20th January 2014
Lord Tebbit: Denis Thatcher would have never allowed a gay sex scandal at Downing Street 14
7:24 PM — In paying tribute to Lord McAlpine, who died at the weekend, Lord Tebitt touched upon Sir Denis Thatcher’s attitude towards homosexuality as just one of many reasons why false allegations made against Lord McAlpine in 2012 never had validity.
Nigel Farage: It’s fine to have ‘barmy’ views on gay marriage in UKIP but please follow party rules 6
5:40 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he took action against a UKIP councillor in Oxfordshire because he ignored requests to stop talking to the media about his "barmy" views on same-sex marriage.
Exclusive: UKIP leader Nigel Farage agrees to take part in PinkNews Q&A 42
2:37 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has agreed for the first time to participate in a question and answer session with PinkNews.co.uk readers ahead of May’s European election.
UKIP’s ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor wasn’t news when he was a Tory, says Farage 25
10:49 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has accused the media of unfairly highlighting the views of one of its councillors who claimed that allowing gay couples to marry would lead to flooding and that the Prime Minister ignored his warning.
19th January 2014
UKIP chair accused of bigotry after saying Glasgow Council is for ‘gays, Catholics, communists’ 18
1:20 PM — Arthur Misty Thackeray, the acting chair of UKIP in Scotland, has come under fire recently after it emerged he had published a series of anti-gay and Islamophobic posts on Facebook, including comments that the Glasgow City Council stood for "gays, Catholics, communists."
17th January 2014
Comment: What would happen if a gay premiership star came out and continued playing football? 5
7:16 PM — Following the recent decision of retired player Thomas Hitzlsperger to come out as gay, Stonewall FC footballer and employment lawyer Jamie Feldman looks at the potential ramifications of a current gay premiership star coming out and staying in the game.
College where lecturer compared gays to Nazis ‘delighted’ to be on Stonewall’s equality index 13
5:40 PM — Newham College, which previously employed homophobic lecturer Dr Mark Walcott, says it's "delighted" to have been named one of Britain's top gay employers by Stonewall.
Stonewall names college with lecturer who compared gays to Nazis as a top gay employer 14
2:22 PM — Stonewall has defended placing Newham College in a list of Britain’s top gay friendly employers, even though the college’s principal was recently forced to step down due to the homophobic remarks of disgraced lecturer Dr Mark Walcott.
16th January 2014
Exclusive: Nick Clegg lashes out at ‘Cabinet wrangles’ over improving sex education 4
6:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has expressed his frustration at the failure of the Cabinet to agree on the need to “improve” and “modernise” sex education guidance.
Nick Clegg: Porn filters ‘absolutely should not’ block sexual health and gay rights content 9
4:29 PM — Exclusive: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told PinkNews.co.uk that he is alarmed by revelations that internet service providers have been blocking access to non-pornographic LGBT and sexual health websites.
15th January 2014
Tory MP Edward Leigh defends judge who described equal marriage as the ‘wrong policy’ 23
2:35 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has defended a high court judge who previously branded equal marriage the government’s “wrong policy”.
Queen to release new track featuring vocals of Freddie Mercury 5
1:40 PM — Brian May has spoken about releasing a new Queen track featuring the late Freddie Mercury.
Chester man due in court next week over manslaughter of gay grandfather Ronald Hayes
12:00 PM — A 26-year-old man will appear in court next week charged with the manslaughter of a gay man in Chester.
UK: Footballer accused of making anti-gay gesture has trial delayed due to appendix op
10:58 AM — A footballer accused of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans during a Championship match has been postponed because he has had his appendix removed.
14th January 2014
Lee Ryan’s mum: I had no idea that Lee was bisexual but I think it’s fantastic 5
6:06 PM — Lee Ryan’s antics in the Celebrity Big Brother house may be annoying for some – but his mum is proud of the singer for talking about his same-sex experiences.
Labour MP: Government wrong to say banning gay ‘cure’ therapy could affect pro-gay counselling 10
4:06 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has criticised Health Minister Daniel Poulter for ruling out statutory regulation of psychotherapists - the Minister claims it would have "unintended consequences" for counsellors who are supporting gay people.
Bristol: Police treating city centre assault on teen as homophobic crime
12:47 PM — Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a homophobic assault on a teenager in Bristol.
Russell Brand accused of homophobia after saying: ‘Shut up you Harry Potter poofs’ 89
12:19 PM — Russell Brand is facing calls to apologise after he used a homophobic slur during an address at the Cambridge Students' Union.
13th January 2014
Duncan James: ‘I mean I love Lee Ryan but not THAT much’ 2
4:30 PM — Duncan James has denied reports that he had a sexual relationship with Blue bandmate Lee Ryan.
Stonewall launches ‘One is gay. Does that bother people?’ campaign 13
12:50 PM — Stonewall has launched a new high-profile advertising campaign to eradicate workplace homophobia “once and for all”.