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 13
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.
Sarah Silverman denies that ‘sex-change’ pay inequality video is transphobic 89
3:22 PM — Comedian Sarah Silverman has denied that a video as part of a campaign against gender pay inequality, in which she said she would get a "sex change" to earn as much as men do, was "transphobic".
Gay MP resigns as PPS to vote against Palestinian statehood 108
10:45 AM — Gay Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) Mike Freer resigned last night, in order to vote against a motion to recognise Palestine as a state.
US: Wisconsin Governor to recognise existing same-sex marriages
9:37 AM — For the purpose of amending past tax returns, some 500 same-sex couples who married in the US state of Wisconsin in June will have their marriages recognised.
13th October 2014
UKIP MEP: Britain should ban migrants with ‘highly dangerous diseases’ like HIV 30
9:55 AM — A UKIP MEP has repeated sentiments by his party leader that migrants with HIV should not be allowed into the UK, but went further to say the virus is "highly dangerous".
CONGRATULATIONS Scotland: Gay couples set to marry from New Year’s Eve 10
8:44 AM — The date the first gay and lesbian couples will be able to marry in Scotland has been announced as New Year's Eve 2014.
10th October 2014
US: First marriage licence issued to gay couple in Kansas 1
4:44 PM — A court office in the US state of Kansas has become the first to issue a marriage licence to a same-sex couple.
Paul Gambaccini will not face charges over alleged sexual offences 6
3:36 PM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay radio and television presenter who faced allegations of historic sexual offences, will face no charges, prosecutors have said.
Financial Times editor: UAE distributors removed gay supplement from circulation 4
3:00 PM — The editor of the Financial Times (FT), has told of how distributors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) removed a list of gay business leaders and allies from the paper, for fear of legal rebuttal.