24th February 2015
French President calls for tougher laws on anti-gay and anti-Semitic hate speech 20
11:49 AM — French President Francois Hollande has vowed to introduce tougher penalties for racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic crimes.
Apple announces emoji featuring a range of same-sex couples and families 3
10:48 AM — Apple has unveiled a range of new emojis which include same-sex couples and families, and a number of different skin tones.
23rd February 2015
Campaign urges Irish people abroad to return home for equal marriage vote 2
4:55 PM — A Irishman living in London is urging Irish people to return home to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.
Watch: This is what trans people are forced to go through in 34 European countries 20
3:20 PM — A video has been released showing some of the hurdles trans people to go through to gain access to legal gender recognition.
Legend of Zelda producer shoots down gay character rumours 4
1:07 PM — One of the producers of the Legend of Zelda series has shot down rumours about a character once named the gayest character in video games.
Joan Rivers misses out on ‘In Memoriam’ Oscars tribute 8
9:09 AM — The Oscars have been criticised by some for failing to include Joan Rivers in its customary 'In Memoriam' tributes.
Not guilty plea entered for US marine charged for murder of trans woman 1
8:25 AM — A not guilty plea has been entered in the Philippines on behalf of the US marine charged with the murder of a transgender woman.
Everyone should hear this moving Oscars speech about teen suicide 9
7:59 AM — On accepting an Oscar, the screenwriter of 'The Imitation Game' has revealed that he tried to kill himself as a teenager, but urged others to accept their weirdness and not to do the same.
22nd February 2015
The gayest day ever, and 6 other stories you might have missed 1
8:04 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
ISIS threatens to throw gays off the Leaning Tower of ‘Pizza’ 56
5:04 PM — Islamic State militants have threatened an attack on Rome - with militants promising to throw homosexuals off the Leaning Tower of "Pizza".
Queer activists vandalise ‘GAYTM’ cash machine 48
11:51 AM — A group of queer activists have claimed responsibility for destroying a Pride-themed ATM.
21st February 2015
Leaflet distributed in Dublin claims being gay gives you cancer 29
6:54 PM — A leaflet distributed in Dublin claims that gay people have a life expectancy of 60 because they "contract cancers earlier in life".
Could May 23 be the gayest day ever? 5
5:13 PM — May 23, 2015 could be one of the gayest days ever, according to drag artist Panti Bliss.
Republican tries to wreck gay rights bill by enacting it ‘when hell freezes over’ 36
2:25 PM — A Wyoming Republican attempted to sabotage an anti-discrimination bill, by making it effective from "when hell freezes over".
Pope compares transgender people to nuclear weapons 97
11:39 AM — The Pope has compared the threat of transgender people to nuclear weapons.
20th February 2015
Date set for Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum 11
5:23 PM — Ireland has set a provisional date for the country's referendum on same-sex marriage.
Researchers hopeful HIV treatment trialled on monkeys may prevent infection 2
1:58 PM — Researchers are hopeful that a treatment for HIV, which appeared capable of blocking infections in monkeys, may work as an effective vaccine against HIV.
President of Finland signs same-sex marriage law 24
1:22 PM — The President of Finland has signed a law legalising gender-neutral marriage - but couples will face a long wait before they are allowed to marry.
Comment: Where is the ‘Cucumber’ for gays over 50? 47
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.
Vladimir Putin’s official DJ loves his gay fans 5
12:26 PM — Putin's DJ of choice, DJ Fenix, says he's a "musician not a politician" and loves his gay fans.