14th January 2014
UK Government: Nigeria’s anti-gay law infringes upon fundamental human rights 6
1:27 PM — The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has criticised Nigeria for banning same-sex marriages and for further criminalising homosexuality.
11th December 2013
UK Government: India’s Supreme Court ruling against gay sex is a ‘matter for India’ 40
8:37 PM — The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued a short response to the decision of India’s highest court to criminalise gay sex.
5th December 2013
Baroness Warsi to give LGBT rights lecture on World Human Rights Day 25
4:03 PM — Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi is set to give a key note speech on LGBT rights as part of next week’s World Human Rights Day.
4th September 2013
William Hague: ‘Britain must stick to its values and not retreat on issues like gay rights in Russia’ 15
12:59 PM — Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken out against anti-gay laws in Russia to say that Britain's foreign policy must have "a conscience", and that it is in the nature of Britain to "stand up for human rights overseas."
2nd August 2013
Foreign Office: The UK is extremely concerned over the continual persecution of gay people in Russia 26
3:48 PM — The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office tells PinkNews that it's alarmed by the "growing restrictions on LGBT freedoms in Russia".
6th March 2013
UK: 22 cases of LGBT people made to enter into forced marriages in 2012 8
10:55 AM — Figures from the government’s Forced Marriage Unit show there were 22 cases of forced marriage involving victims who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender last year.
12th February 2013
Uganda: British producer of gay play deported from country 3
11:21 AM — UK theatre producer David Cecil, who was charged with breaking Uganda’s laws in relation to his play featuring a gay storyline has been deported from the country.
5th July 2012
Foreign Office human rights minister praises ‘Illegal to be you’ video campaign 7
5:17 PM — Jeremy Browne, the Foreign Office minister for human rights has praised a new viral video imagining a world in personal traits like hair colour or height were criminalised in the same way as homosexuality.
30th March 2011
UK appoints out gay ambassador to Cambodia 17
10:16 AM — The UK has appointed an openly gay man as ambassador to Cambodia. Mark Gooding, who is in a civil partnership with education specialist Dr Christopher McCormick, will take up his new post in September.