4th November 2011
Lesbian politician Ruth Davidson elected leader of the Scottish Conservative Party 99
7:11 PM — Ruth Davidson MSP has been elected as leader of the Scottish Conservative Party. Her election makes her the first openly lesbian or gay leader of a major British political party.
2nd November 2011
Lady Gaga to launch anti-bullying Born This Way Foundation 48
11:27 PM — Lady Gaga has announced the upcoming launch of the Born This Way Foundation, named after her hit single and album that will focus on issues such as anti-bullying.
16th October 2011
Andrew Mitchell: UK will withhold aid from African countries with poor gay rights 48
11:06 AM — Andrew Mitchell, the International development secretary has confirmed that the British government will withhold aid from countries with homophobic countries but denied that it will harm the most poor in those countries.
20th September 2011
Video: US airman comes out to his father live on YouTube 48
11:02 PM — On the day that President Obama finally ended the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ban on openly gay people serving in the US military, a young airman came out to his father via the telephone and broadcast a webcam recording of the event on YouTube.
17th September 2011
UK equalities minister Lynne Featherstone officially announces gay marriage policy 126
6:10 PM — Following last night's announcement that the government will introduce legislation to allow gay civil marriage before the end of this parliament, the minister responsible, Lynne Featherstone, said that the current system of gay civil partnerships and straight marriage is “ not only discrimination, but is not fair.”
14th September 2011
Johann Hari apologises and hands back Orwell prize after admitting serial plagiarism 52
11:36 PM — The gay columnist, Johann Hari, is to return the Orwell Prize after admitting to and apologising for plagiarising numerous interviews published in The Independent. He is to take four months unpaid leave to undergo journalism training before returning to the newspaper.
In photos: Launch of Kaleidoscope at Speaker’s House 1
11:11 AM — A selection of images from the launch of Kaleidoscope, the new trust to support legislative and cultural changes in attitudes to homosexuality abroad.
10th September 2011
US politician Sally Kern: Gays are more dangerous than terrorists 186
12:05 PM — Ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Sally Kern has renewed her claim that homosexuality has killed more people in the United States than terrorism.
9th September 2011
Preview: Tom Robinson, writer of ‘Glad to be Gay’, examines bisexuality for BBC Radio 4 18
3:45 PM — From darling of the gay rights movement thanks to his song 'Glad to be Gay', singer-songwriter Tom Robinson went on to fall in love with a woman. In a new programme for BBC Radio 4 he examines what it's like to be bisexual.
8th September 2011
Maryland Governor: Gay marriage is possible but it will be a long fight 6
12:05 PM — The governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley as well as the lieutenant governor, Anthony Brown, have warned that it will be a long fight to win full gay marriage rights with the same legal status as straight married couples but that it is achievable.
‘God Hates Fags’ church to picket Ground Zero and Nevada National Guard funerals 44
10:26 AM — The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, that pickets military funerals with signs saying 'God Hates Fags' will picket the funerals of three Nevada National Guard soldiers as well as protesting at the site of Ground Zero on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Video: US Department of Interior posts ‘It Gets Better’ clip 3
9:21 AM — The US Department of the Interior has become the latest US government department to make an 'It Gets Better' film to give support to LGBT teenagers.
UK expected to lift lifetime ban on gay blood donation later today 30
9:03 AM — The lifetime ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with men is expected to be lifted in the UK later today. Since the 1980s AIDS crisis, gay men have been banned from donating blood because of the risk of HIV contamination.
4th September 2011
Thousands of primary school pupils reported for homophobia 391
12:24 AM — Thousands of primary school aged children have been labelled as homophobic by their teachers in the past year, information released under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act has revealed.
3rd September 2011
Former police chief Brian Paddick wins Lib Dem nomination for Mayor of London 48
12:42 AM — Brian Paddick, formerly the most senior out gay police officer in Britain, has won the race for the Liberal Democrats nomination for the Mayor of London. Mr Paddick, came third in the 2008 Mayoral contest and less than a year ago told PinkNews.co.uk that he would not stand for Mayor again.
31st August 2011
Russian cannibal confesses to eating man he met on gay dating website 18
12:10 AM — An alleged cannibal in Russia has been arrested after confessing to stabbing, killing and then eating a 32-year-old man he met using a gay dating service. The 21-year-old man, identified only as Ivan L, reportedly confessed to eating the gay man, identified as Roman E, in the city of Murmansk, in the extreme north-west of Russia.
27th August 2011
Video: Manchester Pride sees thousands celebrate their 21st pride 44
7:05 PM — The LGBT community of Manchester have celebrated the 21st Manchester pride with hundreds of thousands lining the streets with rainbow flags and 'I Love MCR' banners supporting the fightback after the riots that broke out in the city earlier this month.
25th August 2011
Tim Cook succeeds Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple 27
12:18 AM — Tim Cook, appointed chief executive of Apple today, following the resignation of Steve Jobs, has in the past been described as the “most powerful gay man in Silicon Valley.” Although Mr Cook has never spoken publicly about his sexuality, he has long been described as gay and has never denied the claims.
17th August 2011
American Idol producer rejects Adam Levine’s call for more openly gay contestants 21
11:03 PM — Yesterday, in an interview for Out magazine, Adam Levine, a judge on NBC's The Voice, called for the producers of American Idol to find more gay contestants. Today, the American Idol's producer rejected the calls saying that sexuality doesn't have anything to do with singing.
11th August 2011
Simon Hughes to sue News International about phone hacking 3
10:46 PM — The bisexual deputy-leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes, is to sue News International over the hacking of his phone by a private investigator working for the now defunct News of the World.