4th November 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant to push for end to ‘illogical’ gay blood donation rules in BBC interview 19
5:05 PM — Conservative MP Michael Fabricant’s campaign to allow gay men to donate blood moves forward tomorrow when a short film and an interview will take place on the BBC.
The world’s second strongest man comes out as gay 20
4:50 PM — The world's second strongest man has come out as gay to an overwhelmingly positive response from fans and followers.
Popular London gay bar to be forced to close 7
4:30 PM — The owners of a popular gay bar in East London have been told they will need to find a new home for the venue as the property's lease will not be renewed.
Iceland: Lawsuit challenges ban on gay men donating blood 4
1:13 PM — Describing the current policy as "a clear example of discrimination", a man in Iceland is set to sue in order to lift the ban on gay men donating blood.
3rd November 2014
Italy: Teacher tells students homosexuality is an ‘illness’ which can be ‘cured’ 16
6:16 PM — A teacher in the Italian city of Turin is to be investigated after telling a class of students that homosexuality is an "illness" which can be "cured".
Australia: Preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the ACT cost taxpayers over $800k 3
5:20 PM — The federal Government's succesful lawsuit against same-sex couples marrying in the ACT, has cost taxpayers over $800,000 (£435,000) in legal bills.
WWE wrestler: Coming out has made me the happiest I’ve ever been 3
2:10 PM — A WWE wrestler who came out as gay last year has said doing so made him the "happiest he's ever been".
Gay rights group honours rapper Macklemore 3
12:08 PM — US rap star Macklemore has been honoured by LGBT rights organisation the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
31st October 2014
Russia 2018 World Cup logo announced despite calls for boycott over anti-gay law 11
6:16 PM — Despite calls for the competition to be removed from Russia due to the country's anti-gay laws, the 2018 FIFA World Cup logo has been announced.
WATCH: Nicky Morgan presents PinkNews Award to the naked rowers 1
5:18 PM — Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities this week attended the second annual PinkNews Awards and presented an award to the naked rowers.
WATCH: David Laws presents Lynne Featherstone with PinkNews Ally of the Year Award 5
4:44 PM — The Minister of State for Schools and the Cabinet Office, David Laws, on Wednesday attended the PinkNews Awards to present Lynne Featherstone with the PinkNews Ally of the Year Award.
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.