1st October 2014
Italy: Survey finds 71% do not approve of gay parenting 3
3:58 PM — A recent survey in Italy has revealed that only 29% favour allowing same-sex couples to have children.
Joey Barton: ‘Casual verbal homophobia’ still a problem in football 2
3:00 PM — Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has praised supporters of the recent Rainbow Laces campaign, but says that "casual verbal homophobia" is still a problem.
Brazil: LGBT group launches website listing political candidates who support gay rights
1:29 PM — In the lead up to the Brazilian Presidential election this month, an LGBT group has launched a campaign website to promote awareness of candidates who publicly support gay rights.
Leading clergyman says leaflets comparing homosexuality to paedophilia are ‘frightening’ 6
12:19 PM — A vicar in Lancashire has condemned leaflets distributed during Preston pride which compare homosexuality to paedophilia, calling them "threatening and frightening."
UK: Two women subjected to anti-gay abuse in pub garden during Leicester Pride
11:52 AM — Police are investigating an incident in Leicester where a woman hurled homophobic abuse at two women as they sat together in a pub during the city's Pride event.
NZ Labour leadership hopeful says supporters are ‘better than’ judging him for being gay
11:30 AM — New Zealand Labour leadership hopeful Grant Robertson has reiterated his call for people to judge him on his politics, and not his sexuality.
Actor Mark Ruffalo withdraws support for Brazilian Presidential hopeful over gay rights 3
10:56 AM — Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has pulled support for Marina Silva, the Brazilian presidential hopeful who recently dropped a "mistaken" pledge to defend same-sex marriage.
Russia: Queerfest organisers say police ‘threatened’ venues to shut down 1
10:31 AM — Organisers of Queerfest, an LGBT festival in St Petersburg which was attacked with a harmful gas last week, have criticised police for deliberately pressuring venues to shut down ahead of hosting events.
Uganda: Judge receiving death threats for striking down anti-gay law 3
9:47 AM — A Ugandan judge responsible for striking down an "illegally passed" anti-gay Ugandan law has revealed she has received death threats.
30th September 2014
Azerbaijan: Local news coverage of gay engagement forces couple to flee country
4:44 PM — A gay couple who were forced to go into hiding after local news outlets reported their engagement have now fled the country.
US: Gay couple attacked by three women with toddlers while riding bikes in California 4
4:09 PM — A gay couple have said they were attacked in Long Beach, California on Saturday while riding their bicycles.
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan: ‘No sympathy’ for Malky Mackay over homopobic texts
3:24 PM — Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has said he has "no sympathy" for football manager Malky Mackay after allegedly sending a string of racist, sexist, and homophobic texts.
US: Arizona school denies lesbian couple homecoming bid for queen and queen 1
1:21 PM — Students at a school in Arizona have banded together in support of a lesbian couple who were denied the opportunity to be nominated as homecoming queen and queen.
Lancashire police say ‘no action’ over leaflets comparing gays to paedophiles 15
11:27 AM — Leaflets comparing homosexuality to paedophilia have now appeared in Lancashire, following a pride event in Preston - although police are still saying no offence has been committed.
Former MP Adam Price: The miners’ strike helped me come out as gay
11:11 AM — Former Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price has revealed how the miners' strike of 1984 helped give him the courage to come out as gay.
29th September 2014
Amnesty urges Indonesian province to repeal law punishing gay sex with 100 lashes 3
3:23 PM — Amnesty International has called for an immediate repeal of a new law in the Indonesian province of Aceh which punishes homosexuality with public flogging.
Christian pastor’s heartfelt promise ‘if I have gay children I’ll love them’ goes viral 4
12:20 PM — A blog post made by a Christian pastor in which he promises to love his children regardless of their sexuality has gone viral.
Brazil: Presidential hopeful says gay people ‘need psychological care’ 18
11:36 AM — A Presidential candidate in Brazil overshadowed a live television debate on Sunday with an extended homophobic rant, saying gay people "need psychological care" and should be kept "well away."
26th September 2014
Brazil: Gay politician assaulted with stone to the head 1
4:01 PM — A 25-year-old gay rights activist and politician in Brazil was assaulted with a stone to the head on Wednesday by an unknown man in a moving car.
Serbia: Authorities to allow first Pride march since 2010
2:38 PM — Authorities in Serbia haven given a conditional greenlight to the country's first Pride march since 2010, after being officially banned each consecutive year due to threats of violence.