27th May 2015
Stars including Benedict Cumberbatch call on government to keep Human Rights Act 12
12:56 PM — Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch is among a number of stars who have recorded videos celebrating the Human Rights Act - amid government plans to scrap it.
Government confirms ‘proposals’ for Human Rights changes in Queen’s Speech 21
11:59 AM — The Queen has confirmed the government 'proposals' the Human Rights Act, in the first Queen's Speech of the new Parliament.
15th May 2015
Nicola Sturgeon: Repealing the Human Rights Act threatens progress on LGBT rights 35
1:15 PM — Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has issued a warning over David Cameron's plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.
10th May 2015
Tories to push ahead with plans to repeal Human Rights Act 111
3:18 PM — The Conservatives are set to push ahead with plans to repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights.
10th March 2015
Madonna: ‘Gay rights are way more advanced than women’s rights’ 59
4:48 PM — "People are a lot more open-minded to the gay community than they are to women”, Madonna has claimed.
16th February 2015
David Cameron meets with Sultan of Brunei, who wants gays stoned to death 34
1:44 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron is today meeting with the Sultan of Brunei - who recently enacted a law calling for homosexuals to be stoned to death.
29th January 2015
Republican congressman: ‘Homosexual rights are not human rights’ 104
6:29 PM — A Republican congressman has been condemned for saying that he does "not construe homosexual rights as human rights."
21st January 2015
Robbie Rogers: It is ‘insane’ to allow Russia and Qatar to host World Cups 7
9:09 AM — Out gay footballer Robbie Rogers has spoken out about upcoming World Cups in Qatar and Russia, saying it is "insane" that they are being held there, given their poor records on LGBT rights.
10th December 2014
Sadiq Khan: Human Rights Day is an opportunity to promote the importance of the ECHR 1
6:50 PM — Shadow Justice Minister Sadiq Khan has blasted Tory plans to leave the European Court of Human Rights.
7th December 2014
South Korea: LGBT protesters occupy Seoul City Hall after rights charter axed 2
2:25 PM — A group of protesters have staged a sit-in at Seoul City Hall, after the government dropped plans for a human rights charter which banned discrimination against gays.
30th November 2014
South Korea: Seoul scraps human rights charter after anti-gay protests 7
3:55 PM — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has scrapped plans to enact a human rights charter, after fierce protests from homophobic groups.
27th October 2014
Kyrgyzstan: UN urges anti-gay draft law to be scrapped 2
11:09 AM — The UN have condemned a Kyrgrz draft bill that could increase violence and discrimination for LGBT people, and have urged the Parliament to scrap it.
15th October 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch says he’d defend gay rights ‘to the death’ 4
12:18 PM — In an interview with OUT magazine, the actor Benedict Cumberbatch has stated he would defend gay people “to the death”. Benedict is set to star in The Imitation Game as the lead role Alan Turing. Gay World War II codebreaker Alan Turing was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ in 1952 after having sex with a man, […]
3rd October 2014
Six times human rights laws helped LGBT equality 37
7:40 PM — Following David Cameron's pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act, we take a look at some of the major wins for gay rights made possible by human rights laws.
Tories threaten to leave ECHR unless Britain can defy human rights rulings 49
8:48 AM — The Conservatives have threatened that Britain will leave the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), unless it is allowed to flout rulings on human rights issues.
26th September 2014
UN: Human Rights Council to vote on LGBT resolution 1
6:16 PM — The United Nations' Human Rights Council is expected to vote Friday on a resolution that addresses violence and discrimination directed at LGBT people around the globe.
15th September 2014
Clinton adviser: Gay rights will be Obama’s greatest legacy 26
5:20 PM — A former adviser to Bill Clinton has claimed that gay rights will be Obama's biggest legacy.
11th September 2014
Greece: Human rights groups call for stronger LGBT discrimination protections 2
4:00 PM — Human rights groups in Greece are calling for comprehensive discrimination protections as racist and homophobic incidents have rapidly increased in the country.
10th September 2014
Scottish leaders outline position on LGBT equality ahead of independence vote 7
6:35 PM — The leaders of the main political parties in Scotland have outlined their party’s commitments to advancing LGBT rights ahead of next week's historic vote.
28th August 2014
Comment: Human rights laws in the UK are under threat 20
12:12 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Purna Sen says repealing European human rights legislation would be a bad move for the UK's LGBT community.