6th October 2014
Amnesty International calls for immediate release of British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ in Morocco 11
11:10 AM — Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of Ray Cole, who has been jailed for 'homosexual acts' in Morocco.
5th October 2014
How a gay bar upset the Mormon church, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week 5
7:31 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Nigel Evans MP: I will take jailed British man’s case to Moroccan ambassador 17
6:04 PM — Out Tory MP Nigel Evans has said he will take the case of a British man jailed in Morocco for 'homosexual acts' up with the Moroccan ambassador.
Tory Vice Chair Mike Freer: Trade talks with Morocco should be blocked over jailing of gay tourist 24
4:50 PM — Out Tory MP Mike Free has called for trade talks with Morocco to be blocked, after a gay British man was jailed for 'homosexual acts' in the country.
Michelle Obama endorses openly gay Maine candidate Mike Michaud 1
3:56 PM — Michelle Obama has given her endorsement to an openly gay politician running to become the governor of Maine, Mike Michaud.
Dover MP Charlie Elphicke calls for Morocco travel boycott after British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ 5
3:13 PM — Dover MP Charlie Elphicke has called for travellers to boycott Morocco, after one of his constituents was jailed in the country for 'homosexual acts'.
Labour LGBT envoy Michael Cashman: Morocco ‘must face consequences’ for jailing gay British man 5
2:56 PM — Labour's LGBT rights envoy Michael Cashman has condemned the imprisonment in Morocco of a British man for 'homosexual acts'.
US: Court orders Missouri to recognise same-sex marriages from out of state
2:13 PM — A Missouri court has ordered the state to begin recognition of same-sex marriages conducted out-of-state.
Pope opens Catholic meeting expected to reaffirm opposition to homosexuality 35
1:16 PM — The Pope has opened a meeting of over 200 Catholic bishops, which is expected to reaffirm the church's teachings on homosexuality.
US: Human Rights Campaign fires back at anti-gay group head who branded them ‘imperialists’ 5
12:51 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched an attack on NOM President Brian Brown, after he branded them "imperialists" who "export" same-sex marriage.
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 21
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".