1st February 2015
Pro-gay Tory MP Francis Maude to retire 12
11:41 AM — Conservative MP Francis Maude, one of the first senior Tories to engage with the gay community, will not run for re-election in May.
30th January 2015
Music festival bans men from carrying handbags 24
4:49 PM — A music festival in Manchester has imposed a ban on 'man-bags'.
US: Virginia lawmakers kill bill that would allow anti-gay discrimination 15
1:23 PM — Lawmakers in Virginia have successfully stopped a bill that would have legalised discrimination against LGBT people.
James Blunt defends ‘joke’ about dropping the soap near David Cameron 53
12:38 PM — James Blunt has defended making a joke about 'dropping the soap' near David Cameron and Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson: I can’t see what the fuss is about with same-sex marriage 53
12:04 PM — Boris Johnson has dismissed critics of same-sex marriage within the Conservative party, claiming he "can't see what the fuss is about".
29th January 2015
UK radio station: We want to serve everyone, not just LGBT listeners 1
3:09 PM — A local radio station has urged Ofcom to allow it to broaden its appeal so it no longer exclusively caters for young people and the LGBT community.
Nicky Morgan backs Ofsted over decision to ask Christian schools about gay people 69
1:55 PM — Nicky Morgan has strongly defended the decision of Ofsted inspectors to ask children in Christian schools about their knowledge of same-sex relationships.
Stephen Fry denies baby rumours and says: ‘Don’t believe what you read in the papers’ 13
12:20 PM — Stephen Fry has rubbished reports he is ready to begin a family with his new husband, Elliott Spencer.
28th January 2015
Ofsted chief defends homophobia questions during Christian school inspection 20
7:04 PM — Ofsted's Chief Inspector has defended the regulator's questioning while investigating a Christian free school in Durham.
Brighton head condemns government for excluding gay rights from ‘British values’ push 17
2:46 PM — The head of a leading independent school in Brighton has criticized the government - for failing to include gay rights in its push to promote 'British values' in schools.
Sam Smith: I still struggle to be comfortable with myself 21
1:02 PM — Sam Smith has said he is still struggling to be "comfortable" - and addressed his previous claims that Grindr is "ruining" romance.
Germaine Greer: I don’t believe in transphobia 1317
12:23 PM — Germaine Greer has claimed that transgender women aren't women, because they don't know what it's like to have a "smelly vagina".
27th January 2015
New Holocaust memorial should honour gay victims, Commission says 10
7:03 PM — David Cameron's Holocaust Commission has recommended that a new National Memorial should recognise all victims of Nazi persecution, including gays.
Brighton: Gay club defends ‘chav-themed’ night 43
5:52 PM — Revenge, Brighton’s largest gay night club, has defended its “chav night” following complaints that it could be offensive.
Green Party leader ‘disappointed’ by candidate’s comments about trans people 27
5:49 PM — Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has apologised, after Green candidate Rupert Read made controversial comments about transgender women.
David Cameron remembers gay victims of the Nazis on Holocaust Memorial Day 10
4:33 PM — On Holocaust Memorial Day, Prime Minister David Cameron pays tribute to all those who were persecuted by the Nazis, including gay people.
LGBT people thinking about adoption urged to take part in webcast 1
12:24 PM — The Government Equalities Office is urging prospective adoptive parents from the LGBT community to take part in a live webcast.
UK: Magistrate who objected to gay parents remains suspended 41
11:31 AM — A Kent magistrate who was told he could return to work after completing an equality course, having objected to a gay couple adopting a child, remains suspended.
26th January 2015
Alan Titchmarsh condemns gay Winchester professor 154
12:25 PM — TV host Alan Titchmarsh has laid into a gay professor at the University of Winchester, over his controversial statements about sexuality.
25th January 2015
The first Pagan same-sex wedding, and 6 other stories you might have missed 1
6:25 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.