13th December 2014
Financial Times names out Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘Person of the Year’
5:17 PM — Apple CEO Tim Cook has been named Person of the Year by the Financial Times, after he came out as gay.
South Korea: Seoul mayor apologises for axing human rights charter 7
3:01 PM — The Mayor of Seoul has issued an apology to LGBT activists, after scrapping a charter that would have outlawed discrimination against gays.
Benjy the gay bull to arrive at sanctuary, after being saved from slaughter
1:51 PM — A gay bull who was rescued from slaughter by the co-creator of the Simpsons will arrive at an animal sanctuary this weekend.
Scotland: Faith schools can ‘opt out’ of new guidance on teaching gay relationships 40
12:57 PM — Scotland has revised guidance for sex and relationship education to include more on gay relationships - but faith schools will still be allowed to set their own lessons instead.
Fiancé pays tribute to gay doctor who killed himself after mother told him to seek ‘cure’ 4
12:25 PM — The partner of a man who took his own life this year after coming out to his mother has set up a foundation in his honour.
12th December 2014
‘Twins’ on ex-gay group’s billboard are actually the same man… and he’s gay 54
6:40 PM — An ex-gay group's billboard, which claims to feature identical twins with different sexualities, is actually two photos of the same gay man.
US: No tax breaks for Creationist theme park that won’t hire gays 57
5:49 PM — A Creationist theme park in Kentucky will not be getting tax breaks - as it refuses to hire gay people or non-Christians.
Someone actually asked Harry Styles about hoax claims he had sex with Obama 4
4:57 PM — Harry Styles has responded to the hoax claim that he is in a secret relationship with US President Barack Obama.
Dan Savage: Republican Michele Bachmann’s husband is a ‘closet case’ 39
2:58 PM — Gay activist Dan Savage has claimed that his 'gaydar' tells him the husband of anti-gay Republican Michele Bachmann is a 'closet case'.
Homophobia protest song is ‘most streamed’ in 2014 3
1:33 PM — Spotify has revealed that a song written as a protest against religious homophobia was the most-streamed single in 2014.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon to serve as witness for Scotland’s first same-sex wedding 3
11:57 AM — Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been invited to serve as a witness for one of the country's first same-sex weddings.
Nigel Farage might not like what UKIP’s founder has to say about him 21
11:28 AM — The founder of the UK Independence Party Alan Sked has claimed the party is now motivated by homophobia and racism.
10th December 2014
‘Monk’ behind anti-gay leaflets taunts PinkNews: Gays are disciples of the Devil 1
7:03 PM — The man responsible for delivering leaflets across the UK claiming AIDS is "God's punishment" for gays has written to taunt PinkNews.
Controversial gay Abercrombie & Fitch CEO steps down 30
5:07 PM — The openly gay CEO of clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch, Mike Jeffries, has announced he is retiring.
Vladimir Putin ‘runner up’ for TIME’s Person of the Year 10
4:38 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the runner up for TIME's Person of the Year award.
Japan: Zen Buddhist temple offers same-sex wedding ceremonies 1
2:12 PM — A Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto has become one of the first to offer same-sex weddings - even though they aren't recognised in Japan.
Jamaican priest washes the feet of lesbians and calls for ‘respect’ for human rights 6
1:22 PM — An Anglican priest in Jamaica is facing a backlash from his congregation, after he showed respect for the gay community by washing the feet of two lesbians.
‘Christmas’ leaflet distributed in Cambridge claims homosexuals are like vampires 61
12:36 PM — A 'Christmas' leaflet has been distributed across Cambridge claiming that homosexuals are "like vampires".
9th December 2014
‘I would rather die in a British detention centre than be returned to Uganda’ 19
5:06 PM — A lesbian asylum seeker has been granted a last minute temporary reprieve from deportation to Uganda but says she despairs for her future if the Home Office doesn't change its mind.
WATCH: YouTube star Connor Franta comes out as gay 31
11:51 AM — YouTuber Connor Franta has come out as gay in an emotional video on his channel.