19th November 2012
Boris Johnson announces support for national HIV campaign 47
1:59 PM — London Mayor Boris Johnson is backing a major HIV testing campaign in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1 December.
George Osborne ‘foolish’ on same-sex marriage, says Archbishop Nichols 105
10:55 AM — George Osborne’s support for equal marriage is “foolish” and resembles a “political football” says the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Archbishop Vincent Nichols.
Brighton Pride drops two day festival seafront 2013 plan 1
10:21 AM — Organisers of Brighton Pride say next year’s event is likely to continue in its current form at Preston Park, having ruled out a move to the city’s seafront for the time being.
16th November 2012
‘No intention to support same-sex marriage’ says UKIP 78
4:25 PM — The UK Independence Party has restated its opposition to equal marriage rights for gay couples.
UK: Christian man refuses to drive bus because of Stonewall gay rights poster 123
3:23 PM — Stonewall has criticised a Yorkshire bus driver after he allegedly refused to operate a bus because it displayed an advert for the gay rights charity on its exterior.
Peter Tatchell: Facebook ruling is a ‘victory’ for free speech 48
2:26 PM — Peter Tatchell has welcomed a High Court ruling in favour of a Christian worker who was demoted for a comment he wrote on Facebook about equal marriage.
Video: Ian McKellen shows support for new anti-bullying film 1
1:28 PM — Actor Sir Ian McKellen has lent his voice to Stonewall’s new anti-gay bullying campaign video.
Beautiful Thing to return to the stage 9
12:20 PM — Jonathan Harvey’s classic gay play, Beautiful Thing, will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year with a new UK-wide tour.
UK: Christian worker wins same-sex marriage Facebook case 47
11:09 AM — A Christian housing worker, who was demoted for posting remarks about equal marriage on Facebook, has won a legal case against his employers.
Manchester: Defeat for gay Tory candidate 21
10:37 AM — Matthew Sephton, chairman of LGBTory, has been defeated as the Conservative Party candidate in the Manchester Central by-election.
15th November 2012
Comment: Time is right to pardon Alan Turing 32
3:38 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour Party member Andrew Pakes says the government must issue gay scientist and computing pioneer Alan Turing with an official pardon.
MOD chaplains could be “sacked for opposing gay marriage” says Tory MP 57
2:30 PM — Sir Gerald Howarth, who left the Ministry of Defence in September, says the government’s equal marriage reforms could make the position of some chaplains who disagree with the change untenable.
Comment: Lobby Maria Miller so we can have full marriage equality 14
1:27 PM — Peter Tatchell says now is the time to email the Culture Secretary and Minister for Equalities Maria Miller, in order to ensure the LGBT community can secure complete marriage equality.
ITV disciplines This Morning after paedophile incident 9
12:12 PM — ITV has taken action against This Morning following last week’s controversial interview with David Cameron – the PM’s on-the-spot response initially sparked a divided reaction within parts of the gay community.
Tory MP criticises George Osborne for going ‘big’ on same-sex marriage 79
11:28 AM — Conservative MP Glyn Davies says he is disappointed that the prime minister, deputy prime minister and chancellor are all supporting equal marriage.
14th November 2012
PM ‘wrong’ on same-sex marriage poll says ComRes chief 29
7:06 PM — The chief executive of ComRes Andrew Hawkins has accused David Cameron of making misleading statements over polling data regarding equal marriage.
UKBA delays gay asylum hearing for Senegal man
5:03 PM — An appeal hearing against the UK Border Agency’s decision to deport an asylum seeker, who claims he is at risk of homophobic persecution in his home country of Senegal, has been delayed.
Telegraph blasts George Osborne for supporting same-sex marriage 61
1:50 PM — The Telegraph newspaper has criticised Chancellor George Osborne’s recent intervention on equal marriage and has accused him of playing a “dangerous game” over the issue.
13th November 2012
Anti-gay opponents petition ahead of Corby by-election 34
8:14 PM — Coalition for Marriage (C4M), the UK lobby group that opposes marriage rights for gay couples, has delivered 46,000 leaflets in the constituency of Corby, which is due to hold a by-election on Thursday.
Gay ‘cure’ therapy is harmful says UK government 29
1:13 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller has responded to a parliamentary question on gay conversion therapy by instructing Health Minister Norman Lamb to outline the government’s official position.