10th October 2014
Casey Stoney: ‘My life would probably be lot simpler if I was straight – It’s not a choice’ 2
3:36 PM — Former England women’s captain Casey Stoney has rebuked people who tell her being gay is a choice, saying her life would be a "hell of a lot simpler" if she could decide to be straight.
Tom Daley: Footballers who come out as gay ‘would be surprised by support’ 3
11:57 AM — Tom Daley has said that any footballer would be surprised by the support they would receive if they chose to come out as gay.
Amnesty urges President of Chad to scrap anti-gay bill 5
10:49 AM — In a letter to the President of Chad, Amnesty International has warned that passing a bill which criminalises homosexuality would show a "blatant disregard" for the country's human rights obligations.
UKIP narrowly loses Heywood and Middleton by-election 12
3:11 AM — UKIP has narrowly lost a by-election in the Labour seat of Heywood and Middleton.
Douglas Carswell becomes UKIP’s first elected MP 34
2:59 AM — UKIP's Douglas Carswell has become the party's first elected MP, following the Clacton by-election.
9th October 2014
Ireland: Fine Gael Councillor calls on Bishop to make up for ‘disgraceful’ anti-gay comments 8
1:53 PM — The Fine Gael Councillor for Galway West has condemned the actions of a Catholic Bishop who recently filed a complaint against a religious charity which awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
Morocco: UK tourism interest for Marrakesh plummets a ‘rare’ 46% after arrest of gay Briton 21
10:52 AM — Hotel searches for Marrakesh in Morocco have reportedly fallen by 46% just one week after the news broke that Ray Cole, a gay British man, was arrested for 'homosexual acts' in the city.
8th October 2014
RTÉ star Brendan Courtney left shaken after passers-by shout ‘there’s the faggot off the telly’ 5
12:06 PM — Broadcaster and designer Brendan Courtney says he "felt extremely angry" after being verbally assaulted in Dublin's city centre in broad daylight.
7th October 2014
Anti-gay minister named Free Church of Scotland Moderator 20
12:55 PM — A minister who warned that same-sex marriage will lead to "sexual confusion" has been named the next Moderator of Scotland's Free Church.
Jamaica: Poll finds 91% support anti-gay buggery law 11
12:37 PM — A recent poll in Jamaican media has reported that only 5% of Jamaicans say the country's buggery law should be repealed.
6th October 2014
Israeli Health Minister: ‘No scientific evidence’ supporting gay conversion therapies 4
11:18 AM — Israeli Health Minister Yael German was warned that "there is no scientific evidence" supporting gay conversion therapies, and that such practices "may also cause harm to the individual."
3rd October 2014
Ugandan President Museveni expresses fears of economic impact over anti-gay laws 13
11:05 AM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has expressed second thoughts over proposed anti-gay legislation, saying 'the possibility of trade boycott' could harshly impact the nation's economic growth.
2nd October 2014
Philippines: Quezon City passes law banning anti-gay discrimination 3
3:31 PM — Philippines' largest city Quezon has approved ordinance that bans anti-gay discrimination.
1st October 2014
Italy: Survey finds 71% do not approve of gay parenting 5
3:58 PM — A recent survey in Italy has revealed that only 29% favour allowing same-sex couples to have children.
Brazil: LGBT group launches website listing political candidates who support gay rights
1:29 PM — In the lead up to the Brazilian Presidential election this month, an LGBT group has launched a campaign website to promote awareness of candidates who publicly support gay rights.
30th September 2014
Azerbaijan: Local news coverage of gay engagement forces couple to flee country
4:44 PM — A gay couple who were forced to go into hiding after local news outlets reported their engagement have now fled the country.
Tony Blair: It’s very difficult to raise gay rights with anti-gay leaders 11
1:27 PM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says it’s “very difficult” to raise the subject of gay rights with anti-gay leaders.
Lancashire police say ‘no action’ over leaflets comparing gays to paedophiles 15
11:27 AM — Leaflets comparing homosexuality to paedophilia have now appeared in Lancashire, following a pride event in Preston - although police are still saying no offence has been committed.
29th September 2014
South Africa’s queer youth: The future of the LGBT movement?
2:11 PM — On 26 September in Johannesburg, South Africans celebrated their diversity on Heritage Day and used it to strengthen LGBT youth activism.
26th September 2014
Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister says gay rights is ‘not legally possible’ 77
11:01 AM — The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has gone on record to say the country is nowhere near ready to establish a referendum dealing with the decriminalisation of homosexuality and gay rights as "it is not legally possible."