1st October 2014
NZ Labour leadership hopeful says supporters are ‘better than’ judging him for being gay 2
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 14
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 4
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 7
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 12
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.
Scott Mills: ‘You don’t have to dance with a man because you’re gay’ 13
1:49 PM — Scott Mills has shot down suggestions he should be paired with a male dance partner on Strictly Come Dancing.
Annie Lennox: The word ‘gay’ is irrelevant 22
12:12 PM — Singer Annie Lennox has argued that the word "gay" is irrelevant because it should be "nobody's effing business."
Egypt: Grindr warns users ‘police may be posing as LGBT’ after six men sentenced 2
11:51 AM — Grindr has issued a warning to Egyptian users about police entrapment following reports of six men who were sentenced on Thursday after advertising their apartment for sex on social media.
Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister says gay rights is ‘not legally possible’ 77
11:01 AM — The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has gone on record to say the country is nowhere near ready to establish a referendum dealing with the decriminalisation of homosexuality and gay rights as "it is not legally possible."
25th September 2014
The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus reveals his character is ‘prison gay’ 22
5:14 PM — The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus has partially confirmed rumours about his character Daryl's sexuality this week, revealing he has been playing him as "prison gay."