13th October 2014
US embassy condemns Kyrgyzstan’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill 3
1:04 PM — The United States embassy has condemned Kyrgyzstan for approving a bill which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."
10th October 2014
Cameroon: Authorities release 7 trans people arrested in anti-gay house raid 2
4:23 PM — Authorities have released seven transgender men and women arrested on homosexuality-related charges, after police raided a house in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé.
Casey Stoney: ‘My life would probably be lot simpler if I was straight – It’s not a choice’ 2
3:36 PM — Former England women’s captain Casey Stoney has rebuked people who tell her being gay is a choice, saying her life would be a "hell of a lot simpler" if she could decide to be straight.
Amnesty urges President of Chad to scrap anti-gay bill 5
10:49 AM — In a letter to the President of Chad, Amnesty International has warned that passing a bill which criminalises homosexuality would show a "blatant disregard" for the country's human rights obligations.
9th October 2014
Morocco: UK tourism interest for Marrakesh plummets a ‘rare’ 46% after arrest of gay Briton 21
10:52 AM — Hotel searches for Marrakesh in Morocco have reportedly fallen by 46% just one week after the news broke that Ray Cole, a gay British man, was arrested for 'homosexual acts' in the city.
8th October 2014
Montenegro: Second Pride event will be held in secret from violent anti-gay protesters 4
4:19 PM — Montenegro's second ever Pride is set to be held in secret this year after the last event ended with 60 injured in violent anti-gay attacks.
RTÉ star Brendan Courtney left shaken after passers-by shout ‘there’s the faggot off the telly’ 5
12:06 PM — Broadcaster and designer Brendan Courtney says he "felt extremely angry" after being verbally assaulted in Dublin's city centre in broad daylight.
7th October 2014
Jamaica: Poll finds 91% support anti-gay buggery law 11
12:37 PM — A recent poll in Jamaican media has reported that only 5% of Jamaicans say the country's buggery law should be repealed.
6th October 2014
Israeli Health Minister: ‘No scientific evidence’ supporting gay conversion therapies 4
11:18 AM — Israeli Health Minister Yael German was warned that "there is no scientific evidence" supporting gay conversion therapies, and that such practices "may also cause harm to the individual."
3rd October 2014
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.”
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.
30th September 2014
Azerbaijan: Local news coverage of gay engagement forces couple to flee country
4:44 PM — A gay couple who were forced to go into hiding after local news outlets reported their engagement have now fled the country.
Lancashire police say ‘no action’ over leaflets comparing gays to paedophiles 15
11:27 AM — Leaflets comparing homosexuality to paedophilia have now appeared in Lancashire, following a pride event in Preston - although police are still saying no offence has been committed.
27th September 2014
US: Catholic school ‘to review policies’ after firing lesbian teacher for getting pregnant 3
5:26 PM — A Detroit Catholic school is to review its policies, after it sparked a backlash by firing a teacher for expecting a child with her wife.
26th September 2014
UN: Human Rights Council passes landmark LGBT rights resolution 20
7:20 PM — The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a landmark resolution condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
Watch: Bi people tell their stories at the Stonewall Inn
7:04 PM — A video has been released of bisexual people speaking outside the Stonewall Inn, to celebrate Bisexual Awareness Week.
US: Government makes history by filing first transgender discrimination cases
6:26 PM — The US Government has made history by filing its first two trans-related gender discrimination cases.
Egypt: Grindr warns users ‘police may be posing as LGBT’ after six men sentenced 2
11:51 AM — Grindr has issued a warning to Egyptian users about police entrapment following reports of six men who were sentenced on Thursday after advertising their apartment for sex on social media.
Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister says gay rights is ‘not legally possible’ 77
11:01 AM — The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has gone on record to say the country is nowhere near ready to establish a referendum dealing with the decriminalisation of homosexuality and gay rights as "it is not legally possible."