3rd October 2014
Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells denies ‘homophobic’ Twitter blockings 5
6:23 PM — Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells has claimed his decision to block gay rights activists and PinkNews on Twitter was motivated by "abusive language".
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
Facebook agrees to drop ‘real name’ policy which banned drag queens 23
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 15
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.