20th June 2011
Google celebrates LGBT pride with a gay rights rainbow on results 10
6:50 PM — Google has continued its now annual tradition of celebrating LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) pride on certain results during what is termed "pride month."
19th June 2011
Row after Israeli airport staff strip search Barcelona gay rights leader’s boyfriend 231
12:01 PM — Two of the leading members of Barcelona's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) community have claimed that they were subjected to humiliating security checks while trying to fly home to Spain from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport. Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has criticised the actions by airport security staff.
Anne Robinson criticised for asking a vicar if his shirt was ‘gay’ in Weakest Link episode 33
2:09 AM — TV presenter Anne Robinson has lived up to her 'Queen of Mean' nickname by describing a Weakest Link contestant’s shirt as 'gay' but the comment was cut from the programme before it was broadcast on Wednesday.
17th June 2011
Hillary Clinton: UN resolution on LGBT people is a ‘historic moment’ 97
11:25 PM — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hailed the passing of a UN resolution calling for the recognition of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) people as a "historic moment."
15th June 2011
French transgender woman hopes to run for president 19
1:40 PM — A trans woman who has set up a new political party hopes to run in the 2012 French presidential elections. Brigitte Goldberg hopes her party Avenir 2012 will be supported by LGBT people.
10th June 2011
Tens of thousands expected at Tel Aviv Gay Pride 11
10:34 AM — Tens of thousands of people are expected to join Tel Aviv Pride in Israel today. The day kicked off with a fair at Meir Park and will end with a party at Gordon Beach, where the march concludes.
Gay rights campaigners call for mosques to ban anti-gay speakers 127
9:56 AM — A group of gay rights campaigners has demanded that mosques in east London must ban homophobic speakers. The call follows a £100 fine for a man convicted of pasting anti-gay stickers around the area.
8th June 2011
CNN documentary reveals tragic consequences of ‘experimental therapy’ designed to make young boys ‘more masculine’ 98
3:13 PM — CNN are to screen a three-part documentary about a form of 'experimental therapy' designed to make 'feminine' boys more masculine.
7th June 2011
Trans prisoner files lawsuit after botched self-castration attempt 21
4:29 PM — A trans inmate in a Virginia prison has filed a federal lawsuit months after a botched attempt at self-castration, claiming the state failed her because of its refusal to provide a sex-change operation.
6th June 2011
Israeli Knesset Speaker angers orthodox Jews over involvement in Gay Pride Month 61
6:02 PM — Reuven Rivlin the Speaker (presiding officer) of the Knesset - the Israeli parliament - has angered conservative Jewish Knesset Members (MKs) over his plans to meet with leaders of the gay community in Israel in honor of Gay Pride Month.
Lesbian couple successfully dodge French gay marriage ban 24
2:33 PM — Two French women successfully circumvented France's same-sex marriage ban on Saturday owing to the fact that one half of the couple is still classed as a man - in the legal sense only.
Exclusive: Credit scoring company Equifax discriminating against trans clients 27
11:05 AM — An investigation by PinkNews.co.uk reporter Jane Fae reveals that one of the UK’s largest credit scorers, Equifax, is discriminatory in its treatment of trans individuals.
Scout Association unveils plans to attract more gay members and leaders 44
10:31 AM — The Scout Association has revealed plans to increase its amount of gay members and leaders.
5th June 2011
Homophobic group flies aeroplane banner warning families about Disney’s Gay Day 56
7:05 PM — Today sees the end of the annual Gay Days event at Disney World, Orlando Florida. But just in case families didn't notice a homophobic group hired a aeroplane to fly a banner over the area warning families.
Row after Federal Reserve flies gay pride rainbow flag in Virginia 70
5:48 PM — The US Federal Reserve bank's decision to fly the gay pride rainbow flag outside the headquarters of the Richmond Federal Reserve in Virginia has sparked a row in a state where homosexuality is still technically illegal.
Video: Google releases UK version of ‘It Gets Better’ Chrome TV ad 28
2:34 AM — Following on from its ground-breaking TV advert for its Chrome browser that showcases the 'It Gets Better' YouTube campaign to support gay teens, Google has released a UK specific version in association with Stonewall.
3rd June 2011
Facebook belatedly remove transphobic hate page 17
11:37 AM — Facebook came under fire yet again this week for what some are claiming is a pattern of failure to take seriously attacks on the LGBT community.
2nd June 2011
American chain store sells Gay Pride t-shirts – but only in selected stores 4
10:44 AM — American clothing chain Old Navy is selling Gay Pride t-shirts and donating the proceeds to the It Gets Better Campaign. However, the t-shirts, which are emblazoned with rainbow-coloured messages such as "Love Proudly" are only being sold in 26 out of over a thousand stores nationwide, most of which are in urban areas.
1st June 2011
Harvey Milk’s nephew to kick off this weekend’s Pittsburgh gay pride rally
2:29 PM — Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk, will speak on Friday at the Pride Advocacy Rally which kicks off this year's Pittsburgh Pride festival in Pennsylvania.
31st May 2011
Nepalese census includes category for ‘third gender’ 4
4:48 PM — Nepal's Central Bureau of Statistics has given official recognition to LGB and transgender people. This is being hailed as a bold move and key victory for equality given that the country only decriminalised gay relationships in 2007.