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.
7th December 2014
Russia: Pride organisers awarded £36 ‘compensation’ over event ban 1
12:26 PM — Organisers of a Pride parade in Russia have been granted a paltry amount of compensation after their event was banned from going ahead.
15th November 2014
US: Governor of Michigan trying to void 300 same-sex marriages, claims they ‘never existed’ 127
6:03 PM — The Governor of Michigan is trying to void the marriages of more than 300 same-sex couples, who wed while marriage equality was briefly legal in the state.
12th November 2014
US: Marriage equality groups celebrate first Deep South victory in South Carolina 4
7:48 PM — Pro-gay groups are celebrating a judge's order striking down the ban on same-sex marriage in South Carolina.
7th November 2014
US: Court fully strikes down Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban 4
4:39 PM — A court has struck down the remaining parts of Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage.
4th November 2014
Iceland: Lawsuit challenges ban on gay men donating blood 4
1:13 PM — Describing the current policy as "a clear example of discrimination", a man in Iceland is set to sue in order to lift the ban on gay men donating blood.
3rd November 2014
Ireland: Trans woman awarded compensation after 17-year gender recognition legal battle 4
11:32 AM — A transgender women has been awarded €50,000 (£39,000) in compensation, after settling a battle for gender recognition with the Irish government.
1st November 2014
Scotland: Rights groups call for recognition of legal third gender 3
3:44 PM — The Equality Network and Scottish Transgender Alliance have launched a campaign calling for the creation of a legal third gender in Scotland.
28th October 2014
Trans woman finally settles 17-year lawsuit against Irish government 4
4:15 PM — Transgender woman Lydia Foy will finally end her long-running legal battle with the Irish government for gender recognition.
19th October 2014
US: Anti-gay group spent $690,000 on a failed lawsuit against the IRS 8
3:22 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage has been denied a reimbursement of $690,000 in legal fees, after a failed lawsuit against the IRS.
6th October 2014
HIV diagnoses among gay men hit record high, despite overall decline 31
4:54 PM — The number of HIV diagnoses is still increasing for gay men - despite an overall drop across the UK.
Legal fund launched for Ray Cole, gay British man jailed in Morocco 3
2:58 PM — The family of a gay British man jailed in Morocco for 'homosexual acts' have launched a legal fund to help fight his case.
4th October 2014
Judge, who upheld ‘blasphemy’ verdict against gay newspaper, dies aged 96 25
1:07 PM — A High Court judge who famously upheld a verdict of "blasphemous libel" against a gay magazine has passed away, aged 96.
26th September 2014
US: Pro-gay Attorney General Eric Holder steps down 2
11:40 AM — The US Attorney General Eric Holder, a prominent gay rights advocate in the Obama administration, is to step down.
24th September 2014
US: Black pastors’ coalition to file 80 legal briefs opposing same-sex marriage 13
6:29 PM — A coalition of black pastors plans to file 80 legal briefs in same-sex marriage lawsuits across the US.
21st September 2014
John Travolta’s alleged former lover ‘tried to settle lawsuit’ for $10 million 1
12:03 PM — A man who claims to be John Travolta's former lover has allegedly offered to settle legal action with the star - for $10 million.
20th September 2014
US: Court puts Colorado same-sex marriage appeal ‘on hold’ ahead of Supreme Court meeting 5
3:41 PM — A federal appeals court has put a marriage ban appeal from Colorado on hold, ahead of the Supreme Court's planned meeting later this month.
12th September 2014
Drag queens condemn Facebook for ‘real name’ crackdown 13
6:56 PM — Facebook has been condemned by a number of drag queens for banning users who don't use their real name on their profiles.
8th September 2014
Israel: Woman granted divorce 14 years after husband cheated on her with a man
1:30 PM — An Israeli woman has finally been granted a divorce from her husband - 14 years after he cheated on her with a man.
1st September 2014
Denmark: Landmark gender recognition law comes into effect 2
5:34 PM — A Danish law that makes it easier for transgender people to have their gender legally recognised has come into effect, but has caused controversy among trans activists.