31st October 2014
Ed Balls presents Paddy Power, GFSN and Stonewall with PinkNews ad Award 2
12:36 PM — Ed Balls has spoken of the urgent need to "normalise" imagery of LGBT people in mainstream advertising, saying inclusive campaigns are "very important" to show that Britain is accepting and diverse.
30th October 2014
The Bishop of Buckingham is ‘ashamed’ at the Church’s treatment of gays 13
5:33 PM — The Bishop of Buckingham has made an address at the PinkNews Awards, saying he is "ashamed" at the way gay people have been treated by the Church of England.
William Hague: The situation for LGBT people ‘is worsening’ in many countries 24
3:22 PM — In his first major speech on LGBT rights, the former Foreign Secretary William Hague, has warned that the situation for gay people abroad "is worsening" in many countries.
WATCH: Ed Miliband’s emotional tribute to Michael Cashman’s late partner Paul Cottingham 3
12:32 PM — Watch here the emotional moment Ed Miliband presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Lord Cashman, as well as a posthumous Award for A Lifetime of Achievement for his late partner Paul Cottingham.
Nicky Morgan heckled at PinkNews Awards as she explains why she now backs same-sex marriage 24
10:44 AM — Nicky Morgan has, at the PinkNews Awards, said she is glad to now celebrate same-sex marriage, despite criticism that she voted against it last year, and was heckled for doing so.
24th October 2014
Stonewall launches ‘Some People Are Trans’ t-shirt campaign 8
4:37 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has in a new move launched a new campaign of t-shirts sporting the phrase: "Some People Are Trans, Get Over It!".
Tony Blair offers tribute to Paul Cottingham, activist and partner of Michael Cashman 10
2:34 PM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has paid tribute to late humanitarian activist Paul Cottingham, who died last night.
Pope to investigate ‘playboy priests’ who posted nudes on gay websites 5
11:55 AM — The Pope is to send a representative to investigate allegations that a diocese in northern Italy includes priests who posted naked photos on gay websites.
Ed Miliband pays tribute to Paul Cottingham, activist and partner of Michael Cashman 10
10:52 AM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has paid tribute to late humanitarian activist Paul Cottingham, who died last night.
US: Utah Supreme Court paves the way for gay couples to adopt 3
9:35 AM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Utah has lifted an order which had been blocking gay and lesbian married couples from adopting their partners' children.
23rd October 2014
Equalities Minister Nick Boles commends Jewish Masorti approval of same-sex marriage
4:56 PM — The Minister for Skills and Equalities Nick Boles has commended the Jewish Masorti for its announcement that it will now approve of same-sex marriages.
Video released of cattle-prod wielding attackers of Londoner they met on Grindr 7
2:09 PM — Police have issued new CCTV foota of two men they seek to identify, after a man was assaulted and robbed in his home by two men, one of who he met on Grindr.
Police: Man burgled by cattle prod-wielding assailants he met on Grindr 10
10:13 AM — Police have issued CCTV images of two men they seek to identify, after a man was assaulted and robbed in his home by two men, one of who he met on Grindr.
US: Gay rights group receives $3 million donation 2
9:55 AM — A gay rights group has received a $3 million donation from the estate one of the group's late founders.
US: Officials in three states refuse to perform same-sex marriages despite ruling 29
9:43 AM — Despite a ruling to strike down their same-sex marriage bans, officials in three US states are refusing to issue marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples.
Sodomy charges against two Ugandans dropped 6
8:21 AM — A court in Uganda has dropped sodomy charges against two LGBT Ugandans arrested in January.
22nd October 2014
US: Formerly defrocked pastor who married his gay son to go to appeal 9
11:47 AM — A Methodist pastor who was defrocked after he preceded over his gay son's wedding, but later re-ordained, will this week discover whether he can remain so.
21st October 2014
US: Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Wyoming 12
5:46 PM — Same-sex marriage has been legalised in the US state of Wyoming, after officials filed a notice saying they would not continue to defend a law banning it.
US: Wyoming set to allow same-sex marriages 1
4:14 PM — The US state of Wyoming is set to become the latest state to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Tory MP ‘offended’ by the idea of sex education being taught in schools 25
3:20 PM — A Tory MP has argued that the idea of sex education in school "offended" him, and that it should not be taught in schools.