18th August 2014
James Norton to play gay painter Duncan Grant in new BBC drama 5
6:38 PM — Actor James Norton is to play painter Duncan Grant in a new drama exploring the Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists.
Video: Adam Hills mocks God Hates Fags church for Robin Williams funeral picket 14
6:07 PM — Comedian Adam Hills has mocked the Westboro Baptist Church for their plans to picket the funeral of actor Robin Williams.
Ice Bucket Challenge: The 7 best videos
5:25 PM — The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken social media by storm - we look at some of the best videos so far.
Woman said having a gay husband led her to illegally claim £17,000 in benefits
5:13 PM — A woman illegally claimed more than £17,000 in benefits by saying she was not married, and gave her reason as being because her husband was gay.
Paris Lees appointed as first openly trans Stonewall Awards panel judge 7
2:04 PM — Prominent journalist and broadcaster Paris Lees has been appointed as the first openly trans member of the Stonewall Awards judging panel.
Former UKIP candidate: Party is plagued with grotesque transsexuals 81
12:00 PM — Former UKIP candidateJulia Gasper has claimed that the party is "plagued" with "grotesque" transsexuals.
Participants required for LGBT mental health survey 13
11:50 AM — Researchers at King’s College London are studying how stigma and discrimination contribute to mental health problems among LGBT people.
Daniel Radcliffe: If people think you’re gay, your career is doing well 8
11:36 AM — Daniel Radcliffe has joked that interest in his sexuality shows that his career is doing well.
17th August 2014
The 7 LGBT news stories you might have missed this week
6:40 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Lib Dem minister: We need zero tolerance for homophobia in football 7
2:08 PM — Liberal Democrat minister Stephen Williams has called for a zero tolerance approach to homophobia in football.
Sam Smith denies Bond theme rumours
1:11 PM — Recently out singer Sam Smith has denied rumours that he is 'in talks' to record the theme tune for the next James Bond film.
Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney for Celebrity Big Brother? 9
12:37 PM — Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has signed up to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, according to newspaper claims.
16th August 2014
Northampton forum launches national ‘straight allies’ campaign 1
5:48 PM — A national campaign is being launched this weekend by an LGBT forum in Northampton, in an attempt to sign up straight "allies" who believe in equality.
Bishop of Buckingham speaks out in support of same-sex marriage 12
11:50 AM — The Bishop of Buckingham has appeared at a church debate on same-sex marriage, reiterating strong support.
15th August 2014
US: Supreme Court Justice to decide Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban stay 2
11:16 PM — Attorneys representing two same-sex couples in Virginia's same-sex marriage ban case have until Monday evening to respond to a request to stay the state's same-sex marriage ban.
West Ham bosses urge fans not to use homophobic chants at Premier League games 4
5:51 PM — A co-chair and a shareholder of West Ham football club have urged fans to avoid using homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs at Premier League matches.
National AIDS Trust appoints Deborah Gold new Chief Executive 1
4:54 PM — The National Aids Trust (NAT) has appointed Deborah Gold, formerly at Galop, as its new Chief Executive.
Chinese airline faces lawsuit for refusing to let HIV positive passengers board 4
4:32 PM — A Chinese airline faces a lawsuit after two HIV positive passengers and their HIV negative friend say they were not allowed to board a plane.
Kellie Maloney: I’m not homophobic, but I don’t think same-sex couples should have children 166
4:22 PM — Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney says she "still" doesn't think gay couples should raise children, but denies being homophobic.
Sir Cliff Richard attacks ‘completely false’ sex abuse claims 68
1:10 PM — Sir Cliff Richard has attacked "completely false" allegations that he sexually abused a boy at an evangelical rally.