22nd August 2013
US journalist says Russian state TV told pre-arranged taxi to dump him on a highway 11
1:05 PM — A US reporter who appeared on Russian state-funded television yesterday, refused to talk about Bradley Manning, and instead using his time to speak out against the repression of LGBT people in the country before being cut off, has now accused the network of telling a Swedish taxi driver to drop him off on a highway.
Video: Anti-equal marriage group says government expecting people to ‘change their religious beliefs’ 48
12:40 PM — One of the UK's largest campaign groups against equal marriage has released a video outlining its plans for the future, including being on "high alert", and claiming that it is required to "help people who are in difficulty because of their convictions about marriage".
21st August 2013
Video: Reporter cut off on Russian state TV: ‘Gay people will not be silent in the face of repression’ 26
7:05 PM — A US reporter invited onto Russian state-funded TV to talk about Bradley Manning who used his time to speak out against the repression of LGBT people in the country was cut off by the host, but not before saying "we're not going to be silent of horrific repression".
Cameroon: Over a hundred take part in anti-gay rally targeting suspected gay friendly bars 6
6:33 PM — Over a hundred have taken part in a rally against suspected gay friendly bars in Cameroon's capital, and posted anti-gay messages on schools and bars.
International Olympic Committee urged to select Madrid for 2020 games due to LGBT inclusivity 17
6:09 PM — Amid a storm of controversy surrounding the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will soon choose the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games, and is being urged to use LGBT inclusivity as a key deciding factor.
US conservative commentator: New Jersey’s law banning ‘gay cure’ therapy has ‘banned chastity’ 41
5:00 PM — A conservative social commentator has criticised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's decision to sign into law a bill banning the practice of "gay cure" therapy on minors, saying he has "banned chastity".
Award-winning German playwright rejects invitation to Moscow over anti-gay laws 14
4:04 PM — A German playwright has joined in an international boycott of Russia because of its anti-gay laws, after he refused to visit the country for a performance of his play.
Video: Ke$ha sends backing dancers to counter Westboro protest at concert 12
3:39 PM — US singer Ke$ha turned the tables on members of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church earlier this week, when they picketed her concert and played a parody of one of her songs, she sent out her backing dancers for an impromptu performance.
Academy sponsor denies Section 28 return, saying it ‘abhors’ discrimination 9
2:39 PM — The sponsor of some academies accused of returning to the notorious Section 28 legislation has denied the claims, saying it "abhors" discrimination.
GLAAD study reveals severe lack of LGBT characters in Hollywood films 13
2:21 PM — A study by the LGBT organisation GLAAD has found a huge lack of LGBT characters in Hollywood films, including zero identifiably trans characters, and very few lesbian, gay and bisexual characters.
Norway: Rainbow crossing pops up outside Russian embassy in Oslo 9
1:17 PM — A pedestrian crossing outside the Russian embassy in Oslo has been coloured in with rainbow colours, the latest in a string of installations to protest Russia's anti-gay laws introduced in June.
20th August 2013
US Columnist: Gay rights have ‘hijacked the civil rights movement’ and ‘destroy black communities’ 45
7:43 PM — A US columnist has written about her opposition to the withdrawal of a performance of an "ex-gay" gospel singer at a Martin Luther King memorial last weekend.
US: Amusement park cancels wedding contest after protest as it excluded gay couples 3
7:09 PM — A US amusement park has cancelled a wedding contest following a protest by a gay couple who complained as it excluded same-sex couples.
US: Pennsylvania court to hear arguments in case stop clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licences 1
5:45 PM — A court in the US state of Pennsylvania will next month hear arguments around the case of a county clerk who is being sued by the state because he issued marriage licences to same-sex couples.
US: Hawaiian faith leaders sign resolution calling on passage of equal marriage law 6
3:49 PM — More than a dozen faith leaders in Hawaii have signed a resolution calling on lawmakers to pass a law to legally recognise same-sex marriages.
US: Judge finds that LA’s ban on bareback porn is not unconstitutional 2
2:23 PM — A US judge has ruled in favour of a ban on the filming of bareback porn in LA County, is not unconstitutional, and will remain in place.
Russian athletes ‘insulted’ by the idea that same-sex kiss was meant in protest against anti-gay laws 32
1:11 PM — Two female Russian athletes have expanded on their assertion that a kiss between the pair after winning gold at the Moscow World Athletics Championships, was not meant as a protest against anti-gay laws in the country, and that they are "insulted" by the suggestion.
Haiti: United Nations calls on political and religious leaders to tackle homophobic violence 5
12:21 PM — The United Nations in Haiti has called on political and religious leaders to take charge in the battle against homophobic violence in the country and to encourage acceptance amid a rise in anti-gay violence.
19th August 2013
Swedish ice hockey star notes positive reaction to his criticism of anti-gay laws in Russia 3
7:42 PM — Swedish ice hockey star Victor Hedman, has noted the "positive" response he received after speaking out against Russia's anti-gay law, which was passed in June, and which bans the "promotion" of homosexuality.
United Nations human rights office urges Russia and Moldova to repeal anti-gay laws 10
7:14 PM — The human rights office of the United Nations has spoken out to condemn Russia's law, passed in June, which bans homosexual "propaganda", and has urged for Russia, as well as Moldova, to repeal such laws, and for other countries to scrap the potential adoption of identical legislation.