24th October 2014
Italy: Six gay rights activists charged with disturbing peace for engaging in ‘passionate kiss’ 18
1:48 PM — Six gay rights activists in Italy have been charged with disturbing the peace because they engaged in "a long and passionate kiss on the mouth" during an anti-gay protest.
Malaysia: HRW demands end to sodomy charges of ex-Deputy Prime Minister 4
1:19 PM — Human Rights Watch has strongly demanded an end to the prosecution of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges.
Scotland: Glasgow SNP deputy leader suspended after reports of homophobia
12:40 PM — The deputy leader of the SNP group on Scotland's largest council has been suspended after charges of homophobia.
Philippines: Activists to hold ‘Day of Outrage’ over murder of trans woman Jennifer Laude
12:23 PM — Activists in the Philippines say the media attention of Jennifer Laude's murder signals "a slow movement towards bringing transgender issues to the mainstream," and are set to campaign today to push for justice.
Chinese CEO posts ‘the only advert to be banned’ online – two men holding hands 4
11:56 AM — A Chinese e-commerce CEO has posted a banned gay advert on social media, sparking a viral sensation.
Australia: Gay rights activists to ‘GayCrash’ anti-equal marriage event at hotel 7
11:09 AM — Gay rights activists are set to "gaycrash" a Christian conference against equal marriage, due to be hosted at Hotel Hyatt Canberra on Friday night.
23rd October 2014
Hong Kong: Trans marriage bill vetoed in second reading
5:11 PM — Hong Kong lawmakers have dismissed an amendment to marriage laws that would recognise transgender people who have undergone surgery.
US: Veteran wins approval to be buried with her wife 1
3:50 PM — An Idaho woman who filed a lawsuit to be buried with her late wife in the state's Veterans Cemetery has won her case, after the constitutional same-sex marriage ban was struck down this month.
US: Republican congressman says gay people shouldn’t serve in the military because they’ll need massages 70
2:50 PM — State Representative Louie Gohmert has said gay people shouldn't serve in the military because warriors in ancient Greece used to have massages before going into battle.
Watch: Televangelist Pat Robertson says gay people are ‘terrorists’ 52
11:43 AM — Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson has claimed that "terrorist" same-sex couples are forcing Christians to marry them or else face jail.
Seoul: Korea University student council bans anti-gay discrimination on campus 2
11:19 AM — In a first for a South Korean university, students at the Korea University in Seoul have revised their council's rules to ban anti-gay discrimination on campus.
Candlelight vigil held in US for murdered Filipino trans woman Jennifer Laude 1
11:04 AM — A candlelight vigil was held in San Francisco recently calling for justice over the Filipino trans woman Jennifer Laude, who is believed to have been murdered by a US marine.
22nd October 2014
Philippines: US marine charged with murder ‘unaware’ victim was trans 32
5:28 PM — A US marine formally charged with murder was initially "unaware" she was trans, a witness has told the Senate.
Spain: Teenage lesbian left unconscious after being pelted with stones outside school 3
4:38 PM — A gay teenage girl was left unconscious on Monday after she was pelted with stones upon leaving school in Spain's Murcia region.
US: 19-year-old faces hearing after resisting ‘violent’ police arrest at Pride 1
3:28 PM — A 19-year-old charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting a "violent" arrest during Pittsburgh Pride is to face a hearing today.
Hong Kong: Rainbow pro-democracy umbrella leads sixth annual pride event 1
12:49 PM — This month's Hong Kong sixth annual pride event took place with rainbow umbrellas making an appearance in "mutual support" of pro-democracy protests.
Michael Sam cut from Dallas Cowboys practice squad 3
12:04 PM — Out NFL player Michael Sam has been cut from the practice team of the Dallas Cowboys.
Philippines: US marine accused of trans woman’s murder moved to Filipino headquarters
11:47 AM — The US marine formally charged with the murder of a trans woman has been moved to the Philippines' military headquarters, although still remains under United States custody.
US: Ellen Page and Julianne Moore banned from shooting gay rights film in Catholic school 7
11:11 AM — Ellen Page and Julianne Moore have been told they can no longer shoot on location at a New York Catholic Boys school for their upcoming gay rights drama, Freeheld.
21st October 2014
Cher tweets her solidarity for ‘brave warriors’ in Russia’s gay community 5
4:23 PM — US singer Cher, who refused to perform at Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics this year, has tweeted her solidarity for marginalised LGBT youth in Russia, calling them "brave warriors."