27th February 2014
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 33
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 30
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’ 43
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.
UN Secretary General: Uganda’s anti-gay law could trigger violence and harms all 12
3:49 PM — Ban Ki-moon is “seriously concerned” by the President of Uganda’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation and fears it could generate fresh homophobic violence.
Video: What life could be like if Russia abolished it’s anti-gay laws 13
2:44 PM — Campaigners have produced a video showing what life could be like if Russia abolished its laws governing gay ‘propaganda’.
Video: Ugandan President: Homosexuals are ‘disgusting’ and Obama should ‘respect African values’ 51
2:02 PM — Yoweri Museveni has defended signing Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law and has hit back at criticism from the West.
‘Gay marriage is nuts’ Tory MP Peter Bone denies £100k benefits fraud 7
1:09 PM — A Conservative MP, who was a staunch opponent of equal marriage, is denying allegations of benefit fraud relating to his mother-in-law.
UK Government: Those in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriages by end of year 14
12:19 PM — Equalities Minister Helen Grant has confirmed that same-sex couples who are in civil partnerships in England and Wales will be able to convert them to marriages by the end of 2014.
John Kerry: America will now review its relations with Uganda over its anti-gay law 8
10:59 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry says his country is now reviewing its relations with Uganda, following President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation.
24th February 2014
Kaleidoscope Trust: Uganda’s anti-gay law is a terrible set-back for human rights 2
7:15 PM — The Kaleidoscope Trust has called on the UK Government to issue a firm response after the President of Uganda signed the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
Gay NFL star dies after battle with pneumonia 3
6:21 PM — Roy Simmons, the second retired former NFL player to come out as gay and the first player ever to come out publicly as being HIV positive, has died at the age of 57.
William Hague ‘deeply saddened and disappointed’ with Uganda’s President for signing anti-gay law 12
4:20 PM — UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he’s “deeply saddened” by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation.