22nd February 2015
The gayest day ever, and 6 other stories you might have missed 1
8:04 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Alan Turing’s family to deliver pardons petition to 10 Downing Street 12
4:27 PM — Relatives of codebreaker Alan Turing will deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street, calling for all men persecuted for their sexuality to be pardoned.
21st February 2015
UKIP drops planned candidate who claims gays should ‘repent’ 40
7:55 PM — The UK Independence Party has dropped plans to select a notoriously anti-gay Christian preacher as a candidate.
Brother of murder victim hits out at killer’s same-sex prison wedding 16
12:47 PM — The brother of a murder victim has spoken out, after it emerged the killer will be allowed a same-sex wedding behind bars.
20th February 2015
Football club offers free tickets to gay fans 4
6:56 PM — A football club is offering free admission to LGBT fans for a game, to celebrate LGBT History Month.
Gay murderers to have first same-sex wedding behind bars 66
2:55 PM — The UK could be about to see its first same-sex wedding behind bars, after a pair of men got permission to tie the knot.
UKIP MEP who said homophobia doesn’t exist complains about ‘UKIP-phobia’ 22
2:02 PM — UKIP politician Roger Helmer - who claimed that homophobia does not actually exist - is now complaining about 'UKIP-phobia'.
NHS England: Trans people shouldn’t wait longer than 18 weeks for treatment 30
12:39 PM — NHS England has affirmed the rights of trans people to be treated within 18 weeks of referral - despite growing backlogs in the system leaving some waiting years.
19th February 2015
Tory activist brands feminists ‘left-wing lesbo groupies’ and ‘cretins’ 17
1:55 PM — A South Yorkshire Conservative Party activist has resigned over homophobic comments made on Twitter.
17th February 2015
Can this work of art help stop homophobic bullying in schools? 24
2:45 PM — A competition to name a new work of art is being run to support a charity that tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying.
Comment: Women bishops at last – but the Church of England still stands by homophobes 22
11:52 AM — Simon Reader writes on how the Church of England appears unable to detach itself from homophobic figures.
16th February 2015
UKIP is more hated than Marmite, poll finds 23
3:43 PM — A poll has found that the UK Independence Party has overtaken Marmite as Britain's most hated brand.
Groups launch LGBT hate crime partnership 3
2:07 PM — 31 LGBT organisations from across England and Wales are coming to together to tackle hate crime.
David Cameron meets with Sultan of Brunei, who wants gays stoned to death 34
1:44 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron is today meeting with the Sultan of Brunei - who recently enacted a law calling for homosexuals to be stoned to death.
Richard Dawkins hails Mary Portas’ beautiful family arrangement 18
11:50 AM — Richard Dawkins spoken out in support of Mary Portas' brother, for donating sperm to his sister's wife.
15th February 2015
Mary Beard left ‘wanting to cry’ after row over trans ‘censorship’ letter 273
7:27 PM — Academic Mary Beard was left "wanting to cry" after becoming embroiled in a row over an open letter warning about the "censorship" of people's opinions about trans people.
Peter Tatchell criticised for signing letter warning of trans ‘censorship’ 473
6:04 PM — Rights activist Peter Tatchell is under fire for signing an open letter condemning the "silencing of individuals" who make controversial comments about trans people.
14th February 2015
UKIP denies selecting candidate who claims gays should ‘repent and turn to Christ’ 23
7:53 PM — UKIP has denied that it selected a notoriously anti-gay Christian preacher as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.
Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch marries fiancée 11
7:13 PM — Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has married his fiancée, Sophie Hunter.
Comment: Fifty Shades of Grey exposes the problem with extreme porn laws 6
2:18 PM — Dave Page, the Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, explains how the release of 50 Shades of Grey shows regulatory double-standards for extreme porn.