16th March 2015
Facebook cracks down on hate speech in new community guidelines 6
2:16 PM — Facebook has announced a new set of community guidelines, that reaffirms the ban on homophobic and transphobic hate speech on the social network.
8th March 2015
London’s rainbow bus and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
7:17 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
7th March 2015
Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook team up for same-sex marriage case 27
12:26 PM — A number of corporate rivals have put their differences aside to sign a joint legal brief, calling on the US Supreme Court to strike down bans on same-sex marriage.
5th March 2015
Ben Carson apologises for saying being gay is a choice 26
10:33 AM — Rumoured Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has apologised for saying prisons prove that being gay is a choice.
27th February 2015
Facebook introduces ‘infinite’ gender options 5
12:05 PM — Facebook has rolled out an update allowing users to choose from an infinite number of gender options.
17th February 2015
Children’s author apologises for calling lesbians ‘ugly women with short hair’ 19
1:04 PM — Robert Muchamore has apologised for calling 50 Shades of Grey protesters lesbians who haven't had "a penis anywhere near them".
12th February 2015
‘Revenge porn’ to become illegal under new law for England and Wales 12
5:56 PM — Posting 'revenge porn' images online became a specific criminal offence in England and Wales today.
26th January 2015
Why did Facebook ban this user for posting a photo of two fully clothed men kissing? 25
7:56 PM — A photographer has said he had his page banned for 30-days by Facebook for sharing a picture of two men, fully clothed, kissing.
21st December 2014
UKIP begs members to stop making controversial comments on Facebook and Twitter 16
1:03 PM — UKIP is begging its members to quit Facebook and Twitter, to avoid getting the party in trouble over controversial comments.
17th October 2014
Facebook still locking drag queen accounts despite axing ‘real name’ policy 9
5:59 PM — Facebook is still locking the accounts of a number of drag queens - despite pledging to axe a policy requiring people to use their 'real name' on the website.
8th October 2014
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.
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".
29th September 2014
Canada: Teacher pleads guilty to professional misconduct with student 32
9:24 PM — A Toronto teacher pleaded guilty on Friday to professional misconduct after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.
27th September 2014
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.
25th September 2014
RuPaul: Facebook is ‘stripping the rights’ of drag performers 12
4:16 PM — Drag artist RuPaul has condemned Facebook for "stripping the rights" of drag queens after a recent policy which bans users who don't use their real names on their profiles.
22nd September 2014
Update: ‘Real Name Police’ Twitter account targeting drag artists gets suspended
6:04 PM — A Twitter account named the 'Real Name Police' which targeted drag performers on Facebook, calling on followers to report accounts to the social networking site which do not use legal names, has now been suspended.
‘Real Name Police’ targets ‘pervert’ drag performers on Facebook
5:51 PM — A Twitter account named the 'Real Name Police' has targeted drag performers on Facebook, calling on followers to report accounts to the social networking site which do not use legal names.
18th September 2014
Facebook rebuffs drag performers over ‘real name’ crackdown 4
12:04 PM — Despite refusing to change its policy on "real names", Facebook has agreed to temporarily reinstate some drag performers' profiles.
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.
13th September 2014
San Francisco supervisor backs drag queens over Facebook ‘stage name’ bans 1
3:39 PM — A San Francisco supervisor has called on Facebook to meet with drag artists who are protesting the website's ban on stage names.