7th March 2013
US: Florist refused to provide flowers for gay couple’s wedding because of her ‘relationship with Jesus Christ’ 25
5:32 PM — A florist in Washington State has refused to provide flowers to a gay couple for their wedding because of her religious beliefs.
6th March 2013
US: Kiss-in protest planned against mall which ejected gay couple for kissing on the cheek 18
12:51 PM — A kiss-in is to take place on Saturday at a California shopping centre after a security guard allegedly asked a gay couple to leave for kissing each other on the cheek and holding hands.
27th February 2013
South African Pastor: Oscar Pistorius is ‘cursed’ for supporting gay rights 48
12:53 PM — A pastor in South Africa, who previously said Archbishop Desmond Tutu should should "burn in hell" for accepting gay people, now believes fallen Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius has been "cursed" for supporting gay rights.
60 US companies call on Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage bans 4
10:34 AM — Some of America’s largest companies including Apple, Facebook, eBay, Intel, and Morgan Stanley are set to call on the US Supreme Court to strike down laws banning same-sex marriages.
20th February 2013
Comments featuring the word ‘gay’ mysteriously disappear off Gillette UK’s Facebook page 46
5:36 PM — Men’s shaving and grooming giant Gillette has launched an investigation after a PinkNews reader complained that non-offensive comments featuring the word “gay” were being erased from the company’s UK Facebook page.
18th February 2013
US: Republican senator attacks Illinois same-sex marriage bill as ‘discriminatory’ towards straight people 31
6:56 PM — Republican Illinois Senator Kyle McCarter took to his Facebook page last week and condemned the state Senate’s 34-21 vote approving a bill to try to legalise same-sex marriage.
13th February 2013
Facebook remove ‘Bareback’ sex page after it receives more than 20,000 likes 33
10:50 PM — Facebook have removed a page devoted to the practice of unprotected sex between consenting male partners, otherwise known as ‘barebacking’, after it received more than 20,000 likes.
12th February 2013
Indiana: Homophobic students and parents seek to ban gay classmates from attending prom 24
12:42 PM — A school in the US state of Indiana is in the spotlight after some students and parents urged for gay people to be banned from attending a prom.
8th February 2013
Gay husband of Facebook co-founder announces plan to run for US Congress 16
3:12 PM — Sean Eldridge, the gay husband of Facebook founder Chris Hughes, has announced plans to run for the US Congress in 2014.
1st February 2013
US: Facebook headquarters to host LGBT undergrad tech conference
6:13 PM — A conference to help LGBT tech students feel comfortable in the workplace and connect with major employers such as Facebook and Twitter will be held in California this weekend.
30th January 2013
Interview: Charlie Hides on becoming a YouTube drag sensation 6
7:02 PM — Having done shows for Sir Elton John and with 8.2m video views spread across 119 videos on his YouTube channel, Charlie Hides is bringing drag to the digital mainstream. Laurence Watts caught up with him for PinkNews.
29th January 2013
Comment: The power of online activism & social media in the fight for LGBT equality 12
1:38 PM — Murray Lipp, administrator of the Facebook page ‘Gay Marriage USA,’ discusses his experience in maintaining America’s largest independent national equal marriage page on Facebook.
23rd January 2013
Facebook apologises for deleting an ‘offensive’ photo of a mixed-race gay couple’s wedding 28
1:27 PM — Social media site Facebook has apologised for deeming that a photograph of a mixed-race gay couple was offensive.
Tory MP calls for Equality Act changes to prevent repeat of Facebook anti-equal marriage dismissal 19
11:37 AM — Conservative MP Edward Leigh wants to amend the Equality Act to prevent discrimination on the grounds of a person's definition of marriage, citing the case of a manager fired for saying he was against equal marriage on Facebook.
Taiwan: Gay couple withdraw lawsuit against the state for ban on equal marriage 2
2:13 AM — A gay couple in Taiwan who filed a lawsuit last year after being rejected in their application for marriage, have said they will withdraw their case tomorrow.
22nd January 2013
Italian teacher gives students handout that states gay people can be ‘cured’ 14
5:47 PM — A teacher in Venice attracted a media storm after a student posted a scan of his homophobic handout on Facebook.
21st January 2013
Australia: City council faces backlash for telling LGBT charity not to display ‘offensive’ banner 27
1:58 PM — A city council in Australia is facing criticism after asking an LGBT support charity to take down signage displayed at a family festival, as it was deemed "offensive".
12th January 2013
Britain’s Got Talent choir star opens up about homophobic cyber-bullying 4
12:29 AM — A star member of an all boys' choir has spoken out for the first time about the homophobic cyber bullying he was subjected to for years.
8th January 2013
Facebook apologises for deleting PinkNews content over use of the word ‘faggot’ 8
1:01 PM — Facebook have apologised after deleting content posted to the PinkNews page, because it contained the word "faggot" in the headline.
Facebook removes page designed to out gay Ugandans 4
12:20 PM — A homophobic Facebook page aimed at outing gay Ugandans has been removed.