1st July 2015
Dr Christian Jessen: Same-sex dance couples on Strictly would look ‘silly’ 57
5:11 PM — Dr Christian Jessen has weighed in on a row over plans for same-sex dance couples on Strictly Come Dancing.
Spanish football team Rayo Vallecano unveils rainbow kit to challenge homophobia 2
4:17 PM — Spanish football team Rayo Vallecano, which plays in the country's top division, has unveiled a new pride-themed kit to challenge homophobia.
Diane Abbott: We must fight to keep London’s LGBT venues open 14
1:29 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott, who is running to become Mayor of London, writes for PinkNews following last week's Pride in London.
Homophobes now showing they don’t like gay people with ‘US flag’ Facebook pictures 52
12:51 PM — Homophobes on Facebook are protesting against a trend of 'rainbow' Facebook pictures - by superimposing the American flag over their face.
Norman Lamb: Gay characters shouldn’t be ‘out of bounds’ in children’s TV shows like Peppa Pig 9
4:52 AM — PinkNews Exclusive Lib Dem leadership candidate Norman Lamb has called for children's TV to feature more same-sex couples, in an interview with PinkNews.
30th June 2015
Nicky Morgan: Homophobia in schools could be a warning sign of extremism 28
7:15 PM — Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan has warned that children with homophobic views could be showing warning signs of extremism.
Even in Nigeria, support for gay rights is growing 1
3:04 PM — A poll has found that support for Nigeria's anti-gay law has fallen slightly - though it continues to have overwhelming public support.
Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe: I want to propose to Barack Obama 12
11:07 AM — Zimbabwe's notoriously homophobic President Robert Mugabe has 'joked' that he might marry Barack Obama after same-sex marriage became law across the US.
29th June 2015
Jeremy Renner gave a brilliant response to people who think he’s gay 16
8:05 PM — Avengers actor Jeremy Renner really doesn't care if people think he's gay - he gave an amazing response to anyone who thinks he is.
Mormon church facing growing pressure from within on LGBT rights 17
7:03 PM — When the US Supreme Court announced its decision to legalise same-sex marriage, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its congregation had a split reaction.
Pride in London: What it means to the local and global LGBT community 6
4:46 PM — What does Pride in London mean to attendees from London and around the world?
Man ‘tackled by police’ at Pride in London after getting angry about upside-down Pride flags 23
2:13 PM — A man was arrested at Pride in London - after screaming about a number of Pride flags being carried the wrong way round.
26th June 2015
Court suspends UK’s ‘unfair’ fast-track asylum appeals system 1
2:27 PM — The Court of Appeal has ordered the suspension of the UK’s ‘fast-track' system for asylum seeker appeals – which could be good news for LGBT asylum seekers battling deportation.
25th June 2015
‘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
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.
Stan Lee: Spider-Man should never be gay 63
12:12 PM — Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee has spoken out - after leaked documents revealed film versions of superhero Spider-Man are contractually banned from having gay storylines.
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.
15th June 2015
Sir Ian McKellen reportedly signs £1 million deal to write memoirs
12:52 PM — Actor and gay rights activist Sir Ian McKellen has reportedly signed a deal worth £1 million to pen an autobiography.
11th June 2015
Grindr is trying to bring gay rights to China 2
5:09 PM — Hook-up app Grindr has launched an initiative to bring gay rights to China.