12th March 2014
Zimbabwe: Gay rights activists arrested in police raid at hotel
5:40 PM — Two gay rights campaigners in Zimbabwe have been arrested for allegedly convening a public meeting without authorisation.
11th March 2014
Former legal adviser to Ugandan President demands repeal of anti-gay law 7
6:25 PM — An MP and former legal adviser to President Yoweri Museveni says he’s prepared to lose an election over his stance against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law.
Activists demand Ugandan Supreme Court overturns anti-gay law 1
2:50 PM — Campaigners have asked Uganda’s highest court to overturn the country’s newly-imposed anti-homosexuality law.
10th March 2014
Orange suspends advertising deal with Uganda’s anti-gay Red Pepper paper 6
12:01 PM — Orange says it will remove its adverts from a leading homophobic newspaper in Uganda.
9th March 2014
Video: Russian gay rights campaigners pelted with eggs at International Women’s Day rally 5
12:59 PM — A group of armed men were arrested in Moscow yesterday after they disrupted a gay rights demonstration for International Women's Day by throwing eggs at the demonstrators and setting fire to their placards.
7th March 2014
Malaysia: Ex-Deputy Prime Minister jailed for five years on sodomy charges 4
7:20 PM — Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges.
Irish Government: ‘It would not be appropriate’ to cut aid to Uganda over its anti-gay law 46
12:55 PM — Ireland has announced it will continue to give financial aid to Uganda despite its anti-homosexuality law.
6th March 2014
Russian minister accidentally called ‘gay lover’ in Channel 4 subtitle mix-up 8
8:18 PM — The Russian Foreign Minister has accidentally been referred to as "so gay lover of", in a subtitle mix-up during a Channel 4 report.
Dalai Lama says gay marriage is ‘OK’ and anti-LGBT bullying is ‘wrong’ 36
2:04 PM — In a rare interview, the Dalai Lama has said that he thinks same-sex marriage is "OK", and voiced his disapproval at the bullying of LGBT people.
Nigeria: 4 men charged with breaking anti-gay laws whipped in Islamic court 18
1:46 PM — A human rights group says four men convicted of breaking anti-gay laws have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.
MSP James Dornan: We must pressure Uganda to drop its anti-gay law during the Commonwealth Games 25
10:43 AM — MSP James Dornan says the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow represents a key moment where Scotland can urge Uganda to repeal its anti-homosexuality law.
5th March 2014
Cycling star calls on anti-gay Ugandan politicians to be banned from Commonwealth Games 19
5:31 PM — Graeme Obree has called for Ugandan politicians who support the country's anti-homosexuality law to be banned from attending the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
4th March 2014
Game allows users to create ‘gay Putin’, and play dress-up with him 16
6:39 PM — A new website has been created in order to support LGBT people in Russia, which allows users to create a 'Gay Putin', using props and outfits to add to a cartoon version of the Russian President.
Ghanaian cardinal calls for Uganda to repeal anti-gay law, says ‘homosexuals are not criminals’ 9
5:53 PM — A Ghanaian cardinal has criticised Uganda’s anti-gay law and urged for its repeal.
Ugandan human rights group: Don’t cut general aid to Uganda because of anti-gay law 22
1:44 PM — New guidance has been issued on how best to support Uganda’s LGBT community following assent of the Anti-Homosexuality Law with campaigners warning that general aid cuts to Uganda should be avoided.
3rd March 2014
Ugandan MP David Bahati: Losing foreign aid is a small price to pay for having a law against homosexuality 21
2:55 PM — The author of Uganda's anti-gay law says the decision of several western countries to halt foreign aid donations is a small price to pay for protecting the nation’s moral values.
Robert Mugabe defends Ugandan anti-gay law by saying: It’s a ‘human right’ for men to marry women 39
12:31 PM — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has thrown his weight behind Uganda's anti-gay legislation by saying it’s a “human right” for men to marry women.
UK Equality ministers to boycott Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine crisis 10
11:42 AM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will not attend the Sochi Winter Paralympics due to the crisis in Ukraine.
1st March 2014
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to visit LGBT Russians during official trip 4
3:56 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has promised to visit LGBT people during a trip to Russia later this year.
28th February 2014
UK Minister: Taking a ‘subtle approach’ failed to stop Uganda’s ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 10
3:12 PM — Lynne Featherstone says events in Uganda show taking a "subtle approach" on LGBT rights "clearly didn’t work" and won’t deter similar legislation in other parts of Africa.