21st March 2014
Gay author wins award for Thatcher book 7
3:57 PM — Writer, columnist and playwright Damian Barr last night won a top award for his memoir of growing up in a small town in Scotland during the Thatcher years.
Dr Christian Jessen dismisses Telegraph criticism of his Channel 4 gay ‘cures’ documentary 57
2:32 PM — Doctor Christian Jessen has dismissed criticism from The Daily Telegraph’s Neil Midgley of his Channel 4 documentary on gay ‘cures’.
20th March 2014
Public Health Minister defends GPs from criticism over HIV testing 15
7:44 PM — Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has responded to criticism from Ed Miliband that too many healthcare professionals are failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of infection.
Pledge by Ed Miliband for compulsory sex education welcomed by youth health charity Brook 2
6:44 PM — Ed Miliband's promise to make sex education compulsory if Labour wins the 2015 general election has been welcomed by young people’s sexual health charity Brook.
Alleged Nigel Evans rape victim warned he would ‘get Nigelled’
3:16 PM — A university student who alleges former deputy speaker Nigel Evans raped him was warned by colleagues he would "get Nigelled" before going to his home, Preston Crown Court has heard.
Peter Tatchell becomes a patron of anti-hate crime Muslim campaign group 36
12:13 PM — Peter Tatchell has been made a patron of the Muslim anti-hate crime campaign group, Tell Mama.
19th March 2014
Comment: Same-sex marriage is almost here but the fight for equality continues 2
6:58 PM — Barrister Martin Downs assess the impact of equality legislation from the removal of Section 28 to the pending arrival of equal marriage, he argues there is still work for LGBT campaigners to do.
Court told Nigel Evans sexually abused man in Westminster kitchen
5:53 PM — A man who claims Nigel Evans sexually abused him in a darkened kitchen at Westminster told two MPs about the alleged attack, a jury hears.
Ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill: ‘10% of gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage’ 73
4:34 PM — Ben Summerskill has said "10% of lesbian and gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage" – in order to justify Stonewall’s previous delay in supporting the measure.
London: Protest due to take place outside Ugandan Commission over anti-gay laws 1
1:42 PM — A protest outside Uganda's High Commission in London is taking place this afternoon.
18th March 2014
Poll: 39% of footballers witness homophobic abuse 1
5:01 PM — A survey of 200 footballers has shown 39% have witnessed homophobic abuse in stadiums and on the training ground or in the dressing room.
Comment: It was censorship of the BBC to drop a discussion about being gay and Muslim 19
1:13 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts criticises the producers of a BBC programme for dropping a discussion about being gay and Muslim.
17th March 2014
Tory Vice Chair: Sexual assault allegations against Nigel Evans were ‘out of character’
5:04 PM — Conservative Party Vice Chairman Michael Fabricant has described sexual assault allegations against MP Nigel Evans as "out of character".
Nick Clegg is ‘sad and disappointed’ ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill is trying to divide LGBT community 21
12:37 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has criticised the former chief executive of Stonewall for saying the Liberal Democrats were “opportunistic” in supporting equal marriage.
Bodyguard of BNP leader Nick Griffin arrested over allegations of anti-gay abuse 1
10:52 AM — The bodyguard of BNP leader Nick Griffin has been arrested on suspicion of directing homophobic abuse at a woman near a party fundraiser in Merseyside.
16th March 2014
Former Lib Dem MP Evan Harris refutes Ben Summerskill’s claim of ‘cynical’ support of equal marriage 4
12:49 PM — Former Liberal Democrat MP, Evan Harris, has launched back at Ben Summerskill for accusing him of political opportunism over equal marriage, saying he outright misquoted him to support his own politically partisan agenda.
CJ de Mooi: I spent three years homeless after growing up in a ‘violent, racist, homophobic household’ 6
12:10 PM — CJ de Mooi, ex-star of BBC2's Eggheads, has revealed how he spent three years living homeless after he grew up in a "violent, racist, homophobic household."
14th March 2014
Comment: Gay lawyers and the quiet revolution you haven’t even heard of 8
6:11 PM — Lawyer Geraint Lloyd-Taylor writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how his profession has been transformed by becoming gay-friendly.
Ex-UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor to face Council investigation
3:24 PM — A former UKIP councillor who blamed flooding on equal marriage is to be formally investigated by officials.
MP Nigel Evans pays tribute to the ‘legendary’ Tony Benn 5
1:57 PM — Nigel Evans has paid tribute to veteran Labour politician Tony Benn who has died at the age of 88.