30th April 2012
Filipino beauty queen apologises for calling homosexuality ‘a lie from the devil’ 74
3:18 PM — Filipino actress and former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao has apologised for calling homosexuality a 'lie from the Devil'.
16th March 2012
Analysis: Rowan Williams’ time as Archbishop of Canterbury and his views on LGBT rights 93
3:47 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, will be standing down from his position in December of this year, prompting speculation over his replacement and how his views on marriage for gays may change.
8th March 2012
Utah senate votes to stop discussion of homosexuality in schools 33
12:42 PM — Utah's state legislature has passed a bill this week making sex education lessons optional and prohibiting the discussion of homosexuality or instructions on how to use contraception.
3rd February 2012
Comment: Homosexuality is prohibited in orthodox Judaism but so is eating bacon, everyone is welcome 159
10:43 AM — Following the controversy surrounding the issue of reparative therapy for people with same sex attractions within the Jewish community, orthodox Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet argues that religious leaders should separate biblical condemnation of homosexual acts from the way the religion treats gay people.
4th January 2012
Spain’s first gay retirement home to be sited in Madrid suburb 9
12:09 PM — The planners of Spain's first gay retirement home have secured a plot of land on the outskirts of the capital city. The December 26th Foundation plans to build the new 115-apartment complex in Rivas-Vaciamadrid.
30th December 2011
Speaker John Bercow talks of “duty to campaign” for gay rights abroad 50
2:04 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has talked of what he called his "duty to campaign" for the rights of gays and lesbians abroad.
29th December 2011
Zimbabwe MP bailed after allegedly claiming Robert Mugabe had gay affairs 15
4:06 PM — A Zimbabwean MP who was arrested last week after saying President Robert Mugabe had sex with other male politicians has been released on bail of $200 today, the state newspaper says.
Interview: Simon Callow on Dickens, Peggy Ramsay and being gay 8
9:47 AM — Laurence Watts meets the celebrated actor, theatre director, writer and biographer, renowned for his mastery of Shakespeare and Dickens whose film credits include Amadeus, A Room with a View, Maurice, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and The Phantom of the Opera.
28th December 2011
Muslim leader in Ghana offers anti-gay Christmas message 75
10:32 AM — The National Chief Immam of Ghana issued a Christmas message this year which praised the efforts of Christians and members of other religions for their efforts to denounce homosexuality. GhanaWeb reports that Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu issued the message to wish Christians well during their festivities.
21st December 2011
Malaysian group wants legal probe of “disgraced” Irish civil partnership student 60
11:25 AM — A Malaysian religious group is calling for the country's police to intervene after one of their countrymen, who had been missing in Ireland for three years, was found to have entered into a civil partnership at the weekend.
14th December 2011
Ghana’s education ministry “optimistic” it can stop homosexuality 96
9:45 AM — A spokesman for Ghana's Education Ministry has told the Accra Mail he is confident a programme in which teachers warn students of the "adverse consequences" of being gay will make it "a thing of the past".
13th December 2011
100 take part in first gay pride march in Pune, India 6
12:21 PM — Around 100 people participated in the first gay pride march to be held in Pune, India's eighth largest city. The rally was organised by Samapathik, a local men's sexual health organisation.
12th December 2011
Scottish church minister compares gay marriage to paedophilia 215
11:00 AM — A Scottish church minister has caused outrage by comparing homosexuality to paedophilia, polygamy and theft. Speaking on a BBC Radio Scotland ‘Call Kaye’ discussion on Friday, the Reverend James Gracie, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), said being gay was a "lifestyle choice".
6th December 2011
Department for Education refutes “Clause 28″ claims for free schools and academies 48
9:47 AM — The wording of a clause in the model funding agreement for UK free schools and academies has prompted a controversial comparison with infamous Section 28 legislation. However, the clause is in funding agreements from the start of the scheme in 2001.
2nd December 2011
Russian minister’s call for national version of St Petersburg’s anti-gay law was “only about paedophilia” 11
4:21 PM — Dmitry Kozak's press secretary says his comments only applied to the section on paedophilia, not LGBT issues. The bill has been criticised for legislating against the LGBT community alongside paedophiles.
28th November 2011
India celebrates second annual Pride events since decriminalisation 3
9:39 AM — Two of India's largest cities held Pride events this weekend, with organisers saying it was a chance to "rejoice that we are here and will always be here".
25th November 2011
New Delhi prepares for fourth annual Pride event 15
2:22 PM — Indian capital city prepares for the third parade since homosexuality was decriminalised in 2009.
24th November 2011
UK Government criticises proposed anti-gay Russian law 14
11:03 AM — In a statement, released on Wednesday, an FCO spokesperson said: “The message of this law, that homosexuality is unacceptable, let alone in any way similar to a crime like paedophilia, is wrong".
Mugabe calls UK’s human rights aid policy “satanic” 101
10:25 AM — Zimbabwean President calls the idea of diverting aid away from the government unless they enshrine human rights, including gay rights, a "diabolic suggestion" and a "stupid offer".
22nd November 2011
Peruvian mayor concerned tap water “will turn town gay” 36
3:30 PM — The mayor of a small town on the coast of Peru is worried that drawing water with high strontium content could lead to "reduced male hormones" and homosexuality.