17th February 2015
Judge: India’s anti-gay law is ‘discriminatory’ and mentally damaging 3
5:29 PM — The chairman of India’s Law Commission has condemned the country’s Supreme Court for recriminalising homosexuality.
Swedish hotel accused of refusing access to gay couples 21
4:33 PM — A hotel in Sweden has been accused of refusing access to gay couples, and lying to say they were "closed for refurbishment", when same-sex couples enquired.
Italian university to give trans students option of ‘aliases’ to protect privacy 1
3:57 PM — An Italian university has announced that it plans to give transgender students the option of using an online 'alias' to borrow books from the library or register for exams.
Committee urges Nepal to legalise equal marriage 5
3:53 PM — A committee in Nepal has urged the country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Charity welcomes new Home Office guidance for gay asylum cases 1
2:00 PM — New Home Office guidance for caseworkers dealing with claims from people fleeing homophobic persecution has been welcomed by the head of a leading campaign organisation.
Victim of Egyptian bathhouse raid attempts suicide 4
12:31 PM — One of 26 men who were arrested in a bathhouse in Egypt, and accused of “debauchery”, has attempted suicide.
Home Office: Caseworkers ‘must not stereotype’ gay asylum seekers 5
12:23 PM — The Home Office has published new guidance on the treatment of sexual identity issues in asylum claims following last year’s critical report by Borders and Immigration Chief Inspector John Vine.
Comment: Women bishops at last – but the Church of England still stands by homophobes 22
11:52 AM — Simon Reader writes on how the Church of England appears unable to detach itself from homophobic figures.
Lady Gaga announces Valentine’s engagement to Taylor Kinney 1
10:12 AM — Lady Gaga has announced that she is engaged to actor Taylor Kinney.
16th February 2015
Second Tokyo district to recognise gay relationships 1
5:37 PM — A second district in Tokyo has announced that it will recognise same-sex relationships.
Tim Cook: Sacrificing cyber privacy could have dire consequences for gays 35
4:45 PM — Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned that allowing internet privacy to be eroded could have "dire consequences" for gay people.
New Zealand gay rights activist Robin Duff dies 2
4:27 PM — A renowned New Zealand gay rights and education activist Robin Duff died this morning.
Ireland: One in five voters undecided ahead of equal marriage referendum 69
1:10 PM — One in five potential voters in Ireland are still undecided on same-sex marriage, just three months before the country's referendum.
15th February 2015
PM kisses drag queens, and 6 other stories you might have missed
8:19 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
US: Police officer admits coercing illegal immigrants into gay sex 11
5:30 PM — A Florida police officer has admitted he coerced undocumented immigrants into having sex with him.
No, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson didn’t say he was gay last night 12
4:39 PM — One Direction fans are in meltdown after a video appeared to show singer Louis Tomlinson saying that he is gay.
Interfaith religious group urges Ireland to pass same-sex marriage 5
2:57 PM — Religious lobbying groups in Ireland have formed a coalition in support of same-sex marriage.
Ad campaign urges gay people in China to come out 13
12:50 PM — A series of adverts urging people to be more accepting of gay people has launched in China. The ad series, titled ‘Love is not a Choice’, launched on social media in the country – and is aimed at breaking China’s strong cultural taboo surrounding homosexuality. The ads feature gay couples in their homes, and read: […]
Anti-gay group compares its rally to Martin Luther King 16
12:20 PM — An anti-gay group its latest rally to the March on Washington where Martin Luther King delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech.
14th February 2015
Irish MEP: Government’s gender recognition bill is an insult to trans people 2
5:45 PM — Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has attacked the Irish government's "disgraceful" draft gender recognition bill.