5th September 2012
Comment: Let me tell you all about ‘pinkwashing’ 68
3:04 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk university student and LGBT campaigner Gary Spedding warns of the dangers of separating LGBT rights from human rights when profiling individual countries. He feels it can lead to inaccurate generalisations and also creates a pecking order for equality.
Questions over new UK equalities minister’s gay voting record 46
2:12 PM — Conservative MP for Basingstoke Maria Miller, who was appointed yesterday by David Cameron as culture secretary and has direct responsibility for the newly moved Government Equalities Office (GEO), is under the spotlight after a number of activists noted her questionable voting record on LGBT equality.
3rd September 2012
Marcus Collins serenades crowds at Cardiff Mardi Gras 8
3:49 PM — For the first time the organisers of Cardiff Mardi Gras held a parade through the city on Saturday.
Sussex Police: 40 arrests made during Brighton Pride 23
2:53 PM — Police have also defended their crowd tactics after complaints that they had "kettled" members of the LGBT campaign group, Queers Against the Cuts in Saturday's parade.
Schools are getting better at tackling anti-gay bullying, says Brighton charity 4
2:06 PM — With students across the UK returning to school for the start of the new term this week, Allsorts, the Brighton-based LGBT youth project, is raising awareness of homophobic and transphobic bullying.
Comment: Bullying, bulimia and going back to school 9
11:31 AM — Writing for Pinknews.co.uk, Sam Thomas, the founder and director of a national eating disorders charity, says today’s start of the new school term for LGBT students across the UK, conjures up his own difficult memories of classroom life and of homophobic bullying.
Tatchell: PM urged to repeal ‘insults’ ban 42
10:17 AM — Peter Tatchell has urged David Cameron to reform Section 5 of the Public Order Act - which in the past has been used by lawyers to prosecute homophobic religious preachers and gay rights campaigners.
31st August 2012
Malaysia: Court case challenges trans “discrimination” law 2
7:52 PM — Four trans women in Malaysia have begun action to challenge the Islamic law which forbids them from behaving and dressing like women.
21st August 2012
In Photos: UK Black Pride 2012 13
5:30 PM — The seventh annual UK Black Pride took place last weekend at London's Ministry of Sound in Elephant & Castle. Pinknews.co.uk was there to snap all the action in the glorious sunshine.
17th August 2012
Pressure piles on Boris over @Out4Marriage video promise 35
7:27 AM — The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is facing renewed calls to honour a commitment to record an Out4Marriage video after London Assembly Member Tom Copley submitted a formal question.
15th August 2012
George Michael defends London 2012 song choice and tells critics to f*** off! 51
8:20 PM — George Michael has hit back at criticism that he cashed in on the Olympics by using the closing ceremony to promote his new single White Light.
Gay-friendly San Francisco church denies drag queen ban 13
5:54 PM — An LGBT-friendly Catholic church in San Francisco which banned drag queens from its premises has reversed the decision after the church's business manager said the new pastor had: "not been educated about the importance of drag queens in the gay community."
Pro-traditional family group blast US ambassador for supporting Prague Pride celebrations 28
1:26 PM — An international anti-LGBT, pro-traditional family group is apparently furious that the US ambassador to the Czech Republic has given his blessing to the Prague Pride Festival taking place this week.
14th August 2012
Christian B&B couple take same-sex bed ban to highest UK court 232
9:34 PM — Two Christian guesthouse owners who prevented a gay couple from staying in one of their double bedrooms, have won the right to take their case to the UK Supreme Court.
13th August 2012
Video: Mayor of Reykjavik drags up at gay pride to show support for Pussy Riot 10
10:32 PM — With a week to go before the verdict in the Pussy Riot trial, the Mayor of Reykjavik Jon Gnarr has donned a pink dress and danced to the band's music on a float at the city's gay pride festival.
12th August 2012
Equalities Office to look into Boris Johnson’s @Out4Marriage video pledge 59
11:29 PM — After months of failing to produce a video in support of the Out4Marriage campaign, London Mayor Boris Johnson’s inaction is now being looked into by the UK Government’s Equalities Office.
George Michael performs at London 2012 closing ceremony 18
10:12 PM — As if further proof was needed of the pop icon’s complete return to health after last year’s battle with pneumonia, George Michael has taken part in the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Tammy Smith becomes US’s first openly gay army general 7
6:55 PM — Less than a year after the repeal of the United State’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that banned openly gay and lesbian people in the US armed forces, Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay US army general.
Australia: Premiers of South Australia and Tasmania promise same-sex marriage 11
11:42 AM — The premiers of South Australia and Tasmania say that they will legislate to introduce same-sex marriage regardless of what Australian federal prime minister Julia Gillard or parliament does.
11th August 2012
St Petersburg: Madonna accused of breaking anti-gay law and branded a whore 39
5:22 PM — As expected, this week’s gig by the queen of pop in Russia’s second largest city has not passed off without controversy.