12th December 2014
Homophobia protest song is ‘most streamed’ in 2014 3
1:33 PM — Spotify has revealed that a song written as a protest against religious homophobia was the most-streamed single in 2014.
Hate group want to amend US Constitution to ‘outlaw’ trans people 11
1:30 PM — American anti-LGBT group Family Research Council have suggested a constitutional amendment to ban legal recognition of trans people.
EU report: Nearly half of trans people face repeated violence 3
11:42 AM — The EU has published a report uncovering some shocking statistics about the levels of transphobia in member states.
Petition hopes to halt gay rights campaigner’s deportation to Uganda 4
10:22 AM — A petition hopes to overturn a decision to deport a gay rights campaigner to Uganda.
11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 88
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
Gambian President attends rally with protesters declaring: ‘Homosexuality is forbidden in Islam’ 29
5:15 PM — The President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has attended a mass rally against homosexuality in the country’s capital Banjul.
WATCH: This man climbed Mount Everest to tell the world ‘Uganda must stop killing gays’ 3
4:31 PM — One man has gone to extreme lengths to send a message condemning Uganda's persecution of LGBT people.
Google+ introduces ‘infinite’ custom gender options 13
2:52 PM — Google's social networking site has changed the options for users to define their gender, allowing "infinite" options.
India: Ex-Chief Justice slams anti-gay law on 1st year anniversary 3
1:44 PM — A former Chief Justice of India’s Supreme Court has condemned the country’s ban on same-sex relationships a year to the day the law was reintroduced.
Australia gets its first openly gay Chief Minister 1
12:14 PM — An Australian Labor Party politician has become the country's first openly gay government leader.
Gay rights champion Desmond Tutu cancels travel plans amid battle with cancer 10
11:30 AM — A long-time supporter of gay rights Archbishop Desmond Tutu has cancelled travel plans as he battles prostate cancer.
A year ago today India recriminalised homosexuality 9
10:35 AM — It’s exactly one year since India shocked the world by recriminalising same-sex relationships.
10th December 2014
Sadiq Khan: Human Rights Day is an opportunity to promote the importance of the ECHR 1
6:50 PM — Shadow Justice Minister Sadiq Khan has blasted Tory plans to leave the European Court of Human Rights.
Japan: Zen Buddhist temple offers same-sex wedding ceremonies 1
2:12 PM — A Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto has become one of the first to offer same-sex weddings - even though they aren't recognised in Japan.
Jamaican priest washes the feet of lesbians and calls for ‘respect’ for human rights 6
1:22 PM — An Anglican priest in Jamaica is facing a backlash from his congregation, after he showed respect for the gay community by washing the feet of two lesbians.
Islamic State posts photos of ‘gay’ thrown off building and stoned to death 90
11:17 AM — Photographs of a man believed to have been gay being thrown off a building and stoned to death have been posted by the Islamic State group.
9th December 2014
‘I would rather die in a British detention centre than be returned to Uganda’ 19
5:06 PM — A lesbian asylum seeker has been granted a last minute temporary reprieve from deportation to Uganda but says she despairs for her future if the Home Office doesn't change its mind.
Spain: Kiss-in after gay couple kicked out of Burger King 14
3:45 PM — Protesters held a gay kiss-in at a Burger King in Madrid after a gay couple were kicked out for kissing.
Cartoonist apologies for anti-gay tweet about Shrien Dewani
1:40 PM — A South African cartoonist has apologised for making anti-gay comments on Twitter in response to the Shrien Dewani verdict.
WATCH: YouTube star Connor Franta comes out as gay 31
11:51 AM — YouTuber Connor Franta has come out as gay in an emotional video on his channel.