19th April 2014
China: Censors clamp down on gay Sherlock fan fiction 4
4:52 PM — China's media regulator is reportedly clamping down on gay Sherlock fan fiction online.
7th April 2014
US: University cancels comedy show after lawmaker accuses it of ‘recruiting’ lesbians 10
9:24 PM — A Republican state senator in South Carolina has accused a one-woman comedy play of 'recruiting' lesbians, forcing a performance to be cancelled.
2nd April 2014
Former Attitude publisher slams Sainsbury’s for covering up gay magazines 7
4:01 PM — Darren Styles, a shareholder and former publisher of Attitude, has criticised Sainsbury’s for covering up gay magazines, while previously leaving a scantily clad photo on the front of FHM uncensored.
31st March 2014
Russia: ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ accused of promoting homosexuality 4
5:58 PM — Acclaimed French lesbian film Blue is the Warmest Colour is under attack in Russia for 'promoting homosexuality' in minors.
20th March 2014
Mosque chairman compares gays to ‘murderers, gamblers and paedophiles’ 38
7:38 PM — Adding to a controversy surrounding of censorship at the BBC, the chairman of a Birmingham mosque has made comments homosexuality to paedophilia, murder and gambling.
18th March 2014
Comment: It was censorship of the BBC to drop a discussion about being gay and Muslim 19
1:13 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts criticises the producers of a BBC programme for dropping a discussion about being gay and Muslim.
14th March 2014
Was it really necessary for a shop to block this magazine cover featuring lesbian brides? 3
5:31 PM — This shop in the US state of Wisconsin has found itself the subject of strong criticism, as it made an executive decision to block the front cover of a magazine because it shows a pair of lesbian brides almost touching each other.
11th March 2014
South Carolina refuses to restore funding to colleges over ‘gay books’ 6
9:12 PM — The South Carolina House of Representatives has refused to restore funding that was cut from two state colleges after they stocked 'gay-themed' books.
30th January 2014
Russia: Newspaper editor fined under anti-gay law for printing ‘being gay is normal’ 16
7:41 PM — A Russian newspaper editor has been fined 50,000 roubles (£860) under the 'gay propaganda' law for printing that "being gay is normal".
2nd January 2014
Facebook: It was an ‘error’ to remove photo of two men kissing 14
1:02 PM — Facebook has admitted that its decision to remove an innocuous image of two men kissing was an “error”.
20th September 2013
Grindr to fight against Turkish court ban 1
6:57 PM — Popular gay dating app Grindr, which was banned by a Turkish court last week, is set to fight against the ban and get back online. The company has announced that it is working with Kaos GL, a Turkish gay-rights organisation, and campaigning group All Out to launch a petition to force the Turkish government to rescind the ban.
12th September 2013
Turkey: Court bans access to gay dating app Grindr as a ‘protection measure’ 13
10:45 AM — A Criminal Court in Turkey has issued a countrywide "protection measure" which blocks access to the popular gay dating app Grindr.
16th May 2013
Canada: ‘Israeli apartheid’ censorship row puts Toronto Pride funding in jeopardy 54
5:36 PM — Pride Toronto faces the loss of its annual cultural grant over indecision as to whether the phrase "Israeli apartheid" should be banned from the event, in a row which Peter Tatchell has called "straightforward censorship".
10th April 2013
Apple criticised after banning comic because of gay sexual images 22
11:18 AM — Apple has banned the sale of a comic which features two small images of gay sex.
30th January 2013
European Union High Representative pushes Russia to drop anti-gay law 12
5:51 PM — The High Representative for the European Union has condemned a Russian draft law, which woud make the "promotion" of homosexuality illegal, and urged the country to "protect" the rights of gay people.
23rd January 2013
Canada: Students’ ‘Free Speech Wall’ torn down by self-titled gay rights activist 27
1:36 PM — A student claiming to be an LGBT activist tore down a "Free Speech Wall" created by his fellow students at Carleton University in Canada, stating that not all opinions deserved to be expressed.
18th January 2013
UK: Smartphones automatically block Pink News and other LGBT news sites 27
12:13 PM — Several mobile phone providers have blocked Pink News and other LGBT interest websites as part of the automatic settings that are programmed into smartphones.
2nd January 2013
Pakistan: Uproar over homoerotic paintings of Muslim clerics 16
3:35 PM — An artist and college in Pakistan may be charged with blasphemy for publishing a series of religious paintings with strong homoerotic overtones.
25th October 2012
Lady Gaga to face anti-gay Russian legal backlash 10
9:26 PM — The media circus of LGBT-supporting stars facing the legal wrath of anti-gay opponents in the Russia’s St Petersburg shows no sign of dying down, with predictions that Lady Gaga will be next.
3rd October 2012
Russian court backs St Petersburg’s anti-gay law 15
2:32 PM — Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s second largest city of St Petersburg can continue to enforce its homophobic censorship law.