27th February 2014
John Kerry compares Ugandan anti-gay law to apartheid and anti-Semitism 4
1:23 PM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has compared Uganda's newly introduced anti-gay law with anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and apartheid in South Africa.
26th February 2014
New bill to allow businesses to discriminate against gays introduced in Missouri 20
6:27 PM — Amid an international outcry surrounding an Arizona bill which would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people, Missouri has introduced something very similar.
Arizona Governor to meet with gay discrimination bill’s supporters and opponents 4
6:13 PM — The Governor of the US state of Arizona has said she will hold private meetings with those for and against a bill to legalise discrimination against gay people before deciding whether to veto it or not.
US: Delta Airlines latest to lobby against Arizona bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 1
3:23 PM — Delta Airlines has joined other big businesses including Apple and Marriott International in lobbying Arizona's Governor to veto a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination.
25th February 2014
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: ‘I will do the right thing’ on gay discrimination bill 8
3:15 PM — The Governor of Arizona has said she is still looking at the legislation which would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people, saying she will "do the right thing".
Apple, American Airlines and Marriott urge Arizona to veto bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 2
1:44 PM — Several multinational companies have given extra weight to a campaign to have Arizona's Governor veto a bill to specifically legalise anti-gay discrimination by any business owner claiming to be religious.
24th February 2014
MEPs call for end of political agreement with Uganda over ‘extremely dangerous’ anti-gay law 52
5:46 PM — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for an end to a political agreement with Uganda over its newly-introduced anti-gay law.
21st February 2014
Ugandan President Museveni calls on Obama to help determine ‘if there are people who are born gay’ 21
4:55 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has released a statement criticising US President Barack Obama for his reaction to the former's decision to sign into law the country's anti-gay law, and reiterating his intention to sign it.
18th February 2014
Ugandan politician: We are ‘tolerant’ of gays because we don’t ‘slaughter them’ 61
6:33 PM — A Ugandan minister has said that he thinks the country is "tolerant" of gay people because they are not routinely "slaughtered".
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.
17th February 2014
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".
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.
24th January 2014
Ugandan boyfriend of deported British man ‘fears he will never see him again’ 3
11:41 AM — The Ugandan boyfriend of Bernard Randall, a gay British man arrested in Uganda after pictures of him having sex appeared in a newspaper, fears he will never see him again.
6th January 2014
Video: Ugandan PM says ‘Gays are like abnormal mongols but should not be harmed’ 14
2:39 PM — Amid an international outcry against a bill to harshen penalties for those found to be gay, the Ugandan Prime Minister has spoken out to say gay people are "abnormal", and using a derogatory term to describe disabled children.
4th January 2014
Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones urged to speak out against anti-gay bill on Uganda visit 3
5:34 PM — Stonewall Cymru has challenged First Minister Carwyn Jones to raise concerns about the situation for gay people in Uganda when he visits the country.
24th September 2013
New York: Protest against Russian anti-gay laws disrupts opening night of Tchaikovsky opera 1
5:01 PM — A protest against Russia's anti-gay laws disrupted the Metropolitan Opera's opening night gala for Tachaikovsky's Eugene Onegin last night. While a demonstration occurred outside, four protesters were asked to leave the venue after shouting anti-Russian statements as the lights dimmed before the performance.
11th June 2013
US: Gay 11-year-old succeeds with petition to have award rescinded from ‘Don’t Say Gay’ politician 3
5:11 PM — A petition started by an openly gay 11-year-old boy from Tennessee, to revoke an award given to a state Representative who sponsored the state's controversial 'Don't Say Gay' bill, has succeeded.
16th May 2013
Ukraine: Amnesty pushes urgent introduction of anti-LGBT discrimination laws
5:56 PM — Amnesty International has published a report which urges the Ukrainian Government to introduce legislation to tackle discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, following a number of attacks.
11th February 2013
Anti-gay evangelical group receives funding from the Canadian government 19
1:41 AM — An anti-gay evangelical organisation which describes homosexuality as a "perversion" has been receiving funding from Canada's government for work in Uganda.
1st February 2013
United Nations experts call on Russia to drop anti-gay bill 6
3:40 PM — A group of experts from the United Nations have urged Russia to drop its draft law forbidding "homosexual propaganda", and have said that it would undermine the human rights of LGBT people in the country.