11th November 2014
Marcus Bachmann defends ex-gay therapy clinics as ‘safe places’ 21
11:17 AM — Marcus Bachmann has defended a clinic he ran which supported ex-gay therapy, saying it created a "safe place" for gay people.
Bangladesh: Lawmakers demand more rights for third gender hijra groups 2
10:47 AM — Lawmakers in Bangladesh have called for more rights for hijra groups, following the marking of one year since the government recognised them as a third gender.
Louis Tomlinson blasts ‘laughable’ reports claiming he supported Tim Cook with rainbow Apple t-shirt 33
10:23 AM — One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has blasted reports claiming he showed support for Apple's newly-out CEO Tim Cook.
Saudi Arabia: Gay man arrested for ‘offensive’ pictures found on his mobile 31
10:04 AM — A man in eastern Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to three years in jail for engaging in "immoral acts."
10th November 2014
HSBC UK boss says business leaders have a ‘huge personal responsibility’ to come out 7
5:11 PM — The head of UK banking at HSBC has criticised business leaders who stay in the closet, saying it's not acceptable they "take for granted" the work being done by others on issues of equality.
New York City to decide on easing requirements for birth certificate gender changes 1
4:00 PM — The New York City Council's Health Committee has scheduled a hearing on plans to eliminate the need for gender-reassignment surgery in order to change an individual's gender on documents and birth certificates.
Methodist Church in Ireland ‘concerned’ by legal action against bakery that refused to bake ‘gay’ cake 73
2:51 PM — The Methodist Church in Ireland has released a statement saying a bakery that refused to bake a ‘gay’ cake featuring Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street acted in good "conscience."
Bangladesh: Third gender hijra groups hold country’s first ever Pride march
2:30 PM — At least 1,000 transgender hijras led Bangladesh's first ever Pride march on Monday, marking one year since the government recognised them as a third gender.
Scotland poll: 90% of secondary school teachers say there is still homophobic bullying 15
12:13 PM — A YouGov poll has shown that nine in 10 secondary school teachers in Scotland say homophobic bullying still happens in their school.
India: 300 take part in eighth gay pride march in Pune 4
11:51 AM — Around 300 people participated in the eighth gay pride march held in Pune, India’s eighth largest city.
Malaysia: Deputy Prime Minister calls for review of pro-trans ‘cross-dressing’ ruling 3
11:31 AM — Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister has called for a review of last week's landmark ruling against an Islamic law that prohibits “cross-dressing.”
Hong Kong: 60% support legal protections for LGBT people
11:16 AM — A new report has found that a majority of people in Hong Kong "hold generally favorable views of gays and lesbians."
US: Ku Klux Klan group brands itself as gay friendly and non-racist 22
10:54 AM — One of Montana's most notorious white supremacists has said he wants to recruit members for a new Ku Klux Klan which no longer holds racist or homophobic views.
7th November 2014
Denmark: Copenhagen introduces first LGBT home for the elderly 2
2:57 PM — Copenhagen is set to introduce its first elderly home for LGBT Danes, with a City Council budget of nearly £39,000.
US: Golfer Patrick Reed apologises for swearing and saying ‘faggot’ on the course 4
1:00 PM — Golfer Patrick Reed, who is currently playing the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, has apologised after he was caught using homophobic language after three-putting his shot on Thursday.
US: Trans woman hospitalised after punched and kicked to near death 9
12:49 PM — A trans woman from Ohio had to have two life-saving surgeries after she was attacked in broad daylight this week by at least three men.
Catholic priest ‘withdrawing’ support for gay community over lawsuit against anti-gay bakery 41
11:33 AM — A priest has said he is to withdraw his engagement from groups within the gay community over the recent lawsuit of a bakery that refused to bake a "gay marriage" cake.
Taiwan: Survey reveals 68% support same-sex marriage 2
11:10 AM — An online poll released today has shown a significant surge in the number of people in Taiwan who back same-sex marriage.
Malaysia: Three transgender women win landmark appeal to scrap ban on ‘cross-dressing’ 3
10:48 AM — Three transgender women in Malaysia have won their case against an Islamic law that prohibits "cross-dressing."
6th November 2014
US: Texas officials cite Puerto Rico ruling in defence of same-sex marriage ban 5
4:27 PM — Texas officials have cited a Puerto Rican federal judge's decision to maintain a ban on equal marriage in their own defence over the issue.