1st August 2013
Gay former Met police commander Brian Paddick to become Lib Dem peer 23
12:33 PM — Brian Paddick, formerly the most senior openly gay police officer in Britain and the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral election in 2008 and 2012, has been made a peer.
Exclusive: Scottish Labour Party leader says ‘It’s Time’ for equal marriage in Scotland 10
11:13 AM — The leader of the Scottish Labour Party has spoken up for equal marriage as part of the Equality Network's It's Time video campaign.
31st July 2013
New York: Gay bar takes part in anti-homophobia protest outside Russian consulate by pouring vodka down drain 27
7:03 PM — Vodka has been seen being poured down the drain outside the Russia's consulate in New York as another gay bar boycotts Russia’s national drink in protest at the country’s homophobic stance.
New York: Man jailed for 13 years over homophobic gang attack 1
4:52 PM — A man in New York City has been sentenced to 13 years behind bars in connection with a 2010 homophobic attack in the Bronx.
Africa’s most outspoken homophobe seeks re-election for the seventh time 10
3:31 PM — Zimbabwe‘s President Robert Mugabe, arguably Africa’s most outspoken opponent on gay rights, is seeking re-election for the seventh time and human rights groups warn the contest is being rigged.
Russian LGBT Network: ‘Don’t boycott 2014 Winter Olympics — boycott homophobia!’ 26
12:38 PM — An organisation representing LGBT people in Russia has announced it's opposed to a boycott of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Archbishop of New York: Pope Francis remains opposed to gay relationships 26
11:41 AM — The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, says Pope Francis remains opposed to same-sex relationships.
30th July 2013
NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn: Pope Francis’ comments about gay people are ‘terrific’ 8
7:13 PM — Christine Quinn, the gay Democratic candidate who’s leading the field to become the next mayor of New York City says Pope Francis' latest comments on gay people are "terrific".
US: Gay solider Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy 31
6:16 PM — The gay US soldier accused of leaking large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy - but he has been found guilty on five espionage counts.
Belfast man avoids prison term following homophobic assault 3
5:21 PM — A drug addict who carried out an anti-gay attack has avoided being sent to prison with his lawyer insisting he was not homophobic, having been looked after by a gay man earlier in his life.
Government petition urging UK to boycott 2014 Winter Olympics due to Russian homophobia passes 8,000 10
4:42 PM — A petition calling on the UK Government to support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics because of Russia’s increasingly homophobic stance has attracted more than 8,000 signatures.
Australian Christian politician says PinkNews writer belongs to ‘Technicolour’ Taliban 45
3:37 PM — The leader of the Christian Democratic Party in the Australian state of New South Wales has criticised two of PinkNews’ contributing writers, accusing one of them of belonging to a "Technicolour" Taliban.
Peter Tatchell: Pope Francis still presides over homophobia despite saying he won’t judge gay people 12
12:41 PM — Pope Francis has offered a "change of tone" on gay people "but not a change in substance," says Peter Tatchell.
Owen Jones: Cameron was courageous on equal marriage but it could have happened under Labour 43
11:39 AM — In an exclusive PinkNews interview, gay columnist Owen Jones praises David Cameron’s “courage” on equal marriage, claims the reform would have happened under Labour, and delivers some tough words to Ed Miliband on Labour's communication strategy.
Harry Styles: ‘I’m pretty sure I’m not bisexual’ 35
10:39 AM — One Direction singer Harry Styles has addressed rumours he's more than just friends with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.
29th July 2013
Nigerian foreign minister denies saying that gay diplomats would be accepted 6
5:50 PM — Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Olugbenga Ashiru, has rejected claims that he’d previously said gay diplomats and their same-sex spouses would be accepted in the country.
London: Attitude Editor Matthew Todd to chair Southbank debate on LGBT drug use 25
4:32 PM — The editor of Attitude magazine Matthew Todd will chair a debate about drug use in the LGBT community at London’s Southbank Centre next month.
Police launch drugs crackdown ahead of Brighton Pride
3:07 PM — Three men were arrested last week in Brighton as part of a crack-down on drug dealers by Sussex Police in the run up to Saturday's Pride festival.
Comic creator Stan Lee dismisses idea of a bisexual Spider-Man 30
2:05 PM — Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee has poured cold water on suggestions that the superhero should be bisexual in a future movie.
Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people? 128
12:59 PM — In a significant development Pope Francis has said that gay people should not be judged or marginalised and should be integrated into society.