28th November 2013
Watch a 13-year-old use his Bar Mitzvah speech to call for equal marriage for gay couples 54
3:45 PM — A 13-year-old Jewish boy has used his Bar Mitzvah speech to call for same-sex couples in his home state of Oregon to be granted the right to marry. Watch him take his community with him as he explains why the biblical definition of marriage is nothing like what those who oppose equality say it is and by the end you'll be cheering him on like his local Jewish community.
22nd November 2013
Equalities Minister lauds Europe’s first 24-hour LGBT hackathon to help create new tools for community
4:56 PM — Helen Grant, the Minister for Equalities has welcomed the first LGBT hackathon to be held in Europe. The event, organised by the tech industry's LGBT forum, InterTech, is hosted at the London headquarters of Facebook.
16th November 2013
Actor Alec Baldwin suspended by MSNBC for calling photographer a ‘cocksucking fag’ 19
12:54 AM — Actor Alec Baldwin has been suspended from his MSNBC talk show after hurling anti-gay abuse against a New York photographer.
15th November 2013
Russian court fines Lady Gaga’s concert organiser for ‘promoting’ homosexuality to children 17
5:57 PM — Lady Gaga's promoters in Russia have been fined 20,000 rubles (£380 or $615) for violating the country's controversial anti-gay laws.
13th November 2013
Governor of Hawaii signs equal marriage into law: ‘Another universe is about to change for all time’ 7
9:28 PM — The Governor of Hawaii has signed same-sex marriage into law, just a day after the state's Senate gave the legislation for its approval.
12th November 2013
Hawaii to become latest US state to make same-sex marriage legal 5
11:41 PM — The Hawaii Senate has given its final approval to a bill to make marriage legal between couples of the same-sex.
9th November 2013
Would you like to live in an idyllic village minutes from Brighton’s fabulous gay scene? 8
1:40 PM — PinkNews is pleased to be able to offer our readers a fabulous opportunity to purchase a home in Rottingdean Village, close to Brighton. The historic Grade II listed property boasts an unusual owner, a politician who has consistently voted for gay rights during their time in Parliament.
6th November 2013
Obama: I applaud the Illinois General Assembly for passing equal marriage bill
12:29 AM — President Barack Obama has praised the Illinois General Assembly, on which he used to serve for voting to make same-sex marriage legal.
5th November 2013
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny: I will support and fight for equal marriage 11
11:31 PM — The Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny has pledged that he will campaign strongly in favour of same-sex marriage in an upcoming referendum.
Illinois House passes bill to make same-sex marriage legal 2
10:18 PM — The Illinois House has voted 61-54 in favour of making same-sex marriage legal.
29th October 2013
Rabbi bans students from eating soya in case it leads to increase in gay sex 44
6:14 PM — Students at the Hasidic yeshiva of Gur have been banned from eating any food products based on soya out of a fear that it may lead to an increase in gay sex.
28th October 2013
Chile: Gay man beaten into a coma in homophobic attack 3
3:41 PM — A gay man has been beaten so badly that he is in a coma in Chile, in the latest in a spate of hate crimes to have rocked the country in recent months.
27th October 2013
Lady Gaga makes surprise appearance at London’s G-A-Y club night 14
9:18 AM — Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the G-A-Y club night, held at Heaven in London. The star performed her soon to be released promotional single Venus.
24th October 2013
Interview Late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain: ‘I thought that I was gay’ 8
6:48 PM — A previously unbroadcast interview with Kurt Cobain has been released by PBS. In the interview, with the music journalist Jon Savage, Cobain said:"I even thought that I was gay. I thought that might be the solution to my problem [of feeling isolated]."
Video: Gay couple gets engaged at the PinkNews Awards in the State Rooms of Parliament 3
1:04 PM — A video has emerged of PinkNews Deputy Editor Joseph Patrick McCormick proposing to his fiancé James Anthony Hanson at Speaker's House in the Palace of Westminster. The cameraman said he was taken slightly off guard by the proposal.
18th October 2013
New Jersey Supreme Court rules that gay couples can marry from next week 11
8:56 PM — The Supreme Court of the US state of New Jersey has rejected an appeal made by Republican Governor Chris Christie over an earlier ruling that banning same-sex couples from marrying broke the state's constitution.
13th October 2013
Lucy Spraggan smashes into the Top 10 album chart, G-A-Y placed in compilation chart 1
7:52 PM — G-A-Y the Album and Lucy Spraggan's Join the Club have both entered the official album charts.
Russia: Police detain gay rights activists after scuffle with fascists at Coming Out Day rally 11
12:44 AM — Police have arrested 45 people following a pro-LGBT gathering in the Russian city of St Petersburg earlier on Saturday after gay rights activists clashed with homophobic campaigners, local radio has reported.
8th October 2013
Lesbian domestic violence reports go up 7% in Scotland 5
7:51 PM — The Scottish Government has released the latest figures on reports to the police of domestic violence across the country. Reports from gay and lesbian couples rose higher than among straight couples.
Christian students condemn gay classmates for ‘unpatriotic’ rainbow flag at US university 11
4:39 PM — Students at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) have got into a row after the university's LGBT group MT Lambda flew a rainbow version of the US national flag as part of LGBT history month.