7th April 2014
Chemsex and gay men: Has the issue been overblown? 16
12:35 PM — PinkNews interviews David Stuart, substance use lead at London’s 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, on whether chemsex could be increasing HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men.
UK: Health Minister warns doctors against referring gay parents for ‘cure’ therapy 5
10:57 AM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England asking for assurances that GPs are not referring gay people for conversion therapy.
6th April 2014
UK: Gay teacher resigns after parents complain children ‘might learn it’s OK to be gay’ 72
9:29 PM — A gay primary school teacher in Birmingham has resigned, after parents complained they did not want him teaching their children.
Iain Duncan Smith warns of Tory ‘witch hunt’ against Maria Miller for her support of equal marriage 42
2:33 PM — Conservative MP and former party leader Iain Duncan Smith has come to the defence of Maria Miller over recent expenses inquiries, saying she is facing a possible Tory backlash for "the gay marriage stuff."
4th April 2014
‘Art School Stole My Virginity’ takes place, and it’s not what you expected 16
8:51 PM — A hyped performance by an art student in which he claimed he would lose his anal virginity in front of a live audience has taken place.
Labour MP: Ministers are ignoring the problem of gay conversion therapy 8
6:19 PM — The government rules out the statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to guard against gay-to-straight conversion therapy, leading to criticism from Labour.
Sandi Toksvig collects OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace 5
3:32 PM — Sandi Toksvig has collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace just days after renewing her vows with her civil partner in front of 2,000 people.
Newspaper editor: Printing this picture of a gay couple kissing caused readers to shun my paper 29
12:45 PM — A local newspaper editor says placing a photo of two men kissing on the front of his paper resulted in a drop in sales.
3rd April 2014
Ann Widdecombe: Nigel Evans is ‘truthful, considerate, kind and gentle’
7:09 PM — Testimonials from a whole series of Westminster figures, including former MP Ann Widdecombe, have been read out in court at the trial of former deputy speaker Nigel Evans.
Killer vet who bludgeoned man with toothbrush and metal bar in S&M sex session gets 10 years 9
5:55 PM — A former government vet who killed a man during a drug-fuelled sex session has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
Bird flu vet found guilty of killing man with toothbrush and metal bar in S&M sex session 3
1:13 PM — A former government vet convicted of using an electric toothbrush and metal bar to kill a man as they had S&M sex will be sentenced later.
Equalities Minister Maria Miller forced to apologise for over-claiming expenses 6
12:05 PM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, has been ordered to repay £5,800 and apologise to MPs.
Tory MP Mark Menzies won’t quit over drug and male prostitute allegations 2
11:42 AM — Mark Menzies says he has no intention of resigning as an MP over claims he paid a male escort for sex and drugs.
2nd April 2014
Comment: Harmander Singh is wrong to say you can’t be a Sikh and support equal marriage 33
7:47 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Hardeep Singh says the recent anti-equal marriage remarks expressed by the founder and principal adviser of Sikhs in England gives only one view of his religion,
Former Attitude publisher slams Sainsbury’s for covering up gay magazines 7
4:01 PM — Darren Styles, a shareholder and former publisher of Attitude, has criticised Sainsbury’s for covering up gay magazines, while previously leaving a scantily clad photo on the front of FHM uncensored.
1st April 2014
MPs demand Health Minister tightens up safeguards against gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
6:52 PM — A cross-party group of 15 MPs have sent a joint letter to Health Minister Norman Lamb calling on him to do more to address the problem of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
Sikh leader: My religion says I can scoff food at a party – but not attend a religious gay wedding 52
3:31 PM — The founder and principal adviser of Sikhs in England says he would be happy to attend the reception of a same-sex couple’s wedding – but not the actual wedding ceremony in a temple.
Nigeria: Sharia court releases two men accused of breaking anti-gay laws 2
1:52 PM — A Nigerian Sharia court has released two men accused of breaking anti-gay laws, saying the prosecution failed to prove its case.
Police probe zoo owner who said: Equal marriage is abnormal, unnatural and makes me feel disgusted 43
1:42 PM — Police in Cumbria are investigating a zoo owner who published a series of homophobic remarks about the arrival of equal marriage on Facebook.
Daily Mail poll: 20% more men would like to date Nigel Farage than Nick Clegg 16
12:57 PM — A poll for the Daily Mail, a newspaper that is opposed to equal marriage, has claimed that where 10% of men think Nick Clegg "would make a good date," 12% would prefer the company of Nigel Farage.