30th January 2015
US: Virginia lawmakers kill bill that would allow anti-gay discrimination 12
1:23 PM — Lawmakers in Virginia have successfully stopped a bill that would have legalised discrimination against LGBT people.
26th January 2015
US: Alabama Attorney General launches appeal against same-sex marriage ruling 7
8:07 PM — The Attorney General of Alabama has filed an appeal against a ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
24th January 2015
US: Alabama judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban 7
12:28 PM — A judge in the US state of Alabama has stuck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
12th January 2015
US: Texas bill would strip salaries from state workers who recognise same-sex weddings 40
7:25 PM — A new Republican proposal in the Texas state legislature would strip state employees of their salaries if they recognise same-sex marriages.
The UK’s ban on gays in the military was lifted 15 years ago today
2:42 PM — It is 15 years to the day since the ban on gays and lesbians serving in the UK armed forces was lifted.
11th January 2015
Portugal: Opposition party to table same-sex adoption bill 5
8:23 PM — Portugal's opposition Socialist party plans to table a bill which would allow same-sex couples to adopt children and access fertility treatment.
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.
7th January 2015
US: Democrats launch new push to finally repeal DOMA
7:46 PM — Democrats in the US Congress have launched a renewed push to repeal the remainder of the defunct anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act.
US: Virginia anti-gay bill would permit discrimination against gays 20
7:32 PM — A Virginia Republican has introduced a state bill that would give people the right to openly discriminate against people over "homosexual behaviour".
23rd December 2014
Gambia: Three men arrested accused of ‘homosexual acts’ 25
11:23 AM — Three men have been arrested in Gambia accused of "homosexual acts".
20th December 2014
Uganda won’t be getting a new anti-gay law in time for Christmas 1
1:15 PM — Uganda's parliament has adjourned for Christmas without passing the country's new anti-gay law, despite a push to get it through beforehand.
Labour pledges to introduce humanist weddings 19
12:22 PM — The Labour party has pledged to introduce humanist weddings in England and Wales.
19th December 2014
Amnesty: Ireland is ‘short-changing’ trans people with new gender bill 12
6:43 PM — Amnesty International has attacked the first draft of Ireland's new gender recognition bill.
US extends non-discrimination laws to transgender people 96
2:38 PM — The US Justice Department has reinterpreted existing laws to prevent workplace discrimination against trans people.
Irish government publishes draft gender recognition law
1:34 PM — The Irish government has finally published a long-awaited bill which will recognise the gender of trans people.
17th December 2014
Egypt: Men accused of ‘spreading AIDS’ in bathhouse to go to trial 8
4:12 PM — Dozens of men who were recently arrested in a raid on a bathhouse in Cairo, Egypt went to trial this week accused of "debauchery".
15th December 2014
Scotland: Civil partners can convert to marriages from tomorrow 3
2:53 PM — Civil partners in Scotland will be able to convert to marriages from tomorrow, while unwed couples will be able to register their intent to marry.
Canada: BC government blocks plans for law school that bans gays 7
2:03 PM — The government in British Columbia have blocked a Christian university's plans to open a law school - because it planned to discriminate against gay students.
8th December 2014
New Zealand appoints first openly gay High Court judge 1
11:46 AM — New Zealand has appointed its first openly gay lawyer as a High Court judge.
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.