27th March 2013
Study: Six million users log onto Grindr an average of eight times a day 18
6:45 PM — Grindr is used by 6 million users who spend an hour and a half daily on average using the app, a study has found. The study by the location-based app also found that users log in eight times a day on average.
25th March 2013
Vigil to take place outside Daily Mail offices in memory of Lucy Meadows as pressure intensifies on paper 7
11:08 AM — Campaigners plan to stage a candle-lit vigil outside the offices of the Daily Mail at 6pm in memory of Lucy Meadows, a trans woman and teacher who died last week.
24th March 2013
US folk singer Michelle Shocked announces talk on ‘gay-bashing’, but not welcome at proposed venue 20
10:10 PM — Singer Michelle Shocked, who caused an outrage last week over a sudden anti-gay tirade during a concert, Tweeted that she would give a talk on gay-bashing this weekend, only for the venue to respond that she wasn't welcome.
17th March 2013
Prince Harry: I might experiment with gay men if my relationship doesn’t work out 73
10:51 PM — Prince Harry accepted the phone number of a male admirer on a night out in London on Friday, telling him he'd call if he "changed his mind" about women.
14th March 2013
Russian lawmaker tells Stephen Fry: ‘Gay teens pretend to be bullied’ 23
2:20 PM — As part of a documentary on gay rights around the globe, Stephen Fry has made a trip to Russia, where he interviewed LGBT people and the author of the notorious anti-gay propaganda bill currently being considered.
12th March 2013
Cardinals begin secret conclave vote to elect the next Pope 17
11:01 AM — 115 Cardinals of the Catholic Church have gathered in the Vatican to begin the process of electing the next Pope, which will take place in a secret conclave cut off from the world - even electronic signals are jammed to stop any Tweets about the vote.
11th March 2013
MEP Michael Cashman: Compassion for Cardinal O’Brien should be saved for victims of Catholic anti-gay discrimation 20
11:46 AM — Labour MEP Michael Cashman tweeted PinkNews today to state his disagreement with Baroness Kennedy's "huge compassion" for Cardinal O'Brien, saying her concern would be better suited to the LGBT people who suffer discrimination because of the Catholic Church.
8th March 2013
Labour’s Stephen Twigg’s nose raises questions of its own on Question Time 31
1:36 PM — The Labour shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg appeared on Question Time last night, and despite tackling some heavy topics it was his nose which caused the biggest fuss, because of a mark caused by a plaster he was wearing.
7th March 2013
Stephen Fry’s Twitter account hacked and accidentally tweets gay porn 6
1:55 AM — Stephen Fry's Twitter account appeared to have been hacked last night, as he accidentally tweeted a link to a gay porn video.
1st March 2013
Anti-gay marriage Tory candidate Maria Hutchings loses Eastleigh by-election to pro-equality Lib Dem 25
8:31 AM — Tory Maria Hutchings, who is against same-sex marriage, has been defeated in the Eastleigh by-election by Lib Dem Mike Thornton, a supporter of marriage equality.
20th February 2013
Comment: The biggest challenge LGBT face is other people’s language 25
10:25 AM — LGBT youth volunteer Thomas Wales writes for PinkNews on the need for society to do more to stamp out homophobic language.
19th February 2013
Rapper Azealia Banks attacks GLAAD for criticism over calling Perez Hilton a ‘faggot’ 44
2:49 PM — American rapper Azealia Banks, has turned her attention to gay rights groups after receiving heavy criticism for an argument with blogger Perez Hilton, during which she called him a "faggot" for a second time.
Rylan Clark excites fans with saucy photo and says he wants Olly Murs’ X Factor job 7
12:21 PM — Rylan Clark, who has made no secret of his desires for his next TV gig, has been teasing fans with a steamy naked photo.
Derren Brown dismisses claims that he would like to turn a gay man straight for a TV stunt 14
10:54 AM — Illusionist Derren Brown has denied reports that he plans to use his powers of suggestion to change people's sexuality by saying it "wouldn't work."
18th February 2013
US: Black Keys drummer receives homophobic abuse from Justin Bieber fans over feud 9
5:02 PM — The drummer of US band the Black Keys, has faced a tirade of homophobic abuse over Twitter from Justin Bieber fans, after he changed his picture and username, and pretended to be him.
15th February 2013
Rapper Azealia Banks calls Perez Hilton an ‘evil faggot’ and stirs up controversy again 36
3:48 PM — Rapper Azealia Banks, who was criticised in January for her use of the word "faggot" in a Twitter argument with blogger, Perez Hilton, has again used the slur, and stirred up controversy for a second time.
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".
6th February 2013
French socialist MPs caught playing scrabble during same-sex marriage debate 7
2:36 PM — Two French socialist MPs have been caught playing scrabble on iPads during the debates last week on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in France’s National Assembly.
Russian foreign minister: UK and France’s equal marriage laws will make it harder to adopt Russian children 11
12:12 PM — The UK and France’s plans for equal marriage means that it will be harder for British and French citizens to adopt children from Russia, a Russian Government minister has warned.
5th February 2013
Gay Tory MP Mike Freer: ‘I’m simply asking for equal treatment’ 7
5:12 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has received warm praise on Twitter for delivering a heartfelt speech in support of marriage equality in the House of Commons.