25th February 2014
Good news out of Africa: Zambian gay rights campaigner acquitted in landmark case 6
5:07 PM — A prominent gay rights activist in Zambia has been acquitted over charges of promoting homosexuality.
UK confirms no aid will go to Ugandan Government in wake of anti-gay law 36
1:20 PM — Following the introduction of a Ugandan law which makes homosexuality punishable with life jail sentences, the British Government has confirmed that no aid goes directly to the Ugandan Government, which is ineligible because of human rights concerns.
‘Gay marriage is nuts’ Tory MP Peter Bone denies £100k benefits fraud 7
1:09 PM — A Conservative MP, who was a staunch opponent of equal marriage, is denying allegations of benefit fraud relating to his mother-in-law.
Several countries cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 49
12:32 PM — One day after Uganda's President signed into law a bill making homosexuality punishable with life imprisonment, several countries have already said they will cut aid to the country.
UK Government: Those in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriages by end of year 14
12:19 PM — Equalities Minister Helen Grant has confirmed that same-sex couples who are in civil partnerships in England and Wales will be able to convert them to marriages by the end of 2014.
24th February 2014
MEPs call for end of political agreement with Uganda over ‘extremely dangerous’ anti-gay law 52
5:46 PM — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for an end to a political agreement with Uganda over its newly-introduced anti-gay law.
Opposition to gay relationships in Northern Ireland falls dramatically 8
4:39 PM — The percentage of people opposed to gay relationships in Northern Ireland has dropped from three quarters to a quarter over a period of 25 years.
Nick Clegg: Uganda’s anti-gay law is an abhorrent backwards step 5
3:58 PM — The British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has tweeted his strong opposition to Uganda's anti-gay law, as the country's President signed it into law today.
EU foreign policy chief slams Ugandan President for signing ‘draconian’ anti-gay law 7
3:45 PM — EU foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton has condemned the President of Uganda for signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
Pride House confirmed for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 3
2:51 PM — Ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow organisers have announced a Pride House event for LGBT athletes and fans.
Man hospitalised after ‘brutal’ homophobic attack in Edinburgh city centre
1:17 PM — A man was at the weekend admitted to hospital after being subjected to a "brutal" homophobic attack in Edinburgh.
23rd February 2014
UK: Government benefits cuts leave thousands of HIV patients struggling to afford basic nutrition 9
12:17 PM — According to HIV experts, recent welfare reforms by the UK's Coalition government have left thousands of HIV patients unable to afford the basic food they need to cope with their condition.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein praises Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘genius’ portrayal of Alan Turing 14
11:35 AM — American film producer Harvey Weinstein has praised Benedict Cumberbatch's "genius" portrayal of Alan Turing in the upcoming biopic of the recently-pardoned codebreaker's life.
22nd February 2014
Gay men to be banned from becoming Queen ahead of first same-sex marriages 139
12:04 PM — Ahead of the first gay couples being able to wed next month, laws are being changed to ban men from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales.
21st February 2014
UK has second most LGBT friendly Army – but US is ranked at number 40 14
6:54 PM — The UK armed forces have come second in a league table of the most LGBT friendly militaries in the world.
Edwina Currie: How I campaigned to change the age of consent 14
5:12 PM — Former Conservative health minister Edwina Currie writes for PinkNews on the battle to lower the age of consent for gay men in 1994.
Twenty years ago today MPs voted to lower the age of consent for gay men to 18 4
4:23 PM — It’s exactly twenty years since the House of Commons voted on Edwina Currie's amendment to lower the age of consent for men who have sex with men
Video shows shocking homophobic abuse in the heart of London’s gay scene 137
2:39 PM — A video has emerged of a homophobic incident which took place in the centre of the Soho area of London during which verbal abuse is hurled at two cabaret performers.
UK: Equalities Minister criticised for suggesting women take up ‘feminine’ sports 11
2:19 PM — Helen Grant has been criticised for suggesting women should be encouraged to take up "feminine" sports like cheerleading and ballet.
A graveyard? A shopping trolley? Elephant trekking? The strangest places British gay guys have had sex 7
12:57 PM — Think you've had sex in some strange places? A survey by a leading gay magazine has revealed some strange locations you might not have thought to...