17th May 2014
Tory Equalities Minister: A lot has been achieved for LGBT rights but we must not be complacement 21
9:59 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on IDAHOT, Minister for Equalities Sajid Javid says the government is "by no means complacent" when it comes to LGBT rights.
Exclusive: UKIP would ‘rather turn the clock back’ on LGBT rights by Nick Clegg 27
9:17 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns that UKIP would "rather turn the clock back" on LGBT equality.
16th May 2014
Green Party: LGBT equality is at stake in next week’s European elections 3
5:23 PM — Green Party MEP for London, Jean Lambert writes for PinkNews on why LGBT rights could be under threat if right-wing parties do well in next week's European elections
14th May 2014
Green Party: EU membership should be on condition of protecting LGBT rights 8
3:10 PM — Any country seeking to join the European Union must safeguard the rights of its LGBT citizens, says Green Party MEP Keith Taylor.
9th May 2014
US: Toyota advert breaks new ground with same-sex couple 2
4:55 PM — The first car ad campaign believed to feature a same-sex couple has been unveiled in California by Toyota
8th May 2014
Why didn’t Baroness Warsi speak out against Brunei’s anti-gay law when she met the Sultan? 26
5:57 PM — The Chair of the Kaleidoscope Trust has accused Baroness Warsi of failing to publicly raise Brunei's new penal code, which advocates the death penalty for homosexual acts, following a recent meeting with the Sultan of Brunei.
2nd May 2014
French lesbian couple told they cannot adopt child – despite biological link 2
1:20 PM — A lesbian couple in France have been barred from adopting a child – despite one of them being its birth mother.
1st May 2014
Kenyan film director argues ‘Homosexuality is not un-African, homophobia is’ 6
6:22 PM — A prominent film maker in Kenya has called for greater tolerance of gay Africans across the continent.
29th April 2014
Sharon Osbourne urges fans to boycott Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 14
1:10 PM — Sharon Osbourne has backed the boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a ‘stone the gays’ law.
28th April 2014
Human Rights Watch: Gay men hunted, raped and killed by Syrian Army 9
5:33 PM — Human Rights Watch has revealed the danger that many gay individuals face in Syria.
17th April 2014
Australia: Christian youth camp loses appeal against discrimination ruling 2
12:19 PM — A Christian youth camp which was ordered to pay damages for discriminating against a gay youth support charity in 2010 when it refused to accept its booking, has now lost its appeal against the court's ruling.
16th April 2014
Survey: UK sixth most tolerant towards homosexuality 47
7:02 PM — Less than a fifth of people in the UK think homosexuality is "morally unacceptable", the sixth lowest out of 40 countries surveyed.
15th April 2014
UN condemns Brunei over new law allowing gays to be stoned to death 167
12:25 PM — The UN has condemned Brunei for adopting a new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity.
Indian Supreme Court legally recognises transgender people for the first time 9
11:20 AM — India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark verdict creating a new category that allows transgender people to identify themselves as such on official documents.
13th April 2014
Linda Harvey: Young gay people should stay closeted until they can become straight 101
4:13 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey, who once dismissed the possibility that “kids are kicked out of their homes just for being who they are,” has now suggested young gay people should stay closeted to friends and family until they can become straight.
6th April 2014
Germany: Lesbian-exclusive burial site opened in historic Berlin cemetery 5
3:33 PM — A new burial area exclusively for lesbians has now been opened in a historic two-century-old Berlin cemetery.
1st April 2014
Turkey: Four mayors who signed LGBT-friendly protocol elected in Istanbul and Mersin 1
4:04 PM — Four mayoral candidates in Turkey who signed an LGBT-friendly municipality protocol were elected on Sunday in local districts of both Istanbul and Mersin.
European Parliament President: Cut aid from African countries with anti-gay laws 19
11:11 AM — The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz sparked a row yesterday, after he told a joint summit that African countries imprisoning gay and lesbian people should be disqualified from receiving EU aid.
31st March 2014
US: Texas school accused of discrimination for turning away three-year-old with lesbian parents 1
4:00 PM — A lesbian couple in Texas have said their three-year-old son was turned away from a Montessori private school because of the director's religious beliefs.
24th March 2014
UK: Vandalised transgender memorial restored 4
5:41 PM — A vandalised memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has now been restored in Manchester.