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.
Scottish Government: Scotland stands ready to accept Ugandans persecuted by anti-gay law 2
1:46 PM — Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs has told William Hague that Scotland will welcome Ugandans facing homophobic persecution.
World Bank halts £54m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law 13
12:06 PM — The World Bank has postponed a £54m loan to Uganda over its tough new anti-gay law.
27th February 2014
Nigerian authors blast Ugandan anti-gay law as ‘un-African’ 9
5:44 PM — Two leading authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jackie Kay have spoken about their concern for the new anti-gay law in Uganda.
Ugandan Government: The West can keep its ‘homo’ aid 26
3:38 PM — The Ugandan Government has responded to the withdrawal of aid by several western countries in typical robust fashion.
26th February 2014
Tory MP Crispin Blunt: President Museveni knows he’s talking homophobic bigoted baloney 11
5:33 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt says the Ugandan President’s decision to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a betrayal of his own intelligence.
Bomb threat interrupts gay olympics in Moscow 2
4:55 PM — Just days after the end of the Sochi Winter Olympics, gay rights groups found their 'Open Olympics' in Moscow disturbed by a bomb threat.
Peter Tatchell: Travel ban should be imposed on Uganda’s homophobic leaders 18
4:36 PM — Peter Tatchell writes on how the world should respond to the President of Uganda's decision to sign the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill