27th December 2013
Peter Tatchell urges Prime Minister to launch new probe into Alan Turing’s death and to extend pardon 18
12:47 PM — Peter Tatchell has written to David Cameron calling for a new inquiry into the death of Alan Turing, the human rights campaigner also believes the recent royal pardon granted to Turing should be extended to all men convicted under the same gross indecency law.
25th December 2013
China: Two-thirds find homosexuality ‘unacceptable’ 10
7:54 PM — Two out of three adults in China find homosexuality unacceptable, according to a survey by Shanghai Jiao Tong University released today.
24th December 2013
Lib Dem MP John Leech: ‘Alan Turing’s contribution to Manchester was enormous’ 4
6:23 PM — Manchester Withington MP John Leech says he’s delighted that Alan Turing has received a royal pardon and has thanked all of those who helped in the campaign.
Richard Dawkins: The decision to pardon Alan Turing will send a signal to the world 14
3:18 PM — Professor Richard Dawkins has welcomed the posthumous royal pardon granted to gay scientist Alan Turing and says it will “send a signal to the world which needs to be sent”.
11th December 2013
India: Former Commonwealth Human Rights Head condemns gay sex ban 7
6:25 PM — Dr Purna Sen, former Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat and chair of the Kaleidoscope Trust, has condemned yesterday's decision by India's supreme court to uphold colonial-era laws that ban gay sex.
Indian politicians criticise Supreme Court’s decision to ban gay sex 47
11:39 AM — India’s Supreme Court ruling against gay sex is being met with criticism from a growing number of politicians in the country.
20th November 2013
Aung San Suu Kyi: Stigma against HIV and anti-gay laws are costing lives in Burma
4:32 PM — Aung San Suu Kyi has called on Burma to decriminalise homosexuality, with the United Nations warning anti-gay laws are hampering efforts to fight HIV among gay men in the country
18th November 2013
Comment: The legacy of Section 28, ten years on 20
11:42 AM — Writing on the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, says the law meant he was unable to receive basic advice about same-sex relationships at school.
11th November 2013
Kaleidoscope Trust: Commonwealth leaders are ‘turning a blind eye to homophobia’ 7
10:57 AM — A report by the Kaleidoscope Trust has accused Commonwealth leaders of turning a blind eye to widespread human rights abuses of LGBT citizens along with refusing to discuss the issue.
6th November 2013
Anti-gay Attorney General who tried to ban oral and anal sex loses Virginia governor race 21
1:34 PM — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who unsuccessfully tried to maintain a ban on oral and anal sex and believes “homosexuality is wrong”, has been defeated in the race to become state governor.
25th October 2013
Northern Ireland DUP politician tells children homosexuality is ‘an abomination’ 69
6:16 PM — A Northern Ireland DUP Assembly Member has told children at a school that homosexuality is “an abomination”.
23rd October 2013
Comment: UCL compromises on LGBT rights when the price is right 9
1:40 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, former UCL student James Hallwood expresses anger at the decision of UCL to open a campus in Qatar, a state notorious for its draconian anti-gay laws.
17th October 2013
Preacher who said Allah ‘hates’ homosexuality dropped from Palestinian London conference 20
4:56 PM — An Islamic preacher who said Allah "hates" homosexuality has been dropped from speaking at a Palestine aid event in east London.
15th October 2013
Conservative Catholics question Pope Francis’s approach on social issues 20
2:47 PM — Pope Francis’ conciliatory approach to discussing social issues involving the Catholic Church has generated concern among conservative Catholics in the US.
‘In an ideal society we would punish homosexuals’, says Islamic cleric in BBC interview 131
12:47 PM — The Chairman of the Islamic Centre in Luton believes gay people would be punished in an ideal world of Britain resembling an Islamic state.
3rd October 2013
Grandfather’s letter to homophobic daughter who disowned gay son goes viral 55
1:17 PM — A letter in which a grandfather denounces his daughter's decision to disown her gay son has gone viral after being posted online. In the letter, which has accumulated over 10,000 'likes' on Facebook, the unnamed grandfather tells his daughter Christine that the only "shame" in the family is her decision to kick her son out of home after he came out.
27th September 2013
Gambian President: ‘Homosexuality more deadly than all natural disasters put together’ 63
5:49 PM — Gambia's President has used his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack gay people, calling homosexuality one of the three "biggest threats to human existence".
25th September 2013
Canada: Church volunteer dismissed for being gay in case he made parents ‘feel uncomfortable’ 57
6:23 PM — Officials at a Canadian church have dismissed a man volunteering with their children's ministry because he was gay, it has been reported.
23rd September 2013
Video: NRA commentator compares Starbucks’ anti-gun policy to gay discrimination 32
6:05 PM — A commentator for the National Rifle Association (NRA) has compared Starbucks' new anti-gun policy to homophobic discrimination. Colion Noir filmed his response "in the wake of Starbucks coming out the proverbial anti-gun closet."
21st September 2013
Bangladesh criticised for refusing to decriminalise homosexuality despite UN recommendation 24
7:02 PM — Gay rights groups have criticised the government in Bangladesh for refusing to decriminalise gay relationships, despite recommendations by the United Nations to do so.