28th February 2014
Brighton: Labour and Tories vote against Green plan to axe £25,000 Pride grant 6
2:17 PM — Labour and Tory councillors in Brighton and Hove have voted against a planned cut to the city’s Pride festival.
Scottish Government: Scotland stands ready to accept Ugandans persecuted by anti-gay law 2
1:46 PM — Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs has told William Hague that Scotland will welcome Ugandans facing homophobic persecution.
Blackpool teen has teeth smashed and face pummelled in alleged homophobic attack 52
12:48 PM — A student from Blackpool suffered damage to his teeth and face in an assault which he claims was motivated by homophobia.
World Bank halts £54m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law 13
12:06 PM — The World Bank has postponed a £54m loan to Uganda over its tough new anti-gay law.
27th February 2014
Stephen Fry made honorary president of Norwich LGBT football club group 4
5:02 PM — Stephen Fry has been made the honorary president of Proud Canaries, a new club for LGBT Norwich City fans.
Talksport apologises over ‘tranny army’ Scotland football team slur 20
4:16 PM — UK radio station Talksport has apologised after pundit Brian Moore read out a comment describing Scotland's new football kit as making the players look like a "tranny army".
Ugandan Government: The West can keep its ‘homo’ aid 25
3:38 PM — The Ugandan Government has responded to the withdrawal of aid by several western countries in typical robust fashion.
Lord Smith: Nelson Mandela made me feel vindicated in talking about my HIV status
1:40 PM — Lord Smith has spoken about the moment when Nelson Mandela commended him over his decision to reveal his HIV status.
UK: Man has part of ear bitten off in homophobic attack 4
12:09 PM — West Midlands Police are looking to trace two men in connection with a homophobic assault on a man that resulted in part of his ear being bitten off.
Hillary Clinton praises Arizona Governor’s ‘inclusive leadership’ for vetoing anti-gay bill 2
11:46 AM — Hillary Clinton says Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has shown “inclusive leadership” in vetoing a bill that would have legalised homophobic discrimination.
Arizona Governor vetoes bill that would sanction homophobic discrimination 6
11:01 AM — The Republican Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, has vetoed a bill that would have legalised discrimination against gay people.
26th February 2014
Mail: Billionaire Tory donor pulls plug on Cameron over equal marriage 32
6:38 PM — Sir Michael Hintze has reportedly called time on his donations to the Conservative Party because of David Cameron’s decision to legalise equal marriage.
Tory MP Crispin Blunt: President Museveni knows he’s talking homophobic bigoted baloney 11
5:33 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt says the Ugandan President’s decision to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a betrayal of his own intelligence.
UK: Police investigate anti-gay slurs written on car with brown sauce 3
3:06 PM — Police in Shropshire are investigating homophobic messages written in brown sauce that were left all over a car.
Canada: Man launches drunken assault over presence of rainbow flag in gay politician’s office 4
2:45 PM — A man has been arrested following an alleged homophobic assault at the office of Canadian politician Spencer Chandra Herbert.
Ethiopian Children’s Minister slams Uganda over anti-gay law – but Twitter account then vanishes 29
1:48 PM — Ethiopia's Children's Minister has reportedly criticised Uganda’s President for passing his country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – only for her Twitter account to then be deleted.
South African TV reporter: ‘I think it’s fine to be homophobic’ 41
11:58 AM — A television reporter in South Africa has been forced to apologise after tweeting: "it's fine to be homophobic".
Ugandan Health Minister: Gays will not face discrimination in accessing healthcare 18
10:58 AM — Uganda's health minister says gay citizens will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the signing into law of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
25th February 2014
MSP calls on UK to grant asylum to Ugandans outed by newspaper 23
6:50 PM — MSP James Dornan says the UK Home Office needs to offer asylum to Ugandans outed by the Red Pepper newspaper.
Good news out of Africa: Zambian gay rights campaigner acquitted in landmark case 6
5:07 PM — A prominent gay rights activist in Zambia has been acquitted over charges of promoting homosexuality.