31st July 2013
Africa’s most outspoken homophobe seeks re-election for the seventh time 10
3:31 PM — Zimbabwe‘s President Robert Mugabe, arguably Africa’s most outspoken opponent on gay rights, is seeking re-election for the seventh time and human rights groups warn the contest is being rigged.
Russian LGBT Network: ‘Don’t boycott 2014 Winter Olympics — boycott homophobia!’ 26
12:38 PM — An organisation representing LGBT people in Russia has announced it's opposed to a boycott of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
30th July 2013
Government petition urging UK to boycott 2014 Winter Olympics due to Russian homophobia passes 8,000 10
4:42 PM — A petition calling on the UK Government to support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics because of Russia’s increasingly homophobic stance has attracted more than 8,000 signatures.
Comment: What shall we say to the homophobic preacher? 93
1:52 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts says sceptical thinking is the only protection against theocracy, even if our religious allies may be offended by that discourse,
Owen Jones: Cameron was courageous on equal marriage but it could have happened under Labour 43
11:39 AM — In an exclusive PinkNews interview, gay columnist Owen Jones praises David Cameron’s “courage” on equal marriage, claims the reform would have happened under Labour, and delivers some tough words to Ed Miliband on Labour's communication strategy.
29th July 2013
Comment: The Russian vodka boycott is an example of passive gay activism 125
6:24 PM — Richard Smith believes we are living in an era of "passive gay activism" - and he points to the much-publicised boycott of Russian vodka by some in the LGBT community as proof.
Nigerian foreign minister denies saying that gay diplomats would be accepted 6
5:50 PM — Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Olugbenga Ashiru, has rejected claims that he’d previously said gay diplomats and their same-sex spouses would be accepted in the country.
27th July 2013
Russia tells Olympics: Athletes and spectators will be exempt from our anti-gay laws 139
2:35 PM — The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has said that it has received reassurance from the Russian government that athletes and spectators will be exempt from the country's draconian anti-gay laws during the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in the Russian city of Sochi.
26th July 2013
Archbishop Tutu: South Africa must reject homophobic discrimination 15
2:36 PM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called on South Africa to reject homophobic discrimination as part of a new LGBT United Nations campaign.
Ku Bar joins campaign to ‘dump Russian vodka’ over anti-gay laws 17
12:58 PM — Ku Bar, a gay bar in Soho London, has joined the battle against the controversial anti-gay “propaganda” laws in Russia with an advertisement echoing Dan Savage's message to "dump russian vodka".
25th July 2013
Alice Arnold praises David Cameron for his ‘heartfelt and moving’ equal marriage speech 11
4:47 PM — Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold has described yesterday's equal marriage speech by David Cameron at the annual Downing Street LGBT reception as "heartfelt and moving".
23rd July 2013
Cameroon: Lawyer criticises court after pair convicted of breaking anti-gay laws 1
6:18 PM — A court in Cameroon has been criticised by human rights lawyer Alice Nkom for convicting two men under the country's anti-gay laws.
Italy: Lower House of the Italian Parliament to debate anti-homophobia bill 15
11:29 AM — The Lower House of the Italian Parliament is set to begin debating a bill that would make homophobic discrimination a criminal offence.
22nd July 2013
Russia: 4 Dutch citizens quizzed by police over ‘gay propaganda’ 10
5:31 PM — Four Dutch nationals have been questioned by police in Russia over alleged "gay propaganda" offences.
Tributes to murdered HIV and LGBT campaigner ahead of London vigil 3
1:59 PM — Further tributes have been made to Eric Ohena Lembemb, ahead of tomorrow’s west London vigil for the murdered LGBT and HIV Cameroonian campaigner.
Street art showing Obama wearing pro-equal marriage T-shirt appears outside London restaurant 11
11:50 AM — An image showing President Obama wearing an iconic red equal marriage T-shirt has appeared on the wall of a north London restaurant.
18th July 2013
Comment: Here’s why equal marriage in Scotland is taking longer than in England and Wales 43
7:00 PM — With the passage of same-sex marriage legislation now complete in England and Wales, Tom French from the Equality Network explains what’s happening with Scotland’s equal marriage bill.
US: Fox Host who previously defended equal marriage now says it could legalise polygamy 32
6:15 PM — Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who previously said that there is no persuasive argument against equal marriage, on Wednesday said that if same-sex marriage were a constitutional right, then "pluralists" could also leagalise polygamy.
Ireland updates travel advice for LGBT citizens travelling to Russia due to passing of anti-gay laws 20
5:52 PM — The Irish Government has updated its advice for citizens travelling to Russia following the recent passing of several homophobic laws.
UN officials condemn killing of LGBT and HIV campaigner in Cameroon
4:42 PM — The killing of an LGBT rights campaigner in Cameroon has been condemned by the UN’s main HIV/AIDS agency.