29th July 2014
Russia to revive Soviet Eurovision alternative to protest gay ‘madness’ of Conchita win 33
11:42 AM — Russia is set to revive a Soviet version of Eurovision, following the fact that bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, won the competition this year.
28th July 2014
Sweden resumes financial aid to Uganda 8
2:56 PM — Sweden has resumed financial aid provisions to Uganda after six-month suspension in response to anti-gay law passed in February.
Russia: Pride rally held in St Petersburg Sunday without violence 3
12:20 PM — Russian news sources report that a peaceful Gay pride parade took place in St Petersburg on Sunday, despite organisers being told to hold the event on a landfill site.
24th July 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan singer due to perform in Birmingham and London 89
6:17 PM — A Ugandan musician, who sings about hating “batty” men, is due to perform in Birmingham and London next month.
23rd July 2014
Saudi man jailed and to receive 450 lashes over Twitter ‘homosexual contacts’ 49
3:04 PM — A man in Saudi Arabia has been jailed for three years and will receive 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to promote “homosexual contacts”.
22nd July 2014
School chief defends Brunei’s death penalty for gays and says they should face UK exile 63
1:55 PM — A former chairman of governors at a school in Birmingham has defended the Sultan of Brunei’s death penalty for gay citizens.
Indian Government to wait for Supreme Court decision over anti-gay law 6
12:44 PM — India will take no decision on amending a law banning same-sex sexual activity until the Supreme Court rules, a government minister says.
9th July 2014
Uganda: Police arrest 5 ‘suspected homosexuals’ 4
5:37 PM — Police in Uganda have arrested five individuals suspected of breaking the country’s laws against same-sex sexual activity.
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker and LGBT campaigner faces deportation on Sunday 2
3:54 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday.
7th July 2014
Documentary about gay athletes secretly filmed at Sochi Olympics 8
5:25 PM — A documentary about the lives of gay athletes was secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, it has been revealed.
3rd July 2014
Ugandan President: Asking me to protect gay people in exchange for aid is ‘sinful’ 20
4:50 PM — Receiving aid from foreign nations on the condition of fair treatment for gay citizens is a "sinful" requirement, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni warns.
1st July 2014
Moment of truth for Jamaica: 25,000 rally in support of anti-gay law 11
3:56 PM — LGBT rights lawyer Maurice Tomlinson says last weekend’s rally in support of Jamaica’s buggery law was a “very frightening” moment.
30th June 2014
Elton John to return to Russia and plans to meet up with Putin 23
4:46 PM — Sir Elton John has said he intends to travel to Russia this November to perform, and will also try to meet up with President Vladimir Putin.
John Oliver: “Calling Uganda’s laws ‘harsh’ doesn’t really do them justice.”
3:30 PM — Television host John Oliver dedicated his show on Sunday to Uganda’s anti-gay law and spoke with a transgender Ugandan activist about the influence of the US and religion on these laws.
25th June 2014
Putin: It is a fictional idea that Russia is anti-gay – we don’t execute gays 14
4:39 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed international controversy surrounding his country's recently introduced anti-gay law, to say that because the country does not execute gay people, it is "fictional" that gay people are oppressed.
Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Committee passes bill to ban LGBT ‘propaganda’ 1
3:51 PM — The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan's Human Rights Committee has approved a bill banning LGBT "propaganda", and a full parliamentary vote may take place this week.
24th June 2014
Gambia: New bill will ‘ban homosexuality’ and LGBT rights groups 20
4:42 PM — The West African government of Gambia plans to present a bill to parliament that will further toughen anti-LGBT legislature. The bill is aimed at banning LGBT rights organizations and homosexuality in Gambia.
19th June 2014
Actor Ralph Fiennes: I was asked not to employ a gay director in Russia 40
6:48 PM — During a recent trip to Russia, Ralph Fiennes says he was told not to employ a gay director or film any gay subject matter.
18th June 2014
UK: Lotus F1 Team fired PR head over Russia gay kiss tweet
2:38 PM — Lotus F1 Team allegedly fired its PR manager, after he tweeted a picture of two men kissing on the company's Twitter feed to protest the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
12th June 2014
Nigeria: 4 men appear in Islamic court on sodomy charges 7
3:16 PM — Four men have appeared in an Islamic court charged with committing same-sex sexual activity in northern Nigeria.