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.
24th May 2014
UKIP candidate who thinks it’s a tragedy Section 28 was repealed comes second in council election 32
4:54 PM — UKIP candidate Iain McLaughlan - who said it was a "tragedy" that Section 28 was repealed because gays want to destroy traditional families - has come second in a local election.
Former BP Chief: I stayed in the closet because I internalised being gay as wrong 5
4:22 PM — The former Chief Executive of BP has opened up about his "double-life" in the closet while running the company, in a book discussing homophobia in business.
Lib Dem peer Brian Paddick: I was trapped in an abusive relationship 6
3:57 PM — Liberal Democrat peer Brian Paddick has revealed he was in an abusive relationship with his former partner, when he was Britain's most senior gay police officer.
Newly-elected UKIP councillor under investigation for claiming ‘poofs and dykes’ are ‘perverts’ 115
2:57 PM — A UKIP councillor elected on Thursday is already under investigation, for referring to gay people as poofs, dykes, and perverts.
UK: Court denies attempt by Slovak parents to block adoption by gay couple 28
1:19 PM — A court has rejected an attempt by Slovak parents to block the adoption of their children by a same-sex couple.
23rd May 2014
Tory MP Crispin Blunt urges Theresa May not to deport Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
4:04 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has written to Home Secretary Theresa May over the plight of a lesbian asylum seeker.
Lib Dem trans campaigner Sarah Brown loses council seat 6
1:00 PM — Transgender campaigner and Liberal Democrat politician Sarah Brown has failed to be re-elected as a councillor in Cambridge.
Brighton Pride introduces ticketing for St James’s Street party 14
12:04 PM — The organisers of Brighton Pride have introduced ticketing for this year’s Pride Street Party.
22nd May 2014
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw is a ‘much-loved queen’, says the Daily Star 5
5:47 PM — The Daily Star couldn't help but use an old cliché in its story about Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw’s encounter with the Queen.