14th August 2014
Christian rock star Vicky Beeching comes out as gay: ‘God loves me just the way I am’ 48
12:50 AM — Christian rock star Vicky Beeching has come out as gay, discussed her evangelical upbringing and struggles with her sexuality.
13th August 2014
Gay man claims he was branded a ‘f@g’ by Apple employee on store receipt 31
7:27 PM — A gay man in Portland, Oregon, claims he was branded a "f@g", after visiting an Apple Store to buy some headphones.
US: Mississippi gay couples to record out of state marriages in pro-equality statement
7:07 PM — Same-sex couples across the US state of Mississippi will today record their marriages performed out of state in a statement for legal protections across the state.
US radio host: The Gay Games tries to ‘disguise the truth’ about homosexuality 10
6:33 PM — A US radio host has taken aim at the Gay Games, currently taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, saying that it "tries to disguise the truth" that gay people are at higher health risks than straight people.
US: Ruling could mean Virginia gay couples allowed to marry next week
5:32 PM — A ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today could mean that gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Virginia could marry as soon as next week.
Edinburgh couple forced to leave home following months of homophobic abuse 29
4:33 PM — A gay couple from Edinburgh have spoken of feeling like they had no option but to leave their home of years following months of homophobic abuse.
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper denied UK visa over homophobic stance 38
12:41 PM — Adamantly homophobic Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine has been denied entry to the UK to perform at two venues, over complaints that his songs included violently homophobic lyrics.
11th August 2014
Man spared jail after assaulting friend who disowned him for coming out as gay 14
7:02 PM — A man who assaulted a former friend who disowned him after he came out as gay, has avoided time in jail.
Sam Smith ‘in talks’ to record next Bond theme 3
6:44 PM — Recently out singer Sam Smith is in talks to produce the next James Bond theme song.
Video: President Obama makes welcome address at 9th Gay Games 4
5:01 PM — President Obama has made a welcome address by video at the 9th annual gay games in Cleveland Ohio.
US: Missouri gay marriage ban challenge to return to court
4:34 PM — A challenge to the US state of Missouri's same-sex marriage ban will today return to court.
Ugandan President to meet with caucus to discuss invalidated anti-gay law 2
4:08 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is set today to meet with the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary caucus today to discuss the recently nullified Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Gay Canadians still face an inequality which may surprise you 49
2:44 PM — The Commonwealth Games drew attention to human rights violations against LGBT people in many member nations, but it may surprise you to know that Canada, known for having taken steps forward for LGBT equality, still discriminates against its gay citizens.
London: Police appeal for information following violent homophobic train attack 10
1:31 PM — Police are seeking a suspect in a homophobic attack on a train in London during which a man was punched and kicked.
Boxing legend Lennox Lewis comes out in support of former manager Maloney’s transition 6
1:03 PM — Former boxing star Lennox Lewis has thrown his support behind former manager Kellie Maloney's announcement that she is transitioning, and will undergo gender reassignment surgery.
10th August 2014
The 7 LGBT news stories you should have read this week 6
6:53 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
US: Pro-gay marriage Hawaii Governor loses seat in primary 18
6:17 PM — Despite backing from President Obama, Hawaii's Governor Neil Abercrombie, a strong supporter of same-sex marriage, has been defeated in his re-election bid.
James Franco reveals first photo of himself as ex-gay activist 224
5:38 PM — Hollywood actor James Franco has revealed the first photo of himself as ex-gay activist Michael Glatze in an upcoming film.
The internet reacts positively to boxing star Moloney’s transition 30
4:57 PM — There have been a range of reactions to manager of Lennox Lewis and UKIP candidate, formerly known as Frank Maloney's announcement that she is trangender.
Channel Islands equal marriage groups receive ‘positive response’ from churches 6
4:30 PM — Equal marriage groups in the Channel Islands have said they have received a "positive response so far" when speaking to local church leaders.