6th October 2014
Amnesty International calls for immediate release of British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ in Morocco 11
11:10 AM — Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of Ray Cole, who has been jailed for 'homosexual acts' in Morocco.
24th September 2014
Australia: Gay asylum seekers relocated to Papua New Guinea, where it is illegal to be gay 10
10:57 AM — Gay asylum seekers who had originally tried to seek refuge in Australia, may be relocated to Papua New Guinea, where homosexuality is illegal.
10th September 2014
Amnesty urges Gambian President to reject anti-gay law 1
4:47 PM — Amnesty International has criticised a Gambian law which would make "aggravated homosexuality" publishable by life imprisonment.
30th July 2014
Amnesty International marks first year of Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence with new calls for release 2
1:30 PM — Amnesty International has renewed its calls for the release of Chelsea Manning from prison, one year into her 35-year sentence under the Espionage Act for disseminating classified information via WikiLeaks.
27th June 2014
Norway’s health minister promises to improve gender recognition laws
6:10 PM — Norway’s Minister for Health, Bent Høie, has promised to improve transgender rights by pushing through laws improving the country’s outdated system of gender recognition.
24th June 2014
Amnesty to march at Pride in London for LGBT people in Belarus
2:38 PM — Human rights charity Amnesty International has announced that it will march at Pride in London this weekend on behalf of LGBT people in Belarus.
9th June 2014
Serbia: Belgrade Pride cancelled due to flooding 3
12:59 PM — Belgrade Pride, which is usually banned due to threats of violence, was instead this year cancelled due to flooding.
30th May 2014
Zambia: Verdict in sodomy case ‘postponed indefinitely’ 1
6:31 PM — Two men accused of having sex 'against the order of nature' continue to be held, after their trial verdict was postponed indefinitely.
15th May 2014
Amnesty and HRW: Uganda’s anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ 15
12:07 PM — A new report shows homophobic persecution in Uganda has soared since the country passed its Anti-Homosexuality Act.
29th April 2014
UK: NI Assembly rejects equal marriage motion by 51-43 vote 39
6:14 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly has rejected a motion calling for same-sex marriage to be introduced.
21st February 2014
Amnesty calls on Zambia to stop persecution of gay men as same-sex trial set to close
3:40 PM — Amnesty International has called for the Zambian Government to stop persecuting people perceived to be gay, as the trial of two such men is set to draw to a close.
6th February 2014
Madonna: World should stand up against Putin’s ‘blatant intolerance of gay rights’ 25
4:52 PM — Madonna has blasted Vladimir Putin's "blatant intolerance of gay rights", and revealed she got got death threats for performing in Russia.
29th January 2014
Amnesty: Ivory Coast authorities must investigate violent attacks against HIV workers
7:29 PM — Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Ivory Coast to investigate what it calls an "unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks", which have forced HIV workers into hiding.
14th November 2013
Senegal: Five women charged under anti-gay law to spend up to five years in prison 2
1:02 PM — A prosecutor in Senegal has said that five women arrested earlier this week accused of violating the country’s anti-gay law have now been charged, and are due to spend up to five years in prison.
8th November 2013
Amnesty International: European court ruling in favour of gay asylum seekers does not go far enough 5
11:13 AM — Amnesty International says a European court ruling in favour of the right of three gay Africans to claim asylum in the EU does not go far enough.
5th November 2013
Amnesty condemns anti-gay attack on Russian HIV group, leaving man blinded in eye 11
12:24 PM — Amnesty says those responsible for a homophobic attack on a St Petersburg HIV support group - which resulted in a man being shot in the eye - must be brought to justice.
14th October 2013
Kuwaiti MPs: Amnesty International must stop aligning itself with ‘deviant gays’ instead of really oppressed people 38
7:20 PM — MPs in Kuwait have spoken out against Amnesty International for criticising proposed medical tests to detect and ban gay and trans people from entering Kuwait, and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
27th September 2013
Amnesty: The Olympic Committee is in denial about Russia’s anti-gay laws 7
4:36 PM — Amnesty International has criticised the International Olympic Committee for expressing satisfaction that Russia’s anti-gay laws do not threaten the spirit of the Olympic Charter.
20th September 2013
Russian official: The EU should fix its own problems before criticising Russia over LGBT issues 9
1:51 PM — A Russian official has responded to an Amnesty International study on attacks on members of the LGBT community in EU countries, to accuse EU members of hypocrisy over its attitude towards LGBT issues in Russia.
12th September 2013
Turkey: First ever openly gay mayoral candidate announces bid 2
4:08 PM — A Turkish man who studied in the United States is aiming to become the first openly gay person to hold public office in Turkey.