1st October 2014
Facebook agrees to drop ‘real name’ policy which banned drag queens 24
8:01 PM — Facebook has agreed to make changes to the way it works, after locking the accounts of a number of drag queens because they weren't using their "legal names".
Russia scraps US exchange scheme after teen placed with gay family 25
5:11 PM — Russia has scrapped a long-running high school exchange scheme with the US, after a Russian teen was placed with a gay couple.
US: Three charged over Philadelphia gay bashing get December hearing 2
4:22 PM — Three people who were arrested over a homophobic attack in Philadelphia have had their court hearing scheduled for December.
A shocking number of LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil 9
4:07 PM — At least 216 LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil so far this year.
Leading clergyman says leaflets comparing homosexuality to paedophilia are ‘frightening’ 6
12:19 PM — A vicar in Lancashire has condemned leaflets distributed during Preston pride which compare homosexuality to paedophilia, calling them "threatening and frightening."
UK: Two women subjected to anti-gay abuse in pub garden during Leicester Pride
11:52 AM — Police are investigating an incident in Leicester where a woman hurled homophobic abuse at two women as they sat together in a pub during the city's Pride event.
30th September 2014
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan: ‘No sympathy’ for Malky Mackay over homopobic texts
3:24 PM — Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has said he has "no sympathy" for football manager Malky Mackay after allegedly sending a string of racist, sexist, and homophobic texts.
29th September 2014
Italy: Court overturns ruling recognising one same-sex marriage 7
7:55 PM — An Italian court has overturned a ruling ordering the recognition of one same-sex couple's marriage.
Mexico: 30,000 people attend anti-gay marriage rally 11
6:10 PM — A huge anti-gay rally was held this week in Mexico, to protest the decision of a state to legalise same-sex marriage.
Russia: 16 people hospitalised following gas attack at QueerFest culture festival 6
5:31 PM — 16 people were hospitalised following an attack on an LGBT culture festival in St Petersburg.
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.
US: Three arrested over New York anti-gay shooting 1
12:53 PM — Three people who hurled anti-gay slurs at and shot a person in New York have been arrested.
US: TV hosts fired for being homophobes compare themselves to ISIS beheading victims 22
12:08 PM — A pair of TV hosts who were fired when it emerged they were anti-gay activists have compared themselves to victims of ISIS.
France: Anti-gay National Front wins first Senate seats 18
11:36 AM — France's homophobic and anti-Semitic Front Nationale party has won its first seats in the Senate.
28th September 2014
Former Bishop of Winchester, who strongly opposed gay rights, dies aged 71 38
8:28 PM — Former Bishop of Winchester Michael Scott-Joynt, who strongly opposed LGBT rights in the House of Lords, has died age 71.
Two Sussex teens fined over homophobic attack 11
5:35 PM — Two Sussex teenagers have been fined after they attacked a gay man in the town of Battle.
NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher: Duck Dynasty responsible for drop in equal marriage support 17
4:51 PM — Maggie Gallagher, the co-founder of the National Organisation for Marriage, has claimed that reality show Duck Dynasty is responsible for a drop in support for marriage equality.
US: Anti-gay conference picks Ted Cruz as top choice for President 3
3:37 PM — Texas senator Ted Cruz has been picked as the most popular potential Presidential candidate at the anti-gay Values Voter Summit.
US: Anti-gay Duck Dynasty star backs nephew in run for Congress 3
2:49 PM — Homophobic Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has voices support for his nephew, who is running for Congress.
US: California governor signs law outlawing ‘gay panic’ legal defense 8
2:16 PM — The Governor of California has signed a law outlawing the use of the so-called 'gay panic' defense.