16th February 2009
No gays on Speaker’s conference but DUP preacher is appointed 7
12:06 PM — A special parliamentary committee that is examining ways of making the House of Commons more diverse has no gay members.
23rd January 2009
Interview: NUS president explains why pragmatism is the best politics 6
12:42 PM — On Tuesday, as Barack Obama was preparing to take control of the world's only superpower, change had come to Wolverhampton.
19th January 2009
Ulster TV legend reveals he was spat at after coming out 1
5:39 PM — Northern Ireland TV presenter Julian Simmons has revealed he has been a victim of homophobic abuse. In an interview with the Sunday Life, he said that he had been spat at in the street just days after coming out last summer.
16th January 2009
Police investigating homophobic MP Iris Robinson seek advice about prosection 6
4:37 PM — The Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland has confirmed that it has received a request for prosecutorial advice from police investigating whether a local MP's homophobic statements broke the law.
Ad standards body to rule on “no God” campaign next week 22
4:23 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority will decide next week whether to investigate complaints that a series of adverts on public transport which claim there is no God have breached the code of conduct.
7th January 2009
Ian Paisley to meet with standards agency about homophobic advert 8
12:30 PM — The former first Minister of Northern Ireland is to meet with the Advertising Standards Authority to discuss their ruling against an advert placed in a local paper by a Belfast church.
24th December 2008
Free Presbyterian minister backs Pope and claims we are all born straight 25
1:12 PM — A preacher from a church that refers to the Pope as the Anti-Christ has backed his stance on homosexuality and claimed all people are born heterosexual.
11th December 2008
Northern Ireland moves closer to a Bill of Rights 4
10:00 AM — The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has handed the British government its advice on the potential for a Bill of Rights for the province.
8th December 2008
Northern Ireland gets first sexual health promotion strategy 1
12:36 PM — The first ever Sexual Health Promotion Strategy and Action Plan for Northern Ireland has been published.
4th December 2008
Homophobic preacher stands by Leviticus quote in banned advert 9
2:27 PM — The leader of Sandown Free Presbyterian Church has claimed that a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority interferes with religious freedom.
3rd December 2008
Video: Queen’s Speech outlines legislative plans for 2009
3:56 PM — The stability of the British economy was highlighted as a key area for government action in today's Queen's Speech.
Belfast Free Presbyterian church rapped over homophobic advert 4
3:18 PM — An advert placed in a local paper in Northern Ireland by Sandown Free Presbyterian Church ahead of this summer's Pride event in Belfast breached the Advertising Standards Authority code on decency.
25th November 2008
Police continue inquiries into MP who thinks gays can be cured 12
12:38 PM — A DUP MP who caused outrage among Northern Ireland's gay community with her homophobic outbursts may still face charges.
24th November 2008
Homophobic church advert criticised by advertising standards body 22
12:09 PM — An advert placed in a local paper in Northern Ireland by Sandown Free Presbyterian Church ahead of this summer's Pride event in Belfast breached the Advertising Standards Authority code.
21st November 2008
Boyzone’s “deadly message” of gay equality upsets Presbyterian minister 20
3:49 PM — The decision of a boyband to give its gay member a male love interest in their latest video has provoked comment from the somewhat unlikely source of an obscure Northern Ireland preacher.
10th November 2008
Theatre group put Iris Robinson’s ‘gay cure’ outburst to artistic use 3
6:15 PM — A highly-acclaimed play at the National Theatre has incorporated a recording of a leading Northern Irish MP claiming gay people can be cured.
7th November 2008
“Gay cure” MP Iris Robinson voted Bigot of the Year at Stonewall Awards 28
12:41 AM — Northern Ireland politician Iris Robinson has been named as the Bigot of the Year at the Stonewall Awards.
31st October 2008
Northern Ireland’s First Minister backs homophobic wife 24
2:57 PM — Peter Robinson has defended his wife's description of homosexuality as "an abomination."
16th October 2008
Ian Paisley contradicted over gay funding grants 4
1:21 PM — Former First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley Snr maintained that when he was First Minister, he refused to approve the funding of LGBT groups.
9th October 2008
Sexual orientation guidance for Northern Ireland service providers issued
1:20 PM — Advice and guidance on what the Sexual Orientation Regulations mean for service providers, public authorities, religious organisations, providers of education has been released.