21st October 2014
Top London uni loses £22k sports funding over homophobic leaflets 46
10:30 AM — A leading accountancy company has cancelled £22,000 of funding to the London School of Economics (LSE) after its now disbanded rugby team handed out leaflets accused of being homophobic.
20th October 2014
House of Lords agrees to make revenge porn a criminal offence 2
11:11 PM — The Lords agreed that sharing naked photographs of ex-partners should be a criminal offence.
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 group protests to ban straight shirtless boy band in stilettos 12
4:42 PM — An anti-gay group has protested to block a boy band from performing in Kyrgyzstan despite that it currently has no gay members.
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2:05 PM — Later this month, the second annual PinkNews Awards will take place in the Palace of Westminster, celebrating the contributions of politicians, businesses and community groups towards what has been another historic year for LGBT equality in the UK.
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.
Stephen Gately’s family to re-open investigation into his death 11
10:24 AM — The family of late Boyzone star Stephen Gately have announced they plan to hire a private investigator to look into the circumstances surrounding his death.
London: Bus driver tells gay couple to stop kissing or get off 66
8:30 AM — Transport for London are investigating after a gay couple said they were told to stop kissing or get off the bus after a homophobic rant by its driver.
19th October 2014
US: North Carolina school cancels play over gay romance 12
7:52 PM — A high school in North Carolina has banned an upcoming play - because it contained a scene involving a same-sex couple.
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.