27th August 2014
UK: Motion to introduce gender neutral passports gains cross party support 7
1:01 PM — A motion which calls on the Government to issue gender neutral passports to those who identify as non-gender, bi-gender and intersex, has gained support from dozens of MPs.
US: Michael Sam’s teammate mocks ESPN for sexuality coverage 3
12:34 PM — One of Michael Sam's teammates has attacked the broadcaster ESPN for continually referencing the player's sexuality.
Advice columnist: Married bisexuals should stay in the closet 42
11:16 AM — A Slate advice columnist has compared bisexuality to attraction to stuffed animals, and told married bisexuals to stay in the closet.
US: Christian group begins ‘fasting’ to stop same-sex marriage, but members can still eat food 75
10:39 AM — An anti-gay Christian group has begun a planned 40-day 'fast' to oppose same-sex marriage - but participants are still allowed to eat food.
26th August 2014
US: Cincinnati to cover transition-related procedures under health insurance 1
8:00 PM — Medically necessary transition-related procedures will be covered under Cincinnati, Ohio's health insurance starting next year.
A growing number of Tories are calling for statutory sex education 5
7:05 PM — Former Conservative Party Vice-Chairman Michael Fabricant has become the latest Tory to back calls for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
Labour welcomes Lib Dem decision to back statutory sex education 2
5:56 PM — Labour says the Liberal Democrats should have backed SRE "four years ago".
South Wales: Increase in reporting of LGBT hate crime
3:42 PM — More people are reporting homophobic and transgender hate crime in South Wales, figures show.
Tories should back statutory sex education, says Health Committee Chair 4
1:31 PM — Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston is calling on her party to support statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Lib Dems announce support for statutory sex education 8
12:12 PM — Liberal Democrats will make statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a manifesto pledge, David Laws announces.
Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills is doing Strictly 8
11:39 AM — Scott Mills will be joining Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC Radio 1 DJ has confirmed.
London: Police release image of man accused of making anti-gay slurs at victim in street
11:07 AM — Police have released an image of a man they are looking to trace in connection with several homophobic incidents in London.
25th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox to speak at NYC transgender and gender fluid arts festival 1
11:04 PM — Laverne Cox and her twin brother, artist M. Lamar, will have their first joint speaking engagement at a New York City festival celebrating transgender and gender fluid artists.
US: Michigan Police investigate Detroit attacks against LGBT people
7:32 PM — Michigan police are investigating three attacks against LGBT people in Detroit's Palmer Park.
US: Minnesota hunting lodge pays for gay couple’s wedding after turning them away 64
3:24 PM — A Minnesota hunting lodge has apologised for refusing to hold a gay couple's wedding - by paying for their entire ceremony.
Totnes to get own rainbow crossing for Pride 10
2:37 PM — The rural Devon town of Totnes is to get its very own rainbow crossing, to celebrate next month's Pride festival.
US: Florida church that opposes same-sex marriage drops polling station after complaints 1
2:07 PM — A church in Florida that campaigns against same-sex marriage will no longer operate as a polling station, after complaints that it could influence voters.
Video: What if same-sex marriage causes the apocalypse in Ireland? 27
12:08 PM — A video released by a rights group has joked about the coming 'apocalypse' if same-sex marriage is passed in Ireland.
24th August 2014
Gay porn on CBeebies, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week 7
6:20 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Ecuador: Same-sex unions to be formally recognised from next month 4
5:22 PM — Ecuador will begin to formally recognise the unions of same-sex couples on documents from September 15, it has been announced.