6th December 2014
Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch urge Mayor to protect Soho 12
2:23 PM — A number of celebrities have called on London Mayor Boris Johnson to safeguard the future of Soho.
US: Transgender woman shot dead in LA ‘while knocking on door for help’ 9
11:57 AM — A transgender woman has been shot and killed in Los Angeles, while pounding on the door of a house seeking help.
5th December 2014
US: Congress kills the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 11
6:28 PM — The final attempt to pass a law outlawing discrimination against LGBT people in employment has failed.
US: Minnesota approves transgender sport policy despite hate group’s ad campaign 3
5:15 PM — Minnesota's high school sports body has passed a transgender-friendly policy, despite a campaign against it.
Is investigating this gay kiss in a TV ad ‘homophobic’? 20
4:17 PM — Spanish regulators have been deemed "homophobic" for investigating an advert which shows two men kissing after a complaint.
Baseball player calls reporter a ‘prick’ for asking why he opposes equal marriage 29
3:47 PM — Baseball player Torii Hunter - who has recorded political adverts opposing same-sex marriage - labelled a reporter a "prick" for asking about them.
One year on the world remembers human rights defender Nelson Mandela 3
1:18 PM — A year after his death at 95, the world is paying tribute to human rights defender Nelson Mandela.
Pastor who wants to ‘stone homos’ by Christmas to receive coal instead of presents 10
1:14 PM — A pastor who claims AIDS could be wiped out by Christmas if "homos" were stoned to death is on Santa's naughty list this year...
Michael Sam kisses his boyfriend as he collects GQ Man of the Year Award 1
10:33 AM — The first openly gay player in the NFL was last night honoured with the GQ Man of the Year Award, and celebrated by kissing his boyfriend.
4th December 2014
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker who suffered ‘torturous exorcism’ faces imminent deportation to Uganda 5
6:25 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Monday.
House of Lords debates health care for lesbian, bisexual and trans women 3
4:55 PM — The House of Lords has passionately debated on health care needs for lesbian, bisexual and trans women.
Duncan James: ‘I thought I would be gay bashed in the street after coming out’ 7
4:45 PM — Blue singer Duncan James says he feared coming out would lead to a violent reaction from others.
PHOTOS: Is this the biggest pride flag ever flown? 3
2:05 PM — The biggest Pride flag in Africa, and possibly the world, has been flown at Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa.
Missouri: Family of black gay man urge for killing to be treated as hate crime 1
1:43 PM — The family of a young black gay man shot dead in his car are appealing for it to be treated as a hate crime.
Mother of trans teen: I felt I had to publicly show my son I support him 100% 4
1:29 PM — A mother who posted a heartwarming 'retraction' of the announcement of the birth of their child after he came out as trans, has spoken out to say she felt she had to show that she supports him 100%.
New gender recognition rules to begin on 10 December 6
1:22 PM — The gender recognition provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act come into force on December 10th in England and Wales.
Nicky Morgan: I stand by vote against same-sex marriage but I’d probably vote for it now 44
11:42 AM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan says she stands by her decision to vote against same-sex marriage and that she feels Britain is “a basically Christian country”.
US officials refuse to lift gay blood ban 49
10:44 AM — The US Food and Drug Administration will not lift the lifetime ban preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood.
3rd December 2014
Labour MEP Seb Dance: Europe must work with Africa to pursue LGBT rights 49
5:40 PM — Labour MEP Seb Dance says Europe “has an important role to play” in helping Africa achieve LGBT rights, but that it needs to be done sensitively.
The story behind this powerful picture 13
5:09 PM — Olan Harrington, a student at the University College Cork, opens up about his experiences for the Humans of Homophobia poster campaign, which has gone viral on social media.