6th December 2013
Outrage over failure of lesbian waitress to donate money given after she claimed she was refused tip 18
3:20 PM — A waitress who was given thousands of dollars in donations after she posted a photo of a receipt which she claimed proved that a family had declined to tip her because she is gay, has come under fire from many who have questioned why the money was not donated to charity, as she promised.
US: In Washington State 17% of all marriages in the last year were between gay couples 1
2:07 PM — A year ago today same-sex marriages began taking place in Washington State, a month after voters chose at a referendum to legalise it, and since then a large proportion of marriages were between gay couples.
Sunday Express lead theatre critic claims he was sacked over discovery of naked online photos 6
12:21 PM — The leading theatre critic at the Sunday Express has claimed that he was sacked as the paper claimed he brought it into "disrepute" when naked photos of him two decades old were discovered online.
5th December 2013
Human rights defender Nelson Mandela dies aged 95 7
11:02 PM — South African human rights campaigner Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95.
US investors put pressure on Sochi sponsors over Russian anti-gay law 9
8:45 PM — US investors with combined assets of hundreds of billions of dollars have urged corporate sponsors of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics to speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws.
US blogger Perez Hilton to appear in TV series about gay dads 3
8:33 PM — Blogger Perez Hilton is to appear in, and act as executive producer for, a new reality series about gay dads.
Elton John to address Russian anti-gay laws in Moscow concert Friday 12
8:20 PM — Sir Elton John is to perform a concert in Moscow on Friday, at which he has vowed to raise the issue of Russia's anti-gay law.
US: Large railroad conference to offer health coverage to same-sex spouses
7:28 PM — Members of a conference of some of the largest railroad operators in the US are to begin offering health benefits to same-sex spouses as of January.
US: Court hears discrimination case over gay couple being refused wedding cake 1
4:54 PM — A Colorado court has heard a discrimination case brought against a baker who refused to provide a wedding cake to a same-sex couple.
US version of Morrissey’s autobiography edits account of same-sex relationship 11
1:14 PM — The US release of Morrissey's autobiography has reportedly omitted details about a two-year same-sex relationship and contains other edits.
4th December 2013
Australia: Defence Department defends production of pride flag cufflinks 9
7:40 PM — The Australian Department of Defence has adamantly defended its production of pride flag cufflinks and lapel pins for soldiers.
Australia: ACT equal marriage law could be struck down five days after taking effect 9
6:56 PM — Just five days after the Australian Capital Territory's new equal marriage law comes into effect, it could be deemed unconstitutional in a High Court ruling.
US: Louisiana National Guard follows Texas in allowing same-sex couples to register for benefits
6:36 PM — The Louisiana National Guard has followed Texas in saying that it will immediately allow same-sex couples register for benefits.
Comment: Why PinkNews has not reported on speculation about Tom Daley’s relationship 45
5:45 PM — Deputy Editor Joseph Patrick McCormick writes on why PinkNews has not reported on speculation over who Tom Daley is dating, following his coming out earlier this week.
Video: New Zealand Defence Force uploads It Gets Better video 6
4:22 PM — The New Zealand Defence Force has recorded an It Gets Better video.
US: Court hears discrimination case after bakery refused to make wedding cake for gay couple 6
3:59 PM — A judge in the Colorado Civil Rights Commission is today hearing arguments in a case filed against a bakery which refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
US: Challenge to Utah same-sex marriage ban to return to court 2
3:03 PM — A challenge to the US state of Utah's equal marriage ban is due back in court today.
Anonymous donor pledges to match AUD$20,000 in donations to Australian Marriage Equality 1
2:00 PM — An anonymous donor has pledged to match the next AUD$20,000 (£11,000) in donations to Australian Marriage Equality (AME).
Watch this bi guy jump out of a plane naked to raise money for terminally ill kids 23
12:12 PM — A bisexual skydiver has completed a jump wearing nothing but a parachute, and raised over £2,000 for terminally ill children.
3rd December 2013
US: Waitress who said she was denied tip for being gay suspended for investigation into alleged incident 13
7:28 PM — A waitress who said she was denied a tip by a family who said they did not agree with her "lifestyle", because she is gay, has been suspended pending an investigation into the incident by her employer as the family has said that was not the case.