7th April 2014
New ‘hetero pride’ campaign launches in Italy 44
7:15 PM — A heterosexual pride organisation has launched in Italy, and plans to hold its first gathering next month.
Writer at lesbian dating app Dattch blasts OKCupid for campaign against anti-gay marriage Firefox CEO 71
6:28 PM — A journalist at Dattch, the dating app aimed specifically at lesbian and bisexual women, says the CEO of Firefox should not have lost his job over his anti-equal marriage stance.
UK: Campaigners welcome legislation of HIV self-testing kits 1
5:18 PM — The ban on home HIV testing kits in the UK has been lifted.
Labour MP Geraint Davies: Only regulation can stop gay conversion therapy 13
1:43 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies says only statutory regulation can prevent therapists from trying to 'cure' LGBT people in England and Wales.
Chemsex and gay men: Has the issue been overblown? 23
12:35 PM — PinkNews interviews David Stuart, substance use lead at London’s 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, on whether chemsex could be increasing HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men.
Andy Burnham: Why is Jeremy Hunt supporting a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland? 10
11:41 AM — Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has called on UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to explain his position on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
UK: Health Minister warns doctors against referring gay parents for ‘cure’ therapy 5
10:57 AM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England asking for assurances that GPs are not referring gay people for conversion therapy.
6th April 2014
Kuwait: Parliamentary panel offers to ‘help gays and cross-dressers end their suffering’ 25
9:58 PM — A National Assembly panel in Kuwait has offered to 'end the suffering' of gay people and cross-dressers.
‘Independence Day’ director shooting film about Stonewall riots 6
4:44 PM — The director of Independence Day Roland Emmerich has announced he is shooting a film about the Stonewall riots.
Germany: Lesbian-exclusive burial site opened in historic Berlin cemetery 5
3:33 PM — A new burial area exclusively for lesbians has now been opened in a historic two-century-old Berlin cemetery.
UK: Anti-hate crime Muslim campaign group attacked for supporting gay rights 11
3:15 PM — The Muslim anti-hate crime campaign group Tell MAMA has been criticised for having a "reformist agenda" after it appointed human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell as its patron.
Iain Duncan Smith warns of Tory ‘witch hunt’ against Maria Miller for her support of equal marriage 43
2:33 PM — Conservative MP and former party leader Iain Duncan Smith has come to the defence of Maria Miller over recent expenses inquiries, saying she is facing a possible Tory backlash for "the gay marriage stuff."
Blondie icon Debbie Harry comes out as bisexual 20
2:10 PM — Blondie star Debbie Harry has revealed she is bisexual and thinks "women are more sensual."
5th April 2014
US: Oregon trans student denied housing by Christian college 15
5:19 PM — A male trans student has been denied access to on-campus housing by an Oregon Christian college.
4th April 2014
US: Florida man charged with attempted murder of lesbian couple and eight children 6
10:13 PM — A Florida man has been charged with the attempted murder of a lesbian couple and their eight children, after attempting to burn their house to the ground.
Jonathan Ross: I’m developing a UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race 13
9:42 PM — Jonathan Ross has said he is helping to develop a British version of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Labour MP: Ministers are ignoring the problem of gay conversion therapy 8
6:19 PM — The government rules out the statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to guard against gay-to-straight conversion therapy, leading to criticism from Labour.
Archbishop of Canterbury defends Anglican position on gays from Ann Widdecombe attack 21
5:33 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has defended the Church of England's position on gay relationships from an attack by former MP Ann Widdecombe, saying the issue is "complex" and that "people can't help being gay".
US: Trans student told she can’t use women’s toilet at college 29
4:26 PM — A transgender student in North Carolina says a campus security officer asked her for identification to verify her gender after she exited the women’s toilet.
Sandi Toksvig collects OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace 5
3:32 PM — Sandi Toksvig has collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace just days after renewing her vows with her civil partner in front of 2,000 people.