31st August 2014
Banned lesbian lizards, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:53 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Brazil: Presidential hopeful drops ‘mistaken’ same-sex marriage pledge 12
12:50 PM — A Presidential hopeful in Brazil has dropped a pledge to defend same-sex marriage, and claims it was included in her manifesto by mistake.
30th August 2014
Georgia teen: I recorded family’s homophobic coming out reaction ‘for my own protection’ 6
4:08 PM — A teenager who recorded his family's homophobic reaction to him coming out has said that he was recording the video for his own protection.
US: New Jersey man suing Grindr for negligence after hooking up with 13-year-old 15
1:31 PM — A New Jersey man is suing Grindr, claiming the app's lack of age verification led him to hook up with a 13-year-old.
25th August 2014
Former Attorney General: British Christians should have protections for religious beliefs 80
4:49 PM — The former Attorney General has claimed that an "aggressive form of secularism" is preventing Christians from publicly expressing their beliefs.
24th August 2014
Are hookup apps killing off gay saunas? 17
4:03 PM — Gay saunas across the US are facing an uncertain future, after an upswing in closures following the rise of hookup apps.
22nd August 2014
No action taken against ‘gay marriage causes floods’ ex-UKIP councillor 24
2:01 PM — No action will be taken against an ex-UKIP councillor who famously claimed earlier this year that same-sex marriage caused flooding.
Harry Redknapp: Malky Mackay made a mistake with homophobic texts but ‘hasn’t murdered anyone’ 15
12:59 PM — Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has defended a football manager who is being investigated by the FA for allegedly sending a string of racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
20th August 2014
Peter Tatchell to receive honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths 1
4:39 PM — Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to be awarded an honorary fellowship by Goldsmiths, University of London.
Minnesota Vikings to introduce zero tolerance for homophobia policy 4
3:44 PM — The Minnesota Vikings NFL team will implement a zero tolerance policy for homophobia, as part of a legal settlement with former player Chris Kluwe.
19th August 2014
US: Smithsonian museum adding LGBT history collection 3
3:55 PM — The Smithsonian Museum has announced a new collection to mark the history of LGBT people, which will include props from TV show Will & Grace.
18th August 2014
Uganda: Anti-gay organisation lays off all staff after losing US aid 11
6:11 PM — An anti-gay organisation in Uganda which lost its US funding earlier this year has had to lay off all of its paid staff.
Former UKIP candidate: Party is plagued with grotesque transsexuals 82
12:00 PM — Former UKIP candidateJulia Gasper has claimed that the party is "plagued" with "grotesque" transsexuals.
15th August 2014
US: California shelves law to ban bareback porn 3
2:02 PM — The California Senate has shelved a law that would have banned the filming of bareback porn in the state.
Facebook donated $10,000 to Republican fighting same-sex marriage 22
12:11 PM — Facebook has made a $10,000 donation to Utah Republican Sean Reyes, who is currently fighting against same-sex marriage in court.
First out NBA player Jason Collins considering retirement 2
11:39 AM — Jason Collins, the first out NBA player, has revealed he is considering retiring from the sport.
13th August 2014
NFL warns all players of zero tolerance for homophobic abuse
1:14 PM — The NFL has warned all players that it will take a zero tolerance approach to homophobic slurs and anti-gay abuse.
Out Liverpool councillor discovers impersonator offering sex for cash on Grindr 4
12:03 PM — An out Liverpool councillor has discovered that someone is impersonating him on Grindr to offer sex for cash.
12th August 2014
Canary Islands: School teacher fired after revealing same-sex marriage 1
5:13 PM — A Lanzarote school teacher has been fired, after revealing in a newspaper that he is married to a man.
NOM President: Our boycott has stopped the global expansion of Starbucks 30
3:15 PM — The president of the National Organisation for Marriage has claimed that his group's boycott of Starbucks has halted the company's global expansion.