26th November 2013
United Nations announces Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as its ‘equality champions’ 7
6:42 PM — The United Nations announced today that hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be joining its Free & Equal campaign as "equality champions."
17th October 2013
Facebook to host Europe’s first LGBT hackathon
10:58 AM — It's been announced Facebook is to host Europe's first LGBT hackathon next month.
21st August 2013
Footballer suffers anti-gay backlash over male kiss photo 13
12:51 PM — A footballer photographed kissing another man is suffering a homophobic backlash from supporters and rival fans.
6th August 2013
Twitter troll ordered to pay equal marriage campaigner £40k for calling her a paedophile 46
12:56 PM — A Twitter troll who branded a teacher a paedophile for campaigning for equal marriage rights has been ordered to pay £40,000 by Scotland's highest civil court.
29th June 2013
Facebook removes ads from ‘cute and gay boys’ page after threat of boycott 9
5:10 PM — Social networking site Facebook has announced that it is to totally overhaul its advertising systems, in order to deal with concerns raised by advertisers over potentially offensive content.
14th June 2013
Son of US Senator under fire for posting racist and homophobic tweets 12
1:44 PM — A US Republican Senator has come under fire after his 15-year-old son posted homophobic and racist comments on several social media sites.
11th April 2013
Comment: A brave new world for GMFA 33
12:55 PM — Matthew Hodson, head of programmes at gay men’s health charity GMFA writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how funding cuts poses a challenge to the charity's HIV prevention work.
5th April 2013
Rapper Daddy Yankee denies that he is gay after circulation of fake gay kiss photo 5
1:11 PM — Rapper Daddy Yankee has dismissed rumours that he is gay, blaming social media for the rumours, as a photograph which sites claimed was of him kissing another man, circulated earlier this week.
2nd April 2013
Comment: Equal marriage campaigners should rein in their egos and go back to the grassroots 19
3:47 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward says equal marriage campaigners should focus on convincing neighbours and their local MPs to support the measure with traditional lobbying methods – rather than relying on online activism.
28th March 2013
BBC apologises for naming South African official ‘gay marriage’ in TV news caption 3
4:55 PM — The BBC has apologised for accidently naming a South African civil servant with the name “gay marriage” in a TV news report about a diplomatic conference.
19th March 2013
Florida: State appeals court makes key ruling in Facebook gay hate case
2:57 PM — In an apparent first in Florida law, a state appeals court has ruled that posting threats on one's personal Facebook page can be prosecuted under state law.
12th March 2013
Study: Sexuality can be revealed by the type of music you ‘like’ on Facebook 12
2:48 PM — Information about sexuality can be revealed from the things you choose to ‘like’ on Facebook, a study suggests.
20th February 2013
Comments featuring the word ‘gay’ mysteriously disappear off Gillette UK’s Facebook page 45
5:36 PM — Men’s shaving and grooming giant Gillette has launched an investigation after a PinkNews reader complained that non-offensive comments featuring the word “gay” were being erased from the company’s UK Facebook page.
7th February 2013
West Midlands Police officer resigns after using force’s Twitter account to message gay men 14
11:07 AM — An award-winning Special Constable from the West Midlands has resigned after it emerged he used a police Twitter account to send messages to gay men that were "against force policy".
30th January 2013
Interview: Charlie Hides on becoming a YouTube drag sensation 6
7:02 PM — Having done shows for Sir Elton John and with 8.2m video views spread across 119 videos on his YouTube channel, Charlie Hides is bringing drag to the digital mainstream. Laurence Watts caught up with him for PinkNews.
29th January 2013
Twitter’s Vine videos service flooded with gay porn despite moves to reduce explicit content 4
3:25 PM — Twitter has blocked searches for the terms "porn" and "sex" on its new video sharing service Vine in an attempt to reduce the level of explicit content being posted. However, the word "gay" and terms relating to "gay" are not blocked despite most of the content being highly explicit.
Comment: The power of online activism & social media in the fight for LGBT equality 11
1:38 PM — Murray Lipp, administrator of the Facebook page ‘Gay Marriage USA,’ discusses his experience in maintaining America’s largest independent national equal marriage page on Facebook.
30th November 2012
Interview: Jean-Luc Romero talks on the fight against AIDS, social media, and equal marriage in France 1
8:38 AM — Jean-Luc Romero, a French politician, author, and active campaigner against HIV/AIDS, after having been the first French politician to be openly HIV-positive back in 2002, he has focussed his career on "the human", and human rights. He is the President of the Elected Leadership Against AIDS, the founder of the progressive political party, Aujourd'hui Autrement.
29th November 2012
Comment: The dangers of social media 7
11:00 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, employment lawyer Anna Furness says the recent high profile legal case of Christian housing worker Adrian Smith, who was demoted by his employer for posting anti-equality remarks on Facebook, illustrates the potential dangers of social media for employees.
17th November 2012
US: Influx of donations aim to save LGBT youth rescue centre destroyed by Superstorm Sandy 4
12:36 AM — A rescue centre for homeless LGBT youths in New York City, which was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, is on the way to being rebuilt after a social media campaign was launched to save it.