12th June 2014
Nigeria: 4 men appear in Islamic court on sodomy charges 7
3:16 PM — Four men have appeared in an Islamic court charged with committing same-sex sexual activity in northern Nigeria.
Ex-UN Secretary-General warns Uganda against promoting homophobia at the UN 10
2:24 PM — Kofi Annan says he does not expect Sam Kutesa to promote anti-gay “policies” as President of the United Nations General Assembly
Texas Governor compares homosexuality to alcoholism 27
12:48 PM — Texas Governor Rick Perry has suggested people can ‘choose’ to be gay in the same way you can ‘choose’ not to be an alcoholic.
New UN General Assembly President: Homosexual behaviour should be kept behind closed doors 33
11:58 AM — Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has been elected President of the United Nations General Assembly.
London: Man arrested over homophobic bleach attacks
10:56 AM — A man has been arrested in connection with two homophobic attacks in south London.
11th June 2014
11-year-old writes letter to Australian PM asking for equal marriage for his mum 32
6:51 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has responded to a letter from a young boy pleading with him to legalise equal marriage.
Disabled couple win discrimination case after being refused entry to Glasgow gay bar 26
5:54 PM — A disabled couple have won a discrimination case against a gay bar in Glasgow.
Mayor of North Down: It will take ‘more work’ to achieve equal marriage in Northern Ireland 3
4:46 PM — The Mayor of North Down says Northern Ireland will eventually secure marriage equality “but it’s just going to take a bit more work in terms of society”.
Malaysia: 16 trans women jailed after arrest at wedding 1
3:53 PM — Sixteen transgender women have been jailed in Malaysia.
Philippines: 15 children found working at gay bar 6
2:43 PM — Fifteen children who were working at a gay bar in the Philippines have been detained by authorities.
10th June 2014
American Civil Liberties Union files lawsuit against Alabama’s equal marriage ban 1
7:06 PM — Campaigners have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Green MP Caroline Lucas: Our marriage laws are still ‘outdated’ and ‘offensive’ 11
6:35 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has urged the government to bring forward laws to end the “offensive and outdated message” that marriage is a "business transaction between fathers".
Diane Abbott: Sultan of Brunei keeping honours legitimises stone-the-gays-law 6
5:50 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott has questioned the decision of King’s College London not to rescind an Honorary Law Doctorate given to the Sultan of Brunei.
MEP Michael Cashman: The UN should not be appointing a ‘homophobe’ 4
12:59 PM — Outgoing Labour MEP Michael Cashman has condemned the appointment of Uganda’s Foreign Minister as the next President of the UN General Assembly.
Tory MP: Gay marriage was a mistake – Labour would have done it anyway 41
12:17 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has called for his party to “apologise” for legalising same-sex marriage.
Relief for lesbian asylum seeker as Home Office halts her deportation to Uganda 5
11:34 AM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Uganda has been halted.
Michael Barrymore breaks down as he talks about suicide attempt and drug use 19
10:47 AM — Michael Barrymore has spoken emotionally of how he attempted to take his own life on several occasions.
6th June 2014
‘Bareback Saint’ title for Andy Bell’s new album 3
6:45 PM — Erasure star Andy Bell is releasing a new solo album called “Torsten The Bareback Saint”.
Belfast man fined for calling hotel staff: ‘Gay Afghan slaves’ 4
5:50 PM — A hotel guest in Belfast who called staff "gay Afghan slaves" has been fined £350 and told to grow up by a judge.
UKIP MEP Diane James: Many voters will share Roger Helmer’s anti-gay views 52
4:04 PM — UKIP MEP Diane James has dismissed criticism of fellow UKIP MEP Roger Helmer’s views about homosexuality.