16th January 2015
Pope Francis: Same-sex marriage ‘disfigures God’s plan for creation’ 242
5:56 PM — Pope Francis has attacked same-sex marriage, saying those who support it are attempting "redefine the very institution of marriage".
Japan’s ex-PM debuts as a drag queen… could Gordon Brown be next? 8
3:42 PM — The former Prime Minister of Japan has debuted as a drag queen.
15th January 2015
European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-gay bill
3:57 PM — Kyrgyzstan has been urged by the European Parliament to drop an anti-gay bill.
Goa minister claims he was ‘misquoted’ about trying to ‘cure’ LGBT teens 6
1:10 PM — A minister in Goa has denied that the government there plans to attempt to “cure” LGBT people and make them “normal”, using therapy and “medicines”.
Indian ruling party says it is ‘for decriminalising homosexuality’ 8
12:16 PM — The ruling party in India has vowed to decriminalise homosexuality, saying while gay people are rejected by some, they should be accepted.
Thailand to recognise third gender 1
11:37 AM — Thailand's new constitution will include references to a third gender for the first time.
13th January 2015
Ban Ki-moon: India’s gay sex ban is ‘intolerant’ 18
10:52 AM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has criticised India's gay sex ban, saying it is "intolerant".
12th January 2015
Goa to attempt to make gay youths ‘normal’ 25
4:54 PM — The government in Goa plans to attempt to "cure" LGBT people and make them "normal", using therapy and "medicines".
8th January 2015
Vietnam abolishes ban on same-sex marriage 4
11:26 AM — The Vietnamese government repealed a ban on same-sex marriage on New Year's Day.
7th January 2015
Nepal to allow third gender on passports 3
12:54 PM — The Nepalese government is to issue passports with a third gender option for citizens who do not identify as male or female.
5th January 2015
Meet India’s first ever out transgender mayor 3
9:39 AM — For the first time a transgender candidate has won a mayoral election in India.
3rd January 2015
Bollywood actor plans to release intimate photos to ‘prove’ he’s not gay 30
1:17 PM — Bollywood actor Sahil Khan has threatened to release "intimate" photos of him with his alleged female lover - after she claimed he is gay.
28th December 2014
Bisexual Kim Jong-un orgy scene cut from ‘The Interview’? 3
5:46 PM — Sony Pictures reportedly cut parts of a scene featuring a bisexual orgy out of the released version of The Interview.
22nd December 2014
Taiwanese Parliament considers same-sex marriage for the first time 4
10:40 AM — For the first time, the Taiwanese Parliament on Monday considered legislation to legalise same-sex marriage.
19th December 2014
China: court rules homosexuality doesn’t need to be ‘cured’ 3
11:48 AM — A court in China has ruled that a psychological clinic must re-pay costs to a gay man for trying to "cure" him.
18th December 2014
Malaysia: government stops funding organisation for trans women 1
1:50 PM — The Malaysian government has abruptly stopped funding an organisation that provides support for trans women, sex workers and people with HIV.
15th December 2014
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.
India: Government proposes benefits for trans children 2
2:15 PM — The Indian government has outlined plans for helping families support trans children.
Murder charges filed against US marine in death of transgender woman 4
10:22 AM — Murder charges were filed on Monday by prosecutors in the Philippines against a US marine in the death of a transgender woman.
13th December 2014
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.