4th October 2014
South Africa: Pro-gay ‘open mosque’ burnt by arsonists 22
7:50 PM — A Cape Town mosque which preached acceptance of gay people has been damaged in an arson attack.
Exclusive: British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ in Morocco 95
6:23 PM — PinkNews exclusive. A gay British man has been arrested in Morocco and charged with committing homosexual acts.
3rd October 2014
Former ex-gay activist: ‘Gay cure’ movement will be dead in 10 years 16
8:06 PM — A former 'ex-gay' activist has predicted that the 'gay cure' movement will be dead within a decade.
Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells denies ‘homophobic’ Twitter blockings 5
6:23 PM — Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells has claimed his decision to block gay rights activists and PinkNews on Twitter was motivated by "abusive language".
God TV founder resigns over ‘moral failure’ 18
6:04 PM — The founder of Christian broadcasting network God TV has stepped down - over an undisclosed 'moral failure' in his private life.
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."
Lawsuit accuses The Notebook author of supporting pupils’ ‘homo-caust’ against gay students 4
11:36 AM — Nicholas Sparks, best-selling author of the Notebook, has been accused of racism, homophobia, and anti-semitism after allegedly endorsing school pupils who “sought to enact a ‘homo-caust’ against a group of gay students.”
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.
Spain: Catalonia passes gay anti-discrimination law 6
10:42 AM — In a first for Spain, the autonomous community of Catalonia has passed a law which will punish attacks against the LGBT community with fines of up to €14,000 (£11,000).
2nd October 2014
Philippines: Quezon City passes law banning anti-gay discrimination 3
3:31 PM — Philippines' largest city Quezon has approved ordinance that bans anti-gay discrimination.
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.
1st October 2014
BNP expels former leader Nick Griffin 33
9:02 PM — The British National Party has expelled its former leader Nick Griffin.
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.
US: Three charged over Philadelphia gay bashing get December hearing 2
4:22 PM — Three people who were arrested over a homophobic attack in Philadelphia have had their court hearing scheduled for December.
A shocking number of LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil 9
4:07 PM — At least 216 LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil so far this year.
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.
Joey Barton: ‘Casual verbal homophobia’ still a problem in football 2
3:00 PM — Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has praised supporters of the recent Rainbow Laces campaign, but says that "casual verbal homophobia" is still a problem.
Zimbabwe MP: Gay gangsters backed by the CIA have infiltrated the government 7
1:13 PM — A Zimbabwean MP has warned that a number of "gay gangsters" have infiltrated the ruling political party.
Leading clergyman says leaflets comparing homosexuality to paedophilia are ‘frightening’ 6
12:19 PM — A vicar in Lancashire has condemned leaflets distributed during Preston pride which compare homosexuality to paedophilia, calling them "threatening and frightening."
UK: Two women subjected to anti-gay abuse in pub garden during Leicester Pride
11:52 AM — Police are investigating an incident in Leicester where a woman hurled homophobic abuse at two women as they sat together in a pub during the city's Pride event.