5th October 2014
Labour LGBT envoy Michael Cashman: Morocco ‘must face consequences’ for jailing gay British man 5
2:56 PM — Labour's LGBT rights envoy Michael Cashman has condemned the imprisonment in Morocco of a British man for 'homosexual acts'.
300 clergy sign letter urging gay bishops to come out 27
11:56 AM — Nearly 300 Anglican clergy have signed an open letter urging bishops in the closet to reveal their sexuality.
Pink List changes name to Rainbow List, because readers ‘put off by pink’ 15
11:30 AM — The Independent has changed the name of its annual Pink List to the 'Rainbow List' - because some people are put off by the colour pink.
4th October 2014
Exclusive: British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ in Morocco 95
6:23 PM — PinkNews exclusive. A gay British man has been arrested in Morocco and charged with committing homosexual acts.
Queen’s staff bringing home men from Grindr could pose ‘security risk’ 31
2:34 PM — A huge number of the Queen's staff are inviting people they meet on hookup apps back to royal residences, it has been warned.
Judge, who upheld ‘blasphemy’ verdict against gay newspaper, dies aged 96 19
1:07 PM — A High Court judge who famously upheld a verdict of "blasphemous libel" against a gay magazine has passed away, aged 96.
Christian Concern: We should stay in the European Court of Human Rights, so Christians can oppose same-sex marriage 54
12:36 PM — Andrea Williams of Christian Concern wants the UK to remain in the European Court of Human Rights - so it can "give Christians more rights" to oppose same-sex marriage.
Conchita Wurst to perform for European Parliament next week 3
11:53 AM — Eurovision drag artist Conchita Wurst has been invited to perform for the European Parliament in Brussels next week.
3rd October 2014
Six times human rights laws helped LGBT equality 32
7:40 PM — Following David Cameron's pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act, we take a look at some of the major wins for gay rights made possible by human rights laws.
Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells denies ‘homophobic’ Twitter blockings 5
6:23 PM — Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells has claimed his decision to block gay rights activists and PinkNews on Twitter was motivated by "abusive language".
God TV founder resigns over ‘moral failure’ 18
6:04 PM — The founder of Christian broadcasting network God TV has stepped down - over an undisclosed 'moral failure' in his private life.
Tory Vice Chair Mike Freer: Labour is scaremongering to argue UK should stay in ECHR 14
4:47 PM — Conservative Party Vice Chair Mike Freer has said it is "typical scaremongering" for the Labour Party to argue that Britain must stay in the European Convention on Human Rights.
Gloria De Piero: Britain must stay in the ECHR to remain a beacon of justice 7
2:26 PM — Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities has condemned Tory proposals which could result in the UK leaving the European Convention on Human Rights, saying it is necessary to keep the country as "a beacon of justice and human rights."
Grindr and Hornet disable ads which auto-redirected to William Hill
12:59 PM — Gay social apps Grindr and Hornet have confirmed that they have disabled ads which were redirecting users to gambling and gaming apps, including William Hill.
Couples converting from civil partnerships will get backdated marriage certificates 47
12:50 PM — The government has confirmed that backdated marriage certificates will be issued to couples converting their civil partnerships to marriages.
Ed Miliband: UK leaving the ECHR would be a disaster for gay people 22
12:16 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he thinks Tory plans to abandon the European Convention on Human Rights would be a "disaster" for Britons, as it has "protected the rights of victims of crime", including gay people.
Peter Tatchell warns bishops ‘time is running out’ to avoid being outed 69
12:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has repeated his threat to out Church of England bishops, warning them that "time is running out" to accept same-sex marriage.
Lawsuit accuses The Notebook author of supporting pupils’ ‘homo-caust’ against gay students 4
11:36 AM — Nicholas Sparks, best-selling author of the Notebook, has been accused of racism, homophobia, and anti-semitism after allegedly endorsing school pupils who “sought to enact a ‘homo-caust’ against a group of gay students.”
Tories threaten to leave ECHR unless Britain can defy human rights rulings 49
8:48 AM — The Conservatives have threatened that Britain will leave the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), unless it is allowed to flout rulings on human rights issues.
2nd October 2014
Gay Tories rally round Business Minister over Labour ‘full of queers’ accident 20
6:24 PM — Senior Tories have criticised Labour MP Chris Bryant for suggesting Business Minister Matthew Hancock should be sacked for accidentally tweeting that Labour was a party “full of queers”.