17th July 2013
Equality Network calls on Scotland to legalise equal marriage following England & Wales Royal Assent 7
3:13 PM — Scottish campaigners have welcomed Royal Assent of the same-sex marriage act for England and Wales, and are using it to redouble their efforts to achieve marriage equality in Scotland.
Edwina Currie: ‘The Queen Mum was always supportive of gay rights’ 28
2:10 PM — Along with praising David Cameron over his leadership on equal marriage, former Conservative MP Edwina Currie has tweeted PinkNews to say the Queen Mother “was always supportive of gay rights.”
Peter Tatchell: There are still aspects of discrimination in the equal marriage bill 27
12:48 PM — Peter Tatchell welcomes Parliament's decision to pass the same-sex marriage bill but says in its current structure trans people get a "raw deal".
UK: Man who killed two gay men arrested in connection with murder of former company director
12:00 PM — An escaped killer previously convicted of murdering one gay man and the manslaughter of another in separate attacks in the 80s and 90s has been arrested in connection with the death of a father-of-three.
Maria Miller: Passing equal marriage is a ‘tremendous and historic achievement’ 28
10:46 AM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller has praised the decision of Parliament to pass the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales and says it is a “tremendous achievement.”
16th July 2013
UK: Killer of two gay men and also suspected of stabbing to death ‘Good Samaritan’ now on the run
6:36 PM — A man previously convicted of murdering two gay men in separate attacks has absconded from day release amid suspicions of killing a man who tried to stop him from attacking an elderly paedophile at the weekend.
Northampton: Woman suffers homophobic attack in takeaway 3
5:15 PM — A woman was abused and assaulted last month by a man in what police say was a homophobic attack in Northampton.
Study: Young gay men need HPV vaccine as they are 15 times more likely to develop genital cancer 14
12:53 PM — There’s growing calls for the HPV vaccine to be extended to young gay men, because they have an increased risk of developing cancer, new research has shown.
Sir Nick Partridge to step down as chief executive of Terrence Higgins Trust 38
12:03 PM — Sir Nick Partridge will step down from his role as chief executive of Terrence Higgins Trust in October 2013.
15th July 2013
The PinkNews Guide to the history of England and Wales equal marriage 3
6:45 PM — Although we are now drawing to a close for the final decision regarding the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in England and Wales, UK marriage equality has had a longstanding history.
Exclusive Ed Miliband: I am proud that the House of Lords has passed equal marriage 18
4:49 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has praised the House of Lords after it passed the same-sex marriage bill at Third Reading this afternoon and he also thanked PinkNews for its "fantastic campaigning" on equal marriage.
Bristol: Councillor criticises council for banning web access to gay film review site 24
4:15 PM — A councillor in Bristol has accused his local authority of “institutionalised homophobia” for blocking Wi-Fi access to a website containing reviews of gay films.
David Walliams: Dressing up as a girl at school allowed me to escape from anti-gay abuse 15
3:11 PM — David Walliams says dressing up as a girl during his childhood provided him with an escape from homophobic taunts.
Nick Clegg: London winning the Gay Games could change the perception of LGBT people in sport 13
2:08 PM — Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says London hosting the Gay Games in 2018 will make a huge difference to the perception of LGBT people and sport.
Nick Clegg: I didn’t think my equal marriage pledge to PinkNews could become law so quickly 19
11:57 AM — With the House of Lords about to pass the same-sex marriage bill, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he never thought progress would be made “so quickly” after making his 2010 equal marriage pledge to PinkNews in a question and answer session.
12th July 2013
Video: Christian Concern says ‘Pray4Marriage’ ahead of anti-equal marriage rally 58
11:43 AM — Christian Concern has released a dramatic video urging for opponents of equal marriage to take part in a rally outside Parliament on Monday in order to coincide with the House of Lords’ third reading debate and vote of the same-sex marriage bill.
TUC and Unison urge government to ban gay conversion therapy as petition heads to Parliament 5
10:39 AM — More than 40 different LGBT groups along with trade union organisations the TUC and Unison have called on the government to ban gay conversion therapy.
11th July 2013
‘Oldest gay in the village’ becomes Brighton Pride ambassador 11
6:51 PM — He’s been a regular face of the city’s annual Pride festival for years and now LGBT activist George Montague has been named as an ambassador for Brighton Pride.
George Osborne: Tax breaks for those in marriages and civil partnerships to be in Autumn Statement 11
5:41 PM — Chancellor George Osborne says a transferable tax allowance for married couples and civil partners is likely to be in the Autumn Statement.
Family publishes poetry of murdered trans woman Andrea Waddell 26
4:42 PM — A collection of poetry by Andrea Waddell, a trans woman who was murdered in Brighton in October 2009, has been published with the support of her family.