3rd October 2014
Spain: Catalonia passes gay anti-discrimination law 6
10:42 AM — In a first for Spain, the autonomous community of Catalonia has passed a law which will punish attacks against the LGBT community with fines of up to €14,000 (£11,000).
2nd October 2014
Canada: Wildrose Party candidate pledges support for gay-straight alliances in schools 3
4:13 PM — The Calgary-West candidate for Alberta’s Wildrose Party Sheila Taylor says she supports gay-straight alliances in schools.
Philippines: Quezon City passes law banning anti-gay discrimination 3
3:31 PM — Philippines' largest city Quezon has approved ordinance that bans anti-gay discrimination.
Northern Ireland: Judge to decide if Edwin Poots showed religious bias in gay blood ban 7
2:59 PM — A High Court judge is to decide whether former Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots showed religious bias after repeatedly refusing to end the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood.
US: Plans to move Houston Pride location after 36 years will help ‘break down barriers’ 1
12:55 PM — The Houston Pride Celebration, after 36 years in the Westheimer strip in Montrose, is moving downtown.
US: Florida County Hillsborough votes to include gay rights civil protections 1
12:54 PM — Hillsborough County commissioners have voted unanimously to expand human rights ordinance to outlaw workplace and public accommodations discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Russia: Film screening about gay teens accused of violating ‘gay propaganda’ laws 4
11:58 AM — Anti-gay activists in Russia have accused the screening of a documentary about gay teens at film festival of violating the country's notorious law "against gay propaganda among minors."
Texas Attorney General: I oppose equal marriage because I’ve had a wife for 33 years 33
10:50 AM — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has claimed he opposes same-sex marriage because he's been married to his wife for 33 years.
Chester MP Stephen Mosley condemns leaflets comparing gays to paedophiles 6
10:27 AM — Conservative MP of Chester Stephen Mosley has added his voice to the growing criticism of anti-gay leaflets being distributed around the UK.
1st October 2014
Italy: Survey finds 71% do not approve of gay parenting 5
3:58 PM — A recent survey in Italy has revealed that only 29% favour allowing same-sex couples to have children.
Joey Barton: ‘Casual verbal homophobia’ still a problem in football 2
3:00 PM — Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has praised supporters of the recent Rainbow Laces campaign, but says that "casual verbal homophobia" is still a problem.
Brazil: LGBT group launches website listing political candidates who support gay rights
1:29 PM — In the lead up to the Brazilian Presidential election this month, an LGBT group has launched a campaign website to promote awareness of candidates who publicly support gay rights.
Leading clergyman says leaflets comparing homosexuality to paedophilia are ‘frightening’ 6
12:19 PM — A vicar in Lancashire has condemned leaflets distributed during Preston pride which compare homosexuality to paedophilia, calling them "threatening and frightening."
UK: Two women subjected to anti-gay abuse in pub garden during Leicester Pride
11:52 AM — Police are investigating an incident in Leicester where a woman hurled homophobic abuse at two women as they sat together in a pub during the city's Pride event.
NZ Labour leadership hopeful says supporters are ‘better than’ judging him for being gay 2
11:30 AM — New Zealand Labour leadership hopeful Grant Robertson has reiterated his call for people to judge him on his politics, and not his sexuality.
Actor Mark Ruffalo withdraws support for Brazilian Presidential hopeful over gay rights 14
10:56 AM — Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has pulled support for Marina Silva, the Brazilian presidential hopeful who recently dropped a "mistaken" pledge to defend same-sex marriage.
Russia: Queerfest organisers say police ‘threatened’ venues to shut down 1
10:31 AM — Organisers of Queerfest, an LGBT festival in St Petersburg which was attacked with a harmful gas last week, have criticised police for deliberately pressuring venues to shut down ahead of hosting events.
Uganda: Judge receiving death threats for striking down anti-gay law 4
9:47 AM — A Ugandan judge responsible for striking down an "illegally passed" anti-gay Ugandan law has revealed she has received death threats.
30th September 2014
Azerbaijan: Local news coverage of gay engagement forces couple to flee country
4:44 PM — A gay couple who were forced to go into hiding after local news outlets reported their engagement have now fled the country.
US: Gay couple attacked by three women with toddlers while riding bikes in California 6
4:09 PM — A gay couple have said they were attacked in Long Beach, California on Saturday while riding their bicycles.