19th February 2015
Fifteen year old trans teen kills himself 330
2:07 PM — A fifteen year old transgender teenager has killed himself after scheduling a suicide note to be published on Tumblr.
Children’s book asks what to do if ‘I Think I’m a Poof’ 15
1:05 PM — A new adult children's book seeks to start a conversation about the lack of diverse characters in storytelling for children, called 'I think I'm a Poof'.
Colombia refuses to equalise adoption laws for same-sex couples 2
1:01 PM — Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled to keep the current limits on same-sex adoption.
18th February 2015
B-52s lead singer criticised by trans activists for ‘Mister Sister’ song 82
6:21 PM — B-52s lead singer Katie Pierson has released a song called 'Mister Sister' and has come under fire from trans activists.
Trans people four times more likely to live in poverty 3
5:35 PM — A report into the financial state of trans people in America has uncovered shocking results.
Michael Sam: ‘After the first time I knew pretty damn sure I was gay’ 11
4:30 PM — The first out NFL player recalled the moment he knew he was gay at the HRC's Time to THRIVE Conference.
Fabio Capello accused of homophobia 6
3:56 PM — Former England football team manager Fabio Capello has been accused of saying that football is not for gay peoeple
17th February 2015
Devon’s rainbow crossing campaigners asking for pledges of support 15
5:38 PM — The campaign to get a permanent rainbow crossing in Totnes, the first in Europe, is asking people to pledge their support.
Judge: India’s anti-gay law is ‘discriminatory’ and mentally damaging 3
5:29 PM — The chairman of India’s Law Commission has condemned the country’s Supreme Court for recriminalising homosexuality.
Italian university to give trans students option of ‘aliases’ to protect privacy 1
3:57 PM — An Italian university has announced that it plans to give transgender students the option of using an online 'alias' to borrow books from the library or register for exams.
Committee urges Nepal to legalise equal marriage 5
3:53 PM — A committee in Nepal has urged the country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Comment: Why Stonewall’s decision to lobby on trans issues was the right one 32
2:57 PM — Having been one of the first trans activists to meet with Stonewall during the charity's consultation period into lobbying on trans issues, Reubs Walsh writes for PinkNews on why the change was the right one to make.
Charity welcomes new Home Office guidance for gay asylum cases 1
2:00 PM — New Home Office guidance for caseworkers dealing with claims from people fleeing homophobic persecution has been welcomed by the head of a leading campaign organisation.
Home Office: Caseworkers ‘must not stereotype’ gay asylum seekers 5
12:23 PM — The Home Office has published new guidance on the treatment of sexual identity issues in asylum claims following last year’s critical report by Borders and Immigration Chief Inspector John Vine.
All schools urged by MPs to teach Sex and Relationship Education 16
12:01 AM — Every primary and secondary school should have to teach Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE), the Education Committee has said.
16th February 2015
Interview: Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt on why the charity is going trans inclusive 42
9:14 PM — As Stonewall England and Wales announced plans to begin lobbying on trans issues, PinkNews caught up with CEO Ruth Hunt to talk about the reasons why, and why now.
Gay NBA star Jason Collins mentoring sport stars in the closet 2
7:36 PM — Gay basketball star Jason Collins has said he is now helping to mentor a number of other LGBT players who remain in the closet.
Jenny Jones: It’s unbelievable that Rupert Read is labelled transphobic 61
6:07 PM — Green Party politician Jenny Jones has spoken out in defence of candidate Rupert Read - appearing to put her at odds with her party leadership.
Will Atlanta open its first LGBT school? 10
11:03 AM — Teachers in Atlanta are trying to raise funds to set up a school for LGBT students and their families.
15th February 2015
PM kisses drag queens, and 6 other stories you might have missed
8:19 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.