14th October 2014
‘Big consensual kiss-in’ to be held at Sainbury’s over lesbian couple warned about ‘disgusting’ kiss 14
12:42 PM — Activists in Brighton are to hold a "big consensual kiss-in" at a Sainsbury's supermarket on Wednesday as a show of support for a lesbian couple who were warned to stop kissing by a security guard.
Turkey: Gay couple face death threats after staging ‘symbolic’ wedding 9
11:37 AM — A gay couple in Istanbul have lost their jobs, been evicted from their home, and are facing death threats from family members after holding a 'symbolic' open wedding last month.
Burma: First LGBT film festival to be held in the country’s largest city 4
10:56 AM — Burma's first LGBT film festival is to be held next month in the former capital city of Rangoon.
13th October 2014
Philippines: Activists call for custody of US marine suspected of murdering trans woman 6
4:44 PM — Political and gender equality activists have called on the Philippine government to take into custody a US marine has suspected of the murder of a transgender woman found in the city of Olongapo.
Taiwan: New species of snail named in celebration of same-sex marriage 2
3:44 PM — Researchers in Taiwan have taken an unprecedented step in naming a newly discovered species of snail in support of same-sex marriage laws.
Vatican document: Gay people have ‘gifts and qualities to offer’ 55
2:48 PM — The Roman Catholic Church must find a "fraternal space" for gay people, a Vatican document has said.
US: Republican Mike Huckabee says equal marriage is a ‘betrayal of our constitution’ 13
1:49 PM — Former Arkansas Governor Mark Huckabee has told Republican party members to "grow a spine" and oppose equal marriage legislation, which he says betrays the constitution.
US embassy condemns Kyrgyzstan’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill 3
1:04 PM — The United States embassy has condemned Kyrgyzstan for approving a bill which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."
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.