8th December 2014
Olympic Charter adds protection for LGB athletes after Sochi Olympics 14
3:58 PM — The Olympic Charter has been amended to explicitly safeguard lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, after concerns about homophobia at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Egypt: Dozens of men accused of ‘spreading AIDS’ arrested naked in bathhouse raid 23
2:31 PM — Dozens of men have been arrested in a raid on a bathhouse in Cairo, Egypt at the weekend, and a programme will air this week on "the dens for spreading AIDS in Egypt".
Salvation Army: Homophobia claims are a ‘myth’ 48
1:30 PM — The Salvation Army has dismissed claims that it has a poor record on LGBT rights.
New Zealand appoints first openly gay High Court judge 1
11:46 AM — New Zealand has appointed its first openly gay lawyer as a High Court judge.
Shrien Dewani murder trial thrown out by judge
11:03 AM — The murder cast against Shrien Dewani has been thrown out by a judge in South Africa.
Pastor tells gay Christian: ‘I pray you commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag’ 122
10:46 AM — A Baptist pastor has labelled a gay reporter who was trying to interview him a "filthy child molesting fag".
7th December 2014
Prince Harry’s big secret and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:36 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Australia: Same-sex couples who had marriages voided mark 1-year anniversary 4
5:52 PM — 31 same-sex Australian couples are marking one year since the government annulled their marriages.
South Korea: LGBT protesters occupy Seoul City Hall after rights charter axed 2
2:25 PM — A group of protesters have staged a sit-in at Seoul City Hall, after the government dropped plans for a human rights charter which banned discrimination against gays.
Japan: Activist running to become country’s first gay male lawmaker 2
1:55 PM — An LGBT activist running for election in Japan could be on course to become country's first openly gay male lawmaker.
Poland’s first openly gay mayor takes power 3
1:02 PM — Poland's first ever openly gay mayor Robert Biedron has officially taken up his office.
Russia: Pride organisers awarded £36 ‘compensation’ over event ban 1
12:26 PM — Organisers of a Pride parade in Russia have been granted a paltry amount of compensation after their event was banned from going ahead.
Stephen Fry presents ‘Person of the Year’ award to drag queen Panti Bliss 5
12:05 PM — Irish drag queen activist Panti Bliss has picked up a Person of the Year award.
6th December 2014
Gym security guards ‘go undercover’ in sauna to stop men having gay sex 20
5:18 PM — Security guards at a gym in Austria are stripping off and going undercover - to stop men having sex in the sauna.
Canada: Olympic figure skater comes out as gay 6
4:05 PM — An Olympic silver medallist figure skater has come out as gay.
Archbishop of Canterbury: There’s a realistic chance the global Anglican church will split 40
2:55 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned there is a "realistic" possibility that the global Anglican church may fracture, amid tensions over homosexuality.
US court: Hate preacher Scott Lively should stand trial for crimes against humanity 29
12:30 PM — An appeals court has refused to dismiss a case against homophobic pastor Scott Lively, who is set to stand trial for crimes against humanity.
5th December 2014
Sam Smith nominated for six 2015 Grammys 15
6:42 PM — Out gay singer Sam Smith has been nominated for six Grammys for the 2015 honours.
Is investigating this gay kiss in a TV ad ‘homophobic’? 20
4:17 PM — Spanish regulators have been deemed "homophobic" for investigating an advert which shows two men kissing after a complaint.
‘tryAnal essential?’ – 7 strange fails to celebrate the demise of CAPTCHA 2
3:06 PM — As Google announces a simple solution to the sometimes difficult and strange CAPTCHA text boxes, to say goodbye, here are seven times the security measure has failed to convey anywhere near a normal message.