9th December 2014
Ed Miliband welcomes first trans Parliamentary candidate 1
3:33 PM — The leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has tweeted his support for a Parliamentary Candidate standing for the party, who came out as transgender in an interview on PinkNews today.
LGBT Labour NI slam DUP over anti-gay ‘conscience’ bill 18
2:22 PM — The Northern Ireland Labour Party’s LGBT group has attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to discriminate against gay people.
New York allows trans people to change their birth certificate without surgery 1
12:36 PM — New York City Council has passed a bill allowing trans people to change the gender on their birth certificate without providing proof of surgery.
Interview: Labour Parliamentary Candidate Emily Brothers comes out as transgender 4
12:29 PM — PinkNews talks to Emily Brothers, the first openly transgender Parliamentary Candidate to come out of their own accord and stand for one of the major political parties in the UK.
Transport for London rolls out rainbow crossing for civil partnership conversion date 8
12:15 PM — Transport for London is set to once again roll out London’s first ever rainbow crossing in Trafalgar Square, to mark the moment that same-sex couples can convert their civil partnerships into marriages.
London: ACTUP to protest outside Department of Health in call for PrEP 6
11:48 AM — ACTUP are holding a protest on Wednesday outside the Department of Health in a bid to speed up access to PrEP.
Rainbow Project blasts DUP over ‘licence to discriminate’ against gays bill 13
11:03 AM — Campaigners have attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to ignore equality laws and discriminate against gay people.
EXCLUSIVE: Labour Parliamentary Candidate comes out as transgender 17
12:01 AM — PinkNews Exclusive In a rare move, a British Parliamentary Candidate has come out as transgender, in an interview with PinkNews.
8th December 2014
Olympic Charter adds protection for LGB athletes after Sochi Olympics 14
3:58 PM — The Olympic Charter has been amended to explicitly safeguard lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, after concerns about homophobia at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Egypt: Dozens of men accused of ‘spreading AIDS’ arrested naked in bathhouse raid 23
2:31 PM — Dozens of men have been arrested in a raid on a bathhouse in Cairo, Egypt at the weekend, and a programme will air this week on "the dens for spreading AIDS in Egypt".
Footballer abandons appeal against ‘homophobic gesture’ conviction 2
12:58 PM — A former Blackburn Rovers player has abandoned his appeal against a conviction for making a homophobic gesture while playing against Brighton.
Pride scoops ‘Best Film’ at Independent Film Awards 1
12:29 PM — Pride has been named the best film of 2014, at the British Independent Film Awards.
Bioware writer: I wanted to include a trans character who is not ‘a monster or a joke’ 21
11:12 AM — Dragon Age: Inquisition writer Patrick Weekes has discussed the challenges of creating a trans character for the video game.
7th December 2014
This bar owner’s response to a homophobic customer is just perfect 135
1:24 PM — A bar owner has smacked down a company's booking for a Christmas party, after they asked whether the venue was "Gay".
Russia: Pride organisers awarded £36 ‘compensation’ over event ban 1
12:26 PM — Organisers of a Pride parade in Russia have been granted a paltry amount of compensation after their event was banned from going ahead.
Stephen Fry presents ‘Person of the Year’ award to drag queen Panti Bliss 5
12:05 PM — Irish drag queen activist Panti Bliss has picked up a Person of the Year award.
6th December 2014
Actor Gerard McCarthy: Anti-gay bill makes me ashamed to be Northern Irish 21
6:11 PM — Actor Gerard McCarthy has ripped into proposed legislation in Northern Ireland that would exempt religious people from some equality laws to discriminate against gays.
Paul Weller’s son comes out as bisexual 1
5:51 PM — The son of musician Paul Weller has revealed that he is bisexual, and praised his "hugely supportive" father.
Gym security guards ‘go undercover’ in sauna to stop men having gay sex 20
5:18 PM — Security guards at a gym in Austria are stripping off and going undercover - to stop men having sex in the sauna.
Canada: Olympic figure skater comes out as gay 6
4:05 PM — An Olympic silver medallist figure skater has come out as gay.