31st January 2015
UKIP study wins £10,000 prize at Political Book Awards
2:17 PM — While a study into UKIP won at this year's Political Book Awards, others including the AIDS crisis by Lord Fowler and another by gay MP Chris Bryant were not so successful.
Anti-gay Robert Mugabe appointed chair of African Union 29
12:50 PM — The President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, who is a staunch opponent of gay rights, has been appointed as the president of the African Union.
Ex-partner of late entrepreneur seeks bigger settlement in civil partnership dissolution 34
12:31 PM — The former civil partner of a property developer who hid her wealth has taken her fight for a bigger divorce settlement to the Court of Appeal.
Lance Bass to attend mass same-sex wedding in Florida
11:05 AM — Former N Sync star Lance Bass will attend a mass same-sex wedding in Florida's Fort Lauderdale next week.
30th January 2015
If God exists, this is what Stephen Fry would say to him 249
6:54 PM — Stephen Fry gave an impassioned response when asked what he would say to God, if he were to arrive at the gates of Heaven.
Court says gay students kissing each other is ‘eccentric behaviour’ 49
6:30 PM — A court in Lithuania has told gay students who received a barrage of violent threats after they posted a photo of them kissing that they should have "anticipated" that they would be abused by posting such an act.
Grindr users complain that ads auto-dial £1 a second scam phone numbers 7
5:31 PM — A number of users have complained that third-party adverts on Grindr were automatically dialling scam premium rate numbers costing as much as £1 a second.
James Franco: I was thanked by ex-gay activist Michael Glatze for portraying him on film 56
5:09 PM — Hollywood star James Franco has said he was thanked by ex-gay activist Michael Glatze for his portrayal of him on film.
FA bans footballer for two matches over ‘game’ to guess whether women have penises 8
4:50 PM — Footballer Robert Huth has been suspended for two matches by the FA following a controversy after he engaged with a Twitter account asking followers to guess whether women had penises or not.
Petition to White House to enact ‘Leelah’s Law’ reaches 100,000 target 2
2:07 PM — With only a few days to go until its deadline, a petition to the White House to enact a federal law banning the controversial practice of ‘conversion therapy’ has reached its target of 100,000.
Trans women banned from playing in Vietnamese football tournament 19
11:33 AM — Transgender women have been banned from participating in the National Women's Football Championship in Vietnam.
Bill introduced in US Congress to protect LGBT rights around the world 15
9:37 AM — A bill was introduced on Thursday in the US houses of Congress which seeks to promote the rights of LGBT people around the globe.
Catholic church deems Rome decision to allow civil union register an ‘ideological bluff’ 22
9:04 AM — The Catholic Church was quick to condemn a vote by Rome city council to allow a register of gay civil unions, dubbing the move an "idealogical bluff".
29th January 2015
Alabama chief justice encourages judges to ignore same-sex marriage ruling 5
6:21 PM — The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has given some questionable advice after a federal ruling struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying judges should ignore the decision.
Rome city council approves register of same-sex civil unions 11
2:26 PM — Italy took another small step forward in the fight for same-sex marriage this week, as Rome city council's assembly gave approval to a register for civil unions.
US: Federal judge won’t delay same-sex marriage case in Nebraska 3
2:16 PM — A US federal judge has denied a requiest to delay a lawsuit which challenges the state of Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban.
Howard Stern: I meant it as a compliment when I said Sam Smith was ‘ugly’ and ‘fat’ 15
1:04 PM — Howard Stern has, in his own way, extended a partial apology to Sam Smith after last week calling him "ugly", "fat" and "gay", during a radio talk show.
Chile gives final approval to same-sex civil unions 5
10:07 AM — Politicians in Chile have given final approval to a bill recognising civil unions between gay and lesbian couples.
Bryan Fischer who blamed the Holocaust on gays sacked by the American Family Association 29
9:19 AM — The right-wing American Family Association (AFA) has sacked its long-time spokesman Bryan Fischer, who on his anti-gay talk show, has said "militant homosexuals" are "destroying America".
28th January 2015
Petition to White House to enact Leelah’s Law needs 30,000 names in five days 5
6:49 PM — With only a few days to go until its deadline, a petition to the White House to enact a federal law banning the controversial practice of 'conversion therapy' has reached two-thirds of its target.