21st January 2015
Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells backs gay blood ban 91
1:04 PM — Northern Ireland's new Health Minister Jim Wells has said he supports the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood.
19th January 2015
Northern Ireland: Government spent £40,000 defending gay blood ban 6
2:57 PM — The Northern Irish government spent over £40,000 defending a decision to keep a permanent ban on gay men donating blood.
13th January 2015
Northern Ireland: Couple launch legal bid for same-sex marriage recognition 6
12:37 AM — A legal challenge to Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage has been filed in Belfast's High Court.
11th January 2015
Scotland: Same-sex couple banned from marrying 64
12:09 PM — A same-sex couple in Scotland were heartbroken to discover they remain banned from marrying.
8th January 2015
BBC radio caller asks PinkNews editor whether he will marry his brother 74
5:23 PM — During a debate on BBC radio about age gaps in relationships featuring the editor of PinkNews, a caller asked "where to draw the line", and said if gay people can marry in England, Scotland and Wales, why shouldn't he be allowed to marry his brother.
Judge rules Edwin Poots’ gay blood ban ‘biased’ 27
3:54 PM — A judge in Nothern Ireland has ruled that the former Health Minister Edwin Poots' decision to uphold a ban on gay men giving blood was the result of religious bias.
7th January 2015
Politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gays hits back at MBE criticism 17
2:41 PM — A politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gays has hit back at actress Ellen Page, after she criticised him receiving an MBE.
5th January 2015
Ellen Page: ‘F**k that’ to Queen for giving MBE to anti-gay politician 87
4:10 PM — Actress Ellen Page has sworn at the Queen, for giving an honour to a homophobic DUP politician.
31st December 2014
DUP politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gays awarded MBE 41
4:59 PM — A DUP politician who blamed the spread of AIDS in Africa on gay people engaging in the “filthy practice of sodomy” is in the New Year honours list.
Amnesty: Northern Ireland’s ban on equal marriage will be challenged in 2015 3
4:10 PM — Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage will be challenged in 2015, Amnesty International predicts.
18th December 2014
Stephen Fry: The DUP are ‘bigots’ for bill to allow religious people to discriminate against gays 18
7:03 PM — Stephen Fry has waded into a debate around a bakery accused of homophobic for refusing to bake a cake, branding the DUP as "bigots".
16th December 2014
Northern Ireland is now the only place in the UK where gays can’t marry 49
4:39 PM — As the first same-sex wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland today, and many others gave notice to marry on New Year's Eve, Northern Ireland became the only place in the UK where gay and lesbian couples can't tie the knot.
14th December 2014
10 reasons to be worried the DUP might hold the balance of power in Westminster 54
4:14 PM — Projections show the UK could be heading towards another hung parliament in 2015 - and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party might end up with the balance of power.
9th December 2014
LGBT Labour NI slam DUP over anti-gay ‘conscience’ bill 18
2:22 PM — The Northern Ireland Labour Party’s LGBT group has attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to discriminate against gay people.
Rainbow Project blasts DUP over ‘licence to discriminate’ against gays bill 13
11:03 AM — Campaigners have attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to ignore equality laws and discriminate against gay people.
6th December 2014
Actor Gerard McCarthy: Anti-gay bill makes me ashamed to be Northern Irish 21
6:11 PM — Actor Gerard McCarthy has ripped into proposed legislation in Northern Ireland that would exempt religious people from some equality laws to discriminate against gays.
27th November 2014
School apologises for worksheet labelling gays ‘homosexual perverts’ 49
2:33 PM — A school in Belfast has apologised after complaints were made that it handed out a worksheet which branded gay people "homosexual perverts".
23rd November 2014
Northern Ireland: DUP to introduce bill to exempt religious people from equality laws 91
12:16 PM — A DUP politician in Northern Ireland has unveiled plans to introduce a 'conscience clause' - which would allow religious people to ignore equality laws and discriminate against gays.
12th November 2014
Northern Ireland to face equal marriage legal challenge 10
4:24 PM — Campaigners in Northern Ireland are paving the way for a legal challenge over the country’s failure to introduce same-sex marriage.
8th November 2014
NI First Minister: Legal action against bakery that refused to bake ‘gay’ cake is ‘bonkers’ 26
11:54 AM — Northern Irish First Minister Peter Robinson has savaged a planned legal action against a bakery that refused to bake a 'gay' cake featuring Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street.