27th October 2014
Leaflets delivered in Cambridge: AIDS is God’s punishment for gays, and trans people are possessed by demons 44
1:50 PM — Leaflets have been delivered in Cambridge claiming that homosexuality is linked to paedophilia, and that transgender people need to be exorcised.
Gay prostitute barred from giving evidence in Shrien Dewani murder trial 10
1:09 PM — A gay male escort has been stopped from giving evidence in the murder trial of British millionaire Shrien Dewani.
Manchester library unveils public gay history archive 1
11:59 AM — Manchester Libraries have teamed up with the Lesbian & Gay Foundation, to make their gay history archive available to the public.
26th October 2014
UKIP rescued by a Polish man, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
7:20 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Home Office will ‘make changes’ to gay asylum process 13
4:07 PM — The Home Office has agreed to make a number of changes to the way that asylum claims from gay people are handled, after a report exposed several shortcomings.
Four in ten Church of England clergy now support same-sex marriage 14
12:47 PM — Four in ten Church of England clergy now support same-sex marriage, a poll has found.
Bishop of Durham: Catholic cardinals who reject gays ‘lack awareness’ of real life 23
12:04 PM — The Anglican Bishop of Durham has lambasted the Catholic Church for scrapping plans to take a softer stance on homosexuality.
25th October 2014
Bill to make sex education statuatory postponed until February 3
7:44 PM — A debate of a bill which would make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education a statutory requirement for schools has been postponed until February.
British cardinal: Church never planned to change teachings on sexual morality 38
12:47 PM — British Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that the Catholic Church never planned to change its position on 'sexual morality', despite axed proposals to 'welcome homosexuals'.
24th October 2014
Shaun Woodward MP: Activist Paul Cottingham welcomed me to Labour to fight for gay rights
5:59 PM — Speaking to PinkNews, former Labour cabinet minister Shaun Woodward pays tribute to his close friend and activist Paul Cottingham, who died after a battle with cancer this morning.
England manager Roy Hodgson doesn’t know what LGBT stands for 11
3:10 PM — England football manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that he has no idea what 'LGBT' stands for.
23rd October 2014
‘Total bollocks’ that I’m defecting to UKIP, says Tory MP Conor Burns 1
4:06 PM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says suggestions of him defecting to UKIP are "total bollocks".
22nd October 2014
Conservative Jewish Masorti movement approves equal marriage 10
6:16 PM — The British conservative Jewish Masorti movement has joined Liberal and Reform groups in allowing Rabbis to perform same-sex marriages.
UKIP supporting Brighton binman accused of anti-gay sea shanty loses dismissal claim 13
3:14 PM — A Brighton binman accused of writing anti-gay comments on a staff poster and of changing the words of a sea shanty to make a homophobic joke about a poop deck has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.
Radio DJ Mike Read withdraws ‘UKIP Calypso’ song 13
2:19 PM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has issued an "unreserved apology" for his 'UKIP Calypso' song, after it was decried as racist.
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Gay blood ban is unfair and illogical 5
1:18 PM — Tory MP Michael Fabricant has called for an end to the 12-month deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood, in a Parliamentary motion today.
21st October 2014
Tory MP will tomorrow urge Commons to drop gay blood ban 43
4:47 PM — A motion calling for an end to the 12-month deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood will be tabled on Wednesday by Conservative MP Michael Fabricant.
Tory MP: Opposing gay marriage is ‘understandable’ and not homophobic 35
2:12 PM — Conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage are holding "an understandable theological and cultural position", says Windsor MP Adam Afriyie.
UKIP spokesman who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies UKIP Calypso is racist 17
12:41 PM — UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie, who believes gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, has defended BBC DJ Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso song from accusations of racism.
BBC DJ who banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood denies UKIP song is racist 18
11:23 AM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who famously banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic anthem “Relax”, denies his UKIP Calypso song is racist.