21st May 2015
Jason Collins: It is wrong for FIFA to allow Russia and Qatar to host World Cups 1
5:05 PM — Retired professional basketball player Jason Collins, has hit out at FIFA for allowing World Cups to be held in Russia and Qatar.
Rome celebrates first same-sex civil unions 2
4:20 PM — The first civil unions to be officially registered in Rome were celebrated today, as twenty couples became the first to register at City Hall.
Ireland’s broadcasters cease discussion of same-sex marriage ahead of referendum 5
3:12 PM — A moratorium preventing the discussion of same-sex marriage by broadcasters in Ireland has come into force, ahead of the country's referendum tomorrow.
Writer Colm Toibin: The Catholic Church has no authority on same-sex marriage 8
2:34 PM — Writer Colm Toibin has weighed in one day ahead of Ireland's same-sex marriage referendum to say the Catholic Church "has no moral authority to speak on civil matters".
Watch: European Parliament mocks ‘big loser’ Nigel Farage over unresignation 8
1:44 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been mercilessly mocked on his return to the European Parliament over his 'un-resignation'.
20th May 2015
Apparently, Benjy the gay bull wants to vote for same-sex marriage in Ireland 1
6:18 PM — Same-sex marriage in Ireland has had a number of big-name celebrity endorsements - and now it's been backed by Benjy the gay bull.
Dear Ireland, here’s ten reasons to vote NO to same-sex marriage 16
5:41 PM — On Friday, Ireland is being asked to vote on a proposal to introduce civil same-sex marriage. We look at ten reasons to vote no.
Watch: ‘Heterophobic’ taxi driver turns the tables on straight people 10
2:12 PM — A video has been released of a cab driver making 'heterophobic' comments - in a bid to show what gay people put up with.
Stunning pro-equality mural installed on 15th century Irish castle
11:16 AM — An artist has created a special biodegradable mural of a lesbian couple on the side of one of Ireland's historic castles.
19th May 2015
God gave you cancer because you’re a homosexual, journalist told 68
8:00 PM — An opponent of same-sex marriage has claimed that a journalist got cancer because of her sexuality.
Watch: Why this 90-year-old Catholic great-grandmother will vote ‘yes’ for gay marriage 6
2:49 PM — A 90-year-old great grandmother has given her brilliant reasons for voting 'yes' in this Friday's referendum on same-sex marriage.
Vienna to keep its ‘gay traffic lights’ 1
2:26 PM — Vienna has decided to keep its gay-themed traffic lights after Eurovision - despite right-wing protests.
Women not wearing high heels turned away from Cannes ‘Carol’ screening 4
12:54 PM — A group of women were reportedly turned away from the red carpet screening of 'Carol' for not wearing high heels.
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson calls for same-sex marriage in Ireland
8:07 AM — Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has called for same-sex marriage to be made legal in Ireland ahead of this week's referendum on the issue.
18th May 2015
Swedish Eurovision favourite: I would ‘absolutely’ date a man 13
8:03 PM — The current favourite to win this year’s Eurovison Song Contest has said he would “absolutely” date a man – despite previous comments some interpreted as homophobic. Swedish entrant Måns Zelmerlöw is hot favourite with pollsters to take the trophy this weekend with song ‘Heroes’, potentially succeeding Austrian drag diva Conchita Wurst. Mr Zelmerlöw caused controversy in Sweden […]
Queen to visit Bergen-Belsen during state visit to Germany 27
12:36 PM — The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are to visit to the site of the Bergen-Belsen death camp.
Russian police detain protesters at IDAHOT flashmob 3
10:50 AM — 17 Russian activists were detained by police for a pro-gay event in Moscow.
17th May 2015
Ireland’s ‘no’ to marriage equality campaign accused of receiving US funds 10
1:14 PM — Pro and anti-gay marriage campaigners from Ireland have got into a spat over funding - as the 'no' campaign is accused of receiving funding from US Christian groups.
Watch: This straight dad’s cute plea for same-sex marriage in Ireland 2
10:36 AM — This film-maker from Ireland has made an impassioned plea for a 'yes' vote on same-sex marriage in next week's referendum.
16th May 2015
Conchita Wurst: Some people think I’m a trans woman 22
5:59 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has spoken about people assuming that she is a trans woman, but says she is "very strict about the difference".