Finnish Parliament prepares for close vote on same-sex marriage 1
1:05 PM — The Finnish Parliament is set for a vote on Friday on a proposal which would make marriage gender-neutral, and extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.
Ireland: Thousands register to vote ahead of marriage referendum
1:03 PM — Thousands of people have been registered to vote in Ireland, ahead of the country's planned referendum on same-sex marriage.
Lesbian MEP presents the Pope with rainbow scarf 1
12:45 PM — The Vice President of the European Parliament has presented the Pope with a rainbow scarf.
Same-sex marriage bill introduced in Australia
10:34 AM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to marry has been introduced in Australia by a Liberal Democrat Senator.
25th November 2014
Australian politician to introduce same-sex marriage bill 14
5:29 PM — Senator David Leyonhjelm is expected to bring a bill before Australia’s upper house on Wednesday that could pave the way for same-sex marriage in the country.
Spar staff member hailed for refusing to serve couple who called man a ‘faggot’ 15
4:49 PM — A staff member in convenience store Spar has been commended for turning away two customers who mocked a gay man because of his appearance, calling him a "faggot".
Report: IS stones 2 ‘gay men’ to death in Syria 24
4:44 PM — Islamic State (IS) has stoned two men to death after claiming they were gay, reports out of Syria say.
Uganda to host 2017 World Cross Country Championships despite anti-gay laws 10
4:13 PM — Adding to the list of countries with anti-gay laws allowed to host professional athletics events, Uganda will be hosting the 2017 World Cross Country Championships.
Will you take part in the Global Drug Survey 2015? 4
1:52 PM — The Global Drug Survey is currently open for its fourth year, anonymously examining the use of drugs around the world.
24th November 2014
Mexico: State’s planned first gay wedding scuppered by bomb threat 3
7:37 PM — The first gay wedding that was set to take place in the Mexican state of Baja California was scuppered by a bomb threat.
US: Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns 1
6:04 PM — US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, who has pushed forward equal benefits for gay people serving in the military, has announced his resignation.
Family angered that MasterChef star Ross Burden died from Legionnaires’ disease
3:44 PM — The birth mother of late 'MasterChef' star Ross Burden, has expressed her anger, as it has been revealed that he died of Legionnaires' disease whilst in hospital receiving treatment for leukaemia.
Google removes ‘Ass Hunters’ game in which users must shoot and kill gays 14
12:39 PM — Google has confirmed that it will remove a game uploaded to its Play store, in which users are instructed to kill as many gay people as possible.
Google Play sells game in which users have to kill as many gays as possible 14
9:02 AM — A game in which users must hunt and kill gay people, and which depicts gay men as violent sexual predators, is being sold in the Google Play store.
23rd November 2014
Mario producer: Toad ‘doesn’t have a gender’ 13
5:20 PM — Nintendo have revealed that the Mario character Toad, long assumed to be male, doesn't actually have a gender.
Canada begins trialling HIV prevention drug Truvada 9
2:52 PM — Canada has begun to trial the use of a controversial drug that lowers your chances of getting HIV.
Accommodation website Airbnb removes listing that banned gay couples 1
11:52 AM — Short stay accommodation website Airbnb has agreed to remove a listing that banned gay couples.
22nd November 2014
Winnie the Pooh banned in Poland over ‘dubious sexuality’ 39
9:09 PM — Children's character Winnie the Pooh has been banned in a Polish town because of his lack of trousers and questionable sexuality.
Parents of murdered gay man Matthew Shepard to speak in Russia 15
3:48 PM — The parents of murdered gay man Matthew Shepard have travelled to Russia to speak to the local gay community.
21st November 2014
PHOTOS: LGBT Bar business legal conference in London
7:56 PM — Earlier this week the world’s largest organisation of LGBT and allied legal professionals held a business legal conference in London, and awards.