30th April 2015
Australian opposition leader won’t force his MPs to vote for same-sex marriage 17
4:57 PM — Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten has rejected calls from his party to force Labor MPs to support same-sex marriage.
US and Cuban Gay Men’s Choruses to perform together in display of unity 1
2:42 PM — A Gay Men's Chorus from the US is set to travel to Cuba and perform with their Cuban counterparts.
Get a tissue ready for this beautiful Hallmark ad with a trans man and his mother 2
2:35 PM — This Hallmark ad features Alex, a trans man, talking about how his mother accepted him no matter what.
29th April 2015
Spectator editor denies complaining that Eurovision is ‘too gay’ 11
6:14 PM — The editor of the Spectator has rubbished reports that he claimed the Eurovision Song Contest has become "too gay".
Sherlock star Andrew Scott shows his support for same-sex marriage in Ireland
5:46 PM — Sherlock actor Andrew Scott has shown his support for same-sex marriage, ahead of Ireland's referendum.
Leaflets linking homosexuality to Hitler and the Moors Murderers handed out in Dublin 16
1:54 PM — Homophobic leaflets likening homosexuals to paedophiles and gang rapists have been handed out in Dublin.
Israeli Football Association ‘bans’ use of rainbow flag 7
12:09 PM — The Israeli Football Association has warned teams to stick to regulations - after a pride flag was used to mark a corner during a match.
Top EU court: Bans on gay blood ‘may be justified’ 10
12:03 PM — A top European court has ruled that some countries refusing to allow gay or bisexual men to donate blood "may be justified".
Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc confirmed as Eurovision semi-final hosts
10:19 AM — The BBC has confirmed Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc as the presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals.
Mad Men star Kit Williamson gets engaged to John Halbach 1
8:51 AM — Mad Men star Kit Williamson is engaged to his long-term partner and fellow actor John Halbach .
28th April 2015
Watch: Mrs Brown has a message for Ireland ahead of equal marriage vote 4
2:28 PM — One of Ireland's biggest TV stars has released a video in support of equal marriage.
Sydney rugby league player fined for homophobic slur 6
10:35 AM — South Sydney player Issac Luke has been fine for using a slur on an Instagram post.
US: Chick-fil-A banned from university campus over anti-gay stance 11
10:27 AM — A university in the United States has banned fast food chain Chik-fil-A from operating on it's campus.
Same-sex Israeli couples evacuated from Nepal
10:07 AM — Couples who had travelled for surrogacy in Nepal were evacuated following the devastating earthquake.
Irish Health Minister: A no vote on gay marriage would be ‘worse than losing my seat’
9:59 AM — Irish Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said a no vote in the referedum on same-sex marriage would be "worse than losing my seat".
Ecuador just approved same-sex civil unions 5
7:44 AM — The Ecuadorian National Assembly has passed an amendment to its Civil Code which will legalise same-sex civil unions.
27th April 2015
Israeli football association urged to punish team for using rainbow flag as a corner 13
8:11 PM — A solicitor in Jerusalem has urged the Israeli football association to put the team on trial, after it replaced a corner flag with a rainbow flag.
This is the photo which lost a gay teacher her job in Russia 11
2:05 PM — This is the photo, shared on social media, which lost a lesbian teacher her job in Russia, as her employer was told she was "abnormal" and "unhealthy".
26th April 2015
Tokyo Pride celebrates emerging LGBT rights in Japan 2
4:09 PM — Around 2000 people marched through the LGBT-friendly Shibuya district of Tokyo today.
25th April 2015
Same-sex couple wed at British Embassy in Japan 7
4:17 PM — Diplomats Tim Johnson and Ryan Parkins married in a public ceremony at the embassy, to encourage Japan to advance on LGBT rights.