23rd September 2013
Dating app for gay women closes £100k investment for UK launch 4
3:07 PM — Dattch, the dating app aimed specifically at lesbian and bisexual women, has closed a £100,000 investment for its launch in the UK.
Comment: Why bisexual visibility could be one of the defining LGBT rights struggles of our time 19
2:15 PM — Today marks the 14th annual Bi Visibility Day, an event held to challenge biphobia by promoting the rights and legitimacy of bisexual people alongside the rest of the gay community. In this article, PinkNews writer Aaron Day reflects on his experiences growing up inside two closets.
Former Commonwealth Head of Human Rights condemns Sri Lanka over gay harassment 7
1:53 PM — The former head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth, Dr Purna Sen, has condemned the Sri Lankan Government over the harassment of activists campaigning for LGBT rights.
Man hit in the face with a bottle in homophobic attack in Edinburgh
12:49 PM — A man has been hit in the face with a bottle in Edinburgh in what police are treating as a homophobic attack. The 27-year-old man had been at CC Blooms, a gay bar in the city centre, before the attack, which occurred just after 1am on Sunday morning.
Countries around the world mark Bi Visibility Day 3
12:36 PM — Countries including the US, Britain, Australia, Germany, Japan and New Zealand are marking Bi Visibility Day.
Shadow Foreign Secretary: ‘David Cameron needs to press Putin on gay rights as a matter of urgency’ 9
12:22 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander urges Britain to use the Council of Europe as a forum to encourage Russia to respect gay rights in the run to the 2014 Winter Olympics - and says "David Cameron needs to press President Putin on this as a matter of urgency."
22nd September 2013
US: Christian theology professor ‘asked to leave’ university after coming out as transgender 29
2:18 PM — A professor at a Christian university in California has been forced out of his position after coming out as a transgender to students in a sermon.
US: San Francisco to launch its first ever support event for homeless LGBT people 3
1:24 PM — San Francisco is set to launch its first ever support event for homeless LGBT people, enabling them to access medical, dental, employment, and housing services in a one-day walk-in convention.
Canada: HIV-AIDS workers warn that rates of unprotected sex are rising among gay men 40
12:59 PM — HIV-AIDS workers in Winnipeg, Canada have warned that infection rates are on the rise because young gay men are having more unprotected sex, believing they are "invincible" against the deadly virus.
Video: US’ first transgender homecoming queen reduced to tears over hateful online messages 25
12:03 PM — Transgender student Cassidy Lynn Campbell made US history this week when she was crowned homecoming queen of a California school. However, despite support from classmates, she has also been the target of a malicious and "ignorant" cyber-bullying onslaught.
Cher: My trans son gave me a ‘deeper understanding of gender and sexual politics’ 3
11:24 AM — US singer Cher, who recently refused to perform at Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi due to the country’s anti-gay laws, has revealed that it was her trans son who gave her a "deeper" and more "visceral" understanding of gender and sexual politics.
Taiwan: Religious groups fear same-sex marriages could lead to ‘adultery and incest’ 25
10:45 AM — Following recent campaigns in Taiwan pressuring authorities to legalise same-sex unions, religious organisations have sought to fight back, claiming that same-sex marriages could have "severe consequences" for the country, leading to adultery and incest.
21st September 2013
Trans activist elected as chair of Wirral Conservative Future 30
7:33 PM — A trans and human rights activist has been elected to the Wirral branch of the youth wing of the Conservative Party.
Bulgaria: Hundreds march for gay rights and against Russian anti-gay laws 3
5:43 PM — Several hundred protesters took to the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria, on Saturday, to rally for LGBT rights, and in protest against Russian anti-gay laws.
20th September 2013
Actress Sophie Ward calls for better support for same-sex parents 1
8:13 PM — Actress Sophie Ward has called for "alternative" families to have more support, as the number of same-sex parents rises.
First of its kind LGBT students going out guide launched 1
5:09 PM — The UK's first ever going out guide for LGBT students has launched from Daattch, the dating app for bisexual and lesbian women.
Jennifer Lopez to be honoured with Human Rights Campaign Ally for Equality award 3
4:24 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced that Jenifer Lopez will be honoured with the 2013 Ally for Equality Award.
Stonewall dismisses criticism of Paddy Power rainbow laces campaign 21
3:55 PM — Stonewall has dismissed criticism regarding its campaign against homophobia in football after several Premier League clubs said they wouldn’t be able to support it because of the involvement of Paddy Power.
Manchester United, Spurs and Norwich can’t support rainbow laces campaign due to Paddy Power 35
11:06 AM — Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Tottenham and Norwich, have refused to back the rainbow laces project because they believe it amounts to an advertising campaign for bookmaker Paddy Power.
19th September 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer: Hopefully the JCVI will recommend extending the HPV vaccine to gay men 6
7:32 PM — The decision of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to collate evidence on the merits of extending the HPV vaccine to young gay men has been welcomed by Conservative MP Mike Freer.