20th December 2014
Labour pledges to introduce humanist weddings 19
12:22 PM — The Labour party has pledged to introduce humanist weddings in England and Wales.
Government blocks humanist weddings, after review finds ‘majority’ in favour 15
12:05 PM — The government will not move to introduce humanist marriages - despite a review finding that a majority of the public were in favour.
19th December 2014
Nick Clegg: This 9-year-old girl is a model for us all on gay rights 5
12:20 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised a 9-year-old girl who gave a heartfelt letter to her teacher, after he revealed he was gay during a lesson on homophobic bullying.
18th December 2014
Comment: Cutting the HIV prevention budget by 50% will massively undermine the fight against HIV 35
4:00 PM — Charles Smith, the Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for Maidenhead, writes of his concern at reports the government may cut funding to the National HIV Prevention programme for England by 50%.
Study: Gay men earn less than straight men, but lesbians are paid more 98
11:45 AM — Sexual orientation seems to affect earning prospects and job satisfaction, a study shows.
17th December 2014
Ex-UKIP candidate behind ‘poofers’ and ‘Chinky bird’ comments likens it to ‘Only Fools and Horses’ 35
4:04 PM — Kerry Smith, who resigned from UKIP as a prospective parliamentary candidate for making homophobic and racist remarks, says his comments were no worse than the language in the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses.
16th December 2014
Portsmouth Pride to return in 2015 after 12-year absence 5
4:13 PM — After an absence of more than a decade, Pride is set to return to Portsmouth next year, organisers have announced.
Birmingham: LGBT charity gets new sexual health services contract
2:22 PM — An LGBT charity in Birmingham is set to deliver new sexual health services for the city’s LGBT community.
15th December 2014
Charities slam government plans to cut HIV prevention budget by 50 percent 14
7:39 PM — The British government is planning to halve the funding it provides for HIV prevention in England next year.
Listen: Friend of sacked UKIP candidate phones radio station to defend ‘poofter’ comments 23
7:13 PM — A friend of former UKIP candidate Kerry Smith has called a radio station to defend him from accusations of homophobia and racism.
A 9-year-old girl gave this heartfelt letter to her teacher after he came out as gay 55
3:34 PM — A 9-year-old girl has written a touching letter to her teacher, after he revealed he was gay during a lesson on homophobic bullying.
UKIP election official: I spend half my time weeding out the lunatics 26
11:57 AM — UKIP's long-suffering elections official has complained that he spends half his time trying to make sure 'lunatics' aren't running as candidates.
14th December 2014
What UKIP’s founder thinks of Farage, and 6 other stories you’ll want to read
8:25 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Benjy the ‘gay’ bull arrives at animal sanctuary after rescue from slaughter 3
6:45 PM — A gay bull who was rescued from slaughter by the co-creator of the Simpsons has arrived at an animal sanctuary in Norwich.
UKIP LGBT defies leadership to call for sacking of candidate after ‘poofters’ rant 42
5:24 PM — UKIP's LGBT wing has defied the party's leadership to call for the sacking of candidate Kerry Smith - after he ranted about "old poofters".
10 reasons to be worried the DUP might hold the balance of power in Westminster 54
4:14 PM — Projections show the UK could be heading towards another hung parliament in 2015 - and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party might end up with the balance of power.
UKIP’s Patrick O’Flynn: Candidate who ranted about poofters is not ‘seriously homophobic’ 18
1:10 PM — UKIP MEP Patrick O'Flynn has claimed that candidate Kerry Smith, who was caught on tape making a string of anti-gay comments, is not "seriously homophobic".
UKIP candidate caught ranting about ‘f***ing disgusting old poofters’ 19
12:04 PM — A UKIP parliamentary candidate has been caught on tape ranting about disgusting "poofters" and "shooting peasants".
13th December 2014
Sir Elton John to marry David Furnish next week in ‘low-key’ ceremony 3
7:19 PM — Sir Elton John is expected to marry his partner David Furnish next week, in a "small and intimate" ceremony.
Tory peer who gave powerful same-sex marriage speech becomes first to retire 7
4:18 PM — An elderly Tory peer who gave a moving speech in support of same-sex marriage will make history as the first member of the House of Lords to publicly retire.