18th May 2014
UK: Guernsey Chief Minister will meet with LGBT group to discuss same-sex unions 5
2:16 PM — Guernsey's Chief Minister has agreed to meet with an LGBT group pressing the region to reform laws and introduce equal marriage in line with the UK.
17th May 2014
UK: LGF launch new hate crime reporting app 7
1:50 PM — The Manchester-based Lesbian and Gay Foundation has launched a new web app to help people report hate crimes anonymously.
Tory Equalities Minister: A lot has been achieved for LGBT rights but we must not be complacement 21
9:59 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on IDAHOT, Minister for Equalities Sajid Javid says the government is "by no means complacent" when it comes to LGBT rights.
Exclusive: UKIP would ‘rather turn the clock back’ on LGBT rights by Nick Clegg 27
9:17 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns that UKIP would "rather turn the clock back" on LGBT equality.
16th May 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Stonewall should hold events in a ‘tent’ rather than The Dorchester 24
7:08 PM — The former chair of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says the charity is wrong to not support a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel chain.
Green Party: LGBT equality is at stake in next week’s European elections 3
5:23 PM — Green Party MEP for London, Jean Lambert writes for PinkNews on why LGBT rights could be under threat if right-wing parties do well in next week's European elections
Tesco Extra store to offer HIV testing 9
11:49 AM — Tesco has become the first supermarket to offer free HIV testing at one of their stores.
Tory MP Nigel Evans: ‘Rape suspects need anonymity’ 23
11:00 AM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans says it’s time rape suspects were granted anonymity and has expressed sadness over the arrest of Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan.
15th May 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott: Mayor of London must act over rising homophobic crime 23
5:31 PM — Labour’s Diane Abbott is calling on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to take action following a 5.6% increase in homophobic crime across the capital.
Sir Ian McKellen: Nigel Farage needs to get out more if he thinks over-70s aren’t comfortable with gays 74
2:28 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has joked that Nigel Farage "needs to get out more" after the UKIP leader claimed that most over-70s aren't comfortable with gays.
UK: Council apologises for ordering churches to perform same-sex weddings 5
2:03 PM — Essex County Council has apologised for incorrectly telling churches they had to be licensed to perform same-sex marriages.
Telegraph columnist: Chelsea Manning and Conchita Wurst are blokes, calling them ‘she’ denies reality 135
12:09 PM — A Telegraph columnist has attracted criticism for a column in which he refers to trans soldier Chelsea Manning and Conchita Wurst as 'blokes'.
14th May 2014
Kent zoo: Gay penguin couple are ‘better parents’ than straight penguins 18
3:08 PM — A pair of gay penguins who are raising a baby together in a Kent zoo are doing a much better job than their straight counterparts.
Exclusive: Nick Clegg: ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury is right to denounce homophobia’ 15
12:29 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised the Archbishop of Canterbury for speaking out against homophobia and for his "honesty" over his position on same-sex marriage.
Spokesman: Archbishop of Canterbury does not endorse same-sex marriage 22
12:10 PM — A spokesman for the Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed he was not endorsing same-sex marriage when he labelled it 'great' in a Pink News interview.
13th May 2014
London drag queen: Homophobic thugs tried to throw me off a bridge
5:34 PM — A popular London drag queen has spoken of a harrowing homophobic attack.
Brighton: Gay men urged to get tested for syphilis as rates soar
2:45 PM — Gay and bisexual men in Brighton and Hove are being advised to get tested for syphilis as rates of the sexually transmitted infection soar.
UK: Police treating homophobic leaflet as a ‘hate incident’ 15
12:17 PM — Cambridgeshire police are investigating a homophobic leaflet sent to homes in Ely and say they are treating it as a "hate incident".
Homophobic crime in London up by more than 5% 29
12:03 PM — Homophobic crime in London has increased by 5.6% reversing a previous decline, latest figures from the Metropolitan Police Service show.
12th May 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Anti-gay bullying is always unacceptable and totally wrong’ 41
4:56 PM — Justin Welby says he is committed to tackling homophobic bullying but admits the Church of England “has to learn” from its historical hostility towards same-sex relationships.