31st December 2012
Comment: The leadership of the Catholic Church are hate-fuelled bigots 116
12:29 PM — In light of today’s dramatic announcement that Pope Benedict XVI intends to step down – let us point you to this PinkNews comment piece by Adrian Tippetts – published at the end of last year about the Catholic Church’s leadership.
24th December 2012
Scotland: LGBT counselling service to shut on New Years Day 5
4:46 PM — Scotland’s only dedicated LGBT telephone counselling service is to close after 35 years as a result of funding cuts.
19th December 2012
Scottish clergy promise to defy any Church of Scotland ban on them marrying same-sex couples 14
10:06 AM — Church of Scotland clergy have said that they will join more than 150 Church of England vicars to defy any bans placed on them from holding same-sex marriages.
13th December 2012
MSP blasts anti-same sex marriage opponent who warns of polygamy 14
3:55 PM — A claim that same-sex marriage in Scotland could lead to "sexual chaos" has been branded offensive by independent MSP John Finnie.
12th December 2012
Scotland refuses to ban ‘any church’ from providing same-sex marriages 23
11:21 AM — All religious institutions – including the Church of Scotland – will be free to decide for themselves if they would like to provide marriages for gay couples, under plans announced today.
Scotland: Charity regulator called in to settle gay clergy row 6
2:34 AM — The charity regulator has been called in to settle a divide between a Kirk, and the Church of Scotland, arising from the issue of allowing gay clergy to serve.
10th December 2012
Catholic bishop: David Cameron is ‘devoid of moral competence’ for supporting same-sex marriage 99
11:24 AM — The Rt Rev Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell, believes the prime minister is now “out of his depth” and can no longer be trusted by Christians due to his support for religious same-sex marriages.
6th December 2012
Scotland: Low school bullying figures give misleading impression say LGBT campaigners 6
1:50 PM — An LGBT organisation and a gay councillor have dismissed bullying statistics that show just one homophobic incident was recorded in schools throughout the Scottish Highlands last year, and they warn the true figure is likely to be much higher.
Scotland: Teenage killer of gay barman Stuart Walker jailed for 12 years 24
12:36 PM — A teenager who admitted killing Stuart Walker after the gay barman tried to comfort him over his confused sexuality has been jailed for 12 years.
28th November 2012
Scottish charity launches largest ever LGBT consultation
8:15 PM — The Equality Network has launched a major consultation on the future priorities for LGBT people in Scotland.
23rd November 2012
Scottish footballer who called bar staff ‘poofs’ fined £800 14
7:24 PM — A Scottish footballer charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh has been fined £800.
18th November 2012
Scotland: First minister’s vicar speaks out against Alex Salmond’s plans to let gays marry 23
11:38 AM — Alex Salmond’s local vicar has spoken out against the first minister’s plans to make gay marriage legal in Scotland.
8th November 2012
Scotland: Teen pleads guilty to killing gay barman 18
7:46 PM — A teenager has admitted to the killing of gay barman Stuart Walker.
7th November 2012
Scotland: Court dismisses ‘gay painter’ insult 23
4:07 AM — A Scottish painter in Fife has lost a defamation claim against a former friend who called him a "gay painter".
2nd November 2012
Scotland: Gay rights charity wins award for equal marriage campaign 7
8:05 PM — Equality Network, a Scottish LGBT rights group, has won an award for its equal marriage campaign from Scotland’s Herald newspaper.
Alex Salmond: Stonewall wrong to call Cardinal O’Brien a ‘bigot’ 205
3:04 PM — Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has waded into the row over Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year title after the gay rights charity awarded it to the leader of Scotland’s Catholic Church.
Comment: Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year must continue 75
12:10 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward argues that Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, should continue with its “Bigot of the Year” award, despite objections from some prominent figures.
Scottish Tory leader booed at Stonewall Awards 83
2:17 AM — The leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson found herself being booed off the stage at last night’s Stonewall Awards in central London.
25th October 2012
Scotland: Man attacks barman in row over gay porn 18
3:07 PM — A man accused of hitting a gay barman over the head with a bottle in an alleged row about gay pornography has avoided jail.
24th October 2012
Northern Ireland attorney general isolated over gay adoption
10:29 PM — The UK Government is seeking to distance itself from Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin’s decision to intervene in a European court case involving gay adoption laws.