26th February 2015
Over 148,000 sign petition against anti-gay Northern Ireland conscience clause bill 10
1:01 PM — More than 148,000 people have signed a petition against a Northern Ireland DUP-backed “conscience clause” bill that would permit anti-gay discrimination.
24th February 2015
Protecting LGBT people from discrimination is now illegal in Arkansas 28
5:45 PM — A law preventing cities in Arkansas from protecting LGBT people against discrimination came into force on Tuesday.
15th January 2015
European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-gay bill
3:57 PM — Kyrgyzstan has been urged by the European Parliament to drop an anti-gay bill.
21st November 2014
Uganda: New law could make almost every gay person homeless 25
4:07 PM — A new, harsher version of Uganda's anti-gay law could effectively make all gay and lesbian people homeless.
8th August 2014
US: Author of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill unseated in primary 3
4:50 PM — A Republican Senator who authored a controversial anti-gay bill in Tennessee has been unseated in a primary.
23rd May 2014
Ugandan Ethics Minister: ‘The whites are spreading pornography and homosexuality’ 34
5:15 PM — Uganda’s Minister of Ethics Simon Lokodo had said white people are responsible for homosexuality and pornography.
11th March 2014
US: Arizona Governor’s office worked on gay discrimination legislation before she vetoed it
7:29 PM — Despite condemning and vetoing a bill which would have given Arizona business owners the right to discriminate against gay couples, the state's Governor actually had her office work on the legislation.
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 3
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 53
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’ 23
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’ 62
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.