4th February 2015
India: Lesbian helpline reveals most calls are from curious men 3
5:48 PM — India's first dedicated helpline for lesbians has revealed that most of the calls it receives are actually from curious men.
Video game tournament wants to limit teams to one gay player each 9
2:28 PM — An Asian video game company has apologised - after planning to limit teams to one LGBT player each during a tournament.
John Legend cancels apperance at Brunei-owned hotel over anti-gay laws 7
1:25 PM — John Legend has pulled out of a planned appearance at a Brunei-owned hotel, over an ongoing boycott of the country over anti-gay laws.
3rd February 2015
Obama urged to raise Brunei’s anti-gay laws in trade deal talks 6
7:34 PM — President Obama has been urged to raise the subject of LGBT rights in trade talks with Brunei.
30th January 2015
Trans women banned from playing in Vietnamese football tournament 19
11:33 AM — Transgender women have been banned from participating in the National Women's Football Championship in Vietnam.
26th January 2015
First ever Chinese gay workplace discrimination lawsuit ‘will definitely have an impact’
7:05 PM — What is believed to be the first ever lawsuit over anti-gay workplace discrimination has taken place in a Chinese court.
Owner of Vietnamese Attitude Magazine arrested as part of gambling ring
1:48 PM — Among ten people who were arrested in Ho Chi Min suspected of running an illegal gambling ring was the owner of Attitude Magazine's Vietnamese franchise.
21st January 2015
Actor tells Indian trans community: ‘Don’t get offended’
4:36 PM — An transgender actor from controversial Tamil film 'I' has spoken out, telling trans protesters to not be offended.
India: LGBT community want Obama’s support
12:07 PM — The Indian LGBT community is calling on Barack Obama to offer his support to them ahead of his visit to the country this weekend.
16th January 2015
Pope Francis: Same-sex marriage ‘disfigures God’s plan for creation’ 243
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’ 19
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.