10th October 2014
Former Labour trade minister defends Nigel Farage over HIV migrant ban 17
1:35 PM — Former Labour trade minister Lord Digby Jones has defended UKIP leader Nigel Farage after he claimed that people with HIV should be banned from the UK.
Outcry after Nigel Farage calls for migrants with HIV to be banned from the UK 24
11:50 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been accused of "wilful ignorance", after he called for a blanket ban on people with HIV entering the UK.
8th October 2014
Latvian Archbishop: I’m not anti-gay, but homosexuals are destroying human identity 47
6:25 PM — A Latvian Archbishop has claimed that homosexuality is destroying human identity - but denies being anti-gay.
RTÉ star Brendan Courtney left shaken after passers-by shout ‘there’s the faggot off the telly’ 5
12:06 PM — Broadcaster and designer Brendan Courtney says he "felt extremely angry" after being verbally assaulted in Dublin's city centre in broad daylight.
Anti-gay Ugandan President to visit London for investment summit 32
11:56 AM — Uganda's anti-gay President Yoweri Museveni is planning to visit London later this month for a investment summit.
7th October 2014
Ex-Christian party leader who warns of ‘Gaystapo’ joins UKIP 15
12:19 PM — Former Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig – who believes same-sex marriage amounts to “child abuse” – says he’s campaigning for UKIP frontrunner Douglas Carswell.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
3rd October 2014
Former ex-gay activist: ‘Gay cure’ movement will be dead in 10 years 16
8:06 PM — A former 'ex-gay' activist has predicted that the 'gay cure' movement will be dead within a decade.
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".
Ugandan President Museveni expresses fears of economic impact over anti-gay laws 13
11:05 AM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has expressed second thoughts over proposed anti-gay legislation, saying 'the possibility of trade boycott' could harshly impact the nation's economic growth.
2nd October 2014
Philippines: Quezon City passes law banning anti-gay discrimination 3
3:31 PM — Philippines' largest city Quezon has approved ordinance that bans anti-gay discrimination.
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".
Russia scraps US exchange scheme after teen placed with gay family 25
5:11 PM — Russia has scrapped a long-running high school exchange scheme with the US, after a Russian teen was placed with a gay couple.
US: Three charged over Philadelphia gay bashing get December hearing 2
4:22 PM — Three people who were arrested over a homophobic attack in Philadelphia have had their court hearing scheduled for December.
A shocking number of LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil 9
4:07 PM — At least 216 LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil so far this year.