8th December 2014
Olympic Charter adds protection for LGB athletes after Sochi Olympics 14
3:58 PM — The Olympic Charter has been amended to explicitly safeguard lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, after concerns about homophobia at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
US: Tampa prepares same-sex weddings ads ahead of legal deadline 3
2:41 PM — Tampa Bay is ready to promote itself as a gay wedding venue - before same-sex marriage is even legal in Florida.
Salvation Army: Homophobia claims are a ‘myth’ 48
1:30 PM — The Salvation Army has dismissed claims that it has a poor record on LGBT rights.
Footballer abandons appeal against ‘homophobic gesture’ conviction 2
12:58 PM — A former Blackburn Rovers player has abandoned his appeal against a conviction for making a homophobic gesture while playing against Brighton.
Pride scoops ‘Best Film’ at Independent Film Awards 1
12:29 PM — Pride has been named the best film of 2014, at the British Independent Film Awards.
New Zealand appoints first openly gay High Court judge 1
11:46 AM — New Zealand has appointed its first openly gay lawyer as a High Court judge.
7th December 2014
Prince Harry’s big secret and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:36 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Fresh claims that Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe plotted to murder his gay lover 10
5:18 PM — Fresh claims have been made that former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe plotted to murder his alleged former gay lover.
Listen: Sam Smith unveils stunning ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ cover 6
3:44 PM — Out singer Sam Smith has unveiled a new cover of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'.
Councillors launch bid to re-open drag venue Madame JoJo’s 2
3:19 PM — Labour councillors have launched a bid to save iconic Soho drag and cabaret club Madame JoJo's from being demolished.
South Korea: LGBT protesters occupy Seoul City Hall after rights charter axed 2
2:25 PM — A group of protesters have staged a sit-in at Seoul City Hall, after the government dropped plans for a human rights charter which banned discrimination against gays.
Japan: Activist running to become country’s first gay male lawmaker 2
1:55 PM — An LGBT activist running for election in Japan could be on course to become country's first openly gay male lawmaker.
This bar owner’s response to a homophobic customer is just perfect 135
1:24 PM — A bar owner has smacked down a company's booking for a Christmas party, after they asked whether the venue was "Gay".
Poland’s first openly gay mayor takes power 4
1:02 PM — Poland's first ever openly gay mayor Robert Biedron has officially taken up his office.
Stephen Fry presents ‘Person of the Year’ award to drag queen Panti Bliss 5
12:05 PM — Irish drag queen activist Panti Bliss has picked up a Person of the Year award.
6th December 2014
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond to stand as an MP 19
8:45 PM — Former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has announced his plans to return to politics as an MP.
Paul Weller’s son comes out as bisexual 1
5:51 PM — The son of musician Paul Weller has revealed that he is bisexual, and praised his "hugely supportive" father.
Gym security guards ‘go undercover’ in sauna to stop men having gay sex 20
5:18 PM — Security guards at a gym in Austria are stripping off and going undercover - to stop men having sex in the sauna.
Canada: Olympic figure skater comes out as gay 7
4:05 PM — An Olympic silver medallist figure skater has come out as gay.
5th December 2014
Whoops! Judge mistakenly grants first divorce to same-sex couple 2
7:27 PM — A judge has mistakenly granted his state's first same-sex divorce to a lesbian couple.