15th May 2014
Prestigious magazine awards snubs Dorchester Hotel due to Brunei’s death-by-stoning law for gays 28
3:01 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The British Society of Magazine Editors has announced it will not stage its awards dinner at a London hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei – due to his country’s new rules on stoning to death people who are gay.
Amnesty and HRW: Uganda’s anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ 15
12:07 PM — A new report shows homophobic persecution in Uganda has soared since the country passed its Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Morocco: 6 men jailed on ‘homosexuality’ charges 5
11:08 AM — Six men have been jailed in Morocco on various charges including "homosexuality".
14th May 2014
Ugandan Ethics Minister: HIV support groups are ‘promoting homosexuality’ and I will close them down 24
3:55 PM — Uganda's Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo has accused the country’s HIV support groups of “promoting homosexuality” and warns that he will take action against them.
Kardashians snub Beverly Hills hotel because the owner is the anti-gay Sultan of Brunei 4
1:29 PM — Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to shun a hotel chain owned by the Sultan of Brunei - due to his country's new rules on stoning to death people who are gay.
12th May 2014
Conchita Wurst tops Russian iTunes chart 22
7:27 PM — Eurovision Song Contest singer Conchita Wurst is currently top of Russia’s iTunes chart – a victory which will presumably antagonise homophobic elements of Russia’s political elite.
9th May 2014
Russian authorities approve IDAHOT event for activist – despite anti-gay laws
6:59 PM — An annual event aimed at tackling homophobic attitudes has been approved despite the introduction of Russia's anti-gay laws last summer
8th May 2014
Why didn’t Baroness Warsi speak out against Brunei’s anti-gay law when she met the Sultan? 26
5:57 PM — The Chair of the Kaleidoscope Trust has accused Baroness Warsi of failing to publicly raise Brunei's new penal code, which advocates the death penalty for homosexual acts, following a recent meeting with the Sultan of Brunei.
Ugandan man charged with breaking anti-gay laws granted bail 2
1:20 PM — One of two men on trial for breaking Uganda’s anti-gay laws has been granted bail.
7th May 2014
Ugandan President’s visit to London hit by LGBT rights protest 20
6:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have staged a protest over the President of Uganda’s visit to London.
Gay Ugandan seeking refuge in US after threats are made on his life 1
4:38 PM — A Ugandan LGBT activist is seeking refuge in the US for fears his life will be in danger if he returns to the African nation
Ugandan President who believes gays are ‘disgusting’ attends UK Government event 20
12:29 PM — Yoweri Museveni, who believes gay people are “disgusting”, has spoken at an event hosted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.
1st May 2014
Scottish Govt denounces Russian homophobia after Alex Salmond praises Putin 12
7:11 PM — Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has been criticised for making favourable comments towards Vladimir Putin.
29th April 2014
LGBT people in Crimea and Ukraine fear persecution under Russian anti-gay law
7:44 PM — Concerns have been raised for the safety of LGBT people in Ukraine, Crimea and Russia amid a crisis in the area.
IOC and UN agree to ‘use sport to build a better world’ following Russian anti-gay law controversy at Sochi 6
6:52 PM — Following an international outrage at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and United Nations (UN) have signed an agreement vowing to "use sport to build a better world."
Sharon Osbourne urges fans to boycott Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 14
1:10 PM — Sharon Osbourne has backed the boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a ‘stone the gays’ law.
28th April 2014
Uganda proposes new law to tackle NGOs promoting ‘very bad homosexuality’ 6
6:52 PM — Uganda says it plans to introduce a new law that would prohibit non-governmental organisations from promoting homosexuality.
22nd April 2014
Brunei delays introducing law allowing gays to be stoned to death 24
3:08 PM — The introduction of Brunei’s new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity has been delayed.
18th April 2014
Ethiopia: Church activists who claim ‘gays rape children’ drop planned protests 26
2:08 PM — Religious groups which deem being gay "dangerous" and claim that gay people "rape children" have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in Ethiopia’s capital.
17th April 2014
Two Ugandan men could be jailed for life if convicted in homosexuality trial 5
5:26 PM — Two Ugandan men will go on trial next month charged with breaking the country’s anti-gay laws.