16th January 2015
Pope Francis: Same-sex marriage ‘disfigures God’s plan for creation’ 242
5:56 PM — Pope Francis has attacked same-sex marriage, saying those who support it are attempting "redefine the very institution of marriage".
Japan’s ex-PM debuts as a drag queen… could Gordon Brown be next? 8
3:42 PM — The former Prime Minister of Japan has debuted as a drag queen.
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.
Joanna Lumley becomes patron of Peter Tatchell Foundation 3
12:17 PM — Actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley has been announced as a new patron of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
Sam Smith nominated for five Brit awards
11:44 AM — Out singer Sam Smith has scooped five nominations for Brit awards - more than any other artist.
15th January 2015
Cayman Islands students to hold free lectures on gay rights for the first time 6
6:52 PM — A group of students in the Cayman Islands are holding a series of free lectures on gay rights, for the first time.
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.
Ugandan asylum seeker told to prove he’s gay 34
3:43 PM — John Ssenkindu says he had his asylum application denied because he failed to "prove" his sexuality.
Goa minister claims he was ‘misquoted’ about trying to ‘cure’ LGBT teens 6
1:10 PM — A minister in Goa has denied that the government there plans to attempt to “cure” LGBT people and make them “normal”, using therapy and “medicines”.
Indian ruling party says it is ‘for decriminalising homosexuality’ 8
12:16 PM — The ruling party in India has vowed to decriminalise homosexuality, saying while gay people are rejected by some, they should be accepted.
Thailand to recognise third gender 1
11:37 AM — Thailand's new constitution will include references to a third gender for the first time.
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.
Former Neighbours actress: I have a boyfriend, but I’m still a lesbian 21
2:58 PM — Former Neighbours actress Caitlin Stasey says she is still a lesbian - despite having a male partner.
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.
13th January 2015
Gambia president says gays will doom the world 58
4:13 PM — Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has once again spoken out against gay people.
Ban Ki-moon: India’s gay sex ban is ‘intolerant’ 18
10:52 AM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has criticised India's gay sex ban, saying it is "intolerant".
12th January 2015
Goa to attempt to make gay youths ‘normal’ 25
4:54 PM — The government in Goa plans to attempt to "cure" LGBT people and make them "normal", using therapy and "medicines".