20th October 2014
Hong Kong: Unannounced speaker delivers ‘ridiculous’ anti-gay rant at cathedral 2
1:59 PM — A unidentified man delivered an anti-gay rights speech after Saturday afternoon Mass at a Hong Kong cathedral, it has been reported.
Influential megachurch pastor clarifies his support for ‘traditional’ marriage 11
12:43 PM — The pastor at a global megachurch has clarified his belief in "traditional" marriage after apparently signalling a shift in stance towards same-sex marriage.
Philippines: Four witnesses to US marine charged with murder of trans woman leave country 3
12:10 PM — The four US witnesses to an American marine charged with the alleged murder of a transgender woman have now left the country, it has been reported.
Russian lawmaker demands postal service to refuse Finnish Tom of Finland stamps 17
11:44 AM — A homophobic Russian politician has declared the range of stamps produced to commemorate the influential gay artist Tom of Finland as gay "propaganda."
Seoul: Government says mayor’s ‘hope’ for equal marriage was a mistranslation
10:57 AM — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has released a statement on mayor Park Won-soon's apparent endorsement of same-sex marriage last week, saying it was "not an expression of his own volition."
17th October 2014
Will & Grace actress Megan Mullally says ‘gay-bashing was built into scripts’ 34
4:30 PM — Will & Grace actress Megan Mullally has explained how the iconic show managed to "slip in under the radar" on gay representation, but also why stereotypes may have helped "gay-bashing."
Graham Norton: ‘There’s a weird self-loathing in the gay community’ 118
1:48 PM — Graham Norton has discussed the criticism he gets for being camp, saying most of it comes from the gay community.
Taiwan: Christian groups protest against equal marriage public hearing 8
12:52 PM — Christian groups in Taiwan protested a public hearing on equal marriage on Wednesday outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei.
Italy: Roma goalkeeper says gay players won’t come out because football world is ‘homophobic’ 1
11:57 AM — AS Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis says he believes "surely two-to-three per cent" of Italian players are gay, but they wouldn't come out because "ours is a homophobic environment."
Brazil: Serial killer suspect confesses to ’39 murders’ of gays, women, and homeless people 3
11:25 AM — A security guard in Brazil has confessed to killing at least 39 people “out of anger,” including gay people, homeless people, and women.
Model Andreja Pejić: ‘My transition has allowed me to achieve my biggest dreams’ 2
11:00 AM — Transgender model Andreja Pejić has said she feels more like herself than ever since coming out, and is now hoping to fall in love and experience motherhood.
Philippines: German fiancé of murdered trans woman makes plans to attend funeral
10:42 AM — The German fiancé of a murdered transgender woman is planning to go to the Philippines to attend her funeral.
16th October 2014
Australian journalist apologises for ‘lousy analogy’ after comparing gays to paedophiles 21
4:00 PM — Australian journalist Mia Freedman has come under fire after comparing gays to paedophiles on a news program.
Kazakhstan: Ad company loses appeal against court fine over gay kiss poster 3
1:34 PM — An advertising agency in Kazakhstan has lost its appeal against a fine over a poster of two 19th Century cultural figures kissing.
Turkey: Istanbul district launches free anonymous health service for LGBTs 1
1:09 PM — As a first in the country, Istanbul's Sisli Municipality has launched a free and anonymous health service for LGBTs to combat the spread of STDs.
Scotland for Marriage says ‘silent majority’ who oppose equal marriage should be respected 24
12:52 PM — Campaigners against marriage equality in Scotland have said the "substantial silent majority" should be respected, despite polls showing only a minority oppose the legislation.
Philippines: German fiance of murdered trans woman blasts convicted US marine 2
11:51 AM — The German fiancé of a murdered transgender woman has condemned the "animalistic bestiality" of the formally charged US marine responsible.
Australia: New South Wales passes legislation to expunge historical gay sex convictions 9
11:06 AM — Legislation to extinguish convictions for homosexual offences has passed in the New South Wales parliament.
Psychic Sally won’t cancel Brighton show as protestors condemn husband for homophobia 18
10:52 AM — TV psychic Sally Morgan will not be cancelling her show in Brighton after campaigners pledged to "stand against" the homophobic abuse of her husband and son-in-law.
15th October 2014
Italy: Democratic Party MP denies plans of a same-sex civil unions bill 7
4:42 PM — A cabinet under-secretary has denied reports that the Italian government is working on a gay civil unions bill.