23rd July 2014
Nick Clegg: We must stand up for LGBT rights at the Commonwealth Games 6
3:34 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg writes for PinkNews of the importance of standing up for LGBT rights at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Russian gay rights group deemed ‘foreign agent’ for ‘violating straight rights’ 14
1:05 PM — An LGBT rights organisation based in Russia has been deemed a "foreign agent" by a St Petersburg court.
22nd July 2014
US: College denies it refused to house trans student 1
6:30 PM — A Christian college in Oregon has denied claims that it refused to provide on-campus accommodation for a trans student, but said he would not be allowed to live in dorms without having gender reassignment surgery.
21st July 2014
Italy: Catholic school ‘fires teacher for refusing to deny being a lesbian’ 7
6:07 PM — An Catholic school in Italy has allegedly dismissed a teacher for failing to deny being gay, saying that it needs to “protect the school environment”.
17th July 2014
Nick Clegg: Tories are ‘lining up with Putin’ over European Court power curb 3
2:20 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched an attack on Conservative plans to limit the power of the European Court of Human Rights.
7th July 2014
US: Missouri county will not be defending state’s ban on same-sex marriage 3
10:47 PM — Missouri's Jackson County will not fight a lawsuit challenging Missouri’s current ban on same-sex marriage.
3rd July 2014
Labour leaders pay tribute to Stonewall founder and Labour politician Michael Cashman 2
2:13 PM — Tony Blair was among several Labour figures to pay tribute to Michael Cashman at a party marking his contribution to politics and LGBT rights.
27th June 2014
Sweden: Hockey team to support LGBT community with rainbow coloured jerseys next season 3
5:26 PM — Swedish hockey team Kiruna IF announce their plan to don new rainbow jerseys in the 2014/15 season in support of the global LGBT community.
25th June 2014
Hillary Clinton: I was ‘ridiculed’ by Uganda’s President when I challenged him on gay rights 11
6:52 PM — Hillary Clinton says she was “ridiculed” by President Yoweri Museveni when she confronted him about Uganda’s anti-gay legislation.
US: Vice President Joe Biden says gay rights should trump cultural and social traditions 4
4:13 PM — On Tuesday the White House hosted the first LGBT Human Rights Forum, where Vice President Joe Biden stated gay rights must trump cultural and social traditions around the world.
24th June 2014
LGBT groups officially received by Spanish King and Queen for the first time 11
4:32 PM — The newly enthroned King and Queen of Spain have received representatives of the LGBT community for the first time.
19th June 2014
UK Government: We don’t know how many LGBT asylum seekers were deported last year 8
3:41 PM — Baroness Susan Williams admits the government does not know how many Ugandan asylum claims were made on the basis of sexual orientation in 2013.
Diane Abbott: We are seeing ‘encouraging signs’ out of Jamaica on LGBT rights 10
2:36 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott tells PinkNews that Jamaica is taking "encouraging" political steps to rid itself of its homophobic shadow.
17th June 2014
Jordan’s Prince Zeid appointed as new UN human rights chief 47
6:20 PM — Jordan's Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein has been appointed the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
12th June 2014
Hillary Clinton: There’s an ‘increasing backlash’ against LGBT rights 45
6:11 PM — Hillary Clinton says there’s an “increasing backlash” against LGBT rights around the world.
11th June 2014
Peter Tatchell calls for non-discrimination pledge at the 2014 Commonwealth Games 1
4:31 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, today published an open letter to organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games calling for all participating countries to sign a non-discrimination pledge.
6th June 2014
Comment: How Europe has influenced the UK’s journey on LGBT rights 26
2:38 PM — With Britain increasingly questioning its relationship with Europe, Juris Lavrikovs, from ILGA-Europe, charts for PinkNews how membership of the EU has helped progress LGBT equality.
5th June 2014
Jamaican newspaper: Banning same-sex marriage is hypocritical 4
12:37 PM — A leading newspaper in Jamaica has questioned the country’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it amounts to “hypocrisy”.
4th June 2014
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
30th May 2014
NI First Minister: ‘I would never insult any community’ – except the gays? 21
5:44 PM — Peter Robinson appeared to suffer a severe sense of irony failure yesterday, claiming that he would “never seek” to insult any section of Northern Ireland’s community – from a man who has said homosexuality is an “abomination”.