4th March 2014
Scottish Lib Dems: ‘Worrying’ level of anti-gay attacks faced by A&E staff 3
11:45 AM — A “worrying” level of homophobic and racist abuse against NHS staff has been recorded in Scotland, the Liberal Democrat say.
3rd March 2014
Ugandan Prime Minister: ‘Areas will suffer’ if donors cut aid over anti-gay bill 42
9:43 PM — The Ugandan Prime Minister has warned that "areas will suffer" if aid to the country is cut over the passage of an anti-gay bill.
Michigan clerk says she would issue gay marriage licences if told by a judge 2
7:36 PM — Despite being called in defence of a Michigan law banning same-sex marriage, a county clerk admitted she would issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, if ordered by a judge.
US journalist: ‘Gays are sore winners’ for opposing Arizona bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 17
7:25 PM — US Journalist George Will, has called the gay community "sore winners" over vetoed legislation in Arizona.
House of Lords debates suicide rates among LGBT young people 13
7:12 PM — During a recent House of Lords debate on suicide amongst young people, LGBT youth were noted as being one of the groups most bullied.
US: Texas men in half-century relationship marry ‘in the name of God’ 6
6:52 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Texas who have been together for 53 years, married before a crowd of hundreds.
Media outlets report fake story that Ugandan President’s daughter came out as gay 7
5:53 PM — Various news websites have picked up and reported a satirical website's story that the Ugandan President's daughter has come out as gay.
‘First public gay wedding’ takes place in Burma 2
3:03 PM — The first traditional and public same-sex 'wedding', has taken place in Burma.
Ugandan MP David Bahati: Losing foreign aid is a small price to pay for having a law against homosexuality 21
2:55 PM — The author of Uganda's anti-gay law says the decision of several western countries to halt foreign aid donations is a small price to pay for protecting the nation’s moral values.
Theresa May: I fear too many people are still frightened to report homophobic crime 10
2:02 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May says she fears too many people are still frightened to report homophobic crime, during a visit to Brighton’s AIDS memorial.
Robert Mugabe defends Ugandan anti-gay law by saying: It’s a ‘human right’ for men to marry women 33
12:31 PM — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has thrown his weight behind Uganda's anti-gay legislation by saying it’s a “human right” for men to marry women.
UK Equality ministers to boycott Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine crisis 10
11:42 AM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will not attend the Sochi Winter Paralympics due to the crisis in Ukraine.
2nd March 2014
Hong Kong: Lawmakers to debate bill for equal recognition of ‘non-operative’ transgender people 2
5:02 PM — Lawmakers in Hong Kong are set to debate over a bill that would allow transgender people unwilling to undergo full gender reassignment surgery to have the same rights as 'post-operative' transsexuals.
US poll: 56% support marriage for same-sex couples 2
4:17 PM — A new poll published recently has found that 56% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples.
1st March 2014
Sierra Leone President warns West against withholding African aid money over anti-gay laws 53
5:30 PM — The President of Sierra Leone on Saturday warned western countries against cutting aid money to African countries based on anti-gay laws.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to visit LGBT Russians during official trip 4
3:56 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has promised to visit LGBT people during a trip to Russia later this year.
Anti-gay marriage MP’s bill for ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ fails 30
2:59 PM — Conservative MP Peter Bone, a staunch equal marriage opponent, seemingly isn't having a very good week.
28th February 2014
US: Boy Scouts of America loses Disney funding over exclusion of gay adults 9
7:50 PM — Despite lifting its ban on gay youth members, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), may need to rethink its policy on gay adult members and volunteers, as Disney, a large donor, has cut its level of funding because of the ban.
Michigan same-sex marriage ban challenged in ongoing lawsuit
7:41 PM — A court challenge to Michigan's same-sex marriage ban wrapped up on Friday with a Harvard University professor, an expert on marriage in the US.
UK: Police appeal for information over ‘nasty’ and violent attack on bi teen 14
6:41 PM — Police have launched an appeal for information over an alleged homophobic attack on a student in Preston.