15th February 2014
Photos: Soggy Valentines Day ‘Homophobes United’ protest outside the Russian Embassy in London 10
2:38 PM — Despite the near constant rain, dozens of LGBT rights supporters descended on the Russian Embassy in London yesterday for a 'Homophobes United' Valentines Day protest against the country's gay rights record.
Ellen Page’s incredible coming out speech: I am gay and I am tired of lying by omission 13
9:52 AM — The Hollywood actress Ellen Page, who came to public attention with her Oscar nominated role in the film Juno has come out, speaking at a conference for LGBT teenagers in Las Vegas.
14th February 2014
UK Government’s chief lawyer: I’ve enjoyed being a gay role model who isn’t just another celebrity 4
2:28 PM — Sir Paul Jenkins, who is retiring next month as the UK Government's chief lawyer and head of the Government Legal Service has spoken of his pride at being an openly gay man in a senior civil service position.
Scientific research into gay brothers confirms strong genetic link to being a gay man 26
9:57 AM — Scientists have found the strongest evidence for what many people take as granted, that being gay is caused by your genes.
12th February 2014
This local TV host perfectly points out the hypocrisy of homophobia in sport 16
11:08 PM — A US local newscaster has pointed out the double standards that apply to acceptance in sports. He asks why it is that the public can accept convicted criminals but not gay people as top class sportsmen.
11th February 2014
Meet Gaysha, your bespoke LGBT-specific pre-wedding event planning service
1:25 PM — PinkNews meets Gaysha Events, a company set up to offer a bespoke events and wedding planning service, geared specifically towards the LGBT community.
State of Nevada admits defeat and will not defend ban on gay couples marrying 10
12:55 AM — The US state of Nevada is to drop its defence in court of the ban on same-sex couples marrying soon to be heard in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
9th February 2014
Sorry Putin, a bisexual skater has won a gold medal!
7:41 PM — The Dutch bisexual speed skater Ireen Wüst has won the second gold medal for the Netherlands at this year’s Winter Olympic Games.
8th February 2014
Vladimir Putin fails to open his ring at Sochi Olympics opening
3:41 PM — Oh the irony
7th February 2014
Google rebrands to highlight homophobia in Russia on eve of Sochi Olympics 18
12:26 AM — Google has rebranded itself ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, held in the Russian city of Sochi.
5th February 2014
Watch a politician cut up his Visa card in protest at Russian Sochi Olympics sponsorship 13
11:38 PM — Labour MEP for the West Midlands, Michael Cashman stunned the European Parliament today by publicly cutting up his Visa card in protest at the company's sponsorship of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
3rd February 2014
Tim Yeo: My vote for gay marriage contributed to my deselection as Tory MP 24
10:51 PM — Former Conservative minister, Tim Yeo has blamed opposition within his constituency for same-sex marriage for his deselection as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for South Suffolk.
2nd February 2014
UKIP Weather: ‘It’s Raining Men’ re-enters the UK’s Official Top 40 18
5:11 PM — A Facebook campaign to get 'It's Raining Men' to number one following the homophobic comments of a UKIP councillor may has successfully led the 1983 hit to re-enter the UK's Top 40.
29th January 2014
UK government channeling support to Russian LGBT activists to fight oppression 12
10:38 PM — The UK is sending a message to Russia that "very clearly that as a country we believe in freedom of speech and we believe in the importance of universal human rights."
Feature: Distant relations – How gay fathers relate to surrogate mothers
4:29 PM — As the UK’s first Surrogacy Conference for parents approaches, Sam Everingham talks to two UK dads about how they selected and related to the surrogate mothers who carried their babies.
28th January 2014
House of Lords votes against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools 39
8:34 PM — The House of Lords has rejected a Labour party amendment that would have made sex and relationship education mandatory in schools.
27th January 2014
Video: Mass gay and straight wedding steals the show at Grammy Awards 15
10:06 AM — 34 couples, both same-sex and opposite sex, were married on-screen last night at the Grammy Awards, with the ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah.
26th January 2014
UKIP leader Nigel Farage presents spoof BBC Weather forecast on Sunday Politics 36
1:53 PM — Nigel Farage MEP, the leader of UKIP has presented a spoof weather forecast mocking "fruitcakes" and "extremists" in other political parties.
25th January 2014
Blackburn family jailed for kidnap attack on sister’s same-sex partner 136
2:52 PM — Several members of a Blackburn family who were caught on CCTV attempting to kidnap their sister's same-sex partner have been jailed.
First English and Welsh same-sex marriages will happen and be recognised sooner than thought 8
12:28 PM — Gay couples who took advantage of marriage equality overseas and couples where one partner is terminally ill will be recognised as married earlier in England and Wales.