26th June 2015
Legal challenge against Northern Ireland gay marriage ban begins 2
12:11 PM — Grainne Close and Shannon Sickles are currently in court challenging Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage.
Liverpool Pride cancels most of festival over funding shortfall 2
11:47 AM — Liverpool Pride is to face a drastic reduction in scale, after a funding shortfall led it to cancel most of the planned festivities.
25th June 2015
Ex-Brighton player banned from tournament after ‘sticking finger up opponent’s bum’ 8
7:52 PM — A former Premier League footballer has been banned from an international football tournament, after a bizarre incident in which he stuck his finger up another player's bum.
Interview: Andy Burnham addresses ‘hurtful’ attacks on his equality record 7
4:49 PM — Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham speaks to PinkNews about Labour's record, his struggle with faith and the Catholic church, and how his support for LGBT rights caused a rift in his family.
Andy Burnham: I sacrificed relationships in my own family to back LGBT rights 39
4:44 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham has revealed his support for LGBT equality damaged his relationship with parts of his own family. He also brands criticism of his record on LGBT rights "hurtful" and "unfair".
Out MPs Nigel Evans and Angela Eagle raise embassy flag ‘ban’ in Parliament 4
3:16 PM — Tory MP Nigel Evans and Labour's Angela Eagle have both raised in Parliament the continued enforcement of regulations blocking British embassies flying anything other than the Union Flag.
Man found dead at London gay sauna
2:21 PM — A man has been found dead at a gay sauna in South London.
Speaker John Bercow: Reverend who compared gay people to paedophiles is ‘blinkered’ and ‘misguided’ 26
1:43 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons has mocked a "misguided" Church of England reverend who equated gay people to paedophiles.
Paul O’Grady and Sir Ian McKellen back listed status for Royal Vauxhall Tavern 1
11:39 AM — After New York's Stonewall Inn was given landmark status, celebrity supporters have called for London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern to be designated a listed building.
‘You’re in my house!’ Obama shuts down heckler at White House Pride event 107
12:47 AM — Barack Obama has hit back at a heckler during a White House reception for LGBT Pride Month.
24th June 2015
London’s iconic gay pub the Black Cap to be converted into a café 8
7:24 PM — London's iconic Camden gay pub the Black Cap is set to be converted into a café, after closing down earlier this year.
California judge blocks proposed ‘Biblical’ law calling for gays to be executed 11
6:56 PM — A judge has struck down a chilling ballot initiative calling for the mass execution of gay people.
Sweden now has a national all-LGBT handball team 10
6:20 PM — Sweden is getting an all-LGBT handball team for the first time in its history
Sarah Palin dropped by Fox News 11
4:36 PM — Anti-gay Republican Sarah Palin has been quietly dropped as a commentator by Fox News.
Gay and trans Russians ‘trying to join ISIS’ despite group executing gay people 22
1:17 PM — A gay man and a trans woman are reportedly trying to flee Russia... to head to Syria and join Islamic State.
Vatican: We should be polite to people with ‘homosexual tendencies’ while opposing their rights 232
12:40 PM — The Vatican has instructed members of the Catholic Church to be polite to people with "homosexual tendencies", while continuing to work to oppose equality.
Steps singer Ian H Watkins: My bandmate Lisa used to help me stay in the closet 5
11:27 AM — Steps singer Ian H Watkins has credited his bandmate Lisa with helping to deflect questions about his sexuality.
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard changing its name to be ‘more inclusive’ 17
12:01 AM — The London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard is re-branding - to adopt a name that is more inclusive of all LGBT people.
23rd June 2015
MPs and Lords form cross-party group on global LGBT rights 5
8:24 PM — Members of Parliament and peers have formed a new All-Party Parliamentary Group, to tackle LGBT issues around the world.
Australian MP: Why shouldn’t people marry their children if gays can marry? 35
4:32 PM — Australian government back-bencher Dennis Jensen, has asked why people can't marry their biological relatives if gays are allowed to marry.