28th May 2014
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.
16th May 2014
Green Party: LGBT equality is at stake in next week’s European elections 3
5:23 PM — Green Party MEP for London, Jean Lambert writes for PinkNews on why LGBT rights could be under threat if right-wing parties do well in next week's European elections
14th May 2014
Kardashians snub Beverly Hills hotel because the owner is the anti-gay Sultan of Brunei 4
1:29 PM — Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to shun a hotel chain owned by the Sultan of Brunei - due to his country's new rules on stoning to death people who are gay.
12th May 2014
Spain: Anti-LGBT incidents make up 40% of overall hate crimes 5
1:51 PM — Hate towards the LGBT community is the most common form of hate crime in Spain. Last year, 452 hate crimes were linked to sexuality or identity out of a total of 1,172 confirmed offenses in the European country.
9th May 2014
US: Toyota advert breaks new ground with same-sex couple 2
4:55 PM — The first car ad campaign believed to feature a same-sex couple has been unveiled in California by Toyota
7th May 2014
Gay Ugandan seeking refuge in US after threats are made on his life 1
4:38 PM — A Ugandan LGBT activist is seeking refuge in the US for fears his life will be in danger if he returns to the African nation
2nd May 2014
Stonewall chairwoman Jan Gooding: The world is ‘stepping’ backwards when it comes to gay rights 7
2:02 PM — The new Chair of Stonewall says the world is "stepping" backwards when it comes to gay rights, describing the situation as "awful".
1st May 2014
Kenyan film director argues ‘Homosexuality is not un-African, homophobia is’ 6
6:22 PM — A prominent film maker in Kenya has called for greater tolerance of gay Africans across the continent.
29th April 2014
Sharon Osbourne urges fans to boycott Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 14
1:10 PM — Sharon Osbourne has backed the boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a ‘stone the gays’ law.