20th February 2013
Oxfordshire: ‘Bible-believing’ Tory councillor defects to UKIP over same-sex marriage 30
2:41 PM — Oxfordshire local councillor, David Silvester has resigned from the Conservative Party because of David Cameron's decision to introduce same-sex marriage.
UK: Islam Channel TV presenter said homosexuality was an ‘evil action’ 20
2:19 PM — Evidence has emerged of a presenter on the Islam Channel previously describing homosexuality as an "evil action” – with Ofcom subsequently warning the TV station of the need to take “great care” when “discussing sensitive issues such as sexual orientation”.
Registrars should not have to marry gay couples says Tory MP David Burrowes 76
1:07 PM — Tory MP David Burrowes, who last week accused PinkNews of “fomenting hostility” against the opponents of equal marriage, also believes registrars should not have to marry gay couples.
UK: Equalities minister writes to Iain Duncan Smith after HIV positive man left feeling ‘ashamed’ at job centre 65
11:19 AM — Equalities Minister Helen Grant has written to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith after a gay HIV positive man in her Maidstone constituency was left humiliated by staff at a job centre.
Comment: The biggest challenge LGBT face is other people’s language 25
10:25 AM — LGBT youth volunteer Thomas Wales writes for PinkNews on the need for society to do more to stamp out homophobic language.
19th February 2013
Comment: We should celebrate the departure of a revolting villain 51
6:24 PM — Ralph Jones writes of how the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to resign is being welcomed by the LGBT community.
University of Manchester Student Union Executive launches investigation over anti-gay Muslim recording 80
3:57 PM — The University of Manchester's Student Union Executive has launched an investigation after a student secretly filmed an extremist Muslim saying gay people should be killed.
Manchester: Bisexual asylum seeker taxi driver jailed for raping men 12
1:18 PM — A bisexual asylum seeker from Algeria, who preyed on men in Manchester's Gay Village, has been jailed for seven years and ten months after pleading guilty to charges of rape.
Rylan Clark excites fans with saucy photo and says he wants Olly Murs’ X Factor job 7
12:21 PM — Rylan Clark, who has made no secret of his desires for his next TV gig, has been teasing fans with a steamy naked photo.
Derren Brown dismisses claims that he would like to turn a gay man straight for a TV stunt 14
10:54 AM — Illusionist Derren Brown has denied reports that he plans to use his powers of suggestion to change people's sexuality by saying it "wouldn't work."
Organisers say Pride in London 2013 could be cancelled 27
9:09 AM — The new organisers of the capital’s summer gay pride event have warned that unless they can secure enough funding and logistical help from volunteers – it may be axed for this year.
18th February 2013
Leader of Plaid Cymru: MPs should not vote against equal marriage simply over the size of their postbag 8
6:30 PM — The leader of Plaid Cymru is not impressed by those MPs who voted against this month’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill simply on the basis of the amount of negative letters they received.
Peter Tatchell praises Muslim MPs for supporting equal marriage and blasts anti-gay fatwas 15
5:36 PM — A small number of Islamic clerics, who have been issuing fatwas against the decision of several Muslim MPs to vote in favour of the same-sex marriage bill, have been criticised by Peter Tatchell.
Obituary: PinkNews contributor Stuart Ross 43
3:20 PM — John Barber has written an obituary in memory of Stuart Henry Ross, who previously wrote articles for PinkNews.co.uk
UK: Brighton Pride announces theme for 2013
3:19 PM — Brighton Pride 2013 has announced that the theme for this year will be 'Gay Icons', which they hope will inspire costumes ranging from Alan Turing to Lady Gaga.
Comment: Sperm donors for same-sex couples need to make sure they have legal protection 1
1:27 PM — In light of a recent High Court case, Jonathan West from Prolegal writes for PinkNews.co.uk on the importance of LGBT people knowing about arrangements governing sperm donation.
Labour MP Sadiq Khan receives death threats for supporting same-sex marriage 35
12:07 PM — Britain's most senior Muslim MP has received death threats from some hardline Islamic extremists after voting in favour of equal marriage, earlier this month.
UK: Anti-abortion group claims extending IVF to gay couples is ‘social engineering’ 22
11:18 AM — The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has denounced plans to provide gay couples with greater access to IVF treatment and says it amounts to "politically correct social engineering."
17th February 2013
8-year-old writes to the Welsh Secretary to say she has been brought up ‘perfectly well’ by lesbians 87
10:53 AM — An eight-year-old girl has written to the Welsh Secretary David Jones to tell him that she has been brought up "perfectly well" by her two lesbian mothers.
Comment: Most letters to me, a Church of England bishop, are in favour of equal marriage 27
10:23 AM — Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham, the first Church of England bishop to come Out4Marriage reveals that most of the correspondence that he receives is in favour of same-sex couples marrying.