French politician to sue magazine for ‘outing’ him as gay
6:10 PM — A French far-right politician has said he will sue a magazine which "outed" him as gay, after it published photographs of him with a man.
UK: Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker released from detention 1
5:39 PM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker from Britain to Uganda has been stopped.
Malaysia: government stops funding organisation for trans women
1:50 PM — The Malaysian government has abruptly stopped funding an organisation that provides support for trans women, sex workers and people with HIV.
Study: Gay men earn less than straight men, but lesbians are paid more 32
11:45 AM — Sexual orientation seems to affect earning prospects and job satisfaction, a study shows.
Amnesty report on ‘odious’ choices faced by trans people in Europe
11:14 AM — Amnesty International has released a report on gender recognition laws across Europe.
Elton John and David Furnish to marry this weekend 5
9:59 AM — Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are set to convert their civil partnership to marriage this weekend.
17th December 2014
WATCH: His mother insists he’s gay, but he is sure he’s not
6:41 PM — The director and star of this French film partly based it on his own experiences of his mother thinking he was gay when in fact he wasn't.
UK: Church minister won’t preach ‘anti-gay message’ at Ugandan rally 30
5:19 PM — A Baptist Union minister in Milton Keynes says she has no intentions of preaching any "anti-gay message" at a religious rally to be held in Uganda on New Year's Eve - and denies the event could be seen as homophobic.
Egypt: Men accused of ‘spreading AIDS’ in bathhouse to go to trial 8
4:12 PM — Dozens of men who were recently arrested in a raid on a bathhouse in Cairo, Egypt went to trial this week accused of "debauchery".
Irish same-sex marriage referendum to take place in May 12
10:09 AM — The Irish government has cleared the way for a referendum on same-sex marriage to take place in May 2015.
16th December 2014
Gay teacher forced to put up crucifix under “fascist” laws 11
1:41 PM — An Italian teacher who removed a crucifix from his classroom has been forced to put it back up under "fascist" laws.
Conchita Wurst among top global search terms of 2014 1
12:49 PM — Austria's Eurovision winning drag star Conchita Wurst has apparently attracted a lot of attention this year - appearing as one of the world's most Googled terms.
Café manager shot dead in Sydney siege hailed as hero 55
12:41 PM — The parents of the 34-year-old Lindt café manager who was taken hostage and killed during the 16-hour siege in Sydney have paid tribute to their son.
Evangelical Alliance: Evangelicals are not ‘homophobic, judgmental women-haters’ 29
12:07 PM — Evangelical Christians have been caricatured into appearing as homophobic, a director of Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
Ireland: Cabinet discusses equal marriage referendum 27
11:06 AM — The Irish government is discussing the country’s same-sex marriage referendum at a meeting of the cabinet.
15th December 2014
Russian politician stalks local gay clubs to crack down on ‘gay sex on stage’ 18
6:06 PM — A Russian politician has spearheaded a raid on a gay club allegedly because a number of parents said their teenagers were trapped inside.
Student gives excellent answer when school asks ‘how should we punish gays?’ 14
5:50 PM — When a school in Korea asked its students in a survey on how it should punish gay kids, one gave a strong answer which may surprise you.
Watch: Russian gays reveal harrowing stories of vigilante violence 18
5:41 PM — Human Rights Watch has published a report on homophobic violence in Russia.
India: Government proposes benefits for trans children 1
2:15 PM — The Indian government has outlined plans for helping families support trans children.
Canada: BC government blocks plans for law school that bans gays 6
2:03 PM — The government in British Columbia have blocked a Christian university's plans to open a law school - because it planned to discriminate against gay students.