28th May 2014
Labour MEP: Tories are ‘paranoid’ and ‘echoing UKIP’ over LGBT rights pledge row 10
7:15 PM — Labour MEP-elect Seb Dance has criticised the Conservative Party for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Lib Dem MEP: Tories wrong not to back ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 4
6:52 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP-elect Catherine Bearder says she’s “surprised and disappointed” at Conservative MEPs for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tory MEP: UK Parliament not Brussels should decide on LGBT rights 8
4:40 PM — Departing MEP Marina Yannakoudakis says she “understands” why her Tory colleagues in the European Parliament have decided not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Oxford students called ‘fags’ in homophobic assault 6
2:53 PM — Two students at the University of Oxford were assaulted last weekend in a homophobic attack.
27th May 2014
Lord Ashcroft: The Tories need to apologise ‘for the way gay marriage was introduced’ 58
6:54 PM — Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft believes the leadership of the Tory party needs to offer a “sincere apology” for equal marriage if it’s to reconnect with its grassroots members.
Newly-elected UKIP councillor who said: ‘F**k the poofters’ suspended 9
5:58 PM — UKIP has suspended a councillor in Redditch who previously referred to gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts”.
UKIP Councillor: I won’t attend equality training as it’s ‘indoctrination’ 78
3:09 PM — A UKIP councillor who earlier this year suggested shops should be allowed to refuse to serve women and gay people remains defiant.
Poll: World backs gay footballers 4
1:03 PM — A survey of football fans from around the world shows widespread, majority support for any international player thinking about coming out as gay.
Tory blogger Tim Montgomerie: ‘I support gay marriage but most traditionalists are not homophobes’ 30
12:11 PM — Conservative blogger Tim Montgomerie says a failure to accommodate the views of “traditionalists” who oppose equal marriage has contributed to the rise of UKIP.
26th May 2014
Exclusive: Trannyshack London will not change name, despite US rebrand to T-Shack 15
9:05 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Trannyshack London has "no plans" to change its name, despite Trannyshack San Francisco announcing a rebrand to T-Shack.
Gay international development activist becomes Labour MEP for London 1
5:49 PM — Michael Cashman has congratulated Labour's newest gay MEP for London, Seb Dance.
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.
Labour’s Michael Cashman leaves European Parliament after 15 years 13
1:56 PM — Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, has retired as an MEP.
Tory anti-gay candidate fails to be elected in Newham 15
1:04 PM — A Tory candidate who believes Ofsted is seeking to impose a “homosexual agenda on schools” has failed to be elected in east London.
London: Gay former Tory mayor loses council seat
12:23 PM — The controversial political career of the self-described “King of Bling” came to an end on Friday.
Ex-England manager Terry Venables makes homophobic ‘woofters’ remark on Sky Sports 19
11:27 AM — A Sky Sports presenter has been forced to apologise on air after former England football manager Terry Venables appeared to make a homophobic joke.
Julia Gasper, who claims ‘queer gangsters’ bullied for marriage, flops in European elections 19
1:32 AM — Julia Gasper, who called for Grindr to be banned to stop the "hundreds" of gay MPs, won less than 1% of the vote in European elections.
UKIP’s Roger Helmer re-elected as MEP despite homophobia row 36
12:04 AM — UKIP politician Roger Helmer, who thinks homosexuality is "not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect", has been re-elected as an MEP.
25th May 2014
BNP leader Nick Griffin who thinks ‘gays are creepy’ unseated as MEP 29
10:48 PM — British National Party leader Nick Griffin, who thinks that gays are "really creepy", has lost his seat in the European Parliament.
UK: Charity Commission probes Islamic charity which calls for gays to be put to death 26
1:15 PM — The Charity Commission is investigating an Islamic charity whose leaders are accused of anti-Semitism and calling for homosexuals to be put to death.