19th May 2015
Sam Smith gives ‘Love Actually’-style silent awards speech after vocal surgery 2
11:53 AM — Sam Smith has delivered a silent acceptance speech at the Billboard awards - while waiting to undergo surgery on his vocal chords.
New Zealand politician calls trans surgery plans ‘nutty’ 6
11:39 AM — Plans for free transition healthcare for trans people in New Zealand have been called "nutty" by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.
California trans prisoner’s surgery date set
10:56 AM — After a long legal battle, a trans prisoner in California is finally due to have gender confirmation surgery.
Gay and bisexual teens more likely to get pregnant 1
10:02 AM — A study in New York has discovered that teens who have same-sex sexual partners are more likely to get pregnant or get their partners pregnant.
18th May 2015
Swedish Eurovision favourite: I would ‘absolutely’ date a man 12
8:03 PM — The current favourite to win this year’s Eurovison Song Contest has said he would “absolutely” date a man – despite previous comments some interpreted as homophobic. Swedish entrant Måns Zelmerlöw is hot favourite with pollsters to take the trophy this weekend with song ‘Heroes’, potentially succeeding Austrian drag diva Conchita Wurst. Mr Zelmerlöw caused controversy in Sweden […]
Out MP Angela Eagle launches bid for Labour deputy leadership 7
6:10 PM — Angela Eagle has become the second LGB MP to declare her candidacy for the deputy leadership of the Labour party.
Jeweller puts up anti-gay sign after same-sex couple order wedding rings 39
5:06 PM — A same-sex couple have asked for the deposit for their wedding rings back after the jeweller put up a homophobic sign.
John Bercow re-elected as House of Commons Speaker 15
2:56 PM — John Bercow has been re-elected as Speaker of the House of Commons.
Black lesbian conference gets torrents of racist, homophobic abuse on Facebook 53
1:55 PM — A retreat for black lesbians has been forced to remove a Facebook page - after going viral and receiving racist, homophobic abuse.
Queen to visit Bergen-Belsen during state visit to Germany 27
12:36 PM — The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are to visit to the site of the Bergen-Belsen death camp.
Labour’s first trans candidate to undergo heart surgery 4
12:25 PM — The first transgender candidate to stand for the Labour party has been admitted to hospital for heart surgery, less than a fortnight after she lost out on her seat.
Nigella Lawson for Eurovision, but not how you think 7
11:53 AM — Nigella Lawson has seemingly confirmed that she will be involved in Eurovision this year - but not how you think.
Watch: Mother re-enacts how her daughter came out and it’s hilarious 4
11:19 AM — Sometimes parents just know already.
17th May 2015
Comment: Why we must repeal the spousal veto 22
4:55 PM — Writing for PinkNews on IDAHOT, Tory councillor Zoe Kirk-Robinson calls for the spousal veto to be removed from marriage legislation in the UK.
Watch: Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande sing 80s hits in onesies to end LGBT homelessness 4
2:15 PM — The launch of Miley Cyrus' foundation to tackle LGBT homelessness is in full swing, with some amazing 'backyard sessions' including this one which features the star alongside Ariana Grande, performing this amazing 1980s hit.
Watch: This straight dad’s cute plea for same-sex marriage in Ireland 2
10:36 AM — This film-maker from Ireland has made an impassioned plea for a 'yes' vote on same-sex marriage in next week's referendum.
16th May 2015
With one month to go trans model leads in Men’s Health cover shoot competition 2
4:42 PM — Trans bodybuilder and model Aydian Ethan Dowling is now leading in a competition to win a cover spread for Men’s Health magazine.
15th May 2015
Italian football chief calls women players ‘a handful of lesbians’ 7
5:21 PM — The head of the Italian national amateur league has been criticised for "homophobic and sexist comments".
Mary Creagh enters Labour leadership race 2
4:40 PM — Mary Creagh has announced her plans to stand for the leader of the Labour party - joining the existing field of candidates.
Trans man claims anti-homophobia football tournament is discriminatory 12
4:22 PM — A "Football v Homophobia" event at the University of Nottingham has been accused of discriminating against trans people.