13th October 2014
Seoul mayor hopes South Korea ‘will be the first’ Asian nation to allow equal marriage 4
11:45 AM — In a first for mainstream politics in South Korea, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon has spoken publicly to endorse same-sex marriage.
Philippines: US marine detained over murder of trans woman in Olongapo 9
10:57 AM — A US marine has been detained over the murder of a transgender woman found in the city of Olongapo.
10th October 2014
Cameroon: Authorities release 7 trans people arrested in anti-gay house raid 2
4:23 PM — Authorities have released seven transgender men and women arrested on homosexuality-related charges, after police raided a house in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé.
Casey Stoney: ‘My life would probably be lot simpler if I was straight – It’s not a choice’ 2
3:36 PM — Former England women’s captain Casey Stoney has rebuked people who tell her being gay is a choice, saying her life would be a "hell of a lot simpler" if she could decide to be straight.
US: Chris Christie says equal marriage should not be ‘imposed from the Supreme Court’ 17
2:48 PM — Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has said each US State “should have the ability to decide on their own” whether to make same-sex marriage legal.
Taiwan: Taipei mayoral candidate found not guilty of defaming President as gay
12:40 PM — Taipei mayoral candidate Neil Peng has been found not guilty of defamation after repeatedly calling out the President's "special relationship" with his aide.
Tom Daley: Footballers who come out as gay ‘would be surprised by support’ 3
11:57 AM — Tom Daley has said that any footballer would be surprised by the support they would receive if they chose to come out as gay.
US: Republican Mike Huckabee threatens to ‘become independent’ over equal marriage 6
11:45 AM — Former Arkansas Governor Mark Huckabee has said he is "utterly exasperated" with Republicans for abdicating on same-sex marriage.
Amnesty urges President of Chad to scrap anti-gay bill 5
10:49 AM — In a letter to the President of Chad, Amnesty International has warned that passing a bill which criminalises homosexuality would show a "blatant disregard" for the country's human rights obligations.
9th October 2014
Ireland: Fine Gael Councillor calls on Bishop to make up for ‘disgraceful’ anti-gay comments 8
1:53 PM — The Fine Gael Councillor for Galway West has condemned the actions of a Catholic Bishop who recently filed a complaint against a religious charity which awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
Tom Daley: ‘I have no concerns about going to Russia’ despite anti-gay laws 40
12:47 PM — Tom Daley has said he will not be protesting Russia's anti-gay 'propaganda' laws during the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan next year.
US: California man arrested over ‘suspicious’ death of trans activist
12:41 PM — A 38-year-old Californian man has been arrested for the death of a trans activist whose body was found behind a Dairy Queen in Anaheim.
Philippines: Mayor of largest city backs same-sex marriage 3
11:54 AM — The Mayor of Quezon City in the Philippines has said he "looks forward" to the day equal marriage can be legalised in the country.
Morocco: UK tourism interest for Marrakesh plummets a ‘rare’ 46% after arrest of gay Briton 20
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’ 4
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.