9th January 2015
Dublin priest gets standing ovation after coming out during Mass 65
2:04 PM — A priest in Dublin received a standing ovation when he came out as gay during Mass.
Russia bans transgender people from driving 25
11:48 AM — Russia has enacted new rules banning transgender people from obtaining driver's licenses.
Zimbabwe: Health minister calls for better healthcare for men having sex in prison 2
10:36 AM — Despite there being laws against gay sex in Zimbabwe, a health minister has called for better healthcare for men who have sex with men in prison.
8th January 2015
Stephen Fry: Publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons in defiance of Paris killings 26
6:58 PM — Stephen Fry has called on the world's media to republish copies of Charlie Hebdo cartoons following the massacre of 12 people yesterday.
BBC radio caller asks PinkNews editor whether he will marry his brother 74
5:23 PM — During a debate on BBC radio about age gaps in relationships featuring the editor of PinkNews, a caller asked "where to draw the line", and said if gay people can marry in England, Scotland and Wales, why shouldn't he be allowed to marry his brother.
Russia: anti-gay activist claims he had 29 teachers fired 10
5:02 PM — A Russian self-styled "homophobe cat" claims his campaign has resulted in 29 teachers fired for being gay.
WATCH: Nick Clegg silences radio caller who tries to justify Charlie Hebdo shootings 100
4:29 PM — Nick Clegg responded strongly to a radio caller who tried to justify yesterday's Paris shooting, condemning the suggestion that the cartoons were the "straw that broke the camel's back".
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11:26 AM — The Vietnamese government repealed a ban on same-sex marriage on New Year's Day.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.