22nd March 2012
Madonna pledges to defy St Petersburg anti-gay law 43
7:19 PM — With only two days to go before the St Petersburg anti-gay law comes into effect, Madonna has vowed to defy the law during her Russian tour later this year.
19th March 2012
Peter Tatchell named Secularist of the Year 19
11:45 AM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was named the Secularist of the Year 2012 by the National Secular Society this weekend.
15th March 2012
Tunisian gay magazine hacked 19
12:07 PM — Yesterday, homophobic hackers attacked Tunisia’s main LGBT title, Gay Day Magazine, taking over its email, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Zimbabwe senator asks for ‘sex gadgets’ to stop prisoners turning gay 71
11:45 AM — A Zimbabwean senator has suggested giving prisoners sex toys to curb gay impulses while they are behind bars.
1st March 2012
Former diplomat contests Tunisian leader on gay rights 26
11:29 AM — Farhat Othaman questions spiritual leader Rashid Ghannouchi over new Tunisia's commitment to human and LGBT rights
27th February 2012
Elton John praises ‘Jesus-like’ Peter Tatchell’s reaction to attacks 38
11:23 AM — In an interview for next month's Attitude magazine, Elton John says human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has behaved "like Jesus Christ" in the face of anti-gay attacks and entrenched homophobia, "never reacting with hate".
17th February 2012
Liberian senator tables ‘gay death penalty’ bill 64
1:58 PM — The former first lady of Liberia has reportedly tabled a bill which could make homosexuality in the country punishable by death in her new capacity as a senator.
14th February 2012
Ugandan gay rights workshop ‘raided’ 18
4:26 PM — Amnesty International has called on Uganda to end its "outrageous harassment" of activists after a cabinet minister reportedly raided a workshop being held by gay and trans rights advocates.
9th February 2012
Comment: Ken Livingstone is not homophobic 37
3:47 PM — Peter Tatchell says Ken Livingstone's comments this week that the Tory party was "riddled" with homosexuality have to be taken in context and with regard to his record on equal rights for gays.
17th October 2011
Stonewall seeks new trustees 7
3:16 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is seeking new trustees. The current chair and deputy chair, David Isaac and Liz Grant, will complete their terms next year and the organisation is seeking to replace them, as well as appointing a number of other trustees.
5th September 2011
Comment: Peter Tatchell on Saturday’s anti-English Defence League protest 357
5:49 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who joined Saturday's counter-demo against the English Defence League, argues that the Left must do more to oppose far-right Islamists.
1st September 2011
Stonewall to lobby for gay rights abroad 53
12:33 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has announced it will begin lobbying for gay equality abroad. The charity says that until now, it has been barred from commenting on the situation for lesbian, gay and bisexual people around the world because this would breach its charitable objectives as an organisation focused on Britain.
19th August 2011
White House announces immigration changes that could benefit gay couples 14
5:49 PM — The Obama administration has announced changes in immigration policy that could benefit gay couples. The changes mean that deportation cases will be prioritised according to security risk, such as those with criminal convictions.
16th August 2011
Comedian Adam Carolla ‘sorry for causing offence’ over anti-LGBT rant 26
4:53 PM — US comedian Adam Carolla has offered a half-apology for making homophobic and transphobic remarks. The star was condemned by gay rights groups for last week's episode of The Adam Carolla Show, in which he hit out at gays and transgender people.
15th August 2011
Video: Michele Bachmann still won’t talk about gay rights 54
2:52 PM — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has been challenged again on her controversial anti-gay views - but still refuses to discuss them. Appearing on NBC's Meet The Press, she would only tell host David Gregory "I don't judge them" when asked to make her views clear.
1st August 2011
Miley Cyrus gets gay rights tattoo 26
1:58 PM — Miley Cyrus has had a tattoo symbolising the fight for equal rights. The Christian singer, 18, now has seven tattoos, the latest of which is an equal sign on her wedding ring finger.
21st July 2011
Christian campaigners claim ‘massive support’ for compromises for anti-gay workers 157
1:14 PM — Christian rights campaigners say there is massive support for proposals to allow anti-gay workers to avoid serving gays and lesbians.
28th June 2011
Scottish civil servants banned from saying ‘homosexual’ 193
1:35 PM — New guidance from the Scottish government says that civil servants must not use the word 'homosexual' because it is deemed offensive to gay people.
27th June 2011
Poll says Muslims are ‘proud’ of Britain’s gay rights 123
3:08 PM — A poll of British Muslims suggests that almost half say they are proud of the country's stance on gay rights. According to the research by think-tank Demos, 47 per cent of Muslims agreed with the statement: "I am proud of how Britain treats gay people."
9th June 2011
Lady Gaga to address Rome gay Pride 22
1:49 PM — Lady Gaga is expected to address around hundreds of thousands of marchers at Rome Pride on Saturday. The singer, who is considered the world's best-known gay rights advocate, will sing her hit single Born This Way.