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 24
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’ 4
5:27 PM — Mike Jackson, the co-founder of Lesbians 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.
6th August 2014
American pastor: God should drop a nuclear bomb on the US because we have gay ambassadors 28
12:26 PM — Pastor Rick Scarborough has claimed that God would be justified in destroying the US due to the fact that it now has openly gay ambassadors.