16th February 2015
Richard Dawkins hails Mary Portas’ beautiful family arrangement 18
11:50 AM — Richard Dawkins spoken out in support of Mary Portas' brother, for donating sperm to his sister's wife.
15th February 2015
PM kisses drag queens, and 6 other stories you might have missed
8:19 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Peter Tatchell criticised for signing letter warning of trans ‘censorship’ 509
6:04 PM — Rights activist Peter Tatchell is under fire for signing an open letter condemning the "silencing of individuals" who make controversial comments about trans people.
No, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson didn’t say he was gay last night 12
4:39 PM — One Direction fans are in meltdown after a video appeared to show singer Louis Tomlinson saying that he is gay.
US: Most Alabama counties now marrying same-sex couples 4
4:02 PM — A majority of counties in Alabama are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite some remaining holdouts.
Interfaith religious group urges Ireland to pass same-sex marriage 6
2:57 PM — Religious lobbying groups in Ireland have formed a coalition in support of same-sex marriage.
San Francisco gay district to get ‘leather-themed’ park? 55
1:33 PM — Plans have been drawn up for a 'leather-themed' plaza at the heart of one of San Francisco's gay districts.
Ad campaign urges gay people in China to come out 13
12:50 PM — A series of adverts urging people to be more accepting of gay people has launched in China. The ad series, titled ‘Love is not a Choice’, launched on social media in the country – and is aimed at breaking China’s strong cultural taboo surrounding homosexuality. The ads feature gay couples in their homes, and read: […]
US: Support for same-sex marriage hits record high 13
11:42 AM — A poll has found that support for same-sex marriage in the US has reached a new record high.
14th February 2015
UKIP denies selecting candidate who claims gays should ‘repent and turn to Christ’ 23
7:53 PM — UKIP has denied that it selected a notoriously anti-gay Christian preacher as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.
Stephen Fry quits Twitter to take ‘holiday’ from the spotlight 17
6:43 PM — Actor Stephen Fry has announced his departure from Twitter, as he reportedly plans to take a three-month "holiday" from the spotlight.
Mass gay kiss-in marks Valentine’s Day in London 32
6:16 PM — Hundreds of people attended a gay 'kiss-in' in Piccadilly Circus, to mark Valentine's Day.
Camden’s Black Cap saved from plans to redevelop as flats 3
4:05 PM — Iconic London gay pub and cabaret venue the Black Cap has been saved from a drastic downsizing - after proposed redevelopments were rejected.
US: Anti-gay activists forged signatures on petition to repeal Houston equal rights law 21
3:09 PM — A petition to trigger the repeal of an equal rights law in Houston, Texas contained fraudulent signatures, a jury has ruled.
Rainbow flag flies in Guernsey for Valentine’s Day 3
2:45 PM — The Channel Islands LGBTQ group Liberate is flying a rainbow flag to mark Valentine's Day.
Comment: Fifty Shades of Grey exposes the problem with extreme porn laws 6
2:18 PM — Dave Page, the Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, explains how the release of 50 Shades of Grey shows regulatory double-standards for extreme porn.
Vietnamese lesbian couple hold Valentine’s Day wedding on a plane 2
1:32 PM — A Vietnamese lesbian couple have celebrated Valentine's Day - by celebrating their wedding onboard a plane.
UKIP selects candidate who claims gays should ‘repent and turn to Christ’ 64
12:33 PM — UKIP has reportedly selected a notoriously anti-gay Christian preacher as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.
Church of England to begin ‘conversations’ on sexuality 40
11:35 AM — The Church of England is set to begin a series of 'shared conversations' aimed at healing a split in the Church surrounding same-sex couples.
13th February 2015
Dentist cleared of misconduct after threatening to out gay colleague 7
7:50 PM — A dentist who threatened to out a gay colleague to his family has been cleared of misconduct.