13th December 2013
US: Federal college loan applications to be equalised for gay couples
4:09 PM — Students in the US who are in same-sex marriages will soon be treated equally to straight married couples in applying for federal college loans.
Nick Clegg expresses ‘personal sadness’ at India’s reinstatement of gay sex ban 1
3:39 PM — The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said he is "personally saddened" that India's Supreme Court has reinstated the country's ban on gay sex.
Russian actor says gay people should be burned alive as ‘a danger’ to his children 72
2:19 PM — A Russian sitcom actor has caused controversy by telling fans this week that he thinks gay people are "a living danger" to his children, and that he would burn all gay people alive.
12th December 2013
Malta PM: I will not budge on my support for civil unions for gay couples 2
7:32 PM — The Prime Minister of Malta has sent a strong message in support of the country's upcoming civil partnership legislation by saying "I will not budge on the matter."
FAQ: Nine things you might want to know about the new equal marriage law in England and Wales 17
7:14 PM — PinkNews.co.uk has many readers across the world, and in particular the UK. We have been sent many questions around the Government's announcement that the first same-sex marriages will take place in March. Here are some of the questions and the answers.
Pope Francis named as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 24
6:15 PM — Pope Francis has been named the Person of the Year by Time Magazine.
Gay London couple to wed one minute after equal marriage law takes effect 2
5:59 PM — A gay couple in London have announced their intention to marry a minute after the law changes on 29 March 2014, and that they expect to be the first gay couple to marry.
Labour MP Chris Bryant jokes about gay play Tory Boyz in asking about civil partnership conversions 4
4:59 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant today jokingly used a link to a play about gay Conservatives to raise the question of why it is taking the Government possibly up until the end of 2014 to allow conversions from civil partnerships to marriage.
Following ruling, Church of Scientology may soon be eligible for tax breaks in UK 25
2:46 PM — Following a landmark ruling this week to allow a woman the right to marry in a Scientology chapel, the organisation may soon be eligible to be treated as tax-exempt in the UK.
MP Crispin Blunt appeals to Indian Health Minister to repeal ‘disaster’ Supreme Court gay sex ban 3
1:47 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has written to Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad to express his "dismay and serious concern" as India's Supreme Court ruled this week to reinstate a ban on gay sex.
German celebrities lock lips in GQ shoot to tackle homophobia 16
12:06 PM — Celebrities in Germany have made a simple stand against homophobia by kissing members of the same sex in a photoshoot for GQ.
11th December 2013
European Parliament finalises seven year fund for LGBT projects and organisations
7:38 PM — The European Parliament today renewed a seven year financial programme to fund projects and organisations working for the human rights of LGBT people.
Indian ban on gay sex condemned by Bollywood stars 1
7:23 PM — The stars of Bollywood have spoken out to condemn the reintroduction of a law banning gay sex by the Indian Supreme Court today.
Video: Character from hit CBBC series Wizards vs Aliens comes out as gay 21
6:14 PM — A lead character in a hit CBBC series has come out as gay to his best friend in a touching scene.
US: Equal marriage supporters to launch Pennsylvania campaign
6:08 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Pennsylvania have launched a campaign to legalise it.
Protesters take a stand against ‘strange and regressive’ Indian Supreme Court ban on gay sex 2
5:30 PM — Protesters have made a stand against today's Supreme Court decision in India to reinstate a ban on gay sex.
Ireland: Justice Minister announces order to recognise foreign same-sex marriages 13
4:11 PM — The Irish Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter, has made an order recognising gay and lesbian couples who married abroad in places where equal marriage became legal in 2013.
Couples in civil partnerships ‘disappointed’ to have to wait longer to convert to marriage 30
2:28 PM — Couples across England and Wales who are already in civil partnerships have expressed disappointment at being told they will have to wait longer than couples who are not, to change to marriage when the law changes in March.
Northern Ireland lifts ban on allowing gay couples to adopt 13
11:59 AM — Northern Ireland has lifted its ban on gay couples in civil partnerships adopting children.
10th December 2013
International Olympic Committee president confirms there will be protest zones set up at Sochi 13
9:30 PM — In the face of heavy criticism of Russia's human rights history, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach sought to diffuse the situation with an announcement on Tuesday.