4th November 2014
Nigeria: Gay clinic executive director allegedly arrested without charge 4
11:13 AM — A Nigerian gay rights activist who runs a clinic for gay men and transgender people was allegedly arrested and detained without charge.
3rd November 2014
US: Thousands rally for ‘religious freedom’ against Houston equal rights law 29
4:22 PM — Thousands of anti-LGBT activists gathered in Houston, Texas on Sunday evening to rally against Houston’s equal rights ordinance.
Terry Wogan says Conchita Wurst made Eurovision a ‘freak show’ 74
2:25 PM — Former Eurovision commentator Sir Terry Wogan has said he thinks of Conchita Wurst as more "freak show" than "foolish farce."
Russia: Steve Jobs memorial torn down after Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay 46
1:47 PM — A giant interactive iPhone memorial to Steve Jobs was reportedly torn down in St Petersburg after Apple's current CEO came out as gay last week.
Egyptian minister: ‘Zionists’ undermine stability by financing homosexuality 10
12:25 PM — Egypt's Minister of Religious Endowments has claimed that colonial Zionism is fragmenting society by financing homosexuality.
Department for Education clarifies deleted tweet claiming it’s ‘nonsense’ schools must teach gay rights 5
11:56 AM — The Department for Education has clarified a deleted tweet claiming that it’s “nonsense” to suggest that schools “must teach gay rights”.
New Zealand: Justice Minister to push for expunging ‘grossly wrong’ historical gay sex convictions 4
11:34 AM — New Zealand Justice Minister Amy Adams has said wiping historical gay sex convictions "would be a good thing to do."
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens blacklisted from Estonia 1
11:07 AM — Estonia has become the third country to ban the Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin after he made anti-gay comments, following Latvia and Ukraine.
31st October 2014
US: West Hollywood to design AIDS monument honouring those who lost their lives
4:13 PM — The local council for the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles has hired an artist to design an AIDS memorial to remember the more than 650,000 Americans who lost their lives throughout the epidemic.
Alan Cumming: ‘ I never had any shame about being bisexual’ 6
1:04 PM — Alan Cumming has said he never felt there was "something wrong" with him when he realised he was bisexual.
NYC pastor: Starbucks at risk of Ebola because ‘sodomites exchange bodily fluids’ 56
12:38 PM — A New York pastor has warned that "upscale sodomites" could be spreading Ebola at Starbucks.
US: Gay 17-year-old beaten and called ‘faggot’ after lured to skate park by a friend 18
12:16 PM — A gay 17-year-old was lured to a skate park in Texas by a friend and then severely beaten by the girl and two others while being called "faggot" and "booty lover."
US: Ted Cruz says Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a ‘personal decision’ to be gay 20
11:56 AM — Texas senator Ted Cruz has reacted to Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he is gay by calling it a "personal decision."
Philippines: Trans woman stabbed 33 times – a week after Jennifer Laude case 4
11:33 AM — Another transgender woman was found murdered in the Philippines last week with 33 stab wounds on her body.
Ukraine: Oldest cinema in Kiev goes up in flames during gay film screening 9
11:03 AM — Kiev's oldest cinema went up in flames this week during the screening of a gay film after a smoke grenade was thrown into the audience.
30th October 2014
Liverpool’s gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off with renewed three-year funding 1
3:39 PM — Liverpool’s gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off in its eleventh year this month with renewed funding by the Arts Council.
Chile: Augusto Pinochet’s grandson to form ‘patriotic’ and anti-gay party 15
1:28 PM — The grandson of the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has formed a political party with a "patriotic" and anti-gay agenda.
Boy George: People always ask me ‘do you think my friend is gay?’ 13
12:57 PM — Singer Boy George has revealed the one gay-related thing people always ask him is "meet my friend, do you think he's gay?"
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I am proud to be gay’ 17
11:48 AM — Apple boss Tim Cook has spoken publicly on his sexuality for the first time, revealing he is "proud to be gay."
Singapore: Human Rights groups condemn court for upholding colonial-era anti-gay law 3
11:28 AM — Human rights groups have condemned a court in Singapore for rejecting a challenge to the country’s colonial-era law criminalising gay sex.