29th April 2015
Israeli Football Association ‘bans’ use of rainbow flag 7
12:09 PM — The Israeli Football Association has warned teams to stick to regulations - after a pride flag was used to mark a corner during a match.
Top EU court: Bans on gay blood ‘may be justified’ 10
12:03 PM — A top European court has ruled that some countries refusing to allow gay or bisexual men to donate blood "may be justified".
Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc confirmed as Eurovision semi-final hosts
10:19 AM — The BBC has confirmed Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc as the presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals.
Mad Men star Kit Williamson gets engaged to John Halbach 1
8:51 AM — Mad Men star Kit Williamson is engaged to his long-term partner and fellow actor John Halbach .
28th April 2015
Watch: Mrs Brown has a message for Ireland ahead of equal marriage vote 4
2:28 PM — One of Ireland's biggest TV stars has released a video in support of equal marriage.
Sydney rugby league player fined for homophobic slur 6
10:35 AM — South Sydney player Issac Luke has been fine for using a slur on an Instagram post.
US: Chick-fil-A banned from university campus over anti-gay stance 11
10:27 AM — A university in the United States has banned fast food chain Chik-fil-A from operating on it's campus.
Same-sex Israeli couples evacuated from Nepal
10:07 AM — Couples who had travelled for surrogacy in Nepal were evacuated following the devastating earthquake.
Irish Health Minister: A no vote on gay marriage would be ‘worse than losing my seat’
9:59 AM — Irish Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said a no vote in the referedum on same-sex marriage would be "worse than losing my seat".
Ecuador just approved same-sex civil unions 5
7:44 AM — The Ecuadorian National Assembly has passed an amendment to its Civil Code which will legalise same-sex civil unions.
27th April 2015
Israeli football association urged to punish team for using rainbow flag as a corner 13
8:11 PM — A solicitor in Jerusalem has urged the Israeli football association to put the team on trial, after it replaced a corner flag with a rainbow flag.
This is the photo which lost a gay teacher her job in Russia 11
2:05 PM — This is the photo, shared on social media, which lost a lesbian teacher her job in Russia, as her employer was told she was "abnormal" and "unhealthy".
26th April 2015
Tokyo Pride celebrates emerging LGBT rights in Japan 2
4:09 PM — Around 2000 people marched through the LGBT-friendly Shibuya district of Tokyo today.
25th April 2015
Same-sex couple wed at British Embassy in Japan 7
4:17 PM — Diplomats Tim Johnson and Ryan Parkins married in a public ceremony at the embassy, to encourage Japan to advance on LGBT rights.
Irish Minister dismisses ‘apocalypse of marriage’ suggestions 8
3:33 PM — Minister for Communications Alex White has urged Ireland to vote for equal marriage.
24th April 2015
Court rules that Kenyan government can’t block gay rights groups 3
7:28 PM — Kenya's High Court has ruled that the government can no longer block LGBT groups from formally registering their organisations.
Tori Amos: ‘I’m too raw and my gigs are torture for straight guys’ 11
2:51 PM — Singer Tori Amos has paid tribute to her gay fans, but said her gigs are "too raw" for straight men because they are "tortured" by them.
Watch: You’ll love the reason why these women are learning sign language
2:49 PM — A new advert features two women who are learning sign language - and the reason why will melt your heart.
A straight dude asked his gay best friend to prom and it was adorable 20
12:59 PM — A straight high school student has shown his support for his gay best friend - by asking him to prom when he couldn't find a date.
Council orders removal of Dublin ‘gay’ mural ahead of equal marriage vote 11
12:26 PM — Dublin City Council have ordered the removal of a giant mural featuring a same-sex couple - ahead of Ireland's vote on same-sex marriage.