PinkNews.co.uk is the premier LGBT news outlet in the UK and beyond. Our contributors have included three British prime ministers and the first minister of Scotland together with other senior politicians both in the UK and abroad.

We feel it is important for us to make clear our editorial policy and our responsibilities to both readers and those featured in the news.

Political stance

PinkNews.co.uk is non-political although we are, unsurprisingly, pro-LGBT. This is reflected the tone that we use to describe homophobic politicians.

PinkNews.co.uk will not endorse any political party at elections. However, we may endorse individual candidates regardless of party based on their stance on LGBT issues. Importantly, articles that express these endorsements will be separated from our main news area, and will be pre-fixed with “comment” clearly defining it as commentary and not pure facts.

PinkNews.co.uk has occasionally backed candidates in internal political party elections. In 2005, we said that David Cameron would make the most pro-LGBT leader of the Conservative party. After a poll of our readers, PinkNews.co.uk endorsed Ed Miliband to be leader of the Labour party.

PinkNews.co.uk led the debate to call for the introduction of marriage equality in England and Wales, and successfully campaigned for the British government to apologise for the homophobic persecution of gay war hero Alan Turing.

Religious viewpoints

PinkNews.co.uk respects the rights of people of all religions and none. We do not hold any bias in favour of one particular religious group or another.

However, we are limited to who will co-operate with us in relation to particular news stories and features. For this reason, it is likely that we will include more quotes from religious leaders in the liberal tradition rather than those who belong to orthodox communities.

HISTORIC CONTENT

PinkNews receives a vast number of requests from individuals to alter or remove historic articles.

Our policy is to not remove or make alterations to previous articles on request, unless factual inaccuracies are present or we are compelled to do so by a legal ruling. We do not make exceptions to this policy, as we feel it would compromise the integrity of our journalism, and our value as a historic record.

Under data protection laws in Europe, individuals can apply directly to search engines to remove specific results for queries that include their name. Most major search engines including Google and Bing have procedures in place for this.