19th February 2015
C4 newsreader Jon Snow voices support for equal marriage ahead of Irish referendum 5
6:15 PM — Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has spoken about the Irish same-sex marriage referendum, saying that love between two human beings should be respected “whatever their sex”.
Gay couple allowed to marry in Texas under one-time order
5:08 PM — A gay couples in the US state of Texas have been allowed to marry despite a state-wide ban on same-sex marriage.
9% of MPs highlight same-sex marriage as the Coalition’s most laudable achievement 2
4:51 PM — Same-sex marriage is seen as the third most laudable achievement of the Coalition Government, according to a survey of MPs.
Bishop: Ireland in ‘danger’ of ‘groupthink’ over same-sex marriage 29
4:08 PM — A senior Catholic bishop has warned against the “danger of groupthink” on the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum.
18th February 2015
Krispy Kreme bins ‘KKK Wednesdays’ children’s promotion 27
11:47 AM — Krispy Kreme has apologised after a branch launched a promotion called 'KKK Wednesdays'.
Comment: Am I too skinny a gay to get a boyfriend? 225
10:00 AM — Writing on body image and his experiences of attitudes within the gay community, Liam Hackett asks whether he is too skinny to get a boyfriend.
17th February 2015
Swedish hotel accused of refusing access to gay couples 21
4:33 PM — A hotel in Sweden has been accused of refusing access to gay couples, and lying to say they were "closed for refurbishment", when same-sex couples enquired.
Committee urges Nepal to legalise equal marriage 5
3:53 PM — A committee in Nepal has urged the country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
16th February 2015
Gay NBA star Jason Collins mentoring sport stars in the closet 2
7:36 PM — Gay basketball star Jason Collins has said he is now helping to mentor a number of other LGBT players who remain in the closet.
Wu-Tang Clan member: I don’t support gays, but I’m not here to judge 53
6:40 PM — Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna has said that he "doesn't support" homosexuality - but isn't "judging".
David Cameron meets with Sultan of Brunei, who wants gays stoned to death 34
1:44 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron is today meeting with the Sultan of Brunei - who recently enacted a law calling for homosexuals to be stoned to death.
Ireland: One in five voters undecided ahead of equal marriage referendum 69
1:10 PM — One in five potential voters in Ireland are still undecided on same-sex marriage, just three months before the country's referendum.
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’ 473
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 5
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? 53
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: […]