19th May 2015
Women not wearing high heels turned away from Cannes ‘Carol’ screening 4
12:54 PM — A group of women were reportedly turned away from the red carpet screening of 'Carol' for not wearing high heels.
New Zealand politician calls trans surgery plans ‘nutty’ 6
11:39 AM — Plans for free transition healthcare for trans people in New Zealand have been called "nutty" by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.
Watch: YouTube star Joey Graceffa comes out as gay 8
8:52 AM — YouTube star Joey Graceffa has come out as gay in his new music video.
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson calls for same-sex marriage in Ireland
8:07 AM — Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has called for same-sex marriage to be made legal in Ireland ahead of this week's referendum on the issue.
18th May 2015
Swedish Eurovision favourite: I would ‘absolutely’ date a man 13
8:03 PM — The current favourite to win this year’s Eurovison Song Contest has said he would “absolutely” date a man – despite previous comments some interpreted as homophobic. Swedish entrant Måns Zelmerlöw is hot favourite with pollsters to take the trophy this weekend with song ‘Heroes’, potentially succeeding Austrian drag diva Conchita Wurst. Mr Zelmerlöw caused controversy in Sweden […]
Madonna stirs controversy with gay Muslim-Jewish kiss 42
7:32 PM — Madonna has stirred controversy again - by advertising her album with a picture of a Muslim man kissing a Jewish man.
Jeweller puts up anti-gay sign after same-sex couple order wedding rings 82
5:06 PM — A same-sex couple have asked for the deposit for their wedding rings back after the jeweller put up a homophobic sign.
Queen to visit Bergen-Belsen during state visit to Germany 27
12:36 PM — The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are to visit to the site of the Bergen-Belsen death camp.
Russian police detain protesters at IDAHOT flashmob 3
10:50 AM — 17 Russian activists were detained by police for a pro-gay event in Moscow.
17th May 2015
Twitter could be preparing to purge 10 million users 17
5:40 PM — According to an analyst, Twitter may be about to purge 10 million users who post too much porn.
Gambian President condemned by US for threat to slit gay mens’ throats 24
5:16 PM — The US National Security Advisor has condemned comments made about Gambian President Yahya Jammeh about slitting the throats of gay men.
Watch: Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande sing 80s hits in onesies to end LGBT homelessness 4
2:15 PM — The launch of Miley Cyrus' foundation to tackle LGBT homelessness is in full swing, with some amazing 'backyard sessions' including this one which features the star alongside Ariana Grande, performing this amazing 1980s hit.
Ireland’s ‘no’ to marriage equality campaign accused of receiving US funds 10
1:14 PM — Pro and anti-gay marriage campaigners from Ireland have got into a spat over funding - as the 'no' campaign is accused of receiving funding from US Christian groups.
Watch: This straight dad’s cute plea for same-sex marriage in Ireland 2
10:36 AM — This film-maker from Ireland has made an impassioned plea for a 'yes' vote on same-sex marriage in next week's referendum.
This woman fulfilled her dying wish by marrying her same-sex partner 3
10:13 AM — With only weeks to live, a terminally ill Australian woman has fulfilled her dying wish by marrying her same-sex partner after travelling to New Zealand.
Comment: Why I’m flying a rainbow flag over Whitehall for IDAHOT, by Nicky Morgan 18
9:30 AM — Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan writes for PinkNews on the importance of celebrating IDAHOT, and why her department is flying a rainbow flag to mark the day.
16th May 2015
Conchita Wurst: Some people think I’m a trans woman 22
5:59 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has spoken about people assuming that she is a trans woman, but says she is "very strict about the difference".
15th May 2015
Ban on ‘Yes Equality’ badges in Irish Parliament sparks row 4
8:05 PM — A number of Irish politicians have defied requests to remove badges showing support for same-sex marriage in the Irish Parliament.
Watch: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stars in new anti-homophobia video 8
7:30 PM — The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, appears in a new video designed to challenge homophobia and transphobia.
Italian football chief calls women players ‘a handful of lesbians’ 7
5:21 PM — The head of the Italian national amateur league has been criticised for "homophobic and sexist comments".