2nd November 2014
Ellen DeGeneres turns straight, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:52 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
1st November 2014
US: Philadelphia city council unanimously passes hate crime law after gay bashing 8
6:19 PM — Philadelphia City Council has unanimously passed a hate crime law, protecting sexuality and gender identity for the first time.
Canada: Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera stands trial on mischief charge 21
5:12 PM — US anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera is standing trial in Canada, for refusing to leave a university where he was distributing 'graphic' homophobic leaflets.
US: Six magistrates choose to quit their jobs, blame same-sex marriage 22
4:12 PM — A total of six magistrates in North Carolina have chosen to quit their jobs since same-sex marriage came into law.
31st October 2014
Neil Patrick Harris wins Halloween with adorable family costumes 25
10:47 PM — We recap the out actor's adorable tradition of family-themed Halloween costumes.
Watch: Ellen DeGeneres ‘turns straight’ for Halloween
7:09 PM — Lesbian TV host Ellen DeGeneres has turned straight and married actor George Clooney - but only for her Halloween costume.
Top business leaders praise Tim Cook for coming out 1
6:27 PM — A number of top CEOs have praised Apple boss Tim Cook's decision to come out as gay.
Former Boston mayor and gay rights champion Tom Menino dies 1
4:37 PM — Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino - who was a prominent advocate for gay rights - has died, aged 71.
US: West Hollywood to design AIDS monument honouring those who lost their lives
4:13 PM — The local council for the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles has hired an artist to design an AIDS memorial to remember the more than 650,000 Americans who lost their lives throughout the epidemic.
Here’s a picture of all of the openly gay CEOs in top US companies 1
2:15 PM — Here is a picture of all the openly gay CEOs from across the thousand biggest companies in the US.
Alan Cumming: ‘ I never had any shame about being bisexual’ 6
1:04 PM — Alan Cumming has said he never felt there was "something wrong" with him when he realised he was bisexual.
NYC pastor: Starbucks at risk of Ebola because ‘sodomites exchange bodily fluids’ 56
12:38 PM — A New York pastor has warned that "upscale sodomites" could be spreading Ebola at Starbucks.
US: Gay 17-year-old beaten and called ‘faggot’ after lured to skate park by a friend 17
12:16 PM — A gay 17-year-old was lured to a skate park in Texas by a friend and then severely beaten by the girl and two others while being called "faggot" and "booty lover."
Watch: Starbucks launches ad featuring drag queens 20
12:01 PM — Coffee chain Starbucks has launched a new ad campaign featuring two prominent drag artists.
US: Ted Cruz says Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a ‘personal decision’ to be gay 20
11:56 AM — Texas senator Ted Cruz has reacted to Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he is gay by calling it a "personal decision."
30th October 2014
Former Bill Clinton advisor admits to assisting suicide of 8 men with AIDS in the 80s 4
11:54 AM — David Mixner, a prominent LGBT activist and a former campaigner for Bill Clinton has admitted to his part in the assisted suicide of eight gay men who were dying from AIDs in the 1980s.
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I am proud to be gay’ 17
11:48 AM — Apple boss Tim Cook has spoken publicly on his sexuality for the first time, revealing he is "proud to be gay."
29th October 2014
US: Former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd mocks Rosie O’Donnell’s depression 11
10:06 PM — Sherri Shepherd, a former co-host on The View, has made fun of Rosie O'Donnell for her depression, as well as her "other ailments."
The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus shoots down rumours he didn’t want his character to be gay
7:48 PM — The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus has denounced claims that he did not want his character Daryl Dixon to be gay as "total bs."
US: Parents who beat 8-year-old to death because he played with dolls plea guilty 31
6:34 PM — The parents of an eight-year-old who beat him to death because he played with dolls have pleaded guilty and will face life imprisonment.