9th December 2013
Rio holds ‘biggest ever’ collective same-sex marriage ceremony 1
6:13 PM — One hundred and thirty same-sex couples have taken part in a mass civil marriage ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
14th November 2013
Study: 238 trans people were murdered across the world in the past 12 months 9
7:16 PM — Brazil and Mexico lead the list for the most reported killings of trans people in the past year, according to the report published yesterday.
17th October 2013
Brazil: Proposed bill would allow church to discriminate against gay couples 17
9:53 PM — A bill has been proposed in Brazil to protect religious organisations which refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
11th October 2013
Video: Stephen Fry reflects on travelling to some of the world’s most homophobic countries 20
7:42 PM — Ahead of the broadcast of a two-part BBC documentary next week, Stephen Fry sets out his experiences as a gay celebrity as he travels the world exploring the issue of prejudice against LGBT people.
8th October 2013
Porn star ex-boyfriend of Marc Jacobs announces split on Instagram 10
7:12 PM — The Brazilian porn star ex-boyfriend of famed fashion designer Marc Jacobs took to Instagram this week to announce that they had split up.
21st August 2013
Footballer suffers anti-gay backlash over male kiss photo 13
12:51 PM — A footballer photographed kissing another man is suffering a homophobic backlash from supporters and rival fans.
9th August 2013
Brazil: Court orders army to recognise same-sex civil union 1
6:10 PM — For the first time in Brazil, a court has ordered the Brazillian Army to reconise a same-sex civil union.
5th August 2013
Uruguay: Equal marriage law comes into effect 11
12:49 PM — Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Uruguay from today.
29th July 2013
Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people? 128
12:59 PM — In a significant development Pope Francis has said that gay people should not be judged or marginalised and should be integrated into society.
23rd July 2013
Brazil: Gay kiss-in planned to take place during visit by Pope Francis 8
3:59 PM — A kiss-in has been planned in Brazil to coincide with a speech by Pope Francis, to show support for gay rights.
4th July 2013
Costa Rica accidentally approves same-sex unions 9
12:20 PM — Costa Rican lawmakers passed a bill on Monday that may have accidentally approved same-sex unions.
3rd July 2013
Brazil: Gay ‘cure’ bill withdrawn before vote in Parliament 8
4:24 PM — A politician in Brazil who proposed legislation that would allow psychiatrists to treat homosexuality as a disease has withdrawn the bill.
19th June 2013
Brazil: Lawmakers approve bill which would remove ban on ‘gay cure’ therapy 29
1:49 AM — A congressional committee in Brazil has approved legislation which would allow the "treatment" of homosexuality as a disorder.
3rd June 2013
Brazil: Sao Paulo Pride draws over one million people 5
6:43 PM — Over one million people attended Sao Paulo Pride on Sunday. The annual event is the world's largest Pride event in Brazil's largest city.
30th April 2013
Brazil: Catholic priest excommunicated after resigning over church opposition to homosexuality 23
12:43 PM — A Catholic priest in Brazil has been excommunicated after he publicly resigned in protest against the church's opposition to gay rights.
19th April 2013
Brazil: Court rules that gay couples can marry in Rio de Janeiro state 17
8:38 PM — A court in Rio de Janeiro means that the state is the 11th in Brazil to recognise same-sex marriages, although there are conflicting reports about the way that the judgement will be applied.
11th April 2013
Uruguay votes to make same-sex marriage legal nationwide 15
8:22 AM — Uruguay is to become the 12th country in the world to make it legal for same-sex couples to marry nationwide after Congress ratified a bill passed last week in the Senate.
3rd April 2013
Brazil: Anti-gay evangelical politician who believes ‘AIDS is a gay cancer’ appointed to run human rights commission 28
12:43 PM — A row has erupted in Brazil after the House of Representatives elected an evangelical politician with homophobic views to run the country's Human Rights and Minority Commission.
Joey Barton makes transphobic ‘ladyboy’ Twitter slur at Brazilian footballer 18
12:11 PM — English footballer Joey Barton, currently playing for Olympique de Marseilles, lashed out with transphobic comments about Brazilian player Thiago Silva on Twitter today.
5th March 2013
Survey: 338 LGBT Brazilians murdered in 2012 a rise of 26% 8
7:21 PM — Latest research out of Brazil shows once again the country continues to have the highest murder rate for LGBT people in the world - and recorded murders in Brazil's trans community are particularly high with more than 125 taking place last year.