19th September 2014
Turkey: Trans journalist fired from television station 1
6:53 PM — This week, Turkey's only openly-transgender broadcast journalist was fired from IMC TV after a dispute between her and the station's management.
Obama sent Joan Rivers condolence note, after she called his wife a ‘tranny’ 15
6:28 PM — Joan Rivers' daughter says she received a handwritten note of condolence from President Barack Obama - just weeks after the comedian labelled his wife a "tranny".
US: Alison Bechdel receives MacArthur ‘genius’ award
5:39 PM — Openly-gay graphic memoirist, Alison Bechdel, was awarded the MacArthur Foundation "genius" Grant this week.
Listen: Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duet finally released 13
5:03 PM — A previously unheard duet between music icons Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson has been released.
Rufus Wainwright protests Russia’s gay propaganda law at Moscow concert 2
4:30 PM — Singer Rufus Wainwright has rallied against Russia's anti-gay law at a Moscow concert.
Russia: t.A.T.u singer contradicts former bandmate, says everyone should be free to love 3
3:54 PM — Former t.A.T.u singer Lena Katina has reaffirmed her support for gay rights, after her ex-bandmate said she "wouldn't accept" a gay son.
Pilot who claims to be John Travolta’s former gay lover denies case is ‘just about money’ 3
3:16 PM — A male pilot who alleges he had a six-year long affair with John Travolta has hit back at the actor for claiming the case is "just about people wanting money".
Out singer Sam Smith: I still want my music to appeal to Catholics 12
11:24 AM — Sam Smith has expanded on his claim that he doesn't want to be a "spokesperson" for the gay community.
Chile: Clothing brand inexplicably removes ad containing gay kiss and sparks parody 2
11:15 AM — A Chilean clothing company, after promoting an ad featuring a same-sex kiss, has removed it, and replaced it with a toned-down version.
18th September 2014
Watch: t.A.T.u. singer doesn’t mind lesbians, but ‘won’t accept’ gay men 61
6:28 PM — A singer from Russian duo t.A.T.u. has in a bizarre turn of events condemned gay men in a recent interview.
Ben Whishaw cast as lead in new BBC gay spy drama 9
4:07 PM — Out film actor Ben Whishaw has been cast as the lead in an upcoming BBC spy drama 'London Spy'.
17th September 2014
Watch: Neil Patrick Harris adorably re-enacts Lady and the Tramp scene with husband 3
8:05 PM — Neil Patrick Harris has re-enacted the famous meatballs scene from The Lady and the Tramp with his husband.
Watch: Mother drops fantastic bombshell after son comes out to her 7
6:51 PM — A video has captured a mother dealing with her son's coming out in the most brilliant way - coming out to him too.
One Direction singer Niall Horan laughs off gay rumours after Vine kiss clip 16
4:20 PM — One Direction singer Niall Horan has laughed off rumours about his sexuality, after a Vine clip appeared to show him getting intimate with another man.
15th September 2014
US: Facebook agrees to meet with drag performers about “real name” policy 4
10:35 PM — Supervisors at Facebook have come to a brief cease-fire with drag performers, agreeing to meet with a handful to discuss their policy requiring users to use legal names on profiles.
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".
Casey Stoney: Support after coming out was ‘overwhelming’ 1
1:59 PM — Former England women's captain Casey Stoney has said that the support after she came out was "overwhelming".
Snoop Dogg under fire for labelling fan a ‘fag’ on Instagram 13
1:30 PM — Rapper Snoop Dogg is facing backlash after calling a fan a 'fag' on Instagram
Photos: Equal marriage runway a surprise hit at New York Fashion Week 2
1:16 PM — A fashion designer celebrated marriage equality during New York Fashion Week, with a runway show themed around same-sex marriage.
14th September 2014
The best place to be in the closet, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:48 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.