20th February 2015
UKIP MEP who said homophobia doesn’t exist complains about ‘UKIP-phobia’ 22
2:02 PM — UKIP politician Roger Helmer - who claimed that homophobia does not actually exist - is now complaining about 'UKIP-phobia'.
NHS England: Trans people shouldn’t wait longer than 18 weeks for treatment 30
12:39 PM — NHS England has affirmed the rights of trans people to be treated within 18 weeks of referral - despite growing backlogs in the system leaving some waiting years.
Comment: Where is the ‘Cucumber’ for gays over 50? 46
12:30 PM — Writing for PinkNews, David Pidd says he does not feel Channel 4's Russell T Davies hit 'Cucumber' represents gay people over 50, and asks why businesses don't do more to target the specific needs of the demographic.
Paddy McGuinness: I want a gay version of ‘Take Me Out’ 10
11:46 AM — Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness has expressed his support for a "gay version" of the show.
Men admit homophobic attack on Glasgow gay couple 9
11:06 AM — A gay couple were left badly injured after a vicious homophobic attack in Glasgow.
19th February 2015
Evangelical Alliance: Christians ditching Tories over same-sex marriage 30
7:10 PM — Tens of thousands of Christians are preparing to ditch their support for the Tories due to same-sex marriage, Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
C4 newsreader Jon Snow voices support for equal marriage ahead of Irish referendum 5
6:15 PM — Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has spoken about the Irish same-sex marriage referendum, saying that love between two human beings should be respected “whatever their sex”.
Grieving man forced to move home after homophobic attacks 21
6:01 PM — A man who lost his partner to cancer has been forced to move after he faced homophobic attacks.
9% of MPs highlight same-sex marriage as the Coalition’s most laudable achievement 2
4:51 PM — Same-sex marriage is seen as the third most laudable achievement of the Coalition Government, according to a survey of MPs.
Scottish Tory leader debuts broadcast featuring same-sex partner 1
3:00 PM — Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has released a broadcast for the party featuring her same-sex partner.
Tory activist brands feminists ‘left-wing lesbo groupies’ and ‘cretins’ 17
1:55 PM — A South Yorkshire Conservative Party activist has resigned over homophobic comments made on Twitter.
Judge rules that florist discriminated unlawfully by refusing same-sex wedding 24
10:31 AM — A US judge this week ruled that a florist which refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was in violation of the state of Washington's anti-discrimination laws.
18th February 2015
Broadchurch kiss between older women surprises viewers 10
2:42 PM — A kiss between older women characters in ITV programme Broadchurch has surprised viewers.
Apple hired, then fired, anti-gay lobbyist 7
12:25 PM — Apple recently hired and fired a politician known for his anti-gay views.
Krispy Kreme bins ‘KKK Wednesdays’ children’s promotion 27
11:47 AM — Krispy Kreme has apologised after a branch launched a promotion called 'KKK Wednesdays'.
Comment: Am I too skinny a gay to get a boyfriend? 225
10:00 AM — Writing on body image and his experiences of attitudes within the gay community, Liam Hackett asks whether he is too skinny to get a boyfriend.
17th February 2015
Church of England urges all Christians to vote in general election 39
6:43 PM — The Church of England has urged all Christians in the UK to vote in the upcoming general election.
Devon’s rainbow crossing campaigners asking for pledges of support 15
5:38 PM — The campaign to get a permanent rainbow crossing in Totnes, the first in Europe, is asking people to pledge their support.
Comment: Why Stonewall’s decision to lobby on trans issues was the right one 32
2:57 PM — Having been one of the first trans activists to meet with Stonewall during the charity's consultation period into lobbying on trans issues, Reubs Walsh writes for PinkNews on why the change was the right one to make.
Can this work of art help stop homophobic bullying in schools? 24
2:45 PM — A competition to name a new work of art is being run to support a charity that tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying.