19th January 2015
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 6
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.
Irish Health Minister: I am a gay man 11
11:49 AM — Ireland's Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, has come out as gay.
17th January 2015
Photos: ‘Kiss-in’ held outside Vienna café that banned kissing lesbians 4
6:46 PM — Hundreds of people attended a 'kiss-in' protest outside a cafe in Vienna, after a lesbian couple were ejected for kissing.
Michael Sam proposed to his fiancé at the Vatican 17
2:13 PM — Gay NFL star Michael Sam has revealed that he got engaged to fiancé inside Vatican City.
16th January 2015
SHOCKING images show Islamic State throwing gay men to death 377
11:54 PM — The Islamic State (ISIS) has released shocking images showing the execution of two men for being gay. Some of the images are too shocking to be reproduced on PinkNews, even with a warning.
Pope Francis: Same-sex marriage ‘disfigures God’s plan for creation’ 241
5:56 PM — Pope Francis has attacked same-sex marriage, saying those who support it are attempting "redefine the very institution of marriage".
Japan’s ex-PM debuts as a drag queen… could Gordon Brown be next? 8
3:42 PM — The former Prime Minister of Japan has debuted as a drag queen.
Kiss-in protest to take place at Vienna café where lesbians kicked out for kissing 6
3:21 PM — A kiss-in protest is set to take place today at a Vienna café where a lesbian couple were kicked out after they shared a kiss.
Joanna Lumley becomes patron of Peter Tatchell Foundation 3
12:17 PM — Actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley has been announced as a new patron of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
Sam Smith nominated for five Brit awards
11:44 AM — Out singer Sam Smith has scooped five nominations for Brit awards - more than any other artist.
15th January 2015
Cayman Islands students to hold free lectures on gay rights for the first time 6
6:52 PM — A group of students in the Cayman Islands are holding a series of free lectures on gay rights, for the first time.
European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-gay bill
3:57 PM — Kyrgyzstan has been urged by the European Parliament to drop an anti-gay bill.
Ugandan asylum seeker told to prove he’s gay 34
3:43 PM — John Ssenkindu says he had his asylum application denied because he failed to "prove" his sexuality.
Goa minister claims he was ‘misquoted’ about trying to ‘cure’ LGBT teens 6
1:10 PM — A minister in Goa has denied that the government there plans to attempt to “cure” LGBT people and make them “normal”, using therapy and “medicines”.
Indian ruling party says it is ‘for decriminalising homosexuality’ 8
12:16 PM — The ruling party in India has vowed to decriminalise homosexuality, saying while gay people are rejected by some, they should be accepted.