7th February 2012
Finland: Gay candidate loses presidential race 5
11:49 AM — Pekka Haavisto, the openly gay candidate in Finland’s presidential race, has lost to opponent Sauli Niinistö.
Malta considers hate crimes after bus attack on lesbians 10
11:35 AM — An off-duty Maltese bus driver has been charged after physically attacking two lesbian fellow passengers, reportedly for kissing. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has reportedly now issued instructions to strengthen Malta's laws.
Roland Martin’s Beckham crack ‘about soccer, not gays’ 28
10:41 AM — A US political commentator has apologised for causing any offence after sending a tweet during Sunday's Super-Bowl which suggested "smacking the ish" out of a man who enjoyed David Beckham's H&M advert.
Future of Brighton Pride uncertain over ‘£200,000 debt’ 29
9:49 AM — The future of Brighton Pride is in doubt again after reports its organisers owe creditors up to £200,000. Pride (South East) called the release of the financial documents which outline the debts "unhelpful" and a "misrepresentation".
6th February 2012
Court to rule tomorrow if California’s gay marriage ban is constitutionally valid 22
6:47 PM — A federal appeals court will rule tomorrow on whether California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally valid. Prop 8, the 2008 voter initiative that banned gay and lesbian marriages has been the subject of constant legal battles.
Canada: Trans woman detained under US flight rules 16
5:56 PM — In the wake of Canada’s continued support of a no-fly rule for anyone who fails to meet gender norms, as subjectively assessed by that country’s border police, a harrowing tale emerges of an incident last year in the United States.
Male models back after falling foul of Facebook rules 12
5:02 PM — A Facebook page which posts photo shoots of male models to a generally gay audience was suspended on Friday afternoon after an image was singled out for being inappropriate.
Attitude magazine speaks up for bullied gay youth 29
3:06 PM — Daniel Radcliffe returns to the cover of Attitude magazine for next month's issue, which is devoted to tackling homophobic bullying and telling the stories of bullied gay youths.
Edinburgh plans Valentine’s Day marriage rally 6
2:27 PM — Gay marriage advocates in the Scottish capital are asking equality-lovers to march in support of the cause on 14 February.
Tunisian human rights minister: No free speech for gays 68
1:17 PM — Tunisia's human rights minister Samir Dilou has attacked new online magazine Gayday and said gays need ‘medical treatment’ in a TV interview.
Interview: Edmund White on gay fiction 14
12:50 PM — Edmund White selects five novels which combine beautiful writing with gay themes: A Single Man, Maurice, The Folding Star, Our Lady of the Flowers and Dancer from the Dance.
Lesbians in rural train ‘attack’ after kiss
11:57 AM — A court has heard claims that a 16-year-old lesbian in Sussex was attacked on a train after kissing her girlfriend.
Lost man ‘jumped’ from gay cruise 15
10:59 AM — A man is feared dead after reportedly jumping from a gay cruise near Mexico.
Amazon sells book on ‘gays going to hell’ 107
10:23 AM — Amazon's Kindle Store has sparked a backlash by offering a fundamentalist religious text which tells gay and trans people they are going to hell.
Top Tory blog editor backs gay marriage 51
10:14 AM — A prominent Tory commentator and editor of the Conservative Home website has come out in favour of gay marriage.
5th February 2012
The shocking truth about religious ‘gay cure’ therapy by someone who failed to turn straight 115
11:04 AM — Very little has been written about what actually happens at so-called reparative therapy. Chaim Levin enrolled on a Jewish scheme to try to turn himself straight. This is his story.
3rd February 2012
Video: PinkNews.co.uk founder records It Gets Better video on being gay, Jewish and condemning gay cures 190
6:51 PM — PinkNews.co.uk founder and Channel 4 technology correspondent Benjamin Cohen discusses Cohen, 29, discusses coming out to his Jewish family in the time of Section 28, when discussion about being gay was limited in schools. He also condemns repartive therapy for same sex attractions. His former school, JFS, was criticised last month for showing sixth form students a slide about "gay cure" treatments.
Jewish paper’s ‘gay cure’ column provokes anger 72
5:20 PM — A column in the regional Jewish Telegraph newspaper has provoked a backlash from Jewish figures who have criticised "malevolence" towards gay Jews in the piece.
Gay verger ‘shocked’ by woman’s sexual assault claim
4:46 PM — A gay verger told a court today he had "no wish" to touch the breasts of a woman he stands accused of sexually assaulting at Wakefield Cathedral.
Firm discriminated against gay lawyer with ‘batty boy’ friend 24
3:35 PM — A London law firm has lost an appeal of a ruling that it discriminated against a gay barrister. In a memo discovered by Lee Bennett in firm archives in 2010, a partner at Bivonas LLP had written that he should be sacked and that he would "take our cases to his batty boy mate".