15th May 2015
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".
Supermarket ‘investigating’ after magazine’s gay kiss covered with price labels 12
5:02 PM — A supermarket says it is "investigating" how a magazine featuring a gay kiss was covered up using a price label.
World Rugby pledges to eliminate homophobia 2
4:16 PM — Rugby stars have backed the World Rugby commitment to end homophobia in the sport.
Russia’s policies blamed for growing HIV epidemic 6
3:20 PM — Vladimir Putin's government policies have been blamed for contributing to the spread of HIV in Russia.
Irish journalist Ursula Halligan urges Yes vote – and comes out 2
12:55 PM — The political editor of one of Ireland biggest TV networks has revealed she is gay.
Congratulations! Luxembourg’s PM weds his same-sex partner 2
12:38 PM — Luxembourg's gay Prime Minister has tied the knot today ... but not to his gay Deputy Prime Minister.
Irish footballer: It’s not homophobic to vote to stop gay couples marrying 98
12:06 PM — An Irish Gaelic football star has spoken up about his opposition to gay couples marrying, but insists he is not homophobic.
14th May 2015
Israel AIDS Task Force strips off to encourage HIV testing 28
6:53 PM — The Israeli AIDS Task Force has stripped off to encourage LGBT people to test for HIV.
British woman fighting to live with her civil partner in Hong Kong 6
1:54 PM — A woman is battling to be given the right to stay in Hong Kong, where her civil partner works.
Bono comes out for same-sex marriage 3
1:03 PM — The U2 star said he supports the Republic of Ireland opening up marriage to same-sex couples.
Irish PM Enda Kenny: I have gay people in my family 3
12:07 PM — Ireland's Taoiseach has revealed that he has had contact with gay people in his own family, ahead of his country's equal marriage vote.
13th May 2015
Elton John reveals plans for new Billy Elliott the Musical film 3
1:00 PM — Sir Elton John has revealed plans to make a film out of his stage show Billy Elliott the Musical.
Irish PM: Same-sex marriage will pass but it will be closer than people think 5
11:37 AM — The Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he thinks same-sex marriage will pass at the referendum later this month, but that it may be closer than previously anticipated.
Gay US ambassador to Spain proudly gives blood 5
11:16 AM — Out gay ambassador James Costos shared a photo of himself donating blood in Madrid.
Cate Blanchett says she has had ‘many’ relationships with women 2
9:16 AM — Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett says she has had 'many' relationships with women.
Gambian President threatens to ‘slit the throats’ of gay people 46
8:25 AM — The President of Gambia has threatened to slit the throats of any gay people in his country.
12th May 2015
European court condemns Georgia’s failure to protect IDAHOT march
5:09 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the country of Georgia failed to protect marchers from violence in 2012.
Canada: Education Minister threatens funding cuts to schools that refuse gay groups 2
3:22 PM — A Canadian minister has said legislation to allow students to form gay support groups is unnecessary.
The rejection of gay men might be pushing them to fight with Isis 27
1:53 PM — Gay terror suspects may have been pushed into working with Isis after being rejected for being gay.