15th January 2015
Goa minister claims he was ‘misquoted’ about trying to ‘cure’ LGBT teens 6
1:10 PM — A minister in Goa has denied that the government there plans to attempt to “cure” LGBT people and make them “normal”, using therapy and “medicines”.
Kiss-in held at pub where gay couple say they were kicked out for kissing 7
12:37 PM — A gay kiss-in has been held at a Plymouth pub at which a same-sex couple say they were kicked out for kissing.
Indian ruling party says it is ‘for decriminalising homosexuality’ 8
12:16 PM — The ruling party in India has vowed to decriminalise homosexuality, saying while gay people are rejected by some, they should be accepted.
Serbian officer forced to retire after coming out as transgender 1
11:19 AM — An activist group in Serbian has submitted a complaint after it says a transgender veteran officer in the country's military was forcibly retired after coming out as transgender.
14th January 2015
Preacher who called for gays to be killed calls stocking Charlie Hebdo an ‘act of war’ 111
6:29 PM — A London-based preacher who last week defended the Charlie Hebdo shootings, and has called for gay people to be killed, said it is an 'act of war' for UK shops to stock the satirical magazine.
Kellie Maloney to undergo gender reassignment surgery 4
6:10 PM — Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has announced that she has been given the go ahead by her doctor to have gender reassignment surgery.
Leelah Alcorn’s parents banned her best friend from her funeral 42
1:35 PM — The best friend of trans teen Leelah Alcorn who killed herself last month, has spoken out to say she was banned from attending the funeral.
Lesbian couple: Cineworld kicked us out of women’s toilets thinking we were men 45
11:08 AM — A lesbian couple have said they are left "humiliated" after security at a London cinema kicked them out of the women's toilets because they were mistaken for men.
13th January 2015
Study: 80% of of gay Mormons have tried to ‘cure’ themselves 18
6:13 PM — A shockingly high number of gay and lesbian Mormons have undergone attempts to "cure" themselves of their same-sex attractions.
US: Kentucky judge grants divorce to gay couple 3
3:57 PM — A judge in the US state of Kentucky has granted a divorce to a married lesbian couple, despite that the state does not recognise same-sex marriages.
Tesco manager to meet with lesbians who were told ‘gay people shouldn’t have babies’ 33
3:46 PM — The store manager of a branch of Tesco has offered to meet with a lesbian couple who were told by a staff member that "gay people shouldn't have babies".
Why has the Westboro Baptist Church been suspended on Twitter? 22
3:04 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church appears to have had its main Twitter account suspended.
Gay couple say they were kicked out of pub for kissing 99
11:28 AM — A gay couple have said that they were told to leave a pub after they kissed, because the landlord said the behaviour was "revolting".
Ban Ki-moon: India’s gay sex ban is ‘intolerant’ 18
10:52 AM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has criticised India's gay sex ban, saying it is "intolerant".
Forrest Gump actor pulls out of speaking at gay ‘cure’ group 75
10:17 AM — Forrest Gump actor Gary Sinise has pulled out of speaking at a summit for an anti-gay Catholic group that believes homosexuality can be ‘cured’.
12th January 2015
Goa to attempt to make gay youths ‘normal’ 25
4:54 PM — The government in Goa plans to attempt to "cure" LGBT people and make them "normal", using therapy and "medicines".
Stephen Fry to meet with Westminster Council to Save Soho 3
4:36 PM — Actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry is to meet with an organisation which aims to keep London's Soho balanced and affordable, following a number of closures.
Homophobic ‘ambush’ on Charlton Athletic fans was a hoax 9
1:55 PM — A widely reported homophobic "ambush" against a group of gay football fans has turned out to be a hoax perpetrated by an online troll.
Tiffany ad features gay couple for the first time ever 5
12:33 PM — Famed jewellery company Tiffany has featured a same-sex couple in its advertising for the first year in its long history.
Egypt: All 26 men acquitted of ‘debauchery’ in bathhouse case 27
10:50 AM — In a case where 26 Egyptian men were accused of "debauchery", for having gay sex in a Cairo bathhouse, all of the accused have been acquitted.