14th October 2014
Watch: Russian authorities detain 8 gay activists at rally 9
4:50 PM — Eight gay rights activists were detained for 'disobedience' on Sunday after handing out pro-LGBT flyers for National Coming Out Day.
13th October 2014
US embassy condemns Kyrgyzstan’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill 3
1:04 PM — The United States embassy has condemned Kyrgyzstan for approving a bill which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."
10th October 2014
Cameroon: Authorities release 7 trans people arrested in anti-gay house raid 2
4:23 PM — Authorities have released seven transgender men and women arrested on homosexuality-related charges, after police raided a house in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé.
Russian teen ‘afraid to go home’ after US exchange scheme axed over gays 23
3:15 PM — A Russian teenager who came to the US on an exchange is afraid to return to his country, due to its anti-gay laws.
WATCH: Trailer unveiled for gay rights documentary secretly filmed at Russia Olympics 5
2:10 PM — The first trailer has been released for a gay rights documentary secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
Amnesty urges President of Chad to scrap anti-gay bill 5
10:49 AM — In a letter to the President of Chad, Amnesty International has warned that passing a bill which criminalises homosexuality would show a "blatant disregard" for the country's human rights obligations.
9th October 2014
Tom Daley: ‘I have no concerns about going to Russia’ despite anti-gay laws 42
12:47 PM — Tom Daley has said he will not be protesting Russia's anti-gay 'propaganda' laws during the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan next year.
Nigerian Archbishop tells government: Stop punishing gays 28
11:57 AM — A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria says the country's government is "wrong" to be "punishing" gay Nigerians.
Morocco: UK tourism interest for Marrakesh plummets a ‘rare’ 46% after arrest of gay Briton 21
10:52 AM — Hotel searches for Marrakesh in Morocco have reportedly fallen by 46% just one week after the news broke that Ray Cole, a gay British man, was arrested for 'homosexual acts' in the city.
7th October 2014
Moroccan Embassy: Tourists who have ‘unnatural’ gay sex risk jail 148
7:13 PM — The Moroccan Government has defended its tough stance against homosexuality - as gay British man Ray Cole is released from prison pending an appeal.
Jamaica: Poll finds 91% support anti-gay buggery law 11
12:37 PM — A recent poll in Jamaican media has reported that only 5% of Jamaicans say the country's buggery law should be repealed.
6th October 2014
Israeli Health Minister: ‘No scientific evidence’ supporting gay conversion therapies 4
11:18 AM — Israeli Health Minister Yael German was warned that "there is no scientific evidence" supporting gay conversion therapies, and that such practices "may also cause harm to the individual."
3rd October 2014
Kenya: Private girls school suspends 11 students for ‘lesbianism’ 8
2:56 PM — A private girls school in Kenya has suspended 11 students "on allegations of lesbianism."
Ugandan President Museveni expresses fears of economic impact over anti-gay laws 13
11:05 AM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has expressed second thoughts over proposed anti-gay legislation, saying 'the possibility of trade boycott' could harshly impact the nation's economic growth.
2nd October 2014
Northern Ireland: Judge to decide if Edwin Poots showed religious bias in gay blood ban 7
2:59 PM — A High Court judge is to decide whether former Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots showed religious bias after repeatedly refusing to end the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood.
Russia: Film screening about gay teens accused of violating ‘gay propaganda’ laws 4
11:58 AM — Anti-gay activists in Russia have accused the screening of a documentary about gay teens at film festival of violating the country's notorious law "against gay propaganda among minors."
British metal band Judas Priest told not to make gay references during Russian gig 7
8:52 AM — Legendary British metal band Judas Priest, and its out frontman have spoken out about being told not to make any references to gay rights during a gig in St Petersburg.
1st October 2014
Russia scraps US exchange scheme after teen placed with gay family 25
5:11 PM — Russia has scrapped a long-running high school exchange scheme with the US, after a Russian teen was placed with a gay couple.
Italy: Survey finds 71% do not approve of gay parenting 5
3:58 PM — A recent survey in Italy has revealed that only 29% favour allowing same-sex couples to have children.
Russia: Queerfest organisers say police ‘threatened’ venues to shut down 1
10:31 AM — Organisers of Queerfest, an LGBT festival in St Petersburg which was attacked with a harmful gas last week, have criticised police for deliberately pressuring venues to shut down ahead of hosting events.