24th January 2015
Q&A: Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt answers readers’ questions 77
8:00 PM — Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt has answered a series of questions posed by PinkNews readers.
23rd January 2015
Charges dropped against ‘monk’ who delivered leaflets comparing gays to paedophiles 61
5:28 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped charges against a man who delivered homophobic leaflets while dressed as a monk.
Transgender worker ‘sacked’ for using female toilets 15
2:56 PM — A trans woman has alleged she was sacked by an employer because she refused to stop using the women's toilets.
Green Party LGBTIQ group condemns candidate after transgender row 92
12:52 PM — The Green Party's LGBTIQ group has spoken out against one of the party's candidates, after he made a number of controversial comments about trans people.
22nd January 2015
Green candidate apologises for offending trans people 31
5:25 PM — Green Party candidate Rupert Read has apologised "unreservedly" to anyone offended by his tweets about trans people.
Green Party candidate accused of transphobia 51
1:42 PM — Cambridge Green Party parliamentary candidate Rupert Read has been accused of allying with anti-trans feminists.
21st January 2015
McDonald’s apologises after men ordered to stop kissing 25
1:17 PM — A McDonald's branch in Leicester has suspended a security guard - after he demanded two men stop kissing.
Christian school placed in special measures after failure to tackle homophobia 15
11:51 AM — A Christian school has been placed in special measures - after the principal complained that Ofsted inspectors asked children "inappropriate" questions about sexuality.
19th January 2015
Nick Clegg: I’m pleased that NHS England won’t refer to abhorrent gay ‘cure’ therapy 6
6:58 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised a decision by NHS England to stop facilitating access to gay “cure” therapy.
Eric Pickles criticised for asking Muslim leaders to promote British values 58
6:24 PM — Local government secretary Eric Pickles is under fire, after writing a letter to Muslim leaders about the dangers of extremism.
James Blunt: Labour MP Chris Bryant is a ‘classist gimp’ 46
2:19 PM — James Blunt has lashed out at gay Labour MP Chris Bryant, after the politician criticised his privileged upbringing.
British Army officer: I was ‘living an act’ before coming out as trans 7
12:59 PM — An officer in the British Army has opened up about being transgender.
18th January 2015
Comment: Yes, there is homophobia at Eton 29
2:42 PM — Former Eton College student Jamie Jackson writes an open letter to children's author Piers Torday, after he made claims about low levels of homophobia at the famous school.
HSBC boss: If I wasn’t gay, I probably wouldn’t be CEO 30
2:09 PM — The head of HSBC bank in the UK has claimed that he probably wouldn't be in charge if he was straight.
17th January 2015
UKIP founder: Party is a ‘cult’ under Nigel Farage, won’t win a single seat 24
3:46 PM — The founder of the UK Independence Party has spoken out again against his own former party - and predicted it will not win a seat in May's elections.
Russell T Davies: Just because gay people are accepted, doesn’t mean they are happy 6
12:07 PM — Russell T Davies has opened up about his vision for new gay-themed series Cucumber and Banana.
16th January 2015
Conservative MP: ‘Coming out’ as a Tory atheist is as hard as being a gay Tory 18
6:07 PM — A departing Tory MP has 'come out' as an atheist - and says it's as hard to be non-religious within the Conservative party as it is to be a gay Tory.
BBC cancels gay zombie drama In The Flesh 10
4:32 PM — BBC Three has cancelled its acclaimed gay zombie drama In The Flesh.
David Starkey slammed for calling Mehdi Hasan ‘Ahmed’ on Question Time 36
2:00 PM — Gay historian David Starkey has been labelled a bigot for referring to political journalist Mehdi Hasan as 'Ahmed'.
14th January 2015
Al Murray to run for Parliament against Nigel Farage 8
8:31 PM — Al Murray has announced he will stand for Parliament against UKIP leader Nigel Farage in South Thanet.