26th February 2009
Christian fundamentalists try to block protection for gay kids at school 24
11:58 AM — Christian evangelical groups have been accused of trying to undermine an effort by a teaching organisation to protect children from bullies.
25th February 2009
Gay Republicans condemn party chair’s comments on “crazy” civil unions 3
3:40 PM — A group representing lesbian and gay Republicans has condemned the chairman of the party's national committee for dismissing gay civil unions.
Asian TV network censored gay references from Oscar speeches 7
3:28 PM — One of the world's largest broadcasters has been criticised for editing out mentions of gay and lesbian people in acceptance speeches made by Oscar winners.
Israel’s new gay MP starts work with civil marriage bill 4
3:08 PM — A newly-elected member of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, has proposed a bill to legalise civil marriage and divorce. Nitzan Horovitz submitted the legislation at the opening session of the 18th Knesset.
Immigration minister backs ban on God Hates Fags preachers 1
2:50 PM — The minister for immigration has said that the Labour government "will always oppose homophobia" after the Home Office banned two gay hate preachers from entering the UK.
Belgrade conference venue staff should be sacked for refusing gays says minister
2:32 PM — The directors of a conference hall who cancelled a press conference by a gay organisation for "security reasons" should resign.
Hate crime reporting centres open for business in Manchester
11:21 AM — Greater Manchester Police have urged the gay community to make use of facilities to report hate crimes.
Prime Minister celebrates LGBT History Month at Downing St 8
11:08 AM — The Prime Minister is to host a reception at 10 Downing St next week to mark LGBT History Month. Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah will meet organisers and gay equality activists.
Update: PinkNews.co.uk and Google security issues 20
2:53 AM — Over the past day, users of Firefox, Safarri, Chrome and Google's search engine have been unable to access PinkNews.co.uk because of alleged security vulnerabilities.
24th February 2009
Video: BBC’s camp comedy Beautiful People sold to US gay network Logo 4
6:41 PM — A hit BBC series about the adventures of a gay teenager in suburban Reading will be shown in America. Beautiful People is based on the best-selling wild childhood memoirs of Simon Doonan.
Lesbian poet is favourite for Royal appointment
5:39 PM — A leading lesbian writer is thought to be on the shortlist for the position of Poet Laureate, the official poet of the monarch.
Thief may have met his victims at London gay pub
4:53 PM — Islington police have recovered some high value electrical equipment which may have been stolen from the homes of gay men the suspect befriended at a London gay bar.
Police apologise to father of Barrymore pool death man
4:38 PM — The father of a man who drowned in suspicious circumstances at the home of a well-known gay entertainer has received an apology from police for their bungled investigation.
Google causes problems for PinkNews.co.uk readers 8
3:56 PM — Some users of PinkNews.co.uk have been unable to access the website today after it was listed by Google as an "attack site."
Republican party chair rejects civil unions as going “loosey-goosey on marriage” 3
3:43 PM — Hopes that the Republicans may become more accepting of the rights of gay and lesbian Americans suffered a setback yesterday when a party leader attacked civil unions.
‘Torgay’ announces first Pride event 2
3:21 PM — Torbay council has approved plans for a four-day Pride event, the first in the area. PrideTorbay is backed by local gay businesses who have come together under the torgay.co.uk portal.
Civil rights group backs challenge to California gay marriage ban 1
2:57 PM — The national president of America's leading civil rights group has said banning gay marriage interferes with a "fundamental freedom."
Obama urged to appoint gay man as Commerce Secretary 2
1:56 PM — A grassroots LGBT organisation has called on the US President to appoint the country's first openly gay Cabinet minister.
Colorado politician compares homosexuality to murder 19
12:59 PM — A Republican state Senator in Colorado has compared gay and lesbian people to murderers and adulterers. Scott Renfroe was speaking during a debate on new legislation.
23rd February 2009
Australian MP’s gay lover pleads guilty to blackmail 2
5:54 PM — A leading Australian politician was targeted by a man he had sex with who threatened to out him unless he paid him $15,000 (£6,670).