15th May 2014
Prestigious magazine awards snubs Dorchester Hotel due to Brunei’s death-by-stoning law for gays 28
3:01 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The British Society of Magazine Editors has announced it will not stage its awards dinner at a London hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei – due to his country’s new rules on stoning to death people who are gay.
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.
Morocco: 6 men jailed on ‘homosexuality’ charges 5
11:08 AM — Six men have been jailed in Morocco on various charges including "homosexuality".
14th May 2014
Ugandan Ethics Minister: HIV support groups are ‘promoting homosexuality’ and I will close them down 24
3:55 PM — Uganda's Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo has accused the country’s HIV support groups of “promoting homosexuality” and warns that he will take action against them.
12th May 2014
Conchita Wurst tops Russian iTunes chart 22
7:27 PM — Eurovision Song Contest singer Conchita Wurst is currently top of Russia’s iTunes chart – a victory which will presumably antagonise homophobic elements of Russia’s political elite.
8th May 2014
Shadow Foreign Office Minister: Government must do more to raise concerns over Uganda’s anti-gay law 4
8:01 PM — Labour's Shadow Foreign Office Minister Kerry McCarthy has condemned Uganda's anti-gay law, saying the Government must do more to voice its opposition to it during a visit by President Yoweri Museveni.
Why didn’t Baroness Warsi speak out against Brunei’s anti-gay law when she met the Sultan? 26
5:57 PM — The Chair of the Kaleidoscope Trust has accused Baroness Warsi of failing to publicly raise Brunei's new penal code, which advocates the death penalty for homosexual acts, following a recent meeting with the Sultan of Brunei.
Ugandan man charged with breaking anti-gay laws granted bail 2
1:20 PM — One of two men on trial for breaking Uganda’s anti-gay laws has been granted bail.
7th May 2014
Ugandan President’s visit to London hit by LGBT rights protest 20
6:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have staged a protest over the President of Uganda’s visit to London.
Gay Ugandan seeking refuge in US after threats are made on his life 1
4:38 PM — A Ugandan LGBT activist is seeking refuge in the US for fears his life will be in danger if he returns to the African nation
Beverly Hills City Council asks Brunei Sultan to sell hotel amid ‘stone the gays’ law controversy 6
12:42 PM — The city council in Beverly Hills has passed a resolution condemning Brunei's law to introduce death by stoning as a penalty for homosexuality, and urged the country's Sultan to sell a hotel subject of a boycott.
Uganda: Trial begins of two men charged under anti-gay law 2
12:20 PM — The trial of two men in Uganda charged with engaging in acts "against the order of nature", under a new anti-gay law has begun.
3rd May 2014
Richard Branson announces Virgin boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 43
9:20 PM — Sir Richard Branson has announced a Virgin-wide boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, over the country's new anti-gay law.
30th April 2014
Watch: United Nations releases pro-gay Bollywood music video 2
7:35 PM — The United Nations has unveiled a pro-gay Bollywood music video in response to India's sodomy law.
29th April 2014
Sharon Osbourne urges fans to boycott Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 14
1:10 PM — Sharon Osbourne has backed the boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a ‘stone the gays’ law.
28th April 2014
Uganda proposes new law to tackle NGOs promoting ‘very bad homosexuality’ 6
6:52 PM — Uganda says it plans to introduce a new law that would prohibit non-governmental organisations from promoting homosexuality.
27th April 2014
Republican senator: John Kerry working against Ugandan anti-gay law would upset God 36
8:09 PM — A Republican state senator has claimed that God would be upset that Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to stop Uganda's anti-gay law.
26th April 2014
Stephen Fry boycotts Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 40
6:23 PM — Stephen Fry has cancelled his reservations with a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a 'stone the gays' law.
25th April 2014
Man plants pride flag atop Uganda’s highest mountain, challenges president to remove it 47
8:35 PM — A man has planted a rainbow flag at the top of Uganda's highest mountain, to protest the country's anti-gay laws.
22nd April 2014
Human Rights Watch: Louisiana voting to keep sodomy law is ‘state-endorsed homophobia’
10:23 PM — The LGBT director of Human Rights Watch has said the decision by the Louisiana House to keep a sodomy law is 'state-endorsed homophobia'.