26th February 2015
Australia: Anti-equal marriage PM would attend lesbian sister’s wedding 26
1:46 PM — Australian Prime Minister Toby Abbott would attend his lesbian sister's wedding, despite being against same-sex marriage.
Can’t say ‘lesbian’ with Nutella! 16
11:12 AM — A French Nutella marketing campaign has banned the word "lesbian".
Kazakhstan passes ‘gay propaganda’ draft bill 4
10:22 AM — The Senate of Kazakhstan has passed a draft bill outlawing promotion of "non-traditional sexual orientation".
Republic of Ireland: Lesbian couple beaten in homophobic attack 6
9:35 AM — Two women say they have been "inundated with messages of support" after being beaten unconscious in a homophobic attack.
25th February 2015
Kenya: Men charged for spreading ‘unnatural’ gay porn 4
4:22 PM — Two men have been arrested and charged with 'practising unnatural offenses' - for allegedly disseminating gay porn.
Catholic Bishop: ‘Gay people can marry… just not each other’ 37
3:31 PM — A Catholic Bishop from Ireland has said that there is nothing stopping gay people from getting married, as long as they don't marry each other.
Queensland government plans to reintroduce civil partnerships 5
1:53 PM — The Attorney General of the Australian state of Queensland has said she has been briefed on how to reintroduce civil partnerships.
Police investigating the death of young Somali trans woman in Canada
1:38 PM — Sumaya Ysl, a popular member of Toronto's LGBT community, was found dead on 22 February. Police are not treating her death as suspicious.
New Zealand: Banks and police stations vandalised by ‘pinkwashing’ activists 70
1:38 PM — Banks and police stations in New Zealand have been vandalised by queer activists - just days after a Pride-themed cash machine was targeted.
Edward Snowden: Gay marriage movement shows why governments shouldn’t have ‘perfect surveillance’ 47
1:07 PM — Whistleblower Edward Snowden has cited lobbyists for same-sex marriage as an example of why governments shouldn't have too much control over surveillance.
Journalist behind Cairo ‘gay bath house’ raid faces defamation charges 17
9:52 AM — A journalist who led a "sting" on 26 men she accused of "perversions" for attending what she said was a gay bath house in Cairo now faces court herself charged with defamation.
24th February 2015
Swiss legislative committee backs same-sex marriage 19
1:56 PM — A Swiss legislative committee has overwhelmingly recommended that the country extends marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Man who allegedly served in Auschwitz charged with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder 10
1:04 PM — A 94-year-old man who allegedly served in Auschwitz, now faces 3,681 counts of accessory to murder.
French President calls for tougher laws on anti-gay and anti-Semitic hate speech 20
11:49 AM — French President Francois Hollande has vowed to introduce tougher penalties for racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic crimes.
Apple announces emoji featuring a range of same-sex couples and families 3
10:48 AM — Apple has unveiled a range of new emojis which include same-sex couples and families, and a number of different skin tones.
23rd February 2015
Campaign urges Irish people abroad to return home for equal marriage vote 2
4:55 PM — A Irishman living in London is urging Irish people to return home to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.
Watch: This is what trans people are forced to go through in 34 European countries 20
3:20 PM — A video has been released showing some of the hurdles trans people to go through to gain access to legal gender recognition.
Legend of Zelda producer shoots down gay character rumours 4
1:07 PM — One of the producers of the Legend of Zelda series has shot down rumours about a character once named the gayest character in video games.
Joan Rivers misses out on ‘In Memoriam’ Oscars tribute 8
9:09 AM — The Oscars have been criticised by some for failing to include Joan Rivers in its customary 'In Memoriam' tributes.
Not guilty plea entered for US marine charged for murder of trans woman 1
8:25 AM — A not guilty plea has been entered in the Philippines on behalf of the US marine charged with the murder of a transgender woman.