1st May 2012
Russia: Police arrest gay rights activists in St Petersburg 35
8:53 PM — Russian police force have arrested seventeen gay rights activists during a May Day rally in St Petersburg, which recently passed a law that banned what it called 'homosexual propaganda.'
Law to wipe gay sex convictions given royal assent 60
4:55 PM — The Protection of Freedoms Act, which will enable men to wipe the records of thousands of convictions for consensual gay sex under now-repealed laws, has received Royal Assent today.
Catholic group: Objections to anti-gay marriage petition in schools are ‘sinister and illogical’ 68
3:41 PM — A religious group unofficially representing the Catholic Church in the media has said questions over the legality of promoting the Coalition for Marriage anti-equality petition to schoolchildren are 'illogical and sinister'.
Boy Scouts of America official resigns in protest over expulsion of gay mother 14
2:44 PM — A regional official of the Boy Scouts of America has resigned in protest at the expulsion of a gay mother from her son's group for being a lesbian.
Convicted murderer ‘killed neighbour after second gay advance’
12:27 PM — A convicted murderer has told a court he killed his neighbour, claiming he became 'very, very angry' after the man made a sexual advance.
George Galloway alerted to squatter by ‘bottle of gin and gay video’ 33
11:53 AM — Newly re-elected Respect MP George Galloway had said he had to tighten security at his London home after a 'gay video' and a bottle of gin alerted him to the presence of a squatter.
DJ apologises after telling man to have gay daughter ‘screwed straight’ 43
11:12 AM — US media company, Clear Channel Inc. has moved swiftly to distance itself from the storm created last week when Dominic Dieter, a DJ at their Cleveland radio station, WMMS, went on air and apparently advocated the 'corrective rape' of a young gay woman.
New York Assembly passes trans discrimination bill for fifth time 10
10:56 AM — The Assembly at the New York state legislature has passed an anti-discrimination bill to protect transgender citizens for the fifth time, but the senate may yet stall progress.
Q&A: Paris Lees on launching trans magazine META 8
10:12 AM — PinkNews.co.uk speaks to Paris Lees, editor of the new META magazine – a new digital publication devoted to gender and transgender news, discussion and entertainment.
Poll: Take part in the PinkNews 2012 UK Political survey 24
12:11 AM — As the final two days campaigning are upon us, it's time for the PinkNews.co.uk UK political survey ahead of the London Mayoral and local elections across many parts of the UK.
Nicaragua enthrones Miss Gay 2012 10
12:04 AM — A beauty contest in Nicaragua has crowned a 22-year-old designer as Miss Gay 2012, a competition to choose "the queen of the transvestites."