21st January 2015
Ireland moves forwards with gay adoption plans 1
11:35 AM — The Irish government has promised to enact legislation to allow for same-sex adoption before the referendum on same-sex marriage.
Macedonia bans same-sex marriages and civil unions 6
10:45 AM — The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has moved to ban same-sex marriage, as well as making it extremely difficult for any future legislation to allow same-sex civil unions to pass.
20th January 2015
90% of Irish Students Union to vote ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage 1
10:11 AM — Ahead of this May's Irish referendum on same-sex marriage, the country's Students Union has announced that 90% of students plan to vote to approve the measure.
19th January 2015
Irish Senator’s clumsy message to gay colleague sparks Twitter trend 5
5:28 PM — An Irish Senator has accidentally sparked a Twitter trend - after using an unusual choice of hashtag to congratulate a gay colleague.
Russia to ban films that ‘defile the national culture’ 36
4:50 PM — Russia is introducing harsher rules for film screenings - that could be used to crack down on LGBT cinema.
Turkey’s first ever sheltered housing for trans women opens
4:07 PM — Turkey's first ever sheltered housing project for transgender women has opened in Istanbul.
Colin Farrell: I support same-sex marriage in Ireland ‘with every fibre of my being’ 15
10:50 AM — Hollywood actor Colin Farrell has reiterated strong support for same-sex marriage in Ireland, saying he supports it "with every fibre of my being".
18th January 2015
Italy: Mayor of Milan facing criminal charges for registering same-sex marriages 6
3:47 PM — The Mayor of Milan claims he is facing criminal charges, after he agreed to register a number of same-sex marriages carried out abroad.
Irish Health Minister: I am a gay man 11
11:49 AM — Ireland's Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, has come out as gay.
17th January 2015
Photos: ‘Kiss-in’ held outside Vienna café that banned kissing lesbians 4
6:46 PM — Hundreds of people attended a 'kiss-in' protest outside a cafe in Vienna, after a lesbian couple were ejected for kissing.
Michael Sam proposed to his fiancé at the Vatican 17
2:13 PM — Gay NFL star Michael Sam has revealed that he got engaged to fiancé inside Vatican City.
16th January 2015
Kiss-in protest to take place at Vienna café where lesbians kicked out for kissing 6
3:21 PM — A kiss-in protest is set to take place today at a Vienna café where a lesbian couple were kicked out after they shared a kiss.
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.
Serbian officer forced to retire after coming out as transgender 1
11:19 AM — An activist group in Serbian has submitted a complaint after it says a transgender veteran officer in the country's military was forcibly retired after coming out as transgender.
14th January 2015
Preacher who called for gays to be killed calls stocking Charlie Hebdo an ‘act of war’ 111
6:29 PM — A London-based preacher who last week defended the Charlie Hebdo shootings, and has called for gay people to be killed, said it is an 'act of war' for UK shops to stock the satirical magazine.
Russia NOT banning trans people from driving 8
4:32 PM — The Russian Health Ministry has clarified that people will not be banned from driving just for being trans.
Austrian court strikes down ban on gay adoption 1
1:47 PM — The Austrian Constitutional Court has lifted a ban on adoption by same-sex couples.
Italian gay chef told to sleep with a prostitute or lose his job 8
11:33 AM — A gay chef in Rimini was told by his boss to pay to sleep with a female prostitute or lose his job.
12th January 2015
Lesbians kicked out of Vienna café for kissing 16
10:03 AM — If being kicked out of a café in Vienna for kissing wasn't enough, this lesbian couple were told by the owner that such behaviour belonged "in a brothel".
11th January 2015
Portugal: Opposition party to table same-sex adoption bill 5
8:23 PM — Portugal's opposition Socialist party plans to table a bill which would allow same-sex couples to adopt children and access fertility treatment.