18th May 2015
David Cameron and Harriet Harman pay tribute to ‘most diverse’ Parliament 6
3:33 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron and acting Labour leader Harriet Harman have both paid tribute to the most diverse House of Commons of all time.
John Bercow re-elected as House of Commons Speaker 15
2:56 PM — John Bercow has been re-elected as Speaker of the House of Commons.
Black lesbian conference gets torrents of racist, homophobic abuse on Facebook 79
1:55 PM — A retreat for black lesbians has been forced to remove a Facebook page - after going viral and receiving racist, homophobic abuse.
Queen to visit Bergen-Belsen during state visit to Germany 27
12:36 PM — The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are to visit to the site of the Bergen-Belsen death camp.
Labour’s first trans candidate to undergo heart surgery 4
12:25 PM — The first transgender candidate to stand for the Labour party has been admitted to hospital for heart surgery, less than a fortnight after she lost out on her seat.
Campaigners reject equalities minister’s claim on scale of opposition to gay marriage 44
12:00 PM — Residents of Gosport have reacted with scepticism to a claim by the new equalities minister that her constituents opposed same-sex marriage "at a ratio of 100 to one".
Nigella Lawson for Eurovision, but not how you think 7
11:53 AM — Nigella Lawson has seemingly confirmed that she will be involved in Eurovision this year - but not how you think.
17th May 2015
Comment: Why we must repeal the spousal veto 22
4:55 PM — Writing for PinkNews on IDAHOT, Tory councillor Zoe Kirk-Robinson calls for the spousal veto to be removed from marriage legislation in the UK.
Comment: Why as a top prosecutor it’s important to be a straight ally 3
12:50 PM — London's Chief Crown Prosecutor Baljit Ubhey writes for PinkNews on being from a minority community, but the importance of being a straight ally for the LGBT community.
Equalities Minister who voted against gay marriage: I’m proud of progressive UK 15
12:29 PM — New Tory Minister for Women and Equalities Caroline Dinenage has said she is "proud" of the UK for being progressive, in a quote for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
GCHQ intelligence agency lit up with rainbow colours to mark IDAHOT 8
12:07 PM — Just over twenty years since GCHQ began employing out gay people, the agency is lit up with rainbow colours to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
Comment: Why I’m flying a rainbow flag over Whitehall for IDAHOT, by Nicky Morgan 18
9:30 AM — Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan writes for PinkNews on the importance of celebrating IDAHOT, and why her department is flying a rainbow flag to mark the day.
16th May 2015
UKIP MEP David Coburn just compared Nigel Farage to Winston Churchill 26
4:59 PM — A likeness Nigel Farage might appreciate, he has been compared to World War II Prime Minister by UKIP MEP David Coburn.
Church of Scotland gives final approval to gay ministers 17
3:59 PM — The Church of Scotland has approved to allow gay ministers in the Kirk.
Church of Scotland expected to allow gay ministers 1
2:19 PM — The Church of Scotland will today debate and vote on whether or not to allow gay ministers in the Kirk.
UKIP MP: Farage’s comments about HIV-positive migrants were ‘ill advised’ 15
11:34 AM — UKIP's only MP Douglas Carswell has described the use of HIV positive migrants to "highlight the problem of health tourism" by party leader Nigel Farage as "ill advised".
Prison officer jailed for selling ‘gossip’ to tabloids about George Michael 4
9:21 AM — A former prison officer who sold "salacious gossip" about inmates including George Michael has been jailed for 10 months.
15th May 2015
Out MP Ben Bradshaw launches bid for Labour deputy leader 12
10:07 PM — Labour’s Ben Bradshaw has announced his candidacy for deputy leader of the Labour Party.
New equalities minister: My constituents opposed same-sex marriage ‘one hundred to one’ 57
5:28 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The new Minister for Equalities has explained her decision to vote against same-sex marriage, claiming her constituents asked her to oppose it "at a ratio of 100 to one".
Mary Creagh enters Labour leadership race 2
4:40 PM — Mary Creagh has announced her plans to stand for the leader of the Labour party - joining the existing field of candidates.