7th February 2014
Azerbaijan: Suicide of leading gay rights activist sparks first ‘LGBT news conference’ 2
11:17 AM — The suicide of a gay rights activist in Azerbaijan last month has prompted the city of Baku's first ever LGBT news conference, in which activists established plans to drive for fresh legislation to protect sexual minorities, as well as "Day of Pride" to mark the late campaigner's passing.
5th February 2014
‘This country is rampant with homophobia’, this Irish politician deserves a standing ovation 32
11:36 AM — Independent Senator David Norris has delivered a blistering polemic against "rampant homophobia" to the Irish senate this week.
3rd February 2014
Head of Ugandan Church rebukes UK Archbishops by saying: ‘Homosexuality incompatible with Scripture’ 26
12:03 PM — The head of the Anglican Church in Uganda has criticised the Archbishops of Canterbury and York after they warned against victimising gay citizens.
30th January 2014
Russia: Newspaper editor fined under anti-gay law for printing ‘being gay is normal’ 16
7:41 PM — A Russian newspaper editor has been fined 50,000 roubles (£860) under the 'gay propaganda' law for printing that "being gay is normal".
Archbishops of Canterbury and York urge Nigeria and Uganda to drop anti-gay laws 29
10:59 AM — The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda in protest at the countries anti-gay laws.
29th January 2014
Nigeria: Trial of men accused of being gay suspended due to ‘mob justice’ fears 12
12:06 PM — Two Islamic courts in Nigeria have suspended the trials of 10 men accused of breaking laws against homosexuality over fears stones will once again be thrown at the defendants.
28th January 2014
Ugandan President tells angry MPs: People are born gay just like albinos 34
2:03 PM — President Yoweri Museveni will reportedly only sign Uganda’s anti-gay bill into law if he has proof that gay people are ‘made’ and ‘not born’ into their sexuality.
Indian Supreme Court refuses to review decision to ban gay sex 15
11:34 AM — India's Supreme Court has refused to review its decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalises homosexuality.
27th January 2014
Indian Supreme Court to consider review of gay sex ban 1
4:34 PM — India's Supreme Court has announced it will take up a petition filed against a law banning homosexuality.
Northern Cyprus votes to repeal gay sex ban 7
12:08 PM — Politicians in Northern Cyprus have voted to repeal a ban against homosexuality.
UK man ‘relieved’ at having Ugandan anti-gay charges dropped 8
10:43 AM — A retired gay man from Kent who faced jail in Uganda for possessing a pornographic video has spoken of his relief after being deported to the UK.
24th January 2014
Goldie Hawn ‘embarrassed’ after calling calling Nigerian President ‘wonderful’, unaware of anti-gay law 17
4:22 PM — US actress Goldie Hawn has apologised after she called Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan "wonderful" in a tweet, saying she didn't know about the country's new anti-gay law.
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.
23rd January 2014
Eastenders actress slams Nigeria’s anti-gay law as ‘absurd’ 2
7:00 PM — Actress Luisa Bradshaw-White has criticised Nigeria and other African countries for pushing ahead with anti-gay legislation.
22nd January 2014
US has no plans to withdraw aid to Nigeria in wake of anti-gay law introduction 18
7:44 PM — The US Government has denied that it is to withdraw financial aid to Nigeria towards fighting HIV and AIDS amid the fallout from the recently introduced anti-gay law, but has said it will ensure its funding is not in violation of the law.
UK man held in Uganda for breaking anti-gay laws to be deported 5
12:49 PM — A British man charged in Uganda after images of him having sex with a man were published in a newspaper is to be deported back to Britain within hours.
21st January 2014
Famous Kenyan author comes out as gay in birthday article 10
11:56 AM — A prominent author in Kenya has come out as gay, in a country where homosexuality remains illegal.
Hugh Laurie considers Russian vodka boycott over ‘slab-faced goon’ Putin 9
10:43 AM — Actor Hugh Laurie is considering boycotting Russian vodka over President Vladimir Putin's recent anti-gay comments.
20th January 2014
Malawi: Men jailed for breaking anti-gay laws begin appeal at high court 2
4:32 PM — Three men sentenced under tough anti-gay laws in Malawi have begun their appeal to the country's high court.
Canada punishes Nigerian President for signing anti-gay law by cancelling state visit 15
11:10 AM — Canada has cancelled a scheduled state visit following Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan's decision to approve a draconian anti-gay bill.