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for Health, Bent Høie, has promised to improve transgender rights by pushing through laws improving the country’s outdated system of gender recognition.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.
11th September 2013
Amnesty urges Zambia to drop charges against two men accused of having sex ‘against the order nature’ 7
5:02 PM — The human rights organisation Amnesty International has urged Zambia to drop charges against a gay couple "charged with the offence of sodomy or having sex against the order of nature" and release them from prison unconditionally.
6th September 2013
Amnesty International: Ukraine’s attempt to ignore anti-gay discrimination is ‘unacceptable’ 12
4:40 PM — The Human Rights organisation Amnesty International has said that Ukraine's recent bid to release itself from EU obligations to legislate against homophobia is an "outrageous" attempt to deny equal rights in the country.
4th September 2013
Amnesty International: G20 leaders must reject Russia’s anti-gay laws 2
5:01 PM — Amnesty International is urging leaders meeting at the St Petersburg G20 summit on Thursday to condemn Russia’s notorious anti-gay "propaganda" law and do all in their power to persuade authorities to scrap it.
22nd August 2013
Amnesty documents widespread harassment of Armenia’s LGBT community 9
12:41 PM — A new report by Amnesty International has revealed an alarming culture of persecution in Armenia against the country’s LGBT community.