21st April 2014
Turkish university cancels talks on homosexuality due to Hezbullah fears 14
3:28 PM — A panel discussion on homosexuality at a Turkish university has been cancelled following fears that it may have caught the attention of Hizbullah.
17th April 2014
Egypt: Surge in anti-gay raids sparks fears of crackdown 5
8:45 PM — Raids on the gay community in Egypt have drastically increased in the past few months, it has been reported.
Islamic preacher who says gays should be thrown off mountains for ‘evil sin’ banned from London uni 60
1:03 PM — An Islamic preacher who urged for gay people to be thrown off mountains has been barred from attending an event at the University of East London.
16th April 2014
Ethiopia: Government drops plans to make homosexuality non-pardonable offence 3
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 47
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 27
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?’ 13
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4:01 PM — A Bollywood filmmaker has withdrawn his support from the country's new anti-corruption party, as they haven't pledged to de-criminalise homosexuality in their manifesto.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 9
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.