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
Facebook still locking drag queen accounts despite axing ‘real name’ policy 9
5:59 PM — Facebook is still locking the accounts of a number of drag queens - despite pledging to axe a policy requiring people to use their 'real name' on the website.
English Democrat chair celebrates ‘rumour’ that Diane Abbott has Ebola 29
5:08 PM — A regional chair of the English Democrats has made a post on Facebook celebrating a "rumour" that Labour MP Diane Abbott had contracted Ebola.
EXCLUSIVE Crime Minister: Police haven’t paid enough attention to homophobia and transphobia 22
4:50 PM — Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker has spoken to PinkNews about how he thinks hate crimes are under-reported, and that anti-gay and anti-trans crimes have "not been given the rigorous attention" they need by police.
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.
Graham Norton: ‘There’s a weird self-loathing in the gay community’ 118
1:48 PM — Graham Norton has discussed the criticism he gets for being camp, saying most of it comes from the gay community.
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.
UKIP could lose £1m a year after European Parliament group collapses 15
10:06 AM — The political group at the European Parliament set up by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, has collapsed, which could cost the party £1 million a year in public funding.
Kellie Maloney: I ‘will be complete’ after January gender reassignment surgery 9
9:39 AM — Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has said she will undergo gender reassignment surgery in January, and that afterwards she can "start getting on with my life".
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.
Uganda: ‘Toxic laws’ cause surge in homophobic hate crimes 11
3:26 PM — Uganda's legislation in the past 18 months has fueled repression and abuse of LGBT people
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.
How taking a photo in your pants could help in the fight against HIV 6
1:47 PM — Men have been using social media to share photos of themselves in their pants in an effort to raise funds for the fight against HIV.
Home Office: 54% rise in transphobic crime 11
1:00 PM — Transgender hate crime has increased by 54%, new Home Office figures show.
Government announces new regulations for civil partnership conversion including religious venues 44
12:22 PM — As revealed by PinkNews yesterday, the British Government has announced revised regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage, which include the option of a conversion ceremony in a church, synagogue, meeting house and other venues.
Interview – John Waters: I’m more likely to be given a death sentence than a marriage proposal, but it’s fine 2
11:28 AM — Legendary director and comedian John Waters tells PinkNews about why he thinks he is more likely to get the death sentence than a marriage proposal, why he is fascinated with drag kings, and how he thinks comedy can change the world.