19th January 2015
Irish Senator’s clumsy message to gay colleague sparks Twitter trend 5
5:28 PM — An Irish Senator has accidentally sparked a Twitter trend - after using an unusual choice of hashtag to congratulate a gay colleague.
18th January 2015
Irish Health Minister: I am a gay man 11
11:49 AM — Ireland's Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, has come out as gay.
5th January 2015
Ellen Page: ‘F**k that’ to Queen for giving MBE to anti-gay politician 87
4:10 PM — Actress Ellen Page has sworn at the Queen, for giving an honour to a homophobic DUP politician.
10th November 2014
Latvian foreign minister denies ‘hidden agenda’ behind coming out 8
2:46 PM — Latvia's foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics has rebuffed claims that his decision to come out as gay was motivated by a "hidden agenda".
5th November 2014
US: American Idol star Clay Aiken loses bid for congress 3
1:27 PM — Gay singer-turned-politician Clay Aiken has lost out on his election bid in North Carolina.
25th October 2014
New Zealand: Gay leadership hopeful picks former Mormon as running mate 2
5:27 PM — A gay politician who is running for the Labour leadership in New Zealand has selected a former Mormon to be his deputy.
24th October 2014
Congressman who called equal marriage ‘bullshazzl': I’m not going to coddle anybody 9
1:41 PM — A Republican congressman, who referred to equal marriage as 'bullshazzl' during a speech to a school, says he doesn't want to "coddle" anyone.
12th October 2014
UKIP’s Roger Helmer, who claimed gays ‘undermine’ marriage, calls for privacy after visit to alleged brothel 106
1:52 PM — Married UKIP MEP Roger Helmer - who claimed gay people "undermine" marriage - has appealed for "privacy" after a tabloid newspaper published a report claiming he visited a 'sleazy' massage parlour.
10th October 2014
New Zealand: Labour MP who opposed equal marriage backs gay leadership hopeful 3
7:00 PM — A New Zealand MP who voted against same-sex marriage has endorsed a gay candidate for Labour party leader.
1st October 2014
Zimbabwe MP: Gay gangsters backed by the CIA have infiltrated the government 7
1:13 PM — A Zimbabwean MP has warned that a number of "gay gangsters" have infiltrated the ruling political party.
26th September 2014
Brazil: Gay politician assaulted with stone to the head 1
4:01 PM — A 25-year-old gay rights activist and politician in Brazil was assaulted with a stone to the head on Wednesday by an unknown man in a moving car.
20th September 2014
Australian MP: Parliament shouldn’t have free vote on equal marriage because public would ‘vilify’ those opposed 24
1:53 PM — An Australian Liberal MP has said there shouldn't be a free vote in Parliament on same-sex marriage - because the public would "vilify" MPs who vote against it.
15th September 2014
Clinton adviser: Gay rights will be Obama’s greatest legacy 26
5:20 PM — A former adviser to Bill Clinton has claimed that gay rights will be Obama's biggest legacy.
22nd August 2014
Australian MP resigns as minister after calling colleague’s gay son a ‘pillow biter’ and a ‘shirt lifter’ 5
11:01 AM — An Australian MP has stepped down from his role as a deputy chief minister, after he made alleged homophobic remarks about the gay son of a colleague.
4th August 2014
US: Arizona gubernatorial candidate releases anti-gay political advertisement 9
8:20 PM — Arizona gubernatorial candidate Andrew Thomas has released a anti-gay political advertisement for his campaign, calling for a defense of “faith, family and freedom.”
29th June 2014
Israeli Education Minister: I am truly sorry for saying same-sex couples aren’t families 12
4:27 PM — Israel's Education Minister has apologised for claiming that same-sex couples aren't families earlier this week.
21st June 2014
US: Newly-out Democrat leads Maine Pride parade 2
7:38 PM — A Maine Democrat who came out as gay last year has marshalled the state's biggest Pride parade for the first time.
26th May 2014
South Africa: Lesbian minister appointed to cabinet 2
8:35 PM — South African president Jacob Zuma has appointed the country's first openly gay cabinet minister.
20th March 2014
MP appears naked for gay sex scenes in new film 22
9:55 PM — A Spanish MP strips down for gay sex scenes in a film to be released this week, it has been revealed.
18th February 2014
Belgium: Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo branded as ‘shameless’ after changing his shirt on a hot day 46
12:32 PM — Elio Di Rupo, Belgium's openly gay Prime Minister, has been branded as "shameless" after he was filmed changing his shirt on a behind-the-scenes television programme.