15th May 2014
Prestigious magazine awards snubs Dorchester Hotel due to Brunei’s death-by-stoning law for gays 28
3:01 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The British Society of Magazine Editors has announced it will not stage its awards dinner at a London hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei – due to his country’s new rules on stoning to death people who are gay.
Amnesty and HRW: Uganda’s anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ 15
12:07 PM — A new report shows homophobic persecution in Uganda has soared since the country passed its Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Morocco: 6 men jailed on ‘homosexuality’ charges 5
11:08 AM — Six men have been jailed in Morocco on various charges including "homosexuality".
14th May 2014
Ugandan Ethics Minister: HIV support groups are ‘promoting homosexuality’ and I will close them down 24
3:55 PM — Uganda's Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo has accused the country’s HIV support groups of “promoting homosexuality” and warns that he will take action against them.
12th May 2014
Conchita Wurst tops Russian iTunes chart 22
7:27 PM — Eurovision Song Contest singer Conchita Wurst is currently top of Russia’s iTunes chart – a victory which will presumably antagonise homophobic elements of Russia’s political elite.
8th May 2014
Why didn’t Baroness Warsi speak out against Brunei’s anti-gay law when she met the Sultan? 26
5:57 PM — The Chair of the Kaleidoscope Trust has accused Baroness Warsi of failing to publicly raise Brunei's new penal code, which advocates the death penalty for homosexual acts, following a recent meeting with the Sultan of Brunei.
Ugandan man charged with breaking anti-gay laws granted bail 2
1:20 PM — One of two men on trial for breaking Uganda’s anti-gay laws has been granted bail.
7th May 2014
Ugandan President’s visit to London hit by LGBT rights protest 20
6:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have staged a protest over the President of Uganda’s visit to London.
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
Ugandan President who believes gays are ‘disgusting’ attends UK Government event 20
12:29 PM — Yoweri Museveni, who believes gay people are “disgusting”, has spoken at an event hosted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.
22nd April 2014
Brunei delays introducing law allowing gays to be stoned to death 24
3:08 PM — The introduction of Brunei’s new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity has been delayed.
18th April 2014
Ethiopia: Church activists who claim ‘gays rape children’ drop planned protests 26
2:08 PM — Religious groups which deem being gay "dangerous" and claim that gay people "rape children" have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in Ethiopia’s capital.
17th April 2014
Two Ugandan men could be jailed for life if convicted in homosexuality trial 5
5:26 PM — Two Ugandan men will go on trial next month charged with breaking the country’s anti-gay laws.
15th April 2014
UN condemns Brunei over new law allowing gays to be stoned to death 167
12:25 PM — The UN has condemned Brunei for adopting a new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity.
11th April 2014
Tory minister Alan Duncan: Anti-gay laws are a problem in ‘primitive cultures’ 35
6:22 PM — International Development Minister Alan Duncan has rejected calls to cut foreign aid to countries with anti-gay laws.
3rd April 2014
Former prisons minister: It’s ‘disgraceful’ how the UK Border Agency has handled LGBT asylum cases over the years 4
4:47 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt and Labour MP Pamela Nash have strongly criticised the Home Office over its handling of LGBT asylum cases.
2nd April 2014
UK Government rules out imposing travel ban on anti-gay Ugandan MPs 12
7:21 PM — Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has ruled out imposing a travel ban on Uganda’s politicians who support the country’s anti-gay legislation.
Video: Ugandan teen arrested over gay sex with 22-year-old father 18
1:42 PM — Two men have been arrested in Uganda for allegedly having gay sex, Ugandan police have said.
1st April 2014
Activists file new legal challenge at Indian Supreme Court over gay sex ban 1
12:51 PM — Campaigners in India have begun a new challenge against the Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise homosexuality.
28th March 2014
Nigeria: Islamic courts bail 7 men charged with breaking anti-gay laws 1
1:48 PM — Two Islamic courts in northern Nigeria have secretly released on bail seven men on trial for allegedly breaking anti-gay laws, officials say.