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.
2nd October 2012
Ukraine gives initial approval to anti-gay law 11
4:45 PM — Human rights campaigners have criticised Ukraine after the country’s parliament passed a draft LGBT censorship law.
25th September 2012
Russian politician says being gay is a ‘bad habit’ that can be treated with prayer 42
4:39 PM — Vitaly Milonov, city councillor and author of St Petersburg’s homophobic censorship law, has referred to homosexuality as a “bad habit” that can be treated by fasting and prayer.
3rd November 2011
Malaysian police cancel gay arts festival 10
11:46 AM — Annual Seksualiti Merdeka festival drew condemnation from the government and aroused threats of protest.
26th March 2011
Lady Gaga urges Malaysian people to protest censorship of her pro-gay song 25
12:51 AM — Lady Gaga is calling for young people in Malaysia to protest "peaceably" against the decision to censor pro-gay lyrics in her hit "Born This Way" by local radio stations.
11th February 2011
US gay newspaper staff quit over ‘censorship’ 9
4:32 PM — The editor and a reporter at a US gay newspaper have quit, claiming that they were asked to kill an unflattering story on an advertiser.