James Franco: I was thanked by ex-gay activist Michael Glatze for portraying him on film 2
5:09 PM — Hollywood star James Franco has said he was thanked by ex-gay activist Michael Glatze for his portrayal of him on film.
Trans women banned from playing in Vietnamese football tournament 3
11:33 AM — Transgender women have been banned from participating in the National Women's Football Championship in Vietnam.
Bill introduced in US Congress to protect LGBT rights around the world 11
9:37 AM — A bill was introduced on Thursday in the US houses of Congress which seeks to promote the rights of LGBT people around the globe.
Catholic church deems Rome decision to allow civil union register an ‘ideological bluff’ 21
9:04 AM — The Catholic Church was quick to condemn a vote by Rome city council to allow a register of gay civil unions, dubbing the move an "idealogical bluff".
29th January 2015
Republican congressman: ‘Homosexual rights are not human rights’ 58
6:29 PM — A Republican congressman has been condemned for saying that he does "not construe homosexual rights as human rights."
Rome city council approves register of same-sex civil unions 11
2:26 PM — Italy took another small step forward in the fight for same-sex marriage this week, as Rome city council's assembly gave approval to a register for civil unions.
Howard Stern: I meant it as a compliment when I said Sam Smith was ‘ugly’ and ‘fat’ 10
1:04 PM — Howard Stern has, in his own way, extended a partial apology to Sam Smith after last week calling him "ugly", "fat" and "gay", during a radio talk show.
Chile gives final approval to same-sex civil unions 2
10:07 AM — Politicians in Chile have given final approval to a bill recognising civil unions between gay and lesbian couples.
Bryan Fischer who blamed the Holocaust on gays sacked by the American Family Association 13
9:19 AM — The right-wing American Family Association (AFA) has sacked its long-time spokesman Bryan Fischer, who on his anti-gay talk show, has said "militant homosexuals" are "destroying America".
28th January 2015
France: Court rules that gay Moroccan can marry French partner 4
7:44 PM — A court in France has ruled that a Moroccan should be allowed to marry their French same-sex partner, in spite of a long-standing convention between the two countries.
Swedish swimming pool opens gender neutral changing rooms 11
1:41 PM — A swimming pool has opened in Sweden that is specially designed to cater for the LGBT community.
27th January 2015
HRC urges Obama to take tough action against anti-gay Gambian leaders 3
7:16 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has joined 13 other human rights groups in urging the Obama Administration to take additional action against anti-gay Gambian leaders.
Italy: Street named after gay codebreaker Alan Turing
6:28 PM — A street in the city of Catania, Sicily is to be named in honour of gay codebreaker Alan Turing.
Nigeria: 12 arrested over ‘gay wedding’ 8
4:47 PM — Twelve men have been arrested in the Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly planning a "gay wedding".
Pictures: 7 Gay Holocaust memorials around the world 17
1:48 PM — For Holocaust Memorial Day , PinkNews looks at some of the monuments for gay and lesbian victims of the Holocaust that are in place across the world.
Google apologises for translating ‘gay’ as faggot, fairy, and pansy boy 8
12:38 PM — Google has issued an apology - after a translation tool suggested a number of offensive translations for the word "gay".
Pope meets with transgender man 12
10:47 AM — The Pope has reportedly granted a private audience to a transgender man.
Nick Clegg calls for gay victims of the Nazis to be remembered in national Holocaust memorial 33
12:00 AM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has become the first senior politician to back the inclusion of gay victims of Nazi persecution in a national Holocaust memorial.
26th January 2015
Why did Facebook ban this user for posting a photo of two fully clothed men kissing? 21
7:56 PM — A photographer has said he had his page banned for 30-days by Facebook for sharing a picture of two men, fully clothed, kissing.
France: Catholic group buys Toulon gay bar 14
7:25 PM — An anti-gay Catholic group in France has snapped up a local gay bar at auction.