9th January 2015
Police kill two top suspects in Charlie Hebdo shootings 33
4:39 PM — French police have stormed two sites at which hostages were being held, and two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo shootings this week are believed to have been killed.
Dublin priest gets standing ovation after coming out during Mass 65
2:04 PM — A priest in Dublin received a standing ovation when he came out as gay during Mass.
Russia bans transgender people from driving 25
11:48 AM — Russia has enacted new rules banning transgender people from obtaining driver's licenses.
8th January 2015
Stephen Fry: Publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons in defiance of Paris killings 26
6:58 PM — Stephen Fry has called on the world's media to republish copies of Charlie Hebdo cartoons following the massacre of 12 people yesterday.
Russia: anti-gay activist claims he had 29 teachers fired 10
5:02 PM — A Russian self-styled "homophobe cat" claims his campaign has resulted in 29 teachers fired for being gay.
WATCH: Nick Clegg silences radio caller who tries to justify Charlie Hebdo shootings 100
4:29 PM — Nick Clegg responded strongly to a radio caller who tried to justify yesterday's Paris shooting, condemning the suggestion that the cartoons were the "straw that broke the camel's back".
London preacher who called for gays to be killed defends Paris Charlie Hebdo shootings 180
12:54 PM — A London preacher who previously called for gay people to be stoned to death has written an article defending the murder of 12 people in Paris yesterday at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
10 powerful cartoons respond to the Charlie Hebdo shooting 25
12:57 AM — Cartoonists from around the world react to the terrorist massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo
7th January 2015
Italy: Court for the first time recognises child born to gay couple
5:49 PM — For the first time an Italian court has legally recognised a child born to a gay couple.
Italy: leaflet warns patients to “take precautions” over gay dentist 4
3:26 PM — Leaflets were posted outside the office of a gay dentist in Massa, Tuscany, telling patients to take "due precautions".
Gunmen massacre staff at French magazine that published Islamic gay kiss 177
1:20 PM — Gunmen have killed at least twelve people, after attacking the offices of a magazine that published a cartoon of a gay Muslim kiss.
Attackers injure patrons at gay club in Russia 5
11:17 AM — Gay nightclub Fantom in Tolyatti, Russia, was stormed by attackers.
6th January 2015
Macedonia to ban same-sex marriage 26
12:28 PM — Politicians in the Macedonian Assembly have voted to ban same-sex marriage.
5th January 2015
Irish leaflet claims gay marriage will ‘expose’ children to ‘sounds of sodomy’ 46
3:57 PM — As Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage approaches, opponents to the potential change have taken to the streets to hand out anti-gay leaflets.
Irish Minister: Don’t take it for granted that same-sex marriage referendum will pass 1
11:44 AM — The Irish Minister for Justice has warned people not to take it for granted that same-sex marriage will pass an upcoming referendum.
3rd January 2015
Irish archbishop speaks out against same-sex marriage ahead of referendum 99
2:54 PM — Ireland's most senior Catholic archbishop has spoken out against same-sex marriage, ahead of the country's referendum.
One in eight Paris weddings now for same-sex couples 2
12:45 PM — Statistics have revealed that Paris is becoming a hub for same-sex weddings in France.
2nd January 2015
Same-sex weddings begin in Luxembourg 6
7:24 PM — The first same-sex couples have married in Luxembourg - and the country's openly gay Prime Minister will not be far behind.
Irish politician forms new party that won’t support same-sex marriage 13
4:54 PM — An Irish politician has unveiled a new political party - that won't back same-sex marriage.
1st January 2015
Irish Taoiseach vows to ‘campaign strongly’ for marriage equality 16
4:34 PM — Ahead of a referendum on same-sex marriage this year, the Irish Taoiseach has vowed to "campaign strongly" for a yes vote.