16th August 2012
Library of Congress auditor sacked after ‘liking’ gay adoption Facebook page files federal lawsuit 20
5:18 PM — An auditor who says he was fired by the US Library of Congress after his boss discovered he was gay via Facebook has filed a federal lawsuit this month in a US District Court for the District of Columbia.
2nd August 2012
Russian social network only allows users to post straight relationships 10
5:30 PM — Russia’s leading social networking site has come under fire from gay rights activists for the lack of a same-sex relationship status option.
11th July 2012
Russia: Group calls for Facebook ban over gay marriage icon 53
3:35 PM — Religious activists in Russia are calling for a nationwide ban on Facebook now the social network allows gay couples to use an icon to represent their marriage.
2nd July 2012
Facebook updates marriage icons for gay couples 8
5:34 PM — Facebook has updated the icons used to signify key events on the profile timelines of users to include gay couples' weddings.
3rd June 2012
Facebook, Grey’s Anatomy honoured at the final leg of GLAAD media awards 1
8:36 PM — The social networking website Facebook, the TV series Grey's Anatomy, and the website Huffington Post were among those honoured at the final leg of the 23rd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.
9th May 2012
Facebook administrators ‘reject lesbian t-shirt ad’ 13
6:06 PM — An advert for a t-shirt bearing the slogan 'Lesbian wanted' has been rejected by Facebook advert regulators, the Danish producers said today.
24th April 2012
Online sexual health game reminds men of STI screening advice 25
11:29 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a free game on Facebook to remind men of the link between bed-hopping and sexual health.
16th April 2012
Call to complain over ‘startlingly homophobic’ Daily Mail column 124
1:15 PM — Thousands of people have been asked to complain about a 'startlingly homophobic' opinion piece published on the Daily Mail's Mail Online website as part of a Facebook campaign.
23rd March 2012
Stonewall unveils Facebook Timeline of key gay events since 1989 4
1:40 PM — Stonewall had relaunched its Facebook page utilising the new timeline facility to record key moments for the gay community's struggle for equality since its foundation in 1989.
22nd March 2012
Letter: Mark Zuckerberg, please allow users to list their gender as ‘other’ 20
9:20 PM — In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, Sunil Babu Pant, Nepal's first openly gay MP has asked for the social network to give users the option to describe their gender as 'other'. At present, Facebook requires users to select either male or female although it does give them the option of hiding their response.
15th March 2012
Tunisian gay magazine hacked 19
12:07 PM — Yesterday, homophobic hackers attacked Tunisia’s main LGBT title, Gay Day Magazine, taking over its email, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
27th February 2012
Facebook to fix system which tried to suggest ads for ‘faggots’ 9
3:49 PM — Facebook has confirmed to PinkNews.co.uk today it will be introducing a fix on an automated system which suggests advertisers try to use racial and gay slurs, including 'faggot' and 'sissy', to target customers.
23rd February 2012
Kurdish gay rights group hacked on Facebook 10
10:34 AM — An extremist Turkish Nationalist hacking group called “Ayyıldız Tim” hacked the Facebook page of Hebûn, the Kurdish LGBT Association based in Diyarbakir, this weekend.
6th February 2012
Male models back after falling foul of Facebook rules 12
5:02 PM — A Facebook page which posts photo shoots of male models to a generally gay audience was suspended on Friday afternoon after an image was singled out for being inappropriate.
13th January 2012
Man arrested for Facebook gay date in Saudi Arabia 110
10:32 PM — As British prime minister, David Cameron visits Saudi Arabia today, activists report the plight of a man arrested by the religious police who may face corporal punishment.
3rd January 2012
New Zealand company pulls “transphobic” advert 43
11:36 AM — Libra, a company which manufactures feminine hygiene products in Australasia, has pulled an advert which provoked outrage among the trans community.
29th December 2011
Barnes and Noble pulls “anti-gay” calendar amid online feud 32
11:59 AM — US bookseller Barnes & Noble confirmed this week it would stop selling a calendar criticised for its depiction of gays, while its author hit back at critics. Joe King's calendar, I'm Not Gay, I'm Just a Sissy: 12 Months of Sexual Confusion, which was only available from the retailer online, includes jokes about AIDS and gay lifestyles.
24th November 2011
Bradford Bulls rugby player warned over shirtless photo shoot comment 15
12:44 PM — Elliott Whitehead had said Stuart Reardon's shirtless photo shoot in Australian DNA magazine "really let the bradford bus down [sic]". He apologised to club officials for the comment and was issued a warning.
31st October 2011
Devon man avoids prison after affair with 14-year-old boy 44
11:54 AM — The defendant, aged 20, was said to be naive and not predatory, and must attend a sex offenders' treatment programme.
19th October 2011
Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to mark ‘Spirit Day’ for bullied gay teens 18
11:43 AM — Facebook will mark 'Spirit Day' tomorrow by turning several pages purple and encouraging employees to learn about the event. Spirit Day, which was created last year by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, encourages people to wear purple on October 20th to remember LGBT teenagers who killed themselves after being bullied.