28th November 2014
Finland’s Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage 38
12:05 PM — A petition has been started calling for all anti-gay legislation to be scrapped in Uganda.
Was Shakespeare gay? Some experts think so – but not all can agree 25
10:59 AM — Some of the top Shakespeare experts around the world have become embroiled in a debate over whether the legendary playwright's sonnets prove that he was gay.
27th November 2014
Older guys are more likely to have had gay sex than younger men 29
7:00 PM — Older men are more likely to have had sexual contact with another man than those in their teenage years or twenties, according to a new study.
Over half of UK police forces have seen a rise in violent homophobic crimes this year 13
6:40 PM — New crime figures released as part of a report this week show a rise in the number of homophobic offences in over half of UK police forces.
Yoweri Museveni: Uganda is a ‘better destination’ than Spain for holidaymakers 56
6:19 PM — The President of Uganda has said his country is a "better destination" for tourists than Spain.
These men are taking naked shower selfies to help fight the stigma of HIV 12
4:56 PM — A new social media campaign to fight the stigma people living with HIV face, in which people take a photo of themselves in the shower using the hashtag '#weareALLclean'.
Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015 44
3:26 PM — The Slovakian President has announced that the country will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage early next year.
School apologises for worksheet labelling gays ‘homosexual perverts’ 48
2:33 PM — A school in Belfast has apologised after complaints were made that it handed out a worksheet which branded gay people "homosexual perverts".
London arts festival organiser says event proves that London is the most ‘LGBT friendly’ place
2:17 PM — Organisers of Gaywise FESTival have commented at the closing of the event to say it proves that London is the most "LGBT friendly" place.
European Parliament votes to protect LGBT people in global development 1
12:18 PM — The European Parliament this week voted for a report which will outline its input in the global future development policy, which includes a strong commitment to protect LGBT people, and those living with HIV.
Oops: UKIP thought Westminster Cathedral was a mosque 27
11:14 AM — Responding to a BBC survey of whether voters think Nigel Farage has "got what it takes to be Prime Minister", UKIP tweeted to complain that the booth was set up outside a mosque, even though it was actually in front of Westminster Cathedral.
26th November 2014
United Nations urges Kytgyz Parliament to withdraw ‘gay propaganda’ law
4:24 PM — A group of experts from the United Nations (UN) have urged the Kyrgyz Parliament to withdraw an anti-gay bill.
UK: 23-year-old man kills himself after coming out as gay 21
3:02 PM — A man from Bristol has died after jumping from a bridge, having come out as gay to his friends and family.
Finnish Parliament prepares for close vote on same-sex marriage 20
1:05 PM — The Finnish Parliament is set for a vote on Friday on a proposal which would make marriage gender-neutral, and extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.
Tesco removes superhero toys are ‘gifts for boys’ sign 16
12:06 PM — After causing controversy on social media, troubled supermarket chain Tesco has removed a sign advertising a superhero alarm clock under "gifts for boys".
Same-sex marriage bill introduced in Australia 4
10:34 AM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to marry has been introduced in Australia by a Liberal Democrat Senator.
25th November 2014
Spar staff member hailed for refusing to serve couple who called man a ‘faggot’ 20
4:49 PM — A staff member in convenience store Spar has been commended for turning away two customers who mocked a gay man because of his appearance, calling him a "faggot".
Uganda to host 2017 World Cross Country Championships despite anti-gay laws 12
4:13 PM — Adding to the list of countries with anti-gay laws allowed to host professional athletics events, Uganda will be hosting the 2017 World Cross Country Championships.
Guide launched for lesbians who have been affected by sexual violence 1
3:46 PM — A guide has been launched for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence.
Will you take part in the Global Drug Survey 2015? 4
1:52 PM — The Global Drug Survey is currently open for its fourth year, anonymously examining the use of drugs around the world.