18th January 2013
India: Visa regulations block gay surrogacy to foreigners 6
1:52 PM — The Indian Home ministry has circulated rules to embassies which prevent unmarried or gay people travelling to become surrogate parents.
12th January 2013
Malta: Labour government would grant civil partnerships and trans identity law if elected 9
9:45 PM — The leader of the Labour party in the Maltese House of Representatives has said his party would allow gay couples to have civil unions, a gender identity law for trans people, and that he would appoint a minister for civil rights and equality.
26th December 2012
High Court Judge who criticised same-sex marriage had promised to ‘keep a low profile’ on subject 39
3:36 PM — A high court judge has come under-fire for arguing that the government should not legislate for same-sex marriage as he claims it only benefits 0.1% of the population. PinkNews can reveal that last month he promised to take a 'lower profile' on the subject after complaints were made about his involvement in the Marriage Foundation.
22nd December 2012
US: Wisconsin court rules in favour of same sex domestic partnership registry 3
2:34 AM — An appeals court ruled on Friday that Wisconsin's same sex domestic partnership registry does not violate a state constitutional amendment which bans marriage equality.
25th November 2012
Video: Morgan Freeman says journey towards equal rights ‘has just begun’ 3
10:38 PM — Morgan Freeman features in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign, a charity in support of equal marriage rights, in which he says the journey towards equality "has just begun".
20th November 2012
US: Judge suspends gender reassignment order for trans woman prisoner, denies electrolysis 2
7:53 PM — A judge has suspended a previous order made in September, which ruled that a trans woman prisoner should receive gender reassignment surgery in treatment for gender dysphoria.
19th November 2012
US: Trans prisoner requests electrolysis, and for court to refer to her as female 5
9:49 PM — A trans woman prisoner incarcerated in an all male prison has requested electrolysis hair removal, and for the court to refer to her as female during ongoing proceedings, resulting in an appeal from prison officials.
14th November 2012
US: Nebraska city council implements protections for LGBT city employees 4
9:41 PM — In a change of direction from a decision last month, the Grand Island City Council has overridden a mayoral veto, and granted protections for LGBT people working for the city.
21st September 2012
Israel: Lesbian couple awarded payout in landmark ruling 9
8:43 PM — An Israeli lesbian couple is celebrating after a judge ruled that a wedding hall could not reject their custom.
2nd September 2012
Historic gay sex convictions will be able to be deleted from October 14
8:51 PM — From October, men with historic convictions for having consensual gay sex will be able to apply to have the convictions removed from official databases.
9th August 2012
CPS ‘does not endorse’ barrister’s sexual health clinic question at ‘#porntrial’ 14
3:47 PM — The Crown Prosecution Service has said it "does not endorse" a question by a barrister which presupposed that sexual health clinics were for people who had "riskier" sex lives.
7th August 2012
Germany: Call for equal tax benefits for gay couples 18
5:35 PM — Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union, have called for gay couples in civil unions the same tax breaks as married couples.
Manchester: Nurse convicted of homophobic verbal abuse against policeman 22
1:50 PM — A nurse in Manchester has been convicted of homophobic abusing a policeman as he tried to break up a racially aggravated argument.
6th August 2012
‘Porn trial’ barrister ‘asks if sexual health clinics are for those who have riskier sex’
5:59 PM — A Crown Prosecution Service barrister has reportedly asked a trial witness whether people who attend sexual health clinics do so because they engaged in risky sexual practices.
27th July 2012
Belgium: Gay man killed at cruising spot 19
10:13 AM — A suspect is being detained by police after a 61-year-old man was found dead at a gay cruising area of a park in the centre of Liège, Belgium.
23rd July 2012
New search rules for trans police officers and suspects drawn up 26
12:46 PM — It is all change for trans police and policing, as increased awareness of trans sensitivities sees new rules for searching suspects – both who can do the searching and how people should be searched – emerging in the last few weeks.
20th July 2012
Employer liable for joke ‘outing’ on Facebook 20
3:53 PM — An employment tribunal in south London has found an employer liable for its employees' joke 'outing' of their manager on Facebook.
Desmond Tutu: Anti-gay laws ‘as wrong as apartheid’ 94
10:21 AM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for the global decriminalisation of homosexuality to aid the fight against HIV, comparing anti-gay laws to racial segregation in his home country of South Africa.
19th July 2012
France: Concern as senate approves protections for ‘sexual’ not ‘gender’ identity 12
1:09 PM — Hopes that the election of a Socialist President and Assembly might usher in a new era of inclusivity in France took a blow last week, as Socialist Senators faced up to a first opportunity to legislate protections for the country’s trans minority but declined to do so.
Scotland ‘needs faith opt-out from Westminster’ for equal marriage 192
12:07 PM — The Scottish government will 'need' clarification of the UK-wide Equality Act to ensure religious celebrants are not forced to conduct gay weddings against their will, according to a leaked email.