13th March 2015
New poll shows 76% want marriage equality in Ireland 1
7:05 PM — A new poll released this week shows that 76% intend to vote yes in Ireland's marriage referendum
UKIP and Tories abstain on EU motion to recognise same-sex marriage 33
6:38 PM — A number of UKIP and Conservative Members of European Parliament have voted against or abstained on a motion praising same-sex marriage, nearly a year after the UK's first weddings.
IKEA pulls Russian magazine over anti-gay law 9
3:06 PM — IKEA has pulled the Russian edition of its Family Life magazine to avoid being in breach of the country's anti-gay propaganda law.
Anti-gay lawmaker calls for Russia to boycott Eurovision 20
2:51 PM — Anti-gay Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov has called for Russia to boycott this year's Eurovision Song Contest, due to champion Conchita Wurst.
Irish senator opens up: I cried for weeks when my son came out 34
2:12 PM — An Irish senator has opened up about his own struggle accepting his son's sexuality - in a bid to convince people to support same-sex marriage.
European court: Turkey can’t force trans people to be sterilised 6
1:49 PM — Europe's top human rights court has ruled against the Turkish government - finding that it cannot make sterilisation a requirement for gender reassignment.
12th March 2015
Father poured boiling water over his gay son for coming out as gay 90
4:52 PM — Three Lebanese men have been fined by a Berlin court for allegedly attempting to force a 15-year-old relative into a straight marriage.
11th March 2015
Irish Minister Leo Varadkar delivers heartfelt plea for equal marriage 26
2:05 PM — Ireland's Minister for Health Leo Varadkar - who came out as gay earlier this year - has delivered a stirring speech in favour of same-sex marriage.
Bishop ‘regrets causing hurt’ after comparing homosexuality to Down’s syndrome 28
1:55 PM — An Irish bishop who compared homosexuality to Down's syndrome has defended his remarks.
10th March 2015
WATCH this Catholic couple’s heartfelt plea for equal marriage in Ireland 23
11:45 AM — Brighid and Paddy, a Roman Catholic couple who have been married for 50 years, have released a video showing their support for equal marriage in Ireland.
9th March 2015
Yes Equality campaign launched in Dublin 2
5:32 PM — A pro-equal marriage campaign has been officially launched in the Republic of Ireland - just over two months before the country's referendum.
Irish bishop equates homosexuality to Down’s syndrome 147
1:10 PM — An Irish bishop has compared homosexuality to Down's syndrome , while claiming it is not "what God intended".
Gay politician defends decision to ban referee from wearing rainbow wristband 5
12:45 PM — An out gay politician has backed the organisation in charge of Gaelic football's decision to ban a referee from wearing a rainbow wristband during a match on Saturday.
8th March 2015
Irish referee banned from wearing rainbow wristband 13
3:42 PM — A Gaelic football referee has been banned from wearing a rainbow wristband - because it is considered a "political symbol" ahead of Ireland's equal marriage referendum
6th March 2015
Dustin Lance Black ‘I believe marriage equality will be the law of the land in Ireland’
4:27 PM — Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has said he believes Ireland will vote for marriage equality in Ireland.
Irish company refuses to print gay couple’s civil partnership ceremony invites 24
10:53 AM — A printing company in Drogheda, Ireland, refused to print the invitations for a gay couple's civil partnership ceremony because the owners “don’t agree with homosexuality”.
5th March 2015
Conchita Wurst to release debut album
2:43 PM — Austrian Eurovision star Conchita Wurst is to release a debut album.
4th March 2015
Russia tries to block UN from providing benefits to gay employees 19
7:03 PM — Russia is trying to block the United Nations from opening up its employee benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
Slovenia approves same-sex marriage 61
10:03 AM — The Slovenian Parliament has voted with a large majority to approve same-sex marriage and adoption.
27th February 2015
Russian police raid club owned by ‘lesbian selfie’ woman 15
11:39 AM — Russian police raided the lesbian nightclub Infinity, run by the woman who kissed her girlfriend in a viral photo.