15th April 2013
Ecuador: Former presidential candidate barred from politics for saying ‘gays are immoral’ 5
4:21 PM — A former Ecuadorian presidential candidate who was previously fined for making homophobic comments has been banned from political activity for a year.
11th April 2013
Denmark: Copenhagen bar apologises after kicking out gay couple for kissing 9
2:00 PM — A bar in Copenhagen has apologised after ejecting two men for kissing, and one of them, a member of a Danish LGBT youth organisation, reported it as a hate crime.
18th March 2013
Beth Ditto arrested and charged with disorderly conduct 4
3:34 PM — Lesbian US singer Beth Ditto has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, police have said.
10th January 2013
London: Gay couple denied entry to bar despite being told ‘couples-only’ 35
1:47 PM — Two gay men have claimed they were denied entry to a bar in south-west London, because they were the wrong type of couple.
8th January 2013
Paris: Court refuses permission for new gay bar after complaints from residents 11
6:44 PM — A French businessman has accused the authorities in Paris of victimisation after a court refused to allow him to build a gay nightclub.
7th January 2013
Gaydar announces closure of flagship Soho bar 22
1:59 PM — Just days after shutting its radio station, Q Soft Consulting, the owners of dating website Gaydar, have announced the closure of its central London bar, Profile.
9th September 2012
Drew Barrymore is now the proud owner of a Hollywood gay club 8
11:57 PM — Drew Barrymore has reportedly bought a club in West Hollywood which features go-go dancers, and is a gay hot spot.
11th July 2012
Soho: Woman ‘thrown out of bar’ over Hitler wine complaint 107
4:08 PM — A woman claims she was 'violently thrown out' of a private club in London's gay district of Soho after complaining about an image of Hitler on a wine bottle behind the bar.
19th June 2012
Kenya: Bars introduce bans on LGBT customers 25
5:34 PM — Several reports from Kenya indicate that bars and clubs in the country’s main cities are now enforcing a ban on LGBT people.
3rd May 2012
Denmark: Gay bar bans straight couples from kissing 144
12:33 PM — A gay bar in Copenhagen has confirmed it barred straight couples from kissing at the establishment.
7th December 2010
Atlanta pays $1 million to gay bar raided by police 7
11:20 AM — The US city of Atlanta has agreed to pay $1 million to a gay bar raided by police last year. The Atlanta Eagle was raided in September 2009 and patrons said officers subjected them to excessive force and homophobic abuse.
5th February 2010
Brazilian general says gay soldiers can’t command troops 10
3:56 PM — A Brazilian general told a hearing this week that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops because they would be disobeyed by other officers.
12th January 2010
China’s first gay pageant to be held this week 3
11:41 AM — Eight contestants will fight to the chance to be crowned Mr Gay China when the country's first gay pageant gets underway this week. China only decriminalised homosexuality in 1997 and it was seen as a mental illness until 2001.
6th January 2010
Canterbury’s only gay bar closes 16
4:35 PM — The only gay bar in Canterbury, a city which was condemned by a local Pride group for not being gay enough, has closed. O2 was opened six months ago on King Street but is closing because of a lack of business.
23rd December 2009
Women hurt in homophobic attack in Plymouth 6
11:55 AM — Two young women were injured in Plymouth when they were attacked outside a bar. The pair, one in her teens and one in her early 20s, told police they were attacked by a group of men outside Goodbody's cafe and bar at around 3.15am on Monday morning.
21st December 2009
Chinese government backs first official gay bar 11
11:01 AM — China's first official gay bar has opened after a three-week delay sparked by intense media attention. Opening on Saturday evening, the bar is situated in the tourist town of Dali in the southwestern province of Yunnan. It is the first venue of its kind to receive government backing.
15th December 2009
Man, 19, kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Texas 1
6:02 PM — Two men have been arrested in connection with the kidnap and sexual assault of a 19-year-old man in west Texas. The victim was reportedly picked up in a bar before the attack took place.