9th October 2014
Morocco: UK tourism interest for Marrakesh plummets a ‘rare’ 46% after arrest of gay Briton 21
10:52 AM — Hotel searches for Marrakesh in Morocco have reportedly fallen by 46% just one week after the news broke that Ray Cole, a gay British man, was arrested for 'homosexual acts' in the city.
8th October 2014
Montenegro: Second Pride event will be held in secret from violent anti-gay protesters 4
4:19 PM — Montenegro's second ever Pride is set to be held in secret this year after the last event ended with 60 injured in violent anti-gay attacks.
UK: Campaigners confront Archbishop of York over discrimination of married gay clergy 7
12:40 PM — Gay rights campaigners have confronted the Archbishop of York for discriminating against chaplain Jeremy Pemberton, who was banned from becoming a priest this year after becoming the UK's first gay clergy.
RTÉ star Brendan Courtney left shaken after passers-by shout ‘there’s the faggot off the telly’ 5
12:06 PM — Broadcaster and designer Brendan Courtney says he "felt extremely angry" after being verbally assaulted in Dublin's city centre in broad daylight.
Italy: Several mayors to defy Interior Minister’s block on overseas same-sex marriages 3
11:37 AM — Several Italian mayors have pledged disobedience after the Italian Interior Minister announced that he would block the registration of gay marriages contracted overseas.
Australian newspaper didn’t mean to offend after calling trans murder victim ‘she-male’ 5
10:35 AM — A newspaper in Australia which came under heavy criticism for describing the transgender victim of a brutal murder as “she-male” has now issued a half-hearted apology.
7th October 2014
Kellie Maloney says she feared her daughters would reject her after coming out as trans 3
4:40 PM — Famed boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has said she "was so frightened" of losing her daughters after coming out as trans.
Kenya: Transgender activist wins landmark case to change her name on academic certificates 2
3:52 PM — Transgender activist Audrey Mbugua won a landmark case on Tuesday when the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) was ordered to change her name on academic certificates.
Brazil: Trans woman shot in face three times on a crowded high street 4
2:35 PM — It has been reported that a transgender woman was murdered in Brazil last week with three shots to the face.
US: Conservative Rabbi Gil Steinlauf comes out as gay 15
1:38 PM — Conservative Rabbi Gil Steinlauf has come out as gay in a letter sent to congregants.
Jamaica: Poll finds 91% support anti-gay buggery law 11
12:37 PM — A recent poll in Jamaican media has reported that only 5% of Jamaicans say the country's buggery law should be repealed.
Actress Raven-Symoné reveals she is dating a woman but doesn’t want to be ‘labelled gay’ 21
11:19 AM — In an interview with Oprah Winfrey this weekend, actress Raven-Symoné revealed she is "in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner - a woman," but said she's "tired of being labelled."
US: Bishop says no trials for 36 ministers who blessed same-sex wedding 2
11:00 AM — A bishop in Philadelphia has said that three dozen ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding last year are no longer subject to disciplinary action and will not face church trials.
6th October 2014
US: Cyndi Lauper opens shelter for homeless gay young people in the Bronx 4
4:19 PM — Pop singer Cyndi Lauper is helping to open a shelter in the Bronx for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people.
Taiwan: Thousands campaign for same-sex marriage outside parliament gates
3:18 PM — A coalition of over 120 gay rights groups campaigned outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei on Sunday for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Ex-councillor Alan Craig tells French protesters gay adoption is ‘child trafficking’ 9
2:20 PM — As tens of thousands of anti-gay French protesters took to the streets of Paris and Bordeaux on Sunday, British ex-councillor Alan Craig stood to condemn IVF and surrogacy for gays as "child trafficking."
Christian Institute: Coronation Street’s gay vicar storyline is ‘detached from reality’ 32
12:41 PM — The Christian Institute has condemned a gay vicar storyline on Coronation Street as "detached from reality," asking why there aren't more stories of "sympathetically portrayed" evangelical ministers instead.
US: Alaska attorneys say equal marriage ban violates a ‘fundamental right’ 3
12:13 PM — Attorneys for a group of gay couples challenging Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage have refuted a claim that it does not violate the rights of any couples.
Israeli Health Minister: ‘No scientific evidence’ supporting gay conversion therapies 4
11:18 AM — Israeli Health Minister Yael German was warned that "there is no scientific evidence" supporting gay conversion therapies, and that such practices "may also cause harm to the individual."
Pope Francis urges bishops to speak ‘without concerns of human respect’ over gay rights 25
10:46 AM — Pope Francis has asked senior clerics to speak frankly and openly as part of an "extraordinary meeting" about issues like gay rights and marriage.