9th December 2014
WATCH: YouTube star Connor Franta comes out as gay 31
11:51 AM — YouTuber Connor Franta has come out as gay in an emotional video on his channel.
ACLU files motion to have Kansas same-sex married couples recognised for benefits 1
8:48 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday filed a request for a preliminary injunction, which would stop officials from denying benefits to same-sex married couples.
8th December 2014
LISTEN: The heartwarming moment this man came to terms with being gay… live on the radio 6
5:24 PM — Listen here to the touching moment this radio caller came to terms with the fact that he is gay, live on air.
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".
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’ 124
10:46 AM — A Baptist pastor has labelled a gay reporter who was trying to interview him a "filthy child molesting fag".
London MBE-winning police officer arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs
10:23 AM — An out, gay London police officer who was awarded an MBE for his services to diversity has been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.
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.
One year on the world remembers human rights defender Nelson Mandela 3
1:18 PM — A year after his death at 95, the world is paying tribute to human rights defender Nelson Mandela.
Benedict Cumberbatch cast as main superhero in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ 1
12:54 PM — The 'Imitation Game' star Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the title character in Marvel Comics' upcoming film 'Doctor Strange'.
Australia looks set to get its first out gay territory leader 3
11:31 AM — Australia looks set to have its first out gay territory leader, as the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Katy Gallagher, stepped down today.
Rapper reignites feud with Perez Hilton: ‘You’re still a faggot, lol’ 36
10:52 AM — A rapper who last year had a long-standing Twitter feud with gay blogger Perez Hilton has reignited the fight, telling him: "You will always be a faggot."
Michael Sam kisses his boyfriend as he collects GQ Man of the Year Award 1
10:33 AM — The first openly gay player in the NFL was last night honoured with the GQ Man of the Year Award, and celebrated by kissing his boyfriend.
LGBT-inclusive shows ‘Transparent’ and ‘Normal Heart’ among Writers Guild nominees
10:13 AM — Several LGBT-inclusive shows have been announced as nominees in the Writers Guild competition.
4th December 2014
US: Louisiana asks US Supreme Court to rule in same-sex marriage
5:03 PM — In an unusual move, the US state of Louisiana has asked the Supreme Court to hear arguments around a same-sex marriage lawsuit, before a federal appeals court has ruled.
Thomas Cook told lesbian newlyweds to just ‘act as siblings’ in anti-gay country 70
4:38 PM — Travel agent Thomas Cook has apologised "unreservedly" after a lesbian couple complained for being told to just "act as friends or siblings" after being advised to take their honeymoon in a country where being gay is illegal.
PHOTOS: Is this the biggest pride flag ever flown? 3
2:05 PM — The biggest Pride flag in Africa, and possibly the world, has been flown at Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa.
Mother of trans teen: I felt I had to publicly show my son I support him 100% 4
1:29 PM — A mother who posted a heartwarming 'retraction' of the announcement of the birth of their child after he came out as trans, has spoken out to say she felt she had to show that she supports him 100%.
Politician forced to step down after tweeting ‘Thank God Nazis shot gays’ 45
12:15 PM — A Latvian politician has been forced to resign after she tweeted to say "thank god Nazis shot gay people."