20th December 2013
TalkTalk apologises for using ‘porn filter’ to block access to Lib Dem LGBT website 4
4:02 PM — TalkTalk has apologised for blocking access to the Liberal Democrats’ official LGBT group website, after the internet service provider incorrectly classified the site as “pornographic”.
19th December 2013
TalkTalk apologises for blocking access to LGBT charity website by incorrectly labelling it as porn 4
5:33 PM — TalkTalk has apologised for blocking access to the website of London Friend, after the internet service provider incorrectly classified the LGBT charity's site as “pornographic”.
17th October 2013
Facebook to host Europe’s first LGBT hackathon
10:58 AM — It's been announced Facebook is to host Europe's first LGBT hackathon next month.
23rd August 2013
Exclusive: Major charity Oxfam blocks staff from accessing gay news sites like PinkNews 31
4:21 PM — Staff members at aid and development charity Oxfam are blocked from accessing gay news websites such as PinkNews.co.uk.
13th August 2013
Pakistan: New website helps gay men find ways to get around harsh anti-gay laws 3
6:31 PM — In one of the most dangerous places in the world to be gay, the LGBT community are finding ways to get around Pakistan's anti gay laws. In Pakistan a gay man can face life imprisonment in what is reported to be one of the most intolerant nations on the planet.
1st August 2013
UK: Charity warns ‘web filtering will harm LGBT young people and vulnerable adults’ 12
1:32 PM — An LGBT domestic violence charity has called on the government to reconsider proposals for default web blocking.
5th July 2013
Irish ‘hacktivist’ takes down Nigerian government website over anti-gay bill 10
4:09 PM — An Irish hacker opposed to Nigeria's stance on homosexuality has attacked the country's official government website in protest of an "anti-gay" bill which seeks to further criminalise gay people.
5th March 2013
Yorkshire: Man admits to breaching sexual offences prevention order after searching for gay porn and Tom Daley images 20
2:38 PM — A man has admitted to breaching the terms of a sexual offences prevention order after he told police officers that he had been searching the internet for gay pornography and images of Olympic diver Tom Daley.
23rd February 2013
Italy: British murder suspect thought to have targeted victims via gay chat rooms
9:43 PM — A man from London has been arrested in connection with the murder of a tour guide and the attempted killing of another man in Italy – with police sources indicating he met both victims through gay chat rooms.
20th February 2013
Comment: The dark side of gay dating sites 57
3:27 PM — Although gay dating sites provide a useful platform in allowing men to meet each other, Christopher Halton writes for PinkNews of how they can also put some gay men at risk.
31st January 2013
China: ‘Two Old Men’ stream footage of their wedding but are disrupted by son 22
4:57 PM — A gay couple who attracted thousands of fans on a Chinese microblogging site have broadcast footage of their symbolic wedding, but were interrupted by the son of one of the men.
23rd January 2013
Facebook apologises for deleting an ‘offensive’ photo of a mixed-race gay couple’s wedding 28
1:27 PM — Social media site Facebook has apologised for deeming that a photograph of a mixed-race gay couple was offensive.
4th January 2013
US: Pentagon bans access to gay news websites 2
10:38 AM — The United States Department of Defence has reportedly banned access to several gay media websites on its network of computers.
9th July 2012
China: Wives of gay men ‘defrauded by support website’ 2
10:52 AM — Fifty wives of gay men in China say a website set up to provide them with support in their marriage has defrauded them, state media reports.
10th April 2012
Comment: Addicted to Grindr 47
1:02 PM — The location-aware gay social app Grindr is celebrating its third birthday with 3.5 million users in 192 countries. Gavin Roach, who is taking his show Confessions of a Grindr Addict across Australia, writes about his experience of what happens when Grindr takes over.
15th March 2012
Tunisian gay magazine hacked 19
12:07 PM — Yesterday, homophobic hackers attacked Tunisia’s main LGBT title, Gay Day Magazine, taking over its email, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
8th March 2012
Gaydar seeks investment for ‘global growth ambitions’ 12
1:33 PM — The parent company for international gay dating site Gaydar.co.uk is seeking a 'significant cash investment' to fund its 'ambition for global growth'.
1st March 2012
Gay online encyclopaedia debuts 47
2:12 PM — WikiQueer, a gay, bi and trans online encyclopaedia has launched publicly this week.
27th February 2012
Facebook to fix system which tried to suggest ads for ‘faggots’ 9
3:49 PM — Facebook has confirmed to PinkNews.co.uk today it will be introducing a fix on an automated system which suggests advertisers try to use racial and gay slurs, including 'faggot' and 'sissy', to target customers.
13th January 2012
US group aims for ‘dot gay’ web domain 19
10:45 AM — As applications for new top level domains on the web open today, an American group is trying to secure '.gay' for the LGBT community, saying it will make it "an exemplary beacon of social entrepreneurship and an empowering resource".