20th October 2014
London: Bus driver tells gay couple to stop kissing or get off 66
8:30 AM — Transport for London are investigating after a gay couple said they were told to stop kissing or get off the bus after a homophobic rant by its driver.
17th October 2014
US: Federal government to recognise same-sex marriages in 7 new states 2
6:46 PM — The US federal government is set to recognise marriages between gay and lesbian couples in seven new states.
English Democrat chair celebrates ‘rumour’ that Diane Abbott has Ebola 29
5:08 PM — A regional chair of the English Democrats has made a post on Facebook celebrating a "rumour" that Labour MP Diane Abbott had contracted Ebola.
EXCLUSIVE Crime Minister: Police haven’t paid enough attention to homophobia and transphobia 22
4:50 PM — Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker has spoken to PinkNews about how he thinks hate crimes are under-reported, and that anti-gay and anti-trans crimes have "not been given the rigorous attention" they need by police.
Naked gay Orthodox priests strip off again for 2015 calendar 11
3:21 PM — The Orthodox Calendar has returned, with men who may or may not be Orthodox priests posing in compromising positions.
Sunday school teacher abused and claimed to ‘cure’ gay teen he threatened with ‘warlock powers’ 9
11:30 AM — A Sunday school teacher in the US state of Kentucky has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a minor under 18, after he threatended him with "warlock powers" in an attempt to stop him from speaking out.
UKIP could lose £1m a year after European Parliament group collapses 15
10:06 AM — The political group at the European Parliament set up by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, has collapsed, which could cost the party £1 million a year in public funding.
Kellie Maloney: I ‘will be complete’ after January gender reassignment surgery 9
9:39 AM — Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has said she will undergo gender reassignment surgery in January, and that afterwards she can "start getting on with my life".
16th October 2014
Second draft of document on accepting gays bows to pressure from bishops 45
6:00 PM — A new draft of a report by the Vatican of which an earlier incarnation was hailed as groundbreaking because it appeared to open a dialogue about gay people, and soften the church's stance on gays.
How taking a photo in your pants could help in the fight against HIV 6
1:47 PM — Men have been using social media to share photos of themselves in their pants in an effort to raise funds for the fight against HIV.
Government announces new regulations for civil partnership conversion including religious venues 44
12:22 PM — As revealed by PinkNews yesterday, the British Government has announced revised regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage, which include the option of a conversion ceremony in a church, synagogue, meeting house and other venues.
Interview – John Waters: I’m more likely to be given a death sentence than a marriage proposal, but it’s fine 2
11:28 AM — Legendary director and comedian John Waters tells PinkNews about why he thinks he is more likely to get the death sentence than a marriage proposal, why he is fascinated with drag kings, and how he thinks comedy can change the world.
PHOTOS: Hundreds hold gay ‘kiss-in’ at Brighton Sainsburys 5
9:51 AM — Hundreds gathered last night at Sainsburys in Brighton, to hold a 'kiss-in' in protest after a lesbian couple were told that another customer found the sight of them kissing "disgusting", and were told they had to leave.
Hundreds hold ‘kiss-in’ at Brighton Sainsburys after ‘disgusting’ lesbians asked to leave 35
9:01 AM — Hundreds have taken part in a gay 'kiss-in' at a Brighton branch of supermarket chain Sainsburys, after a lesbian couple were told the sight of them kissing was "disgusting", and could harm children.
15th October 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Religious venues to be allowed for civil partnership conversions 13
11:45 AM — The government will soon announce plans for civil partnership conversion, which will still take place later this year, and now include the provision to allow a conversion ceremony to take place with a registrar at venues other than register offices including churches, synagogues, meeting houses and other registered venues.
Nicola Sturgeon to become Scotland’s First Minister 15
9:42 AM — Nicola Sturgeon is to become the leader of the SNP and Scotland's First Minister next month, as she was the only person to put herself forward as a candidate.
Judge: Evidence that Shrien Dewani is gay or bisexual ‘doesn’t matter’
9:24 AM — The judge in the Shrien Dewani trial has said it "doesn't matter" if there is evidence that he is gay or bisexual, and questioned whether his sexuality had any impact on whether or not he was guilty.
14th October 2014
Stephen Fry donates over £2,000 to campaign to save Jewish LGBT organisation 12
4:42 PM — Stephen Fry has for a second time donated to save a Jewish LGBT organisation, making his total contributions more than £2,000.
BNP Paribas announces global Diversity and Inclusion Week events 2
4:22 PM — Global banking leader BNP Paribas has announced the launch of its annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, which will see events at its offices across the globe.
Shrien Dewani described himself as a ‘single gay man’ on gay dating site
4:05 PM — Millionaire Shrien Dewani, who is currently on trial in South Africa in connection with the murder of his wife, described himself as a "single gay man", on dating website Gaydar.