15th February 2015
Mary Beard left ‘wanting to cry’ after row over trans ‘censorship’ letter 273
7:27 PM — Academic Mary Beard was left "wanting to cry" after becoming embroiled in a row over an open letter warning about the "censorship" of people's opinions about trans people.
Peter Tatchell criticised for signing letter warning of trans ‘censorship’ 473
6:04 PM — Rights activist Peter Tatchell is under fire for signing an open letter condemning the "silencing of individuals" who make controversial comments about trans people.
San Francisco gay district to get ‘leather-themed’ park? 53
1:33 PM — Plans have been drawn up for a 'leather-themed' plaza at the heart of one of San Francisco's gay districts.
Ad campaign urges gay people in China to come out 13
12:50 PM — A series of adverts urging people to be more accepting of gay people has launched in China. The ad series, titled ‘Love is not a Choice’, launched on social media in the country – and is aimed at breaking China’s strong cultural taboo surrounding homosexuality. The ads feature gay couples in their homes, and read: […]
14th February 2015
Mass gay kiss-in marks Valentine’s Day in London 32
6:16 PM — Hundreds of people attended a gay 'kiss-in' in Piccadilly Circus, to mark Valentine's Day.
Irish MEP: Government’s gender recognition bill is an insult to trans people 2
5:45 PM — Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has attacked the Irish government's "disgraceful" draft gender recognition bill.
Glee features 200-member transgender choir 3
4:57 PM — Glee has featured a choir made up of over 200 real-life trans people, as part of a storyline in which a character transitions.
Camden’s Black Cap saved from plans to redevelop as flats 3
4:05 PM — Iconic London gay pub and cabaret venue the Black Cap has been saved from a drastic downsizing - after proposed redevelopments were rejected.
Vietnamese lesbian couple hold Valentine’s Day wedding on a plane 2
1:32 PM — A Vietnamese lesbian couple have celebrated Valentine's Day - by celebrating their wedding onboard a plane.
13th February 2015
Transgender ex-Navy SEAL launches bid for Congress
6:32 PM — A transgender former Navy SEAL is planning to challenge one of the most senior Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Lib Dems select trans candidate Zoe O’Connell
5:45 PM — Trans activist Zoe O'Connell has been selected as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats.
Joe Biden gives shout out to his old ‘butt buddy’ 8
4:59 PM — Gaffe-prone Vice President Joe Biden is looking for an old "butt buddy".
Trans actress to Germaine Greer: I do have a smelly vagina 162
3:10 PM — Banana actress Bethany Black has responded to Germaine Greer's comments about trans women.
US military finally gives go-ahead for Chelsea Manning gender transition 3
12:27 PM — The US military has finally approved Chelsea Manning for access to hormone therapy, according to reports.
Austria: Man arrested over murder of trans woman 3
11:48 AM — A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a trans sex worker and activist in Vienna.
12th February 2015
WATCH: Out lesbian Senator Katherine Zappone’s call for marriage equality in Ireland 4
1:12 PM — Katherine Zappone, Ireland’s only out lesbian senator, says the country “stands poised to become a beacon of freedom” if it passes equal marriage.
Manchester: Thief steals flowers from memorial to gay teenager
12:19 PM — Flowers from a memorial in Manchester’s Canal Street dedicated to a teenager who lost his life in a road collision have been stolen.
Emily Brothers calls for stronger press regulation in Cambridge Union speech 4
11:25 AM — Labour's first out trans Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Emily Brothers spoke passionately about her journey at the Cambridge Union, and told PinkNews she thought trans issues are the "new frontier of equality".
Laverne Cox cast in new CBS legal drama 1
9:34 AM — Laverne Cox has been cast in a new legal drama by US network CBS.
10th February 2015
Stephen Fry’s husband Elliott Spencer says ‘humour’ key to their relationship 11
7:16 PM — Stephen Fry’s new husband has spoken for the first time about their relationship.