2nd March 2015
Gay UKIP candidate defends tweeting that ISIS terrorist should have killed himself 40
1:45 PM — UKIP is investigating gay Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Richard Hilton, after he sent a tweet claiming the Islamic State terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' should have committed suicide.
M&S apologises for banning the word ‘gay’ in gift messages 7
1:06 PM — Marks and Spencer has removed the word 'gay' from a banned list that prohibited customers from using it in gift messages.
London ‘rainbow bus’ slammed over links with Stagecoach founder who backed Section 28 9
12:38 PM — London's new rainbow bus has attracted criticism over its ties to Stagecoach, whose founder Sir Brian Souter led a campaign to keep Section 28.
Sam Smith planning to set up gay rights charity 10
11:45 AM — Sam Smith is planning to set up his own gay rights charity, using money raised from a series of concerts.
M&S bans ‘gay’ and ‘Jesus Christ’ from flower gift messages 22
11:08 AM — 'Gay' has been placed on an online list of banned words that cannot be used when writing a message to accompany flowers from Marks and Spencer.
Green Party leader to speak out against ‘spousal veto’ at PinkNews Debate panel
10:55 AM — Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is confirmed as a panellist for the PinkNews Debate 2015, which will take place later this month ahead of the general election.
Nigel Farage: Attempts to paint UKIP as homophobic have come to nothing 49
9:08 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has addressed accusations of homophobia in his party, pointing out its LGBT group, and an appearance by former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney at UKIP's spring conference.
London now has a pride-themed rainbow bus 16
1:49 AM — A special pride-themed bus is to be introduced in London.
1st March 2015
Facebook adds ‘infinite’ genders, and 6 other stories you might have missed
8:54 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Is UKIP running out of ways to say sorry for homophobes? 30
5:22 PM — UKIP appears to be running out of ways to say sorry - after releasing identical statements about two separate instances of homophobia.
Russell Tovey opens up about horrific knife attack 10
3:16 PM — Looking star Russell Tovey has opened up about being stabbed in the head as a teenager.
Homosexuals in all areas undermining marriage: UKIP Shipping Forecast returns 4
2:34 PM — A new 'UKIP Shipping Forecast' has been released, mocking some of the party's homophobic candidates.
EastEnders to introduce first transgender character 19
11:38 AM — EastEnders is set to introduce the first major transgender character in the soap's history.
28th February 2015
Mail columnist: NHS shouldn’t fund HIV-preventing drugs 93
7:17 PM — A Daily Mail columnist has claimed that HIV-preventing drugs should not be available on the NHS - because it would "only encourage reckless behaviour".
Jo Swinson: We still need to do more to tackle homophobia 11
5:03 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Equalities Minister Jo Swinson marks the close of LGBT History Month.
CBB star Kellie Maloney: I wanted to transition quietly 37
4:16 PM — Kellie Maloney has claimed she wanted to transition "very quietly" - despite signing up to appear on Celebrity Big Brother.
Nigel Farage speaks to conference that gave award to anti-gay reality star 13
1:34 PM — Nigel Farage has addressed an American conference that gave a 'free speech' award to the homophobic star of Duck Dynasty.
UKIP would scrap the Minister for Equalities 47
11:37 AM — UKIP would scrap the role of Minister for Women and Equalities, it has been announced.
27th February 2015
General Medical Council drops case against transgender doctor 7
8:14 PM — A doctor who provided specialist healthcare for trans people has been cleared of wrongdoing by the General Medical Council.
UKIP youth leader attacks ‘tokenism’ in other parties 26
7:28 PM — The leader of UKIP's youth wing has hit out at "tokenism" - after the head of his party's LGBT group quit.