21st February 2014
London: Police launch fresh appeal to find robber targeting gay men 2
12:39 PM — Police have issued another public appeal in a bid to find a man linked to a number of home robberies against gay men in London.
Reports: Yoweri Museveni has signed Uganda’s ‘jail the gays’ bill into law 3
11:26 AM — Several reports from within Uganda suggest that the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed the country's new anti-gay bill into law.
20th February 2014
Chris Brown sued over alleged homophobic assault 4
7:07 PM — US singer Chris Brown is being sued for allegedly attacking a man and for using a homophobic slur.
Uganda offers ‘reassurance’ to international gay community of ‘continued commitment to the law’ 10
6:19 PM — In what appears to be an attempt to extinguish the fire of controversy surrounding its soon to be signed anti-gay law, the Ugandan Government has put out a statement offering "reassurance" to the international community.
19th February 2014
Video: Pussy Riot whipped and beaten by Cossack militia for attempted Sochi performance 31
5:17 PM — A video has emerged which shows members of punk band Pussy Riot being whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia after they attempted a performance under a sign advertising the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Kenyan politicians respond to Obama plea by forming new anti-gay group 12
3:25 PM — Politicians in Kenya have criticised US President Barack Obama after he warned Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Teenagers to be charged as adults for carving swastika into forehead of boy who called friend ‘gay’ 2
3:04 PM — Three teenagers in Portland, Oregon, are to be charged as adults in a case of kidnapping and torture during which the victim had a swastika carved into his forehead.
UK: Gang of three jailed over anti-gay assault on man lured to house off chat room 17
2:14 PM — Three Slovakian friends, who brutally beat a man in a homophobic assault in Cheshire, have been jailed.
18th February 2014
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh: Gays are ‘vermin’ and should be treated worse than mosquitoes 109
8:07 PM — Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has referred to gay people as "vermin", saying they should be dealt with in the same way as mosquitoes which "cause" malaria.
South Africa: Court hears alleged killers of gay night club owner used crystal meth
5:23 PM — Three men accused of killing a gay night club owner took crystal meth, a South African court hears.
Uganda: ‘We don’t care’ if we lose international aid over anti-gay and miniskirt laws 34
5:08 PM — Ugandans would rather "die poor", than give up a law which will increase punishments for homosexuality, a Government spokesman has said.
Two members of Pussy Riot arrested in Sochi
11:28 AM — Two members of the protest group Pussy Riot say they have been arrested in Sochi.
17th February 2014
London: Police urge vigilance after Soho robbery
6:33 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses following a violent robbery in Soho during the early hours on Valentine's Day.
Campaign against LGBT sexual exploitation to be launched in Brighton 2
1:19 PM — A new campaign aimed at tackling sexual exploitation in the LGBT community is being launched in Brighton next month.
Video: Crowd cheers as Ugandan President declares ‘war on the homosexual lobby’ with anti-gay bill 37
11:56 AM — On announcing his intention to sign a bill dubbed the "jail the gays" bill, the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni addressed a cheering crowd to say he was declaring "war on the homosexual lobby".
Italian transgender former MP arrested over rainbow protest in Sochi 7
11:18 AM — A transgender Italian politician and LGBT campaigner has reportedly been arrested in Sochi for demonstrating against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
15th February 2014
Armed mob aiming to ‘cleanse’ Nigeria beats men with iron bars, telling gays to ‘pack and leave’ 45
10:23 PM — Aiming to "cleanse" their community of gays, a gang armed with wooden clubs and iron bars in Nigeria dragged fourteen men from their homes and assaulted them.
14th February 2014
Yoweri Museveni to sign anti-gay bill into law to ‘protect Ugandans against social deviants’ 23
6:43 PM — The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni appears to have confirmed his intention to sign into law a bill which toughens punishments for homosexuality in the country.
13th February 2014
UK: National Crime Agency launches internet safety site for gay teens 8
12:01 AM — PinkNews exclusive The National Crime Agency have updated their internet safety advice to include specialised advice for LGBT teens.
12th February 2014
Labour MP urges UK to halt prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria over anti-gay laws 2
4:04 PM — Labour MP John McDonnell says the UK should suspend its prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria because of the country’s anti-gay laws.