21st January 2015
Actor tells Indian trans community: ‘Don’t get offended’
4:36 PM — An transgender actor from controversial Tamil film 'I' has spoken out, telling trans protesters to not be offended.
SNP to host UK’s ‘largest ever’ LGBT conference 15
9:26 AM — The Scottish National Party (SNP) is set to host what it calls the UK's "largest ever" LGBT conference hosted by a political party.
Robbie Rogers: It is ‘insane’ to allow Russia and Qatar to host World Cups 7
9:09 AM — Out gay footballer Robbie Rogers has spoken out about upcoming World Cups in Qatar and Russia, saying it is "insane" that they are being held there, given their poor records on LGBT rights.
Obama changed LGBT awareness by saying just three words 6
8:22 AM — US President Barack Obama has marked the end of an exceptional 12 months for global LGBT awareness by becoming the first president to explicitly use the term in the State of the Union address.
20th January 2015
Hammersmith and Fulham deny plans to close domestic violence shelter
5:00 PM — Hammersmith and Fulham council have clarified their plans regarding London's only domestic violence shelter for gay and bisexual men.
This huge crowd gathered to see gay men be thrown to their deaths 35
4:05 PM — Last week PinkNews reported that the Islamic State (ISIS) had released shocking images showing the execution of two men for being gay. Some of the images are too disturbing to be reproduced on PinkNews, even with a warning.
University poster claims trans women ‘rape women every nine minutes’ 538
1:27 PM — A poster has been put up at University of Bristol misgendering trans women and claiming cis women need to "surrender their boundaries".
US Senator proposes bounty for trans students in the ‘wrong’ bathroom 23
10:57 AM — A Republican State Senator for Kentucky has proposed a bill that would offer students money if they report trans students found in appropriate bathrooms for their gender.
Ex-Cardiff football recruiter breaks silence after anti-gay text allegations 5
9:56 AM — A former football boss who resigned after allegations of homophobic texts surfaced has broken his silence, saying "sometimes people do bad things".
19th January 2015
Israel to permit trans people to legally change gender without surgery 17
7:42 PM — Israel is to re-draft its recognition laws, so trans people will no longer be forced to undergo surgery to legally change their gender.
British Army officer: I was ‘living an act’ before coming out as trans 7
12:59 PM — An officer in the British Army has opened up about being transgender.
Antony Cotton: There’s two gay players on every football team 41
11:28 AM — Coronation Street star Antony Cotton has claimed that there is on average "two or three" gay players on every football team.
Colin Farrell: I support same-sex marriage in Ireland ‘with every fibre of my being’ 15
10:50 AM — Hollywood actor Colin Farrell has reiterated strong support for same-sex marriage in Ireland, saying he supports it "with every fibre of my being".
18th January 2015
Russell Brand attacks ‘dystopian’ bullying of Bruce Jenner over gender speculation 1
5:58 PM — Russell Brand has laid into media outlets including TMZ for speculating about the gender of former Olympian Bruce Jenner.
17th January 2015
Michael Sam proposed to his fiancé at the Vatican 17
2:13 PM — Gay NFL star Michael Sam has revealed that he got engaged to fiancé inside Vatican City.
16th January 2015
Magazine condemned for photoshopped picture of Bruce Jenner as trans woman
7:17 PM — A magazine has come under fire for altering a picture of Bruce Jenner - after rumours the athlete is transgender.
‘Thunderbirds are gay’? Fans mock ‘twinky’ stars of new remake 12
6:39 PM — People have complained about the "twinky" line-up for an animated Thunderbirds remake.
Camden’s Black Cap may shrink in proposed redevelopment 8
12:33 PM — Iconic London gay pub and cabaret venue the Black Cap may face a drastic downsizing if proposed redevelopments go ahead.
15th January 2015
West Hollywood requires gender neutral toilets 13
5:16 PM — The city of West Hollywood now requires all single-stall toilets to be gender-neutral.
Ugandan asylum seeker told to prove he’s gay 34
3:43 PM — John Ssenkindu says he had his asylum application denied because he failed to "prove" his sexuality.