19th February 2015
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.
Charity welcomes new Home Office guidance for gay asylum cases 1
2:00 PM — New Home Office guidance for caseworkers dealing with claims from people fleeing homophobic persecution has been welcomed by the head of a leading campaign organisation.
Children’s author apologises for calling lesbians ‘ugly women with short hair’ 19
1:04 PM — Robert Muchamore has apologised for calling 50 Shades of Grey protesters lesbians who haven't had "a penis anywhere near them".
Home Office: Caseworkers ‘must not stereotype’ gay asylum seekers 5
12:23 PM — The Home Office has published new guidance on the treatment of sexual identity issues in asylum claims following last year’s critical report by Borders and Immigration Chief Inspector John Vine.
Comment: Women bishops at last – but the Church of England still stands by homophobes 22
11:52 AM — Simon Reader writes on how the Church of England appears unable to detach itself from homophobic figures.
All schools urged by MPs to teach Sex and Relationship Education 16
12:01 AM — Every primary and secondary school should have to teach Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE), the Education Committee has said.
16th February 2015
Interview: Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt on why the charity is going trans inclusive 42
9:14 PM — As Stonewall England and Wales announced plans to begin lobbying on trans issues, PinkNews caught up with CEO Ruth Hunt to talk about the reasons why, and why now.
Jenny Jones: It’s unbelievable that Rupert Read is labelled transphobic 61
6:07 PM — Green Party politician Jenny Jones has spoken out in defence of candidate Rupert Read - appearing to put her at odds with her party leadership.
Aww! Paloma Faith helps fan propose to his boyfriend. 2
5:47 PM — The singer recorded a video to help the fan propose on Valentine's day.
UKIP is more hated than Marmite, poll finds 23
3:43 PM — A poll has found that the UK Independence Party has overtaken Marmite as Britain's most hated brand.