7th September 2014
Gay-free singing contests, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:37 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Kellie Maloney evicted from Celebrity Big Brother 22
4:06 PM — Kellie Maloney has been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house.
Spiritualist Church holds first same-sex wedding 8
1:04 PM — A Tamworth same-sex couple have become the first to marry inside a Spiritualist church.
Anti-gay rights Labour MP Jim Dobbin dies on trip 80
12:35 PM — Jim Dobbin, a Labour MP who was opposed to gay rights, has died on a Parliamentary trip.
Survey: Nearly half of gay police officers experience homophobia at work 8
11:26 AM — Almost half of gay police officers have experienced homophobia at work, according to a new survey.
6th September 2014
Hertfordshire teacher jailed over affair with 15-year-old student 6
5:01 PM — A Hertfordshire PE teacher has been handed a 15 month jail sentence, after having an affair with a student.
Men jailed for four years over Grindr blackmail 8
4:30 PM — Two men have been jailed for four years each, after using Grindr to blackmail gay men into paying large sums of money.
5th September 2014
Are bushes being grown in Brighton to hide a gay cruising spot? 14
12:54 PM — Brighton and Hove City Council have been accused of allowing bushes to grow tall at a cruising spot, to help hide sexual activity.
4th September 2014
‘Extremely encouraging support by Justice Minister on PSHE bill’, says Caroline Lucas 4
4:52 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has praised Justice Minister Simon Hughes for backing her Private Members’ Bill on statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
‘We have the opportunity to get PSHE bill through’, says Labour MP Diane Abbott
3:59 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott says she hopes a bill to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education statutory can pass, following the remarks of Justice Minister Simon Hughes.
Nicky Morgan: ‘Let me have a think about making PSHE statutory’ 17
2:13 PM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has hinted that she could be moving towards supporting statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
Study: Gay people twice as likely to experience mental health issues 36
2:11 PM — A study has found that gay and bisexual people are disproportionately affected by mental health issues compared to their straight counterparts.
Justice Minister calls on Lib Dem MPs to vote for sex education bill 6
12:00 PM — Justice Minister Simon Hughes says a bill to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education statutory will receive the support of Liberal Democrat MPs.
3rd September 2014
Leeds Rhinos exec claims homophobic slur investigation is a ‘witch hunt’ 16
7:40 PM — A Leeds Rhinos exec has claimed that a second investigation into the alleged use of homophobic slurs by one of his players is a "witch hunt".
US: New York St Patrick’s Day parade ends ban on gay groups 14
5:12 PM — New York's St Patrick's Day parade will allow gay groups to march next year for the first time.
Julie Bindel: All women should try being a lesbian 50
4:35 PM — Feminist writer Julie Bindel has claimed that all women should 'try' lesbianism.
TUC: Austerity is causing LGBT services to suffer 9
3:56 PM — The Trades Union Congress has warned that government austerity is causing harm to voluntary and community-focussed LGBT organisations.
Sam Smith: I don’t want to be a spokesperson for gay people 15
11:32 AM — Recently out singer Sam Smith has said that he is not trying to be a 'spokesperson' for gay rights.
2nd September 2014
Glastonbury celebrates first same-sex marriage 4
12:15 PM — The town of Glastonbury is celebrating its first same-sex marriage as David and Colin Kreps tied the knot on August 27.
Clacton by-election date announced for anti-gay marriage Tory defector 24
11:33 AM — The date of the Clacton by-election for UKIP candidate Douglas Carswell has been announced.