13th November 2014
Anti-gay Qatar cleared by FIFA to host 2022 World Cup 9
12:25 PM — Qatar – a country notorious for its anti-gay laws – has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup by football’s governing body.
11th November 2014
Ugandan minister confirms planning of new anti-gay law that cannot be challenged 29
4:23 PM — Uganda plans to introduce a new anti-gay law that will withstand any legal challenge, a government minister confirms.
Saudi Arabia: Gay man arrested for ‘offensive’ pictures found on his mobile 31
10:04 AM — A man in eastern Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to three years in jail for engaging in "immoral acts."
10th November 2014
Sir Elton John attacks Russia’s anti-gay laws during St Petersburg concert 13
5:13 PM — Sir Elton John laid into Russia's 'gay propaganda' law during a concert in St Petersburg.
9th November 2014
Russia: Same-sex couple allowed to marry in St Petersburg 19
2:35 PM — There is outcry in Russia after a lesbian couple were allowed to marry.
5th November 2014
Report: Gay Iranians pressured into gender reassignment by doctors 13
5:28 PM — Gay Iranians are being pressured into gender reassignment treatments due to the country’s draconian ban on same-sex relationships, doctors in the country say.
Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria shouts down anti-gay subway preacher 6
10:53 AM — Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria stood up to a man who was preaching anti-gay hate on a New York City subway on Tuesday.
3rd November 2014
Russia: Steve Jobs memorial torn down after Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay 46
1:47 PM — A giant interactive iPhone memorial to Steve Jobs was reportedly torn down in St Petersburg after Apple's current CEO came out as gay last week.
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens blacklisted from Estonia 1
11:07 AM — Estonia has become the third country to ban the Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin after he made anti-gay comments, following Latvia and Ukraine.
31st October 2014
Ukraine: Oldest cinema in Kiev goes up in flames during gay film screening 9
11:03 AM — Kiev's oldest cinema went up in flames this week during the screening of a gay film after a smoke grenade was thrown into the audience.
30th October 2014
Politician: Ban Apple CEO Tim Cook from Russia because he could have ‘AIDS’ or ‘Ebola’ 74
6:12 PM — A homophobic lawmaker is now calling for a lifetime travel ban on Apple CEO Tim Cook, who came out publicly as gay on Thursday morning.
27th October 2014
Russia: Dozens of anti-gay nationalists swarm gathering of three gay rights activists 8
3:37 PM — Two young women and a man campaigning for gay rights in Russia were met with about 100 nationalist protesters on Sunday, who threw tomatoes and shouted anti-gay abuse.
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens banned from entering Latvia 29
10:49 AM — A Russian sitcom actor, who had previously proposed burning all gay people alive in an oven, has been banned from entering Latvia to give a one-man show about religion.
24th October 2014
Malaysia: HRW demands end to sodomy charges of ex-Deputy Prime Minister 4
1:19 PM — Human Rights Watch has strongly demanded an end to the prosecution of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges.
Scotland: Glasgow SNP deputy leader suspended after reports of homophobia
12:40 PM — The deputy leader of the SNP group on Scotland's largest council has been suspended after charges of homophobia.
21st October 2014
Report documents widespread anti-LGBT violence in Jamaica 21
7:00 PM — A report by Human Rights Watch has documented widespread discrimination against Jamaica’s LGBT community.
Cher tweets her solidarity for ‘brave warriors’ in Russia’s gay community 5
4:23 PM — US singer Cher, who refused to perform at Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics this year, has tweeted her solidarity for marginalised LGBT youth in Russia, calling them "brave warriors."
Russia: Gay activists lodge complaint with ECHR against rejected rally application 5
3:55 PM — Gay rights rights activists in Russia have lodged a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights after they were prohibited from holding an equal marriage rally in central Moscow.
20th October 2014
Russian lawmaker demands postal service to refuse Finnish Tom of Finland stamps 17
11:44 AM — A homophobic Russian politician has declared the range of stamps produced to commemorate the influential gay artist Tom of Finland as gay "propaganda."
15th October 2014
Kyrgyzstan: Anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill passes first reading despite US embassy warning
1:17 PM — Kyrgyzstan's parliament has voted to pass a bill on first reading which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."