30th October 2014
Philippines: Lawmakers to file bill against anti-LGBT hate crimes after murder of trans woman
10:59 AM — Two Philippines lawmakers have said they plan to file a bill to curb anti-LGBT hate crimes following the murder of a transgender woman.
29th October 2014
US: Former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd mocks Rosie O’Donnell’s depression 11
10:06 PM — Sherri Shepherd, a former co-host on The View, has made fun of Rosie O'Donnell for her depression, as well as her "other ailments."
The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus shoots down rumours he didn’t want his character to be gay
7:48 PM — The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus has denounced claims that he did not want his character Daryl Dixon to be gay as "total bs."
US: Parents who beat 8-year-old to death because he played with dolls plea guilty 31
6:34 PM — The parents of an eight-year-old who beat him to death because he played with dolls have pleaded guilty and will face life imprisonment.
Dolly Parton: Anti-gay Christianity is ‘just as bad as any other sin’ 8
5:50 PM — Country singer and LGBT supporter Dolly Parton has said anti-gay Christians who "pass judgment" are the real sinners.
Michael Fabricant’s ban from PinkNews Awards lifted after ‘misunderstanding’ at Speaker’s Office 7
5:02 PM — Tory MP Michael Fabricant was formally banned from attending the PinkNews Awards today — although the ban was later lifted after the House of Commons said there was "a misunderstanding."
28th October 2014
Russell Brand: ‘I wish I was bisexual – I’m tedious with my heterosexuality’ 32
3:55 PM — Russell Brand has said he wishes he were bisexual because he finds being heterosexual "tedious."
Italy: 54% of LGBT people say they suffer discrimination 6
3:31 PM — A study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has found that Italy ranks among the most discriminatory countries in Europe against LGBT people.
Watch: Cartoon Network debuts first ever gay characters – but censors the kiss 10
1:01 PM — Cartoon Network has featured its first ever openly gay characters in the comedy series 'Clarence.'
US: Archbishop ‘dismayed’ by Jesuit university offering benefits to same-sex spouses 21
12:37 PM — An Archbishop in Nebraska has condemned a Jesuit university for offering benefits to same-sex spouses.
Israel: Gay surrogacy bill passes first reading in Knesset 8
11:40 AM — Israel’s surrogacy bill passed its first reading through the Knesset on Monday, overcoming a hurdle and becoming one step closer to law.
Kazakhstan: Ad company ordered to pay $188,000 in ‘damages’ over gay kiss poster 2
11:17 AM — An advertising agency in Kazakhstan has been hit with yet another a fine over a poster of two 19th Century cultural figures kissing.
Azerbaijan: 19-year-old slit her sister’s throat after finding out she was a lesbian 4
10:54 AM — Police in Azerbaijan have arrested a 19-year-old who says she was possessed by "a demon" when she killed her lesbian sister.
27th October 2014
Taiwan: Tens of thousands march in Taipei Pride for equal marriage 2
5:12 PM — Tens of thousands took to the streets of Taipei on Saturday, with many campaigning for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Russia: Dozens of anti-gay nationalists swarm gathering of three gay rights activists 8
3:37 PM — Two young women and a man campaigning for gay rights in Russia were met with about 100 nationalist protesters on Sunday, who threw tomatoes and shouted anti-gay abuse.
Malaysia: Newspaper says backing ex-Deputy Prime Minister is ‘glorifying a perverted culture’ 2
1:40 PM — A right-wing Malaysian newspaper has urged Muslims not to support former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charge.
Philippines: US marine charged with murder of trans woman claims ‘no probable cause’ 3
12:19 PM — A US marine formally accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines said there was no basis to charge him, his lawyer told state prosecutors on Monday.
Australian newspaper makes second apology attempt after calling murdered trans woman ‘she-male’ 9
11:21 AM — A newspaper in Australia which came under heavy criticism for describing the transgender victim of a brutal murder as “she-male” has once again attempted to apologise.
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens banned from entering Latvia 29
10:49 AM — A Russian sitcom actor, who had previously proposed burning all gay people alive in an oven, has been banned from entering Latvia to give a one-man show about religion.
24th October 2014
Macedonia: Hooded anti-gay vandals invade LGBT support centre in country’s capital 10
2:25 PM — Around 20 hooded vandals stormed the second birthday of an LGBT support centre on Thursday, throwing bottles and crates and leaving one girl injured.