16th April 2014
Ethiopia: Government drops plans to make homosexuality non-pardonable offence 1
7:45 PM — The Ethiopian government has backed away from plans to further criminalise homosexuality, saying that it is "not a serious crime".
Survey: UK sixth most tolerant towards homosexuality 20
7:02 PM — Less than a fifth of people in the UK think homosexuality is "morally unacceptable", the sixth lowest out of 40 countries surveyed.
15th April 2014
US radio host: Advert featuring gay dads is like axe murder 24
8:21 PM — Christian radio host Kevin Swanson has compared 'promoting homosexuality' to murdering people with an axe.
12th April 2014
US: Illinois House rejects bill to ban gay conversion therapy 9
10:00 PM — The Illinois House of Representatives has rejected a bill which would ban gay conversion therapy.
10th April 2014
Foreign Office: India recriminalising homosexuality was ‘unexpected’ 16
10:53 PM — A report from the Foreign Office says India's recriminalisation of homosexuality was 'unexpected'.
8th April 2014
US: University medical centre asks gay students ‘would you prefer to be straight?’ 12
8:54 PM — A health survey conducted by the University of Kentucky's medical centre asked students if they would prefer to be straight.
6th April 2014
India: Bollywood filmmaker drops support for political party as they ‘let down’ gay groups 2
4:01 PM — A Bollywood filmmaker has withdrawn his support from the country's new anti-corruption party, as they haven't pledged to de-criminalise homosexuality in their manifesto.
Mormon leaders: God will always be opposed to ‘redefining marriage’ 42
3:25 PM — A senior member of the Mormon church has reaffirmed that God is opposed to 'redefining' marriage to include same-sex couples.
31st March 2014
US: Dead man allegedly rejected as tissue donor ‘because he was gay’ 2
4:57 PM — A Pittsburgh man who died earlier this month was allegedly deemed not suitable as a tissue donor because he was gay, it has been alleged.
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.
26th March 2014
Kenya: Government spokesman says ‘homosexuality as serious as terrorism’ 26
9:26 PM — Kenya's parliamentary majority leader has claimed that homosexuality is as serious a threat as terrorism.
Spiked Editor Brendan O’Neill: John Kerry is the real anti-gay villain, not Uganda’s President Museveni 30
10:58 AM — The editor of Spiked has used colonial racist language in an article attacking America’s Secretary of State for urging Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to understand that homosexuality is not a choice.
25th March 2014
UAE: Court upholds men’s 6-month jail term for ‘sodomy’ 10
8:29 PM — A court in the United Arab Emirates has upheld a six month jail term handed to two men who are alleged to have had sex.
Ethiopia to make homosexuality a non-pardonable offence 81
10:54 AM — Politicians in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offences considered non-pardonable under the country's amnesty law.
19th March 2014
President of Uganda: Polygamy is part of African life – homosexuality is not 21
12:18 PM — Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has accused the West of double standards for criminalising polygamy whilst approving of homosexuality.
17th March 2014
Malaysian Ex-Deputy Prime Minister convicted on sodomy charges denies links to captain of flight MH370 1
6:17 PM — Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim – who earlier this month was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges – has criticised attempts to link him to Malaysia Airlines pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
14th March 2014
BBC panel show denies censoring debate about Islam and homosexuality 8
11:34 AM — The BBC has denied accusations of censorship after it dropped a planned debate about homesexuality in Islam from a BBC3 politics show.
13th March 2014
BBC sparks anger by dropping homosexuality in Islam debate from panel show 64
8:50 PM — The BBC has come under fire for dropping a planned debate about homosexuality in Islam from a BBC3 politics show.
Biography claims Roy Jenkins was seduced by Tony Crosland 5
7:32 PM — Former Labour home secretary Roy Jenkins was seduced by a gay university friend who later became a Cabinet colleague, a new biography claims.
10th March 2014
Watch: This Utah man’s heartfelt plea for gay equality has to be seen 8
8:51 PM — Gay Utahn Justin Utley has delivered a moving plea for gay rights laws in the state, recounting how his life has been changed because of his sexuality.