8th June 2015
Tim Farron apologises for claiming Peter Tatchell opposed equality law 7
11:27 AM — Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Tim Farron has apologised, after claiming that campaigner Peter Tatchell was "on his side" when he voted against an equality law.
7th June 2015
Tim Farron accused of ‘misrepresenting’ Peter Tatchell while defending LGBT voting record 17
12:25 PM — Liberal Democrat leadership contender Tim Farron has again defended his record on LGBT rights, incorrectly citing the views of campaigner Peter Tatchell.
18th May 2015
Swedish Eurovision favourite: I would ‘absolutely’ date a man 13
8:03 PM — The current favourite to win this year’s Eurovison Song Contest has said he would “absolutely” date a man – despite previous comments some interpreted as homophobic. Swedish entrant Måns Zelmerlöw is hot favourite with pollsters to take the trophy this weekend with song ‘Heroes’, potentially succeeding Austrian drag diva Conchita Wurst. Mr Zelmerlöw caused controversy in Sweden […]
12th May 2015
Chelsea Manning drafts her own privacy law from prison 1
7:56 PM — Jailed whistleblower Chelsea Manning is not wasting her time behind bars - drafting a bill that would prevent the government from clamping down on others.
11th January 2015
Australian: ACT to expunge historic gay sex convictions 7
4:31 PM — The Australian Capital Territory is to expunge the records for historic gay sex convictions.
11th December 2014
Australia gets its first openly gay Chief Minister 1
12:14 PM — An Australian Labor Party politician has become the country's first openly gay government leader.
5th December 2014
Australia looks set to get its first out gay territory leader 3
11:31 AM — Australia looks set to have its first out gay territory leader, as the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Katy Gallagher, stepped down today.
21st November 2014
Uganda: New law could make almost every gay person homeless 25
4:07 PM — A new, harsher version of Uganda's anti-gay law could effectively make all gay and lesbian people homeless.
3rd November 2014
Australia: Preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the ACT cost taxpayers over $800k 3
5:20 PM — The federal Government's succesful lawsuit against same-sex couples marrying in the ACT, has cost taxpayers over $800,000 (£435,000) in legal bills.
6th September 2014
Las Vegas star impersonator: I am devastated by Joan Rivers’ passing 2
12:04 PM — Drag artist Frank Marino, who has performed as Joan Rivers for over 30 years, says he is devastated by her passing.
3rd August 2014
Ugandan President: Foreign pressure had ‘nothing to do’ with striking down of anti-gay law 10
12:13 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has denied that a court's decision to strike down the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act was related to diplomatic pressure.
1st August 2014
Uganda: Court strikes down ‘illegally passed’ anti-gay law 15
11:55 AM — Uganda's notorious anti-gay law has been struck down by a court, who ruled that it was passed illegally.
16th June 2014
US: Senate bill proposes creation of an LGBT rights envoy 2
1:01 PM — A Senate bill proposes the creation of an LGBT Envoy, to work against discrimination and violence around the world.
16th May 2014
US: No openly gay CEOs in top 1000 companies 3
9:01 PM — There are no openly gay CEOs across the 1000 biggest US companies, according to the New York Times.
13th January 2014
Modern Family star pledges $10,000 towards same-sex marriage in Australia 1
3:51 PM — TV star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has pledged over $10,000 (£6,100) towards same-sex marriage in Australia.
13th December 2013
Nick Clegg expresses ‘personal sadness’ at India’s reinstatement of gay sex ban 1
3:39 PM — The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said he is "personally saddened" that India's Supreme Court has reinstated the country's ban on gay sex.
12th December 2013
Australian High Court bans gay couples from marrying 25
11:06 AM — Australia's High Court has overturned legislation allowing same-sex marriages in the Australian Capital Territory.
4th December 2013
Australia: ACT equal marriage law could be struck down five days after taking effect 9
6:56 PM — Just five days after the Australian Capital Territory's new equal marriage law comes into effect, it could be deemed unconstitutional in a High Court ruling.
2nd December 2013
Australia: ACT to defend new equal marriage law in imminent High Court hearing 2
8:08 PM — The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be forced to defend its newly implemented equal marriage law starting Tuesday as the country's High Court will hear a legal challenge to it.
5th November 2013
US Senate passes bill protecting LGBT people from employment discrimination 7
10:55 AM — A bill banning workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans has passed the US Senate – but it faces immense hurdles in the House of Representatives where the Republican Party holds the balance of power.