30th January 2015
Court says gay students kissing each other is ‘eccentric behaviour’ 48
6:30 PM — A court in Lithuania has told gay students who received a barrage of violent threats after they posted a photo of them kissing that they should have "anticipated" that they would be abused by posting such an act.
Catholic church deems Rome decision to allow civil union register an ‘ideological bluff’ 22
9:04 AM — The Catholic Church was quick to condemn a vote by Rome city council to allow a register of gay civil unions, dubbing the move an "idealogical bluff".
29th January 2015
Rome city council approves register of same-sex civil unions 11
2:26 PM — Italy took another small step forward in the fight for same-sex marriage this week, as Rome city council's assembly gave approval to a register for civil unions.
28th January 2015
France: Court rules that gay Moroccan can marry French partner 4
7:44 PM — A court in France has ruled that a Moroccan should be allowed to marry their French same-sex partner, in spite of a long-standing convention between the two countries.
Swedish swimming pool opens gender neutral changing rooms 12
1:41 PM — A swimming pool has opened in Sweden that is specially designed to cater for the LGBT community.
27th January 2015
Italy: Street named after gay codebreaker Alan Turing 1
6:28 PM — A street in the city of Catania, Sicily is to be named in honour of gay codebreaker Alan Turing.
Pictures: 7 Gay Holocaust memorials around the world 18
1:48 PM — For Holocaust Memorial Day , PinkNews looks at some of the monuments for gay and lesbian victims of the Holocaust that are in place across the world.
Google apologises for translating ‘gay’ as faggot, fairy, and pansy boy 8
12:38 PM — Google has issued an apology - after a translation tool suggested a number of offensive translations for the word "gay".
Pope meets with transgender man 12
10:47 AM — The Pope has reportedly granted a private audience to a transgender man.
26th January 2015
France: Catholic group buys Toulon gay bar 15
7:25 PM — An anti-gay Catholic group in France has snapped up a local gay bar at auction.
Could Syriza bring same-sex marriage to Greece? 30
2:18 PM — The radical left-wing Syriza party has swept to power in Greece after a dramatic General Election victory - but does it bring hope to the country's gay community?
25th January 2015
Westlife singer Mark Feehily now sells coffee from a van 16
5:03 PM — Openly gay Westlife singer Mark Feehily has embarked on a new business venture - setting up his own catering van.
Ireland: Gay blood ban ‘likely’ to be relaxed to 12 months 4
12:01 PM — Ireland is likely to relax its permanent ban on gay men giving blood.
24th January 2015
Can you guess which Royal appeared in a gay magazine? 17
1:57 PM — A famous royal has become the first to ever pose for a gay magazine.
22nd January 2015
Lithuanian MP slammed for saying gay group would face Charlie Hebdo style massacre 26
6:33 PM — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have condemned comments by a Lithuanian MP who warned a gay group that they may face a massacre similar to events which recently took place at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
21st January 2015
Mrs Brown’s Boys star urges Ireland to vote yes to same-sex marriage 3
6:45 PM — Mrs Brown's Boys star Eilish O'Carroll has urged people to back same-sex marriage in the country's upcoming referendum.
France: Twitter users fined for hashtags saying gay people should be burned 9
6:10 PM — For the first time a French court fined several Twitter users for using hashtags which called for gay people to be killed.
Irish politician marries same-sex partner in London 2
5:14 PM — Irish politician Dominic Hannigan has become the first member of the Irish parliament to enter into a same-sex marriage.
This is what Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum will ask 10
4:43 PM — Ireland's cabinet has agreed on more of the details for the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage, and has decided on a final question.
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.