5th June 2014
George Takei hopes Japan will follow in America’s footsteps for equal rights 3
7:06 PM — Star Trek actor George Takei, has admitted that he hopes gay rights will become more of a dominant part of society in his country of ancestry, Japan.
Jamaican newspaper: Banning same-sex marriage is hypocritical 4
12:37 PM — A leading newspaper in Jamaica has questioned the country’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it amounts to “hypocrisy”.
4th June 2014
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
3rd June 2014
GOP gay group: We are not shutting down, ‘still discussing’ rebranding 2
2:10 PM — Republican gay group GOProud has denied reports that it will imminently shut down after both its founders abandoned it, saying it is "still discussing" its future.
30th May 2014
NI First Minister: ‘I would never insult any community’ – except the gays? 21
5:44 PM — Peter Robinson appeared to suffer a severe sense of irony failure yesterday, claiming that he would “never seek” to insult any section of Northern Ireland’s community – from a man who has said homosexuality is an “abomination”.
29th May 2014
Cyprus Pride march to highlight the lack of LGBT rights 1
4:08 PM — The first Gay Pride march to take place in Cyprus will highlight the lack of a legal rights movement for the LGBT community in the country.
Green Party: It’s a great shame so many MEPs didn’t sign an LGBT rights pledge 9
1:44 PM — Green Party MEP Keith Taylor has become the latest politician to criticise UKIP and the Tories for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
28th May 2014
American Family Association to boycott Postal Service over Harvey Milk stamps 35
8:16 PM — The American Family Association is attempting to boycott the US Postal Service, over a stamp honouring gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
Labour MEP: Tories are ‘paranoid’ and ‘echoing UKIP’ over LGBT rights pledge row 10
7:15 PM — Labour MEP-elect Seb Dance has criticised the Conservative Party for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Lib Dem MEP: Tories wrong not to back ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 4
6:52 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP-elect Catherine Bearder says she’s “surprised and disappointed” at Conservative MEPs for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tory MEP: UK Parliament not Brussels should decide on LGBT rights 8
4:40 PM — Departing MEP Marina Yannakoudakis says she “understands” why her Tory colleagues in the European Parliament have decided not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tories defend decision of MEPs to shun ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 32
4:40 PM — The Conservative Party’s LGBT campaign group is defending a decision of Tory MEPs not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
UKIP and Tory MEPs fail to sign LGBT rights pledge 27
1:01 PM — Tory and UKIP names are absent from ILGA-Europe's LGBT rights pledge.
23rd May 2014
Home Office halts deportation of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 6
11:03 AM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Uganda has been halted.
22nd May 2014
Africa elects its first openly gay black MP 12
3:39 PM — Zakhele Mbhele has become the first openly gay black MP to be elected in the continent of Africa.
21st May 2014
Comment: A UKIP victory in Scotland poses a threat to LGBT rights 45
5:04 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Stewart McDonald, from the SNP's LGBT group, says a UKIP victory in Scotland runs counter to the country's progressive outlook on LGBT equality.
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker ‘begs UK Government’ not to deport her 2
4:15 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Saturday.
20th May 2014
Comment: UKIP’s disgraceful record on gay rights 17
12:25 PM — Giles Goodall, a Liberal Democrat standing for election this week in the European Parliament, writes for PinkNews about UKIP's "appalling" record on LGBT rights.
19th May 2014
Lawyer: Jamaican Prime Minister has betrayed gay voters by refusing to lift buggery law 10
6:12 PM — A leading Jamaican LGBT rights lawyer has accused Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of a “blatant betrayal” for refusing to abolish Jamaica’s buggery law.
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF councillor calls for gay rights to be respected 3
12:44 PM — In a move likely to anger the party’s leadership, a Zanu PF councillor in central Zimbabwe says he supports gay rights.