3rd October 2014
Tories threaten to leave ECHR unless Britain can defy human rights rulings 49
8:48 AM — The Conservatives have threatened that Britain will leave the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), unless it is allowed to flout rulings on human rights issues.
30th September 2014
Tony Blair: It’s very difficult to raise gay rights with anti-gay leaders 11
1:27 PM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says it’s “very difficult” to raise the subject of gay rights with anti-gay leaders.
University of California introduces gender-neutral toilets 14
12:08 PM — The University of California (UC) is introducing gender-neutral toilets in all of their 10 campuses as well as a preferred name policy in a bid to become more LGBT-inclusive.
29th September 2014
South Africa’s queer youth: The future of the LGBT movement?
2:11 PM — On 26 September in Johannesburg, South Africans celebrated their diversity on Heritage Day and used it to strengthen LGBT youth activism.
26th September 2014
UN: Human Rights Council to vote on LGBT resolution 1
6:16 PM — The United Nations' Human Rights Council is expected to vote Friday on a resolution that addresses violence and discrimination directed at LGBT people around the globe.
23rd September 2014
Ed Miliband: Lord Cashman will be my LGBT rights envoy 7
4:27 PM — Ed Miliband says Lord Michael Cashman will serve as the party’s LGBT rights envoy - at a time when internationally LGBT rights "are going backwards".
Former US President Jimmy Carter: Jesus never discriminated against anyone 23
4:11 PM — Former US President Jimmy Carter has responded to a question about gay rights to say he did not know of any discrimination by Jesus.
18th September 2014
‘I feared the story of Pride could have been lost forever’ 2
5:27 PM — Mike Jackson, the co-founder of Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners, tells PinkNews he’s delighted that his group’s story has finally been told to a cinema audience.
10th September 2014
Scottish leaders outline position on LGBT equality ahead of independence vote 7
6:35 PM — The leaders of the main political parties in Scotland have outlined their party’s commitments to advancing LGBT rights ahead of next week's historic vote.
Scottish Labour leader: Independence would diminish equality in Scotland 9
5:25 PM — “Equality will not be top of the agenda for many years if we vote for independence,” Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has warned.
Alex Salmond: Tories will scrap Human Rights Act and damage Scottish equality 35
3:39 PM — SNP First Minister Alex Salmond says Scotland’s gains on LGBT rights would be at risk under a future Tory government without independence.
8th September 2014
7 mindblowing things you didn’t know about gay parenting (according to homophobes) 11
5:47 PM — Same-sex adoption laws are a staple part of the modern fight for gay equality. But what are some of the most common arguments against gay parenting, and why do they still exist?
India: Bestselling author calls colonial anti-gay law ‘our collective sin’ 9
10:07 AM — Bestselling Indian author Chetan Bhagat has spoken about India's anti-gay law to say that it contradicts the country's culture, calling it a "relic of an unscientific, Victorian past."
2nd September 2014
Activist hoists flag from mountain in protest over Russian anti-gay laws 5
6:42 PM — A gay rights campaigner has climbed the highest mountain in Europe to fly a rainbow flag from its peak in a swipe at Russia's homophobic laws.
Equality Network: How will Scottish independence impact on LGBT rights?
4:46 PM — Scotland’s Equality Network has called on the country’s main political parties to outline how the independence question could impact on LGBT rights.
Clacton by-election date announced for anti-gay marriage Tory defector 24
11:33 AM — The date of the Clacton by-election for UKIP candidate Douglas Carswell has been announced.
28th August 2014
Comment: Human rights laws in the UK are under threat 20
12:12 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Purna Sen says repealing European human rights legislation would be a bad move for the UK's LGBT community.
13th August 2014
Comment: The UK Government must stand up for LGBT Ugandans 7
5:50 PM — Labour's Kerry McCarthy has written to the UK's Minister for Africa urging for a stronger stance against the Ugandan Government's support for anti-gay laws.
12th August 2014
US: Montana mayor rejects anti-discrimination legislation 3
8:52 PM — The Billings City Council in Montana has rejected an ordinance to ban discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
7th August 2014
US: President Obama glosses over LGBT rights at Africa Leaders Summit 13
8:22 PM — President Barack Obama did not directly address LGBT rights during his closing remarks for the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.