8th January 2015
WATCH: Is this the first time a Lynx advert has featured a gay kiss? 14
1:53 PM — A new ad for Lynx hair products in Australia nonchalantly features a gay kiss.
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.
Vietnam abolishes ban on same-sex marriage 4
11:26 AM — The Vietnamese government repealed a ban on same-sex marriage on New Year's Day.
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.
Kristin Stewart holidays with a girl – so what? 21
5:11 PM — A number of tabloid newspapers are speculating about the sexuality of actress Kristen Stewart - after she was spotted on holiday with a woman.
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".
Trans woman denied access to Western Wall in Jerusalem 12
2:35 PM — A trans woman was denied access to both the woman's and the men's section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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.
Nepal to allow third gender on passports 3
12:54 PM — The Nepalese government is to issue passports with a third gender option for citizens who do not identify as male or female.
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.
WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch speaks emotionally about Alan Turing 9
3:08 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has given an impassioned speech about late gay codebreaker and computer genius Alan Turing.
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.
Meet India’s first ever out transgender mayor 3
9:39 AM — For the first time a transgender candidate has won a mayoral election in India.
4th January 2015
Photos: London vigil for transgender teen Leelah Alcorn 12
5:24 PM — A vigil was held in Trafalgar Square for transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who took her own life last week.
Dominican Republic ‘won’t recognise’ same-sex wedding at British embassy 20
2:58 PM — The Dominican Republic will not recognise the marriage of a same-sex couple, after the pair were allowed to wed at the British embassy.
3rd January 2015
The mysterious death of Oscar Wilde’s wife has been solved 9
4:57 PM — The mystery surrounding the death of Oscar Wilde's wife has finally been unravelled by the poet's grandson.
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.