's often been ignored by the mainstream media and whether it's right for London to be twinned with Tehran the capital of virulently homophobic Iran.
Welsh government to investigate PinkNews exposé that Catholic schools promote anti-gay petition 63
8:03 PM — The Welsh Government is to begin an offical investigation after PinkNews.co.uk exposed that the Catholic Education Service has asked more than 300 English and Welsh schools to promote the Coalition for Marriage's anti-gay petition which asks the British Government not to go ahead with prime minister David Cameron's pledge to introduce marriage equality in England and Wales
24th April 2012
Christian campaigners to seek judicial review of Mayor’s decision to ban anti-gay bus ads 31
9:45 PM — The groups behind the 'ex-gay' London bus adverts have confirmed that they are intending to seek a judicial review of the decision by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London to ban the adverts from being displayed by Transport for London. The group is also considering bringing legal action for breach of contract against advertising display agency CSBO.
20th April 2012
Comment: How our island came to support equal marriage 20
4:05 PM — Sheree Bell writes on how the community on the Isle of Thanet drummed up grass roots support to become the second council in England to back equal marriage.
Thanet Council votes to support equal marriage 30
10:49 AM — A district council Kent has become the first council in Kent and second in England to vote in favour of the government's proposals for equal marriage, it was announced today.
11th April 2012
Gloucester police appeal after man bitten in anti-gay attack 9
11:32 AM — Gloucester police have released an image of a bite injury sustained by a man who was subjected to homophobic abuse in an early-morning assault.
9th April 2012
Video: Behind the scenes at filming of equal marriage advertisement 9
12:39 PM — A behind the scenes video has been released from the making of a viral advertisement to promote the Coalition for Equal Marriage (C4EM) and the cause of marriage equality in the UK.
8th April 2012
Sunday Times disagrees with sister paper The Times over allowing gay couples to marry 46
9:48 PM — The Times made waves last month with a series of editorials backing the Government's plans for the introduction of civil marriage equality. But its sister newspaper The Sunday Times today backed the gay former Labour cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw saying that same sex marriage is "unnecessary".
Comment: Why do so many gay guys not ‘do’ relationships? 213
12:39 PM — Ethan Bourne wonders why it is that he finds so many gay guys just don't want to be in conventional relationship. "It’s just not quite right", "I’m just not in the right place for a relationship", "In all honesty, I don’t actually ‘do’ relationships". I’m sure you’ve heard all the excuses under the sun, just as I have, but after having a conversation with a guy this week, it’s genuinely got me thinking whether we’re just pre-disposed not to want a relationship and whether gays are actually capable of one.
7th April 2012
PinkNews.co.uk to host interactive Mayor of London debates 86
3:34 PM — Building on the huge popularity of our ‘Ask the Leaders’ feature during the General Election 2010, PinkNews.co.uk is to allow LGBT voters in London to quiz the leading candidates to become Mayor of London live in an interactive debate.