1st May 2012
New York Assembly passes trans discrimination bill for fifth time 10
10:56 AM — The Assembly at the New York state legislature has passed an anti-discrimination bill to protect transgender citizens for the fifth time, but the senate may yet stall progress.
Q&A: Paris Lees on launching trans magazine META 8
10:12 AM — PinkNews.co.uk speaks to Paris Lees, editor of the new META magazine – a new digital publication devoted to gender and transgender news, discussion and entertainment.
30th April 2012
Coalition for Equal Marriage campaign film reaches 500,000 views 27
4:18 PM — A short film released to support equal access to marriage for gay people has amassed over half a million views in less than a week.
Filipino beauty queen apologises for calling homosexuality ‘a lie from the devil’ 74
3:18 PM — Filipino actress and former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao has apologised for calling homosexuality a 'lie from the Devil'.
29th April 2012
Video: US Catholic school disinvites alumnus over his homosexuality 20
4:38 PM — A Catholic school in Michigan, US, has withdrawn the invitation it issued to one of its alumni to be the keynote speaker at his brother's graduation, after authorities there discovered he was gay and engaged to his partner.
28th April 2012
Ray-Ban campaign features gay couple 18
5:42 PM — The eyewear designer, Ray-Ban, has introduced an advertisement that features a gay couple holding hands as part of their 75th anniversary campaign.
27th April 2012
Editorial: Catholic schools anti-gay petition scandal shows faith school system must be overhauled 38
7:03 PM — Wednesday's revelation by PinkNews.co.uk that the Catholic Education Service has asked more than 359 state funded Catholic secondary schools to promote anti-gay petitions to children as young as 11 has clearly demonstrated that there is the need for a root and branch review of the way that state funded schools tackle homosexuality and transgender identities.
Video preview: When Julie Bindel met Paris Lees 15
11:29 AM — In the latest issue of META, Paris Lees interviews lesbian and feminist Guardian columnist Julie Bindel, whose views on transgender issues have often courted controversy.
Comment: Gay does not mean paedophile 35
11:02 AM — One of the ugliest lies our heternormative culture spreads is the idea that gay people threaten children, Paris Lees writes.
26th April 2012
Welsh government to investigate PinkNews exposé that Catholic schools promote anti-gay petition 63
8:03 PM — The Welsh Government is to begin an offical investigation after PinkNews.co.uk exposed that the Catholic Education Service has asked more than 300 English and Welsh schools to promote the Coalition for Marriage's anti-gay petition which asks the British Government not to go ahead with prime minister David Cameron's pledge to introduce marriage equality in England and Wales
Christian Voice opposition ‘boosts North Wales Mardi Gras ticket sales’ 17
12:32 PM — Opposition from homophobic Christian Voice leader Stephen Green has reportedly boosted ticket sales for North Wales' Mardi Gras this weekend.
25th April 2012
Mother banned from being US Cub Scout leader for being a lesbian vows to fight on 15
6:07 PM — Jennifer Tyrrell, a leader of a Cub Scouts pack in Bridgeport, Ohio, who was banned from being a leader due to her sexuality says that she will fight the Boy Scouts of America for its discrimination against gay and lesbian leaders and members.
Colorado bill to introduce gay civil unions expected to move forward 7
5:42 PM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to form civil unions in Colorado is expected to move forward following months of stalling in the Colorado legislature. The bill to give gay couples almost identical rights to straight married couples is expected to pass in the Democratic controlled Senate because a similar bill passed comfortably there last year by 23 to 12 votes.
24th April 2012
Comment: Acting on homophobia with Pink Triangle Theatre 2
2:43 PM — Paul Burgess, founder of Pink Triangle Theatre, writes about the group's work tackling homophobia in schools, colleges, universities, libraries, theatres and prisons.
Pride House at London Olympics ‘cancelled over lack of sponsorship’ 30
2:20 PM — The Pride House event a this year's London Olympics, designed to promote the LGBT community, has reportedly been cancelled due to a lack of funding.
Fifty companies around Liverpool to fly rainbow flag for IDAHO in May 16
12:56 PM — Fifty companies and organisations in Merseyside have agreed to fly the rainbow flag or make another form of pro-gay visual statement for the International Day Against Homophobia in May.
Analysis: Sweden to deport trans woman assaulted and urinated on by Russian police 28
11:52 AM — As a Russian trans woman prepares to return to violence or worse if she is expelled from Sweden later this week, the latter country’s reputation as a less than welcoming place for the trans community is once more in the spotlight.
23rd April 2012
London: THT’s annual pop-up party heads to Brick Lane 21
3:42 PM — This May, HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust will be adding some eastern flavour to its annual pop-up fundraising party The Cocktail Club.
Comment: Remembering the Admiral Duncan 11
3:08 PM — Monday 30 April next week marks the thirteenth anniversary of the nail bomb attack on the Admiral Duncan in London's Soho. Mark Healey is one of the organisers of the remembrance service.
Sheffield: Call for public art tribute to early gay activist Edward Carpenter 12
2:28 PM — A new community group has been set up in Sheffield to campaign for a permanent public tribute to Edward Carpenter.