4th January 2015
US: 74-year-old veteran is first to receive gender surgery on Medicare
4:00 PM — A 74-year-old transgender Army veteran has become the first person to receive gender reassignment surgery on a government Medicare plan.
My Chemical Romance guitarist dedicates song to transgender teen Leelah Acorn 3
3:35 PM — The lead guitarist of My Chemical Romance has dedicated a song to the memory of teenager Leelah Alcorn, after she took her own life.
CBS Films ‘looking into’ why homosexuality was removed from ‘Pride’ DVD cover 14
1:19 PM — CBS Films has said it will look into why all reference to homosexuality was removed from the American DVD release of Pride.
Are you ‘highsexual’? Reddit invents new sexuality for ‘temporarily gay’ pot smokers 13
1:01 PM — Users of internet hub Reddit have invented a new sexuality - for people who get 'a bit gay' when they take drugs.
Graham Norton: Finding love is harder with a man 30
12:09 PM — TV host Graham Norton says that it is more difficult for him to find love - because he is after a male partner.
3rd January 2015
US: Court rejects lawsuit from firefighters ‘forced’ to drive truck in Pride parade 15
7:39 PM — The Rhode Island Supreme Court has rejected a case from two Catholic firefighters, who claim they were 'forced' to drive their fire engine in a Pride parade.
Marcus Collins denies tabloid claims he wants to ‘out’ musicians 7
5:32 PM — X Factor singer Marcus Collins has rubbished a story in the Daily Star, claiming that musicians are "dreading" he will out fellow singers.
The mysterious death of Oscar Wilde’s wife has been solved 9
4:57 PM — The mystery surrounding the death of Oscar Wilde's wife has finally been unravelled by the poet's grandson.
Leelah Alcorn’s blog and suicide note deleted from Tumblr 15
4:17 PM — The blog of transgender teenager Leelah Alcorn has been deleted - removing a suicide note that she had left on the website.
Transgender Labour candidate Emily Brothers reveals past suicide attempt 3
11:51 AM — Labour candidate Emily Brothers has revealed that she once attempted to take her own life because of her gender.
2nd January 2015
Leelah Alcorn’s funeral postponed after ‘threats’ against family 13
11:25 PM — The funeral for a transgender teenager who killed herself last week has been postponed after her family received threats.
Vigils to be held tomorrow for transgender teen Leelah Alcorn 11
6:51 PM — Vigils are set to be held tomorrow in memory of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn.
Former Olympic wrestler hits out at ‘sickening’ gay subtext in new film 26
6:03 PM — A former wrestler has attacked "sickening" gay subtext in a film that portrays his life.
Footballer under fire over ‘game’ to guess whether women have penises 7
5:35 PM — Footballer Robert Huth is under fire for taking part in a Twitter game in which he attempted to 'guess' from pictures whether women are transgender.
10 predictions for how the world could change in 2015 2
4:09 PM — As 2015 is set to become a defining year for equality, we count down our ten predictions for the year ahead.
Leelah Alcorn’s mother refuses to use female pronouns: ‘He was a good boy’ 74
10:59 AM — Despite Leelah Alcorn's tragic suicide, her mother continues to refuse to use appropriate pronouns in an interview, saying: "We don't support that."
1st January 2015
Amber Rose praises Brad and Angelina for accepting John Jolie-Pitt’s self identification
3:58 PM — Model and actress Amber Rose has commended Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for allowing their child John to self-identify.
Over 50,000 sign petition to have Leelah Alcorn’s correct name on tombstone 19
3:16 PM — A petition with over 50,000 signatures has been started to have trans teenager Leelah Alcorn's correct name displayed on her tombstone.
Dan Savage: Leelah Alcorn’s parents should be prosecuted for her suicide 102
12:40 PM — Gay activist Dan Savage has called for the parents of transgender teenager Leelah Alcorn, who killed herself, should be prosecuted.
31st December 2014
Amnesty: Northern Ireland’s ban on equal marriage will be challenged in 2015 3
4:10 PM — Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage will be challenged in 2015, Amnesty International predicts.