12th February 2015
This advice by Freud on how to cure a gay child might surprise you 46
4:17 PM — Some assume positions on controversial issues such as gay "cure" therapies evolve over time. This letter from Sigmund Freud written in 1935 may debunk that.
Tokyo district will recognise gay relationships for the first time in Japan 6
3:47 PM — For the first time in Japan, a district of Tokyo has announced plans to recognise gay couples' relationships through "partnerships" certificates.
Campaign started to have Kylie represent Australia at Eurovision 12
12:50 PM — A campaign has been started for Australia to recruit Kylie Minogue to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
Emily Brothers calls for stronger press regulation in Cambridge Union speech 4
11:25 AM — Labour's first out trans Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Emily Brothers spoke passionately about her journey at the Cambridge Union, and told PinkNews she thought trans issues are the "new frontier of equality".
Laverne Cox cast in new CBS legal drama 1
9:34 AM — Laverne Cox has been cast in a new legal drama by US network CBS.
11th February 2015
Slovenian Parliament debates gender neutral marriage 22
6:40 PM — Slovenia's Parliament has in a groundbreaking move debated same-sex marriage, despite gay and lesbian couples being banned from tying the knot there.
Tories auction stay at hotel owned by anti-gay Sultan of Brunei 16
4:42 PM — The Conservative Party held its annual Black and White Ball this week, and auctioned off a stay at a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, despite ongoing boycotts of the chain due to a new law which allows gay people to be stoned to death.
WATCH: Anti-gay Christian group backs campaign for gay pardons… kind of 19
12:07 PM — In a bizarre and (presumably) sarcastic video, the director of an anti-gay Christian group has backed a campaign by Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry calling for pardons for gay men convicted of gross indecency.
Gay male couple make history with first ever Navy homecoming kiss 30
11:22 AM — A gay male couple has made history after being chosen as the ceremonial kiss as shipmates disembarked from a Navy submarine.
Gay rights defender Jon Stewart to step down as ‘The Daily Show’ host 3
11:10 AM — Jon Stewart, who hosts Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show', has announced that he will step down later this year.
Italy: Highest appeals court rejects same-sex marriage 17
10:46 AM — According to Italy's highest appeals court, same-sex couples have no right to marriage, as there is nothing in the Italian constitution requiring the Government to grant such rights.
Obama predicts Supreme Court will soon end ‘patchwork’ same-sex marriage laws 13
10:18 AM — President Barack Obama has predicted that the Supreme Court will soon make a ruling in favour of same-sex marriage, saying "it doesn't make sense" to have a "patchwork system".
10th February 2015
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon back campaign to pardon historic gay sex offences 7
6:15 PM — Michael Douglas and Matt Damon have become the latest celebrities to back a campaign to have historic gay sex offences expunged.
Australia (yes, Australia) to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 67
5:52 PM — Believe it or not, the powers that be have granted Australia the right to compete in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
First out trans model featured in Germany’s Next Topmodel
5:12 PM — The next cycle of Germany's Next Topmodel will feature a trans model.
Obama lied about opposing same-sex marriage, claims his former strategist 29
3:33 PM — US president Barack Obama lied about opposing same-sex marriage during the 2008 presidential election, his former political strategist claims in his new book.
WATCH: The way this family reacted to their son’s transition is inspiring 6
1:48 PM — A video has been released online documenting the beginning of an Australian family's trans son's transition to male, and their acceptance of him.
9th February 2015
Labour pledges to tackle anti-LGBT hate crimes 10
4:54 PM — The Labour Party has pledged to crack down on hate crimes, including those against members of the LGBT community.
Sam Smith wins big at Grammys 14
9:45 AM — Out gay singer Sam Smith won big at the Grammys, picking up four gongs at the 2015 honours.
Alabama chief justice threatens to sue judges who issue gay marriage licences 12
9:24 AM — Despite that legally, same-sex couples should be able to marry from Monday in Alabama, the state's chief justice has instructed judges not to issue marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples.