22nd October 2014
Radio DJ Mike Read withdraws ‘UKIP Calypso’ song 13
2:19 PM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has issued an "unreserved apology" for his 'UKIP Calypso' song, after it was decried as racist.
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Gay blood ban is unfair and illogical 5
1:18 PM — Tory MP Michael Fabricant has called for an end to the 12-month deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood, in a Parliamentary motion today.
21st October 2014
Tory MP will tomorrow urge Commons to drop gay blood ban 43
4:47 PM — A motion calling for an end to the 12-month deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood will be tabled on Wednesday by Conservative MP Michael Fabricant.
Tory MP: Opposing gay marriage is ‘understandable’ and not homophobic 35
2:12 PM — Conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage are holding "an understandable theological and cultural position", says Windsor MP Adam Afriyie.
UKIP spokesman who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies UKIP Calypso is racist 17
12:41 PM — UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie, who believes gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, has defended BBC DJ Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso song from accusations of racism.
BBC DJ who banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood denies UKIP song is racist 18
11:23 AM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who famously banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic anthem “Relax”, denies his UKIP Calypso song is racist.
20th October 2014
UK: Slovakian woman ‘on the run’ after sham same-sex marriage conviction 5
7:44 PM — A Slovakian woman has reportedly gone on the run, after failing to attend her own sentencing for involvement in a sham same-sex wedding scam.
Polish man rescues UKIP’s European Parliament group from collapse 15
5:03 PM — UKIP's European Parliament group is set to be revived, after a Polish MEP faction collapsed last week.
Anti-gay Ugandan President in London for investment summit 18
1:01 PM — Uganda's anti-gay President Yoweri Museveni is in London today for an investment summit.
Downton Abbey: Gay character trying to ‘cure himself’ of homosexuality 51
11:50 AM — The creators of Downton Abbey have revealed a plotline in which a gay butler will try to cure himself of homosexuality.
19th October 2014
Mandatory gay brainwashing, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week 4
7:13 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Former Cardiff City boss ‘to escape punishment’ over homophobic texts 13
1:53 PM — Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is likely to escape punishment from the Football Association over a string of homophobic texts, according to reports.
18th October 2014
UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom, who called lesbian ‘a queer’, quits party because it’s ‘too politically correct’ 14
2:31 PM — Former MEP Godfrey Bloom has quit the United Kingdom Independence Party - claiming it has become too "politically correct".
Watch: Sir Ian McKellen brings back Gandalf during Stonewall school visit 3
12:53 PM — Actor Sir Ian McKellen has reprised his Lord of the Rings role, during a visit to a school to combat homophobia.
SNP assistant quits politics to become a drag queen 6
12:32 PM — A Scottish National Party assistant has announced that he's quitting politics to move to London and become a full-time drag queen.
17th October 2014
Psychic Sally Morgan cancels signings after sacking husband for homophobic rant 22
1:48 PM — Psychic Sally Morgan has cancelled all autograph signings "until further notice", after she sacked her own husband for shouting homophobic abuse at a skeptic outside her show.
Tickets sell out for London summit attended by anti-gay Ugandan President 14
1:11 PM — Tickets have sold out for a trade investment summit attended by Uganda's anti-gay President Yoweri Museveni.
16th October 2014
UK: PrEP study to be fast-tracked following ‘significant progress’ 47
4:53 PM — A two-year study into whether PrEP should be routinely made available on the NHS for gay and bisexual men is being fast-tracked.
Global Radio: Gender reassignment ‘not suitable’ for on-air discussion 51
2:16 PM — Radio DJ Stephanie Hirst was told by her employers it was not in her "best interests" to undergo gender confirmation treatment and stay on-air, it’s been revealed.
Home Office: 54% rise in transphobic crime 11
1:00 PM — Transgender hate crime has increased by 54%, new Home Office figures show.