1st February 2014
US: Virginia House advances bill to defend same-sex marriage ban 7
10:17 AM — The House in the US state of Virginia has advanced a bill which would enable politicians to hire a lawyer to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban.
NHS trust confirms plan to replace surgeon responsible for majority of UK gender reassignment work 12
9:31 AM — The NHS Trust at which the surgeon responsible for the bulk of male-female gender reassignment surgeries in the UK is based, has confirmed that he will be replaced after resigning.
Scotland: Catholic adoption agency which does not consider gay people wins back charitable status 59
9:10 AM — A Catholic adoption agency based in Glasgow has won an appeal against a ruling which removed its charitable status as it refused to consider same-sex parents.
31st January 2014
How a gay guy was reunited with the man who saved him from suicide 21
5:19 PM — In a heart warming end to a harrowing, but uplifting tale, a gay, Jewish man has been reunited with a man who saved his life after he attempted to commit suicide in part to do with his struggle to accept his sexuality.
Anti-gay marriage group on ‘high alert’ admits being ‘pretty quiet’ amid Scottish equal marriage vote 14
4:35 PM — A group adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage in the UK which said it would continue to be on "high alert", has now admitted it is "pretty quiet" a week ahead of Scotland's final parliamentary vote on equal marriage.
Stoli vodka pledges $300,000 towards programme to develop global LGBT leadership 6
3:23 PM — The group which owns Stoli Vodka has teamed up with an LGBT centre in order to invest in global LGBT leaders.
US: Lesbian couple due baby in less than a week sue Utah to recognise their marriage 1
1:49 PM — A lesbian couple in the US has filed a lawsuit against Utah to push the state to recognise their marriage as they are expecting a baby in the first week in February.
Ipsos MORI updates polls to include the option of civil partnerships 6
12:41 PM — Following the revelation by PinkNews.co.uk, that Ipsos MORI did not include the option of 'civil partnerships' in some of its major polls, the company has confirmed it will add the option.
Polling giant Ipsos MORI ignores couples in civil partnerships like ‘whether or not they eat meat’ 8
12:00 PM — The second largest market research company in the UK, Ipsos MORI, still runs polls which do not give respondents the option to indicate that they are in a civil partnership, nine years after they were introduced in the UK.
30th January 2014
25th Annual GLAAD Awards: The full list of nominees 4
7:34 PM — The full list of nominees for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards has been announced.
Transgender Senate-hopeful to take on only openly-gay Maryland senator
7:12 PM — A trans woman could become the first in the state of Maryland to hold a seat in the Senate, if she wins a battle with the Senate's only openly gay member.
African traditionalist group rejects ‘troubling’ Archbishops’ request for anti-gay laws to be dropped 9
6:44 PM — An African traditionalist group has rejected calls from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to scrap anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria.
Amendment to ban HIV positive people entering UK not considered for immigration bill 5
5:35 PM — An amendment to a UK immigration bill which would have banned those living with HIV or hepatitis B from immigrating to the UK, was not considered by MPs before the bill was voted on at Third Reading.
US retail giant Barneys launches new catalogue featuring 17 transgender models 6
3:34 PM — The spring catalogue and magazine campaign for Barneys New York has been praised for its inclusion of 17 transgender models.
Shadow Commons leader Angela Eagle: ‘We can’t ignore homophobic Russian laws at Sochi’ 2
12:45 PM — The Shadow leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle has spoken out about the persecution of LGBT people in Russia ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics and has asked for the Government to outline what will be done to express those views.
29th January 2014
Man accused of plot to derail train attacks Canada’s legal code: ‘Donkey males marry donkey females’ 15
7:51 PM — A man accused of plotting to derail a train from New York to Toronto has criticised Canada's Criminal Code because it is "written by humans".
Amnesty: Ivory Coast authorities must investigate violent attacks against HIV workers
7:29 PM — Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Ivory Coast to investigate what it calls an "unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks", which have forced HIV workers into hiding.
US bishop: Gays should be ‘disciplined like children’ if they try to marry each other 66
7:07 PM — A Bishop in the US state of Illinois has said that gay people who wish to get married should be treated like naughty children and "disciplined".
US: Indiana bill to ban same-sex marriage passes House vote 3
6:34 PM — A bill to ban same-sex couples from marrying in the US state of Indiana has passed its House vote and will move to the Senate.
US: Utah politician hopes to allow tax form option to donate money to equal marriage ban
6:14 PM — A politician in the US state of Utah has proposed a bill which would offer citizens the option to tick a box on their tax form to donate money towards preventing same-sex couples from marrying.