25th February 2014
Good news out of Africa: Zambian gay rights campaigner acquitted in landmark case 6
5:07 PM — A prominent gay rights activist in Zambia has been acquitted over charges of promoting homosexuality.
UN Secretary General: Uganda’s anti-gay law could trigger violence and harms all 12
3:49 PM — Ban Ki-moon is “seriously concerned” by the President of Uganda’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation and fears it could generate fresh homophobic violence.
Video: What life could be like if Russia abolished it’s anti-gay laws 13
2:44 PM — Campaigners have produced a video showing what life could be like if Russia abolished its laws governing gay ‘propaganda’.
Video: Ugandan President: Homosexuals are ‘disgusting’ and Obama should ‘respect African values’ 51
2:02 PM — Yoweri Museveni has defended signing Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law and has hit back at criticism from the West.
John Kerry: America will now review its relations with Uganda over its anti-gay law 8
10:59 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry says his country is now reviewing its relations with Uganda, following President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation.
24th February 2014
Kaleidoscope Trust: Uganda’s anti-gay law is a terrible set-back for human rights 2
7:15 PM — The Kaleidoscope Trust has called on the UK Government to issue a firm response after the President of Uganda signed the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
William Hague ‘deeply saddened and disappointed’ with Uganda’s President for signing anti-gay law 12
4:20 PM — UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he’s “deeply saddened” by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation.
EU foreign policy chief slams Ugandan President for signing ‘draconian’ anti-gay law 7
3:45 PM — EU foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton has condemned the President of Uganda for signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
Activists warn Ugandan President will have ‘blood on his hands’ after signing anti-gay bill 6
1:39 PM — Campaigners are furious with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
President of Uganda signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law 35
11:05 AM — The President of Uganda has signed the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, saying "we are sick of homosexuals exhibiting themselves".
Ugandan President to sign anti-gay law today 11
9:08 AM — The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, is due to sign the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill imminently, reports say.
23rd February 2014
US: Hundreds of activists rally against Arizona bill to make homophobic discrimination LEGAL 7
12:35 PM — Hundreds of activists rallied in Arizona recently to demonstrate the passage of bill which would allow religious business owners the right to discriminate against gay couples.
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I’ve never met a gay person who came out and regretted it’ 12
11:03 AM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen spoke up on the topic coming out recently, saying he has "never met a gay person who came out and who regretted it."
21st February 2014
US: South Carolina legislators cut university funding over gay-themed literature 5
3:31 PM — Legislators in South Carolina have voted to cut $70,000 (£42,000) in funding from two public universities as punishment for recently assigning gay-themed literature to students.
Pussy Riot’s new anti-Putin music video uses footage from Cossack Militia beatings 1
1:06 PM — Pussy Riot has released a new anti-Putin music video which uses footage from a recent protest where members of the band were whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia.
US psychologist says British opponents of ‘gay cure’ therapy have no scientific backing 30
12:40 PM — A leading US psychologist has published a paper claiming that the UK media is "ideological and not scientific" when it criticises mental health professionals who offer "conversion therapy" to gay people.
UK survey: Majority of social media mentions about Olympic Sponsors criticise Russian anti-gay laws
12:09 PM — According to a recent social media review, a vast majority of UK talk about Olympic Sponsors Coca-Cola, Visa, and McDonald's has focused exclusively on their failure to address anti-gay laws in Russia.
Russia: Social network page accused of breaking anti-gay ‘propaganda’ laws acquitted of charges
11:01 AM — A woman accused of breaking Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" laws for setting up a pro-LGBT support page has now been acquitted of charges.
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 40
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.