5th October 2014
US: Christian group finishes 40-day ‘fast’ to stop same-sex marriage 22
12:18 PM — A Christian group has concluded a 40-day 'fast' - during which members could still eat food - aimed at halting same-sex marriage in the US.
300 clergy sign letter urging gay bishops to come out 27
11:56 AM — Nearly 300 Anglican clergy have signed an open letter urging bishops in the closet to reveal their sexuality.
4th October 2014
South Africa: Pro-gay ‘open mosque’ burnt by arsonists 22
7:50 PM — A Cape Town mosque which preached acceptance of gay people has been damaged in an arson attack.
Artist defends projecting Grindr chats from unsuspecting men into public streets 7
6:49 PM — An artist has rejected criticism of a stunt in which he projected his flirty Grindr chats with unsuspecting men onto a wall in a public street.
Exclusive: British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ in Morocco 95
6:23 PM — PinkNews exclusive. A gay British man has been arrested in Morocco and charged with committing homosexual acts.
Denmark marks 25 years since world’s first same-sex unions 5
3:28 PM — It has been 25 years since Denmark became the first country in the world to recognise same-sex civil unions.
Poland: Boxing world champ backs same-sex unions and adoption 14
3:03 PM — A former boxing world champion has come out in favour of same-sex civil unions and adoptions in Poland.
Queen’s staff bringing home men from Grindr could pose ‘security risk’ 31
2:34 PM — A huge number of the Queen's staff are inviting people they meet on hookup apps back to royal residences, it has been warned.
Zoo accidentally spends four years encouraging hyenas to have gay sex 14
2:01 PM — A zoo has accidentally spent four years trying to breed with a pair of male hyenas.
3rd October 2014
Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells denies ‘homophobic’ Twitter blockings 5
6:23 PM — Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells has claimed his decision to block gay rights activists and PinkNews on Twitter was motivated by "abusive language".
God TV founder resigns over ‘moral failure’ 18
6:04 PM — The founder of Christian broadcasting network God TV has stepped down - over an undisclosed 'moral failure' in his private life.
Researchers track origin of HIV pandemic to 1920s Congo 12
5:37 PM — Researchers have confirmed for the first time that the HIV pandemic originated in the Congo in the 1920s.
Artist projecting Grindr chats with unsuspecting men onto public street 28
4:38 PM — An artist is under fire for projecting his Grindr chats with unsuspecting men onto a wall in a public street.
US: Gay couple who had wedding ruined by homophobe given ‘do-over’ ceremony 7
3:26 PM — A gay couple who had their wedding ruined by a homophobic heckler have been gifted a second chance to hold their dream ceremony.
US: New York health department advertises PrEP on Grindr 3
2:57 PM — New York's health department has launched an advertising campaign to promote HIV-preventative drugs on hookup apps.
German Ethics Council: Incest should be legal for consenting siblings 68
2:10 PM — A German advisory board has claimed that incest between consenting siblings should be legal.
Peter Tatchell warns bishops ‘time is running out’ to avoid being outed 69
12:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has repeated his threat to out Church of England bishops, warning them that "time is running out" to accept same-sex marriage.
Lena Dunham: I don’t want to marry until my gay sister can in all 50 states
11:31 AM — Girls creator Lena Dunham has said she wouldn't feel comfortable marrying her boyfriend until same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.
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".
Lesbian sues for ‘breach of warranty’ after giving birth to mixed-race baby 45
6:53 PM — A lesbian is suing a sperm bank, because she was impregnated with a black man's sperm.