13th June 2012
Leaders of Ethiopia call for anti-gay measures 33
9:06 PM — Ethiopian government officials, religious leaders and civil representatives have declared their opposition to LGBT rights and condemned homosexuality as a western epidemic during an anti-gay conference
New EU human rights ambassador ‘should promote LGBT rights globally’ 5
4:54 PM — The European Parliament has recommended that person appointed as EU Special Representative for Human Rights promote the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide.
10th June 2012
IMF and Britain announce aid to Malawi after plans to legalise homosexuality 23
12:34 PM — In the wake of proposals to decriminalise homosexuality and to improve human rights at large in Malawi, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the UK government have both announced increase in aid for the country.
Kuwait continues campaign against LGBT people in the name of morality 16
11:16 AM — At least ten teenagers have been arrested by the police in Kuwait for 'satanic rituals' as part of 'morality' campaigns, reports say, with LGBT people being targeted under the same umbrella of 'vice' and 'immorality.'
27th May 2012
Moscow: Police detain gay rights activists over demonstrations 51
7:52 PM — A total of 40 people, most of whom are gay rights activists, have been detained in Moscow, after they attempted to hold two demonstrations in Moscow today, demanding the right to hold a gay pride parade in the capital.
25th May 2012
President Mugabe: homosexuality will ‘lead to extinction’ 86
4:52 PM — President Robert Mugabe has spoken out once more against homosexuality, saying it will kill off the human race, and does not belong in Zimbabwe.
21st May 2012
Zimbabwe rejects gay rights, says gay people will be imprisoned 61
8:44 PM — After meeting with the UN human rights chief, the justice minister of Zimbabwe vowed not to recognise any gay rights, and also rejected allegations that the country has state-sponsored violence.
18th May 2012
New York mural compares gay rights in Israel to its neighbours 83
11:23 PM — A mural in New York's West Village has provoked controversy by depicting gay rights in Israel and comparing it to the status of LGBT people in the countries that neighbour and surround it.
Hillary Clinton to officially accept WorldPride award 9
1:42 PM — US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton has formally agreed to accept WorldPride’s “World LGBT Award” as the event comes to London this summer.
9th May 2012
Speaker of the House of Commons to push for gay rights in the Commonwealth 15
1:13 AM — John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, is expected to champion the rights of LGBT people in the Commonwealth in a speech next week, the Independent reports.
3rd May 2012
Goldman Sachs lost clients due to pro-gay campaign, says CEO 59
8:50 PM — Taking a stance in favour of equal marriage cost Goldman Sachs at least one client, the chief executive Lloyd Blankfein has said.
1st May 2012
Russia: Police arrest gay rights activists in St Petersburg 35
8:53 PM — Russian police force have arrested seventeen gay rights activists during a May Day rally in St Petersburg, which recently passed a law that banned what it called 'homosexual propaganda.'
30th April 2012
UK issues global LGBT rights report, where US lags behind 28
11:45 PM — The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued its annual Human Rights and Democracy report today, where a separate section outlines the state of LGBT rights around the world, and the government's own commitment to it. The corresponding report from the US State Department, however, is three months overdue, and for the third time in a row.
25th April 2012
Hillary Clinton: In Asia and Africa gay rights is a ‘totally foreign concept’ 30
11:32 AM — Echoing her landmark speech to the United Nations, to an audience at Syracuse University, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said that many foreign leaders in Africa and Asia consider gay rights and indeed womens' rights to be a "totally foreign concept."
23rd April 2012
Sheffield: Call for public art tribute to early gay activist Edward Carpenter 12
2:28 PM — A new community group has been set up in Sheffield to campaign for a permanent public tribute to Edward Carpenter.
12th April 2012
Obama refuses to sign an anti-discrimination bill for LGBT employees 30
11:09 PM — In a move that is likely to disappoint gay rights activists and liberal supporters alike, President Obama has decided not to sign an executive order that would ban discrimination by employers with federal contracts against LGBT employees.
11th April 2012
Leader of Wildrose Party in Canada says she is pro-gay, pro-choice 16
9:54 PM — Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Party in Canada, has moved to quash rumours surrounding her social beliefs by confirming that she is in favour of marriage equality, and is pro-choice on abortion rights.
7th April 2012
Video: Mormon students make “It Gets Better” video 30
8:53 PM — Twenty-two students at the Brigham Young University in US, owned and run by the Mormon church, have made a video for the It Gets Better project, where they talk about reconciling faith and sexuality.
6th April 2012
Study: Majority of US Latinos accepting of gay people 24
10:34 PM — A study released yesterday by the Pew Hispanic Center has found that 59 per cent of US Latinos think that society should be accepting of homosexuality, while this figure climbs nine per cent higher with second generation Hispanics.
27th March 2012
Indian Supreme Court reserves verdict on anti-gay petitions 1
9:53 PM — The Supreme Court of India has reserved a verdict concerning a batch of appeals that challenged the Delhi High Court ruling decriminalising gay sex between consenting adults.