31st July 2013
US: Study to find out how transgender troops would affect military ‘readiness’ 7
1:36 PM — An independent group that studies gender, sexuality and the military has announced that they are to research whether the inclusion of trans people into the US armed forces would affect the "readiness" of its troops.
Millivres Prowler Group launches new gay charities partnership 57
1:06 PM — Millivres Prowler Group (MPG), one of the largest gay businesses in Europe, has launched a strategic partnership with charities linked to the gay community.
Exclusive: Scottish comedian Iain Stirling urges politicians to do ‘the right thing’ and back equal marriage 1
12:41 PM — In a video recorded in Edinburgh City for the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign, Scottish comedian Iain Stirling has urged Scottish politicians to follow England and Wales in legalising same-sex marriage.
Russian LGBT Network: ‘Don’t boycott 2014 Winter Olympics — boycott homophobia!’ 26
12:38 PM — An organisation representing LGBT people in Russia has announced it's opposed to a boycott of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
African Christian Democratic Party leader: Desmond Tutu is ‘out of order’ for alleging that God is homophobic 19
12:00 PM — The leader of the South African Christian Democratic Party has said that Archbishop Desmond Tutu is "out of order" for his statement on Friday that he would rather go to Hell than worship a homophobic God.
30th July 2013
Comment: When religious rights and LGBT rights conflict over equal marriage 28
6:11 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Gary Powell says the campaign for equal marriage has brought out some of the worst examples of religious homophobia.
Government petition urging UK to boycott 2014 Winter Olympics due to Russian homophobia passes 8,000 10
4:42 PM — A petition calling on the UK Government to support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics because of Russia’s increasingly homophobic stance has attracted more than 8,000 signatures.
Comment: What shall we say to the homophobic preacher? 93
1:52 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts says sceptical thinking is the only protection against theocracy, even if our religious allies may be offended by that discourse,
Russian politician vows police will arrest all pro-gay protesters including Olympic athletes and spectators 45
12:21 PM — A Russian legislator who co-sponsored the controversial anti-gay law recently introduced, has said the government cannot suspend the law for the 2014 Winter Olympics, as has been suggested this week.
Croatia: Mayor of Zagreb agrees to host and sponsor annual LGBT conference 1
12:02 PM — Following a meeting held on monday with Croatian LGBT groups, the Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandic has said the city would host and sponsor an annual LGBT conference.
Owen Jones: Cameron was courageous on equal marriage but it could have happened under Labour 43
11:39 AM — In an exclusive PinkNews interview, gay columnist Owen Jones praises David Cameron’s “courage” on equal marriage, claims the reform would have happened under Labour, and delivers some tough words to Ed Miliband on Labour's communication strategy.
Anti-discrimination group chairman: I resigned from the FA because I was frustrated about how abuse was dealt with
11:34 AM — The chairman of the FA's anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has launched a new campaign to tackle homophobia and other discrimination, and urged clubs to do more to support players who report abuse.
Canada: Vancouver unveils permanent rainbow crossings to celebrate pride week 5
11:20 AM — The city of Vancouver has unveiled rainbow street crossings amid this week's Pride Week celebrations, and unlike similar crossings in Sydney earlier this year which were later removed, the local council says they are permanent.
29th July 2013
Canada: Vancouver Mayor attacks Russia over anti-gay laws ahead of Winter Olympics 10
11:41 PM — The mayor of Vancouver has spoken out to heavily criticise the recent introduction of Russian anti-gay laws ahead of the Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi in 2014.
Comment: The Russian vodka boycott is an example of passive gay activism 125
6:24 PM — Richard Smith believes we are living in an era of "passive gay activism" - and he points to the much-publicised boycott of Russian vodka by some in the LGBT community as proof.
NBC Sports will address Russian anti-gay law at Winter Olympics if it poses a problem 8
4:39 PM — The Chairman of NBC Sports Group Mark Lazarus, has announced that the US television network would acknowledge Russia's anti-gay laws during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, if they were to pose an issue.
London: Attitude Editor Matthew Todd to chair Southbank debate on LGBT drug use 25
4:32 PM — The editor of Attitude magazine Matthew Todd will chair a debate about drug use in the LGBT community at London’s Southbank Centre next month.
Police launch drugs crackdown ahead of Brighton Pride
3:07 PM — Three men were arrested last week in Brighton as part of a crack-down on drug dealers by Sussex Police in the run up to Saturday's Pride festival.
App launched for football fans and players to report homophobic abuse 2
2:41 PM — An organisation established by the Football Association to eradicate abuse in football including homophobia, will launch a new mobile app which will allow players and fans to report racist or homophobic abuse.
28th July 2013
High-profile Dutch footballers announce appearance at Amsterdam pride 2
9:15 PM — Former Dutch national team, and Ipswich Town footballer Martjin Reuser has said he will be among other high-profile Dutch footballers to join in the parade at Amsterdam Pride next weekend.