20th December 2014
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
German high court: Government must recognise some same-sex parents 6
6:12 PM — The high court in Germany has ruled in favour of equality for gay couples who had children abroad via a surrogate.
15th December 2014
This Texas mayor delivered an incredible speech backing an equal rights law 8
1:39 PM — A mayor in the city of Plano, Texas has delivered an impassioned speech in support of rights for same-sex couples.
13th December 2014
Sir Elton John to marry David Furnish next week in ‘low-key’ ceremony 3
7:19 PM — Sir Elton John is expected to marry his partner David Furnish next week, in a "small and intimate" ceremony.
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.
10th December 2014
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.
8th December 2014
Olympic Charter adds protection for LGB athletes after Sochi Olympics 14
3:58 PM — The Olympic Charter has been amended to explicitly safeguard lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, after concerns about homophobia at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Salvation Army: Homophobia claims are a ‘myth’ 48
1:30 PM — The Salvation Army has dismissed claims that it has a poor record on LGBT rights.
Pride scoops ‘Best Film’ at Independent Film Awards 1
12:29 PM — Pride has been named the best film of 2014, at the British Independent Film Awards.
7th December 2014
South Korea: LGBT protesters occupy Seoul City Hall after rights charter axed 2
2:25 PM — A group of protesters have staged a sit-in at Seoul City Hall, after the government dropped plans for a human rights charter which banned discrimination against gays.
6th December 2014
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond to stand as an MP 19
8:45 PM — Former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has announced his plans to return to politics as an MP.
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.
US: Gay rights pioneer pleads not guilty to sex abuse charge 2
12:40 PM — An influential gay rights activist has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.
30th November 2014
Canadian MP: Government ‘trying to kill’ transgender rights bill 12
11:59 AM — Canada's much-delayed transgender hate crime bill has been stalled yet again, after being bumped off a committee's agenda.
29th November 2014
Reports: Ugandan gay rights activist ‘in intensive care’ after brutal attack 13
3:35 PM — A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist has been brutally beaten by a homophobic mob.
24th November 2014
Ivan Massow to run for Mayor of London 26
12:46 PM — Gay rights campaigner and entrepreneur Ivan Massow has announced that he will run for Mayor of London.
21st November 2014
Stonewall CEO attacks ‘posh, rich, white Western gays’ over Brunei boycott 145
7:28 PM — Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt has laid into 'posh, rich, white Western gays' who want to boycott Brunei over anti-gay laws.
16th November 2014
Mississippi church leaders: Christian gay rights ad is ‘misleading and dangerous’ 24
3:39 PM — Church leaders in southern states are pushing back against a new advert which makes a Christian argument for gay rights.
Gay rights pioneer Edwina Currie for I’m A Celebrity 3
2:07 PM — Former Conservative minister Edwina Currie, who pioneered attempts for an equal age of consent, has signed up to appear on I'm A Celebrity.