10th October 2014
Trans prison project champion wins civil service diversity award 1
6:06 PM — A project run by an HM Prison Service civil servant, Sharon Drewell won the award for ‘Leading, Championing and Role Modelling’ for making a “massive difference” to transgender prisoners lives. The Civil Service held its eighth Diversity and Equality award ceremony today at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). There were 153 strong nominations in 6 […]
Primary school condemned for introducing gender-neutral toilets 31
2:46 PM — A primary school in Brighton is under fire, after it introduced unisex toilets to cater for transgender students.
Former Labour trade minister defends Nigel Farage over HIV migrant ban 17
1:35 PM — Former Labour trade minister Lord Digby Jones has defended UKIP leader Nigel Farage after he claimed that people with HIV should be banned from the UK.
9th October 2014
Stena Line granted appeal over homophobic abuse case
3:46 PM — A Belfast dock worker awarded £45,000 compensation after being sacked for reacting to alleged homophobic comments is to have his case decided again.
Civil Service Diversity & Equality Awards 2014
10:49 AM — This Friday the Civil Service will award those across Government who have delivered the best equality and diversity
8th October 2014
US: Anti-gay marriage group proposes ‘straights only’ civil unions 27
5:50 PM — An anti-gay marriage group in the US has proposed the idea of a new form of union only open to straight couples.
Watch: Facebook VP apologises to drag queens for ‘real name’ row 2
1:41 PM — Facebook's Vice President Josh Blankenship has apologised to drag queens targeted by the social network's 'real name' policy.
Ireland: LGBT recruitment guide launched at biggest careers fair
12:35 PM — Leading Irish workplace diversity charity GLEN has launched a recruitment guide to help LGBT graduates get employed
Anti-gay Ugandan President to visit London for investment summit 32
11:56 AM — Uganda's anti-gay President Yoweri Museveni is planning to visit London later this month for a investment summit.
Middle class Britons are 60% more likely to identify as gay 6
11:10 AM — A recent ONS survey has found that 60% middle class professionals are more likely to be openly gay, compared to working class individuals
Anti-gay marriage leader: I am now David and same-sex marriage is Goliath 46
10:07 AM — The leader of a group adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage has now described himself as David, and the proponents of same-sex marriage as Goliath.
6th October 2014
US: North Carolina activists seek urgent repeal of marriage ban after Supreme Court decision
6:17 PM — Activists in North Carolina have urged a judge to quickly strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, after the Supreme Court opted not to rule on the issue.
HIV diagnoses among gay men hit record high, despite overall decline 31
4:54 PM — The number of HIV diagnoses is still increasing for gay men - despite an overall drop across the UK.
Legal fund launched for Ray Cole, gay British man jailed in Morocco 3
2:58 PM — The family of a gay British man jailed in Morocco for 'homosexual acts' have launched a legal fund to help fight his case.
Christian Concern: Gay ‘Trojan Horse’ in schools attempting to normalise gay sex 37
2:00 PM — Andrea Williams of Christian Concern has claimed that Education minister Nicky Morgan is playing into the hands of a gay "Trojan Horse" by backing campaigns to stop homophobic bullying.
5th October 2014
How a gay bar upset the Mormon church, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week 5
7:31 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
1st October 2014
Facebook agrees to drop ‘real name’ policy which banned drag queens 24
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’ 17
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 3
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.