17th February 2015
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.
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.