25th March 2014
UAE: Court upholds men’s 6-month jail term for ‘sodomy’ 10
8:29 PM — A court in the United Arab Emirates has upheld a six month jail term handed to two men who are alleged to have had sex.
13th November 2013
Dubai: Fireman on trial for allegedly accusing colleague of being gay with ‘perverted handshake’ 8
5:05 PM — A fireman in Dubai has gone on trial accused of insulting a colleague by "stroking his palm" during a handshake.
14th October 2013
Kuwaiti MPs: Amnesty International must stop aligning itself with ‘deviant gays’ instead of really oppressed people 38
7:20 PM — MPs in Kuwait have spoken out against Amnesty International for criticising proposed medical tests to detect and ban gay and trans people from entering Kuwait, and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
16th August 2013
Dubai: Gym removes ad which suggests women being overweight turns straight men gay 6
6:16 PM — A fitness centre in Dubai has removed an online advert which attracted criticism for apparently suggesting that if women are overweight, they risk turning straight men gay.
4th February 2013
England cricketer Steven Davies: Gay football fans should not fear travelling to the next World Cups in Russia & Qatar 17
2:09 PM — England and Surrey cricketer Steven Davies does not believe gay football fans should fear travelling to Russia or Qatar for the next two World Cups – even though the countries are known for gay hatred.
15th June 2012
Dubai: Scottish man jailed for public gay sex to be released 23
11:15 AM — A Scottish man jailed for having gay sex in a public place in Dubai is to be released after his sentence was heavily reduced on appeal.
6th June 2012
Dubai: Man jailed for gay relationship after partner dies in window fall 23
3:42 PM — A 24-year-old man in Dubai has been sentenced to a year in prison and subsequent deportation after his gay relationship was discovered when his partner fell from a window.
16th May 2012
UAE: Two men jailed for alleged public gay ‘fondling’ highlight privacy issues 29
10:31 AM — Two men were sentence for jail terms and deportation from the UAE following a complaint from a member of the public.
17th April 2012
Dubai: Scottish man jailed for public gay sex was ‘only kissing and cuddling’ 55
3:52 PM — A Scottish man jailed in Dubai for having gay sex behind a petrol station one night claims has said there was 'no sex involved'.
12th April 2012
Dubai: British man jailed for three years for public gay sex 60
1:15 PM — Two men have been sentenced for three years in jail for having drunken gay sex in public in Dubai.
20th March 2012
Dubai police chief denies gay party arrests 7
10:13 AM — The Dubai Chief of Police has denied reports of 30 arrests in the emirate but says homosexuality is illegal and against the local norms.
2nd March 2012
Feature: Gay testimonies from the Emirates 18
2:54 PM — The removal of an anti-gay video, made in the United Arab Emirates, from YouTube has started the first stirrings of positive dialogue around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in the Emirates. PinkNews.co.uk, with the help of Gay Middle East, spoke to two gay people in the UAE to get their stories.
27th February 2012
UAE: Pulled ‘gay cure’ video gets ‘unprecedented’ media interest 10
10:32 AM — Following the article 'UAE 'gay cure’ video removed from YouTube', The National, one of the country’s most widely respected English language broadsheets, followed suit and reported on the matter.
10th February 2012
Ken Livingstone: A gay banker would have his penis cut off in Dubai 90
2:47 PM — The 2012 London mayoral hopeful had almost been clear of controversy for the week when he suggested gay bankers would be mutilated in the emirate of Dubai.