28th November 2014
‘God Hates Fags’ church bombarded with phone calls about turkeys 8
1:42 PM — An online hoax has tricked thousands of people into calling the Westboro Baptist Church to ask about turkeys.
22nd August 2014
Tipster alerts Grindr users of location-based security breach 11
10:17 PM — Hackers are claiming they can pinpoint the exact locations of Grindr users, right down to what room they are in.
12th August 2014
Designer creates lesbian-themed emojis
3:36 PM — One US-based designer noticed important images missing from the average smartphone library: lesbian themed emojis.
18th January 2013
UK: Smartphones automatically block Pink News and other LGBT news sites 27
12:13 PM — Several mobile phone providers have blocked Pink News and other LGBT interest websites as part of the automatic settings that are programmed into smartphones.
8th November 2012
Liberty urges government to reject Snoopers’ Charter 7
5:17 PM — Human rights organisation Liberty is urging the LGBT community to join its campaign to reject the coalition government’s plans for a Draft Communications Data Bill commonly known as the ‘Snoopers’ Charter’.
11th December 2011
Marcus Collins loses out in final of X Factor 14
9:12 PM — Marcus Collins, who is openly gay, lost out to girl band, Little Mix, on the television talent show X Factor at the final broadcast this evening on ITV 1 and filmed in front of an audience of 10,000 at Wembley Stadium.
2nd November 2011
Hate messages blight US’ first gay homecoming king and queen 27
11:47 AM — School's superintendent condemns phone calls and emails as "demonstrating such a lack of tolerance".
22nd September 2011
Men jailed for attacking and robbing gay victim
1:55 PM — Two men from Melton, Leicestershire, have been jailed for attacking and robbing a gay man. Andrew Davis, 42, and Jonathan Huckerby, 21, were jailed for eight and five years respectively for inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and theft.
8th September 2011
Grindr founder creates mainstream meet-up service ‘Blendr’ 19
1:19 PM — The founder of gay phone app Grindr has created a new service aimed at the mainstream. Joel Simkhai, who launched Grindr two years ago, says new iPhone app Blendr will help people find dates and friendships nearby.
11th February 2011
US gay newspaper staff quit over ‘censorship’ 9
4:32 PM — The editor and a reporter at a US gay newspaper have quit, claiming that they were asked to kill an unflattering story on an advertiser.
28th January 2011
Gay former cabinet minister Nick Brown claims his phone was tapped 4
7:12 PM — Gay Labour MP, Nick Brown, who served as chief whip during Gordon Brown's tenure as prime minister and during Tony Blair's first administration has said that he believes his phone line was bugged by a tabloid newspaper.