15th October 2014
Sir Ian McKellen to be awarded Freedom of the City of London this month 4
3:35 PM — Gay actor Sir Ian McKellen will be honoured with Freedom of the City of London later this month.
17th July 2014
Watch: Michael Sam accepts Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs
12:25 PM — The NFL’s first openly-gay player, Michael Sam, was met with two standing ovations as he accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday night.
16th July 2014
First out Tory MP Alan Duncan recommended for knighthood 3
12:48 PM — The first out Tory MP, Alan Duncan, has reportedly been recommended for a knighthood after leaving his ministerial post.
14th June 2014
John Barrowman awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 54
11:16 AM — Actor and singer John Barrowman has been awarded an MBE for services to entertainment and charity.
9th June 2014
Australia: Gay rights campaigner Lex Watson granted honour after death 2
2:33 PM — A leading Australian gay rights campaigner who died last month has been awarded a rare posthumous honour.
7th June 2014
UK: Transgender vicar made Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral 6
6:35 PM — A transgender vicar has been honoured with the title of Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral.
31st May 2014
US: Obama proclaims June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in honour of Stonewall riots 4
1:44 PM — Barack Obama has announced that June will be recognised nationally as LGBT Pride Month, in honour of the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
28th May 2014
American Family Association to boycott Postal Service over Harvey Milk stamps 35
8:16 PM — The American Family Association is attempting to boycott the US Postal Service, over a stamp honouring gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
24th June 2013
Plaque commemorating murdered gay bar manager reported stolen
1:57 PM — A plaque commemorating a gay, bar manager who was brutally beaten and murdered in 2005, has been reported stolen.
18th June 2013
MBE awarded to gay and lesbian choir leader for services to music 6
3:29 PM — A London man has made it onto the Queen's birthday honours list for work with gay and lesbian choirs around the world.
8th May 2013
US: Plan to rename San Francisco airport after Harvey Milk is scrapped
5:07 PM — A proposal to rename San Francisco's airport after the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk, has been dropped, and the lawmaker who proposed it will aim to have a terminal named after Milk instead.
2nd July 2012
Tory MP’s bill calls for partners of gay knights to receive honorary titles 64
10:00 AM — A Private Member's Bill is to be tabled at the House of Commons this week calling for honorary titles to be bestowed on the partners of gay knights and peers.
31st December 2011
Stephen Fry named 2011’s most influential Tweeter in LGBT life 19
12:22 PM — Stephen Fry has been named the most influential LGBT Twitter user in PinkNews.co.uk's 2011 list. He told PinkNews.co.uk it was "a very remarkable honour".
19th December 2011
Danish MP’s gay Hans Christian Andersen festival dubbed a ‘silly suggestion’ 9
12:12 PM — An MP in Denmark has prompted debate after suggesting the country organise a week-long festival aimed at gay couples in honour of the writer Hans Christian Andersen.
14th December 2011
Parents of gay US suicide teenager launch charitable foundation in his name 6
2:09 PM — The parents of a gay teenager who killed himself last year have launched an anti-bullying foundation named in his honour.
8th December 2011
Partner of Turkish gay man shot in ‘honour killing’ to address London audience tomorrow 50
2:54 PM — İbrahim Can, the partner of Ahmet Yildiz, a gay man shot dead in a reported "honour killing" in the Turkish city of Istanbul, will speak about his experience at London's SOAS tomorrow.
10th February 2011
Ricky Martin honoured for promoting gay rights 23
4:04 PM — Ricky Martin is to be honoured by GLAAD for raising the profile of gay rights. The star will received the Vito Russo Award at the organisation's annual awards next month.
7th February 2011
Corrie stars ‘honoured’ to play lesbian couple 7
11:58 AM — Coronation Street actresses Sacha Parkinson and Brooke Vincent say they are honoured to play the soap's first lesbian couple. They added that the relationship was a "love story", rather than a "phase".
18th November 2010
Britain’s first out gay MP Chris Smith honoured 2
1:46 PM — Lord Chris Smith, who was Britain's first out gay MP, has been honoured by Islington council. The former Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury, who came out 25 years ago, was awarded Freedom of the Borough.
14th December 2009
Anti-gay singer Buju Banton arrested on drug charges 24
2:12 PM — The Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is in custody pending charges of drug offences. The singer, who has been condemned for lyrics calling for gays to be killed, was arrested in Miami on Thursday.