23rd March 2014
Canterbury gay bar owner ‘threatened’ with anti-gay arson attacks and city council licence withdrawals 40
10:51 AM — The owner of a gay bar in Canterbury has recently claimed to have been target of an onslaught of anti-gay threats and visitors, including one vicar who offered to "cleanse" his customers of their homosexuality, and another man who threatened to burn down the building.
Video: US Vice President Joe Biden says ‘it’s outrageous’ that ENDA is still even being debated 3
10:16 AM — US Vice President Joe Biden has identified gay rights as an "inseparable part of America's promotion of human rights" in a call he made to Congress on Saturday to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
16th March 2014
Former Lib Dem MP Evan Harris refutes Ben Summerskill’s claim of ‘cynical’ support of equal marriage 4
12:49 PM — Former Liberal Democrat MP, Evan Harris, has launched back at Ben Summerskill for accusing him of political opportunism over equal marriage, saying he outright misquoted him to support his own politically partisan agenda.
CJ de Mooi: I spent three years homeless after growing up in a ‘violent, racist, homophobic household’ 6
12:10 PM — CJ de Mooi, ex-star of BBC2's Eggheads, has revealed how he spent three years living homeless after he grew up in a "violent, racist, homophobic household."
Ugandan gay rights activist says her own mother threatened to hand her into police over anti-gay laws 5
11:35 AM — Clare Byarugaba, a Ugandan human rights officer, has spoken up on her experiences as a lesbian since the passage of recent anti-gay legislation, including an account of where her own mother threatened to turn her into the police.
NYC pastor: ‘Jesus would stone homos – stoning is still the law’ 75
10:31 AM — Dr James Manning, a New York City pastor who recently blamed Obama for “releasing homo demons on the black man,” is now calling on Christians to stone gay people.
14th March 2014
US: Boston Beer Company drops sponsorship of St Patrick’s Day Parade over gay veteran ban 7
2:59 PM — The Boston Beer Company has dropped its sponsorship of the South Boston Saint Patrick's Day Parade over a ban on gay veterans.
US: South Carolina hopeful attacks Republican Senator Lindsey Graham for being ‘ambiguously gay’ 3
2:11 PM — South Carolina hopeful Dave Feliciano has labelled the current GOP Senator Lindsey Graham "ambiguously gay" as part of his campaign for the senate seat.
US: Republican donors push for bill banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 1
1:28 PM — A group of Republican donors and former GOP lawmakers have joined a gay rights coalition to push the US House to vote for a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
US suspends some aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 2
12:53 PM — The United States has suspended some aid to Uganda's ministry of health as a response to the country's passing of anti-gay laws.
Norway: Group of 10 youths sentenced after luring and attacking gay man with fake dating profile 9
12:14 PM — Ten 20-year-olds in Norway have been sentenced with community service and fined a collective equivalent of £10,200 after they lured a middle-aged gay man with a fake dating profile and then attacked him with a baseball bat and BB-gun.
BBC panel show denies censoring debate about Islam and homosexuality 8
11:34 AM — The BBC has denied accusations of censorship after it dropped a planned debate about homesexuality in Islam from a BBC3 politics show.
Nigerian Justice Minister: Anti-gay law ‘prevents citizens from taking the law into their own hands’ 8
11:11 AM — Nigerian Justice Minister Mohammed Adoke has described a law banning same-sex marriage and further criminalising homosexuality in the country as a "win-win situation," saying it protects gay people from mob violence.
9th March 2014
US: Arkansas judge apologises for bigoted online comments including comparing gay sex to bestiality 20
1:34 PM — An Arkansas judge has issued an apology after posting a series of anonymous sexist, racist, and homophobic comments online, including saying that gay sex is just a “small step” away from sex with a dog.
Video: Russian gay rights campaigners pelted with eggs at International Women’s Day rally 5
12:59 PM — A group of armed men were arrested in Moscow yesterday after they disrupted a gay rights demonstration for International Women's Day by throwing eggs at the demonstrators and setting fire to their placards.
US student tennis star Matt Dooley comes out as gay and speaks about attempted suicide 1
12:18 PM — US student tennis star Matt Dooley has come out as gay in an article where he speaks about his past struggles, including an attempt at suicide by swallowing a bottle of pills.
2nd March 2014
Hong Kong: Lawmakers to debate bill for equal recognition of ‘non-operative’ transgender people 2
5:02 PM — Lawmakers in Hong Kong are set to debate over a bill that would allow transgender people unwilling to undergo full gender reassignment surgery to have the same rights as 'post-operative' transsexuals.
US poll: 56% support marriage for same-sex couples 2
4:17 PM — A new poll published recently has found that 56% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples.
Australia: 10,000 attendees march in biggest Sydney Mardi Gras so far 10
3:44 PM — This year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade was one the largest ever, with over 10,000 attendees joining to celebrate in the march.
Rufus Wainwright: ‘Coming out to my parents was a nightmare’ 3
3:09 PM — Musician Rufus Wainwright has revealed how his parents "reacted horrifically" when he came out as a gay teenager in the late 1980s.