21st October 2014
X Factor contestant: Girls are put off dating me because my mum is gay 25
2:27 PM — A contestant on the current season of the X Factor has opened up about his mother coming out as gay when he was younger, and dealing with people who didn't understand.
Top London uni loses £22k sports funding over homophobic leaflets 46
10:30 AM — A leading accountancy company has cancelled £22,000 of funding to the London School of Economics (LSE) after its now disbanded rugby team handed out leaflets accused of being homophobic.
20th October 2014
Russian activist who nailed his testicles to floor has now cut off his ear lobe 25
6:08 PM — A Russian performance artist and activist who previously nailed his testicles to the cobbles in Moscow's Red Square, has now cut off his ear lobe atop the roof of a psychiatric institution.
Anti-gay group protests to ban straight shirtless boy band in stilettos 12
4:42 PM — An anti-gay group has protested to block a boy band from performing in Kyrgyzstan despite that it currently has no gay members.
Stephen Gately’s family to re-open investigation into his death 11
10:24 AM — The family of late Boyzone star Stephen Gately have announced they plan to hire a private investigator to look into the circumstances surrounding his death.
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.