15th February 2015
Interfaith religious group urges Ireland to pass same-sex marriage 5
2:57 PM — Religious lobbying groups in Ireland have formed a coalition in support of same-sex marriage.
Ad campaign urges gay people in China to come out 13
12:50 PM — A series of adverts urging people to be more accepting of gay people has launched in China. The ad series, titled ‘Love is not a Choice’, launched on social media in the country – and is aimed at breaking China’s strong cultural taboo surrounding homosexuality. The ads feature gay couples in their homes, and read: […]
Anti-gay group compares its rally to Martin Luther King 16
12:20 PM — An anti-gay group its latest rally to the March on Washington where Martin Luther King delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech.
14th February 2015
Irish MEP: Government’s gender recognition bill is an insult to trans people 2
5:45 PM — Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has attacked the Irish government's "disgraceful" draft gender recognition bill.
Rainbow flag flies in Guernsey for Valentine’s Day 3
2:45 PM — The Channel Islands LGBTQ group Liberate is flying a rainbow flag to mark Valentine's Day.
Vietnamese lesbian couple hold Valentine’s Day wedding on a plane 2
1:32 PM — A Vietnamese lesbian couple have celebrated Valentine's Day - by celebrating their wedding onboard a plane.
13th February 2015
WATCH: Stephen Fry and Cuba Gooding Jr share a kiss at the BAFTAs 6
6:19 PM — Stephen Fry seemed to be slightly surprised on Sunday night at the BAFTAs, after Cuba Gooding Jr stole a cheeky kiss.
BBC News captions woman as ‘lesbian’ 29
2:37 PM — BBC News has captioned a woman as 'lesbian'.
Ireland: Former equality minister comes out as gay 1
1:51 PM — Ireland's former equality minister has hmself come out as gay.
Pope Francis condemns couples without children as ‘selfish’ 64
1:05 PM — According to Pope Francis, any couple who choose not to have children is "selfish".
Austria: Man arrested over murder of trans woman 3
11:48 AM — A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a trans sex worker and activist in Vienna.
12th February 2015
Tokyo district will recognise gay relationships for the first time in Japan 6
3:47 PM — For the first time in Japan, a district of Tokyo has announced plans to recognise gay couples' relationships through "partnerships" certificates.
WATCH: Out lesbian Senator Katherine Zappone’s call for marriage equality in Ireland 4
1:12 PM — Katherine Zappone, Ireland’s only out lesbian senator, says the country “stands poised to become a beacon of freedom” if it passes equal marriage.
Campaign started to have Kylie represent Australia at Eurovision 12
12:50 PM — A campaign has been started for Australia to recruit Kylie Minogue to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
Intimate image of gay couple wins World Press Photo 2014 6
12:33 PM — An intimate image of a gay couple in Russia has won World Press Photo of the Year 2014, beating 97,911 other images.
11th February 2015
Star of Russian sitcom comes out as gay 17
7:23 PM — One of the stars of one of Russia's biggest sitcoms has come out as gay.
Slovenian Parliament debates gender neutral marriage 22
6:40 PM — Slovenia's Parliament has in a groundbreaking move debated same-sex marriage, despite gay and lesbian couples being banned from tying the knot there.
Tories auction stay at hotel owned by anti-gay Sultan of Brunei 16
4:42 PM — The Conservative Party held its annual Black and White Ball this week, and auctioned off a stay at a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, despite ongoing boycotts of the chain due to a new law which allows gay people to be stoned to death.
Malaysia: Opposition leader jailed over sodomy charge 8
1:07 PM — Malaysia's highest court has upheld a sodomy conviction against the country's main opposition leader.
Italy: Highest appeals court rejects same-sex marriage 17
10:46 AM — According to Italy's highest appeals court, same-sex couples have no right to marriage, as there is nothing in the Italian constitution requiring the Government to grant such rights.