21st January 2015
India: LGBT community want Obama’s support
12:07 PM — The Indian LGBT community is calling on Barack Obama to offer his support to them ahead of his visit to the country this weekend.
Ireland moves forwards with gay adoption plans 1
11:35 AM — The Irish government has promised to enact legislation to allow for same-sex adoption before the referendum on same-sex marriage.
Macedonia bans same-sex marriages and civil unions 6
10:45 AM — The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has moved to ban same-sex marriage, as well as making it extremely difficult for any future legislation to allow same-sex civil unions to pass.
Robbie Rogers: It is ‘insane’ to allow Russia and Qatar to host World Cups 6
9:09 AM — Out gay footballer Robbie Rogers has spoken out about upcoming World Cups in Qatar and Russia, saying it is "insane" that they are being held there, given their poor records on LGBT rights.
Obama changed LGBT awareness by saying just three words 6
8:22 AM — US President Barack Obama has marked the end of an exceptional 12 months for global LGBT awareness by becoming the first president to explicitly use the term in the State of the Union address.
Gay porn star Johnny Rapid arrested after alleged fight with girlfriend over threesome 3
12:17 AM — Johnny Rapid was arrested after an allegedly choking, hitting and pushing his girlfriend, after it is claimed attempting, to arrange a threesome with a 14-year-old girl.
20th January 2015
US: Couple in Florida gay marriage lawsuit to attend State of the Union address 1
5:50 PM — A gay couple who were the first to marry in the US state of Florida when the law changed, will attend President Obama's State of the Union address this evening.
This huge crowd gathered to see gay men be thrown to their deaths 35
4:05 PM — Last week PinkNews reported that the Islamic State (ISIS) had released shocking images showing the execution of two men for being gay. Some of the images are too disturbing to be reproduced on PinkNews, even with a warning.
Win a pair of VIP tickets to the Kaleidoscope Trust Annual Gala Dinner
1:42 PM — At the end of January, the Kaleidoscope Trust will hold its 2015 Annual Gala Dinner. Here is your chance to win a pair of tickets to go along!
90% of Irish Students Union to vote ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage 1
10:11 AM — Ahead of this May's Irish referendum on same-sex marriage, the country's Students Union has announced that 90% of students plan to vote to approve the measure.
19th January 2015
Israel to permit trans people to legally change gender without surgery 17
7:42 PM — Israel is to re-draft its recognition laws, so trans people will no longer be forced to undergo surgery to legally change their gender.
Irish Senator’s clumsy message to gay colleague sparks Twitter trend 5
5:28 PM — An Irish Senator has accidentally sparked a Twitter trend - after using an unusual choice of hashtag to congratulate a gay colleague.
New Zealand: Campaign seeks to expunge historic gay sex convictions 2
4:54 PM — A campaign is under way to have historic gay sex convictions for men in New Zealand expunged.
Russia to ban films that ‘defile the national culture’ 36
4:50 PM — Russia is introducing harsher rules for film screenings - that could be used to crack down on LGBT cinema.
Have fun and support a good cause at the Kaleidoscope Trust Annual Gala Dinner
4:33 PM — Looking for a way to support a charity whilst having fun? Tickets are still available for the Kaleidoscope Trust's annual dinner.
Turkey’s first ever sheltered housing for trans women opens
4:07 PM — Turkey's first ever sheltered housing project for transgender women has opened in Istanbul.
Colin Farrell: I support same-sex marriage in Ireland ‘with every fibre of my being’ 15
10:50 AM — Hollywood actor Colin Farrell has reiterated strong support for same-sex marriage in Ireland, saying he supports it "with every fibre of my being".
18th January 2015
Mexico: First same-sex couple finally marry in Baja California
6:21 PM — The first same-sex couple have married in the Mexican state of Baja California, after a protracted legal battle and numerous failed attempts.
Russell Brand attacks ‘dystopian’ bullying of Bruce Jenner over gender speculation 1
5:58 PM — Russell Brand has laid into media outlets including TMZ for speculating about the gender of former Olympian Bruce Jenner.
Italy: Mayor of Milan facing criminal charges for registering same-sex marriages 4
3:47 PM — The Mayor of Milan claims he is facing criminal charges, after he agreed to register a number of same-sex marriages carried out abroad.