1st October 2014
Facebook agrees to drop ‘real name’ policy which banned drag queens 10
8:01 PM — Facebook has agreed to make changes to the way it works, after locking the accounts of a number of drag queens because they weren't using their "legal names".
30th September 2014
US: Teacher and symbol of trans movement dies 1
6:08 PM — A teacher who came to symbolise the trans rights movement in New Jersey has died aged 80.
29th September 2014
US: Radio host who claimed gays are a crime against nature upset he’s labelled ‘anti-gay’ 15
3:37 PM — A radio host who called homosexuality a "crime against nature" has complained that he has been labelled anti-gay.
27th September 2014
US: Catholic school ‘to review policies’ after firing lesbian teacher for getting pregnant 2
5:26 PM — A Detroit Catholic school is to review its policies, after it sparked a backlash by firing a teacher for expecting a child with her wife.
Watch: Sarah Palin gets White House address wrong in speech to anti-gay conference 25
1:47 PM — Republican Sarah Palin managed to get the address of the White House wrong in her speech to an anti-gay group.
US: Trans woman named highest-paid female executive 3
12:49 PM — A trans woman who heads a biotech firm has been named as the highest-paid female executive in the US.
Watch: Drag queens release ‘That’s Not My Name’ parody over Facebook controversy 5
12:23 PM — A group of drag queens have responded to Facebook's decision to ban users not using 'real names' by releasing a parody clip.
24th September 2014
Northern Ireland: Health minister who claimed gay couples shouldn’t adopt children sacked in reshuffle 9
1:16 PM — Northern Irish health minister Edwin Poots, who was branded a "disgrace" after he refused to lift the country's blanket ban on gay men donating blood, has been sacked in a reshuffle.
22nd September 2014
Stephen Gilbert MP rips into ‘gays will destroy society’ columnist 30
7:08 PM — Out Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert has rebuked a Devon newspaper columnist who claimed gays will cause the collapse of civilisation.
21st September 2014
Grindr can predict elections, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week 1
6:41 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Anti-gay Cardinal who claimed homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ could be demoted 19
4:53 PM — A notoriously homophobic Catholic cardinal who claims that being gay is "intrinsically evil" could be removed from his senior position in the Church.
US Census begins recognising married same-sex couples as ‘families’ 3
3:02 PM — The US Census Bureau has begun recognising married same-sex couples for the first time.
US: Texas refuses to recognise woman’s surname because she married same-sex partner 3
2:04 PM — A woman has been denied a driver's license in Texas, because the state refuses to recognise she took her partner's name when they married.
Brazil: Schoolboys wear skirts in protest after trans girl fined for wearing female uniform 21
1:36 PM — A group of boys at a Brazil school have donned skirts, after a transgender girl was fined by teachers for wearing the "incorrect" uniform.
Study: Ending the gay blood ban could help save a million lives 3
11:47 AM — A report has claimed that ending the blanket ban on gay men donating blood in the US could potentially save over a million lives.
20th September 2014
US: Gay families condemn Utah anti-gay activists for using their pictures during conference 4
5:15 PM — Anti-gay activists in Utah have been condemned for using pictures of the children of same-sex couples without permission during a homophobic conference.
17th September 2014
US: Gay rights attorney honoured with $625,000 ‘genius grant’ 1
2:36 PM — A civil rights attorney who pioneered the cause of same-sex marriage in the US legal system has been honoured with a 'genius grant'.
Thatcher’s Health Minister: Section 28 was a mistake and I apologise 50
1:40 PM — The former Tory Health Minister has apologised for the Section 28 ban on the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools.
15th September 2014
John Travolta: Gay affair rumours ‘just about people wanting money’ 17
4:55 PM — John Travolta has claimed that allegations he had a gay affair are just about "people wanting money".
Jersey: Church leader claims civil unions would make religious weddings illegal 39
4:14 PM — A Jersey church leader has claimed that introducing same-sex civil unions would make church weddings illegal.