29th September 2014
UK: 16% of people still think gay sex should be illegal 65
10:10 AM — Almost a sixth of British people think gay sex should be illegal, according to a new survey.
28th September 2014
Serbia: Defiant crowds take part in first Belgrade Pride since violent clashes 1
1:19 PM — Hundreds of people are taking part in the first Belgrade Pride parade permitted to go ahead in four years.
27th September 2014
Obama spokesperson: UN resolution reaffirms LGBT rights as ‘fundamental freedoms’
3:40 PM — An advisor to President Barack Obama has welcomed the passage of a UN Human Rights Council resolution condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
26th September 2014
UN: Human Rights Council passes landmark LGBT rights resolution 20
7:20 PM — The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a landmark resolution condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister says gay rights is ‘not legally possible’ 77
11:01 AM — The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has gone on record to say the country is nowhere near ready to establish a referendum dealing with the decriminalisation of homosexuality and gay rights as "it is not legally possible."
25th September 2014
US: US government sues companies over illegal sacking transgender employees 3
9:31 PM — In an historic action Thursday, the federal government brought suits against two companies who have been accused of discriminating against transgender employees.
24th September 2014
Nicola Sturgeon launches bid for SNP leadership 37
5:20 PM — Nicola Sturgeon MSP has announced that she will run for to become the leader of the Scottish National Party.
22nd September 2014
Barack Obama: LGBT sexual assault victims can feel more isolated 4
7:48 PM — Barack Obama has spoken about sexual assault within the LGBT community.
Canada: Vancouver LGBT activist Jim Deva dies in freak accident 9
2:27 PM — A Vancouver activist who won a court challenge over his right to sell LGBT-themed books has died in a freak accident.
18th September 2014
PinkNews joins campaign urging for compulsory, inclusive sex education 4
12:18 PM — PinkNews has joined with a coalition of LGBT organisations and campaigners writing to political leaders in the UK to highlight a need for compulsory LGBT-inclusive Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) in all schools.
Facebook rebuffs drag performers over ‘real name’ crackdown 4
12:04 PM — Despite refusing to change its policy on "real names", Facebook has agreed to temporarily reinstate some drag performers' profiles.
16th September 2014
Egyptian police hunt gays using Grindr 13
5:13 PM — Police are exploiting Grindr and other dating sites to hunt members of the LGBT community in Egypt, it has been claimed.
Symantec removes ‘Sexual Orientation’ firewall category following PinkNews report 3
4:39 PM — Firewall provider Symantec has again announced that it is removing a firewall category which blocks LGBT sites such as PinkNews, following complaints.
15th September 2014
Photos: Equal marriage runway a surprise hit at New York Fashion Week 2
1:16 PM — A fashion designer celebrated marriage equality during New York Fashion Week, with a runway show themed around same-sex marriage.
11th September 2014
South Africa: Mpumalanga makes history with first pride parade
4:15 PM — Mpumalanga's Gert Sibande District made history this week after hosting its first ever pride parade for LGBT communities in South Africa.
8th September 2014
New York: Gay groups apply to march in St Patrick’s Day parade after ban lifting 2
5:50 PM — Several LGBT groups have applied for the right to march in New York's St Patrick's Day parade, after organisers lifted a blanket ban.
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."
6th September 2014
Northern Ireland: Catholic school marches in Pride parade 8
11:03 AM — A Catholic school in Northern Ireland has made history, by marching in a local Pride parade.
4th September 2014
Comment: More needs to be done to protect LGBT services against budget cuts 6
12:46 PM — TUC policy officer for disability and LGBT rights Peter Purton, writes for PinkNews on the importance of ensuring government funding for LGBT services.
3rd September 2014
TUC: Austerity is causing LGBT services to suffer 9
3:56 PM — The Trades Union Congress has warned that government austerity is causing harm to voluntary and community-focussed LGBT organisations.