13th April 2015
Photographer ‘planned’ photo of Obama firing a rainbow in Jamaica 1
6:59 PM — White House photographer Pete Souza has spoken about snapping a poignant photo of Barack Obama in front of a rainbow in Jamaica, where homosexuality is illegal.
29th September 2014
UK: 16% of people still think gay sex should be illegal 65
10:10 AM — Almost a sixth of British people think gay sex should be illegal, according to a new survey.
16th July 2014
Lebanon: Anal exams still being conducted on ‘suspected homosexuals’ despite ban 15
12:15 PM — Anal examinations are still being carried out on people suspected of being gay in Lebanon, despite the country's medical board banning the practice.
26th June 2014
India: Police arrest seven in first apparent case since recriminalisation of homosexuality 5
2:44 PM — Police in India have arrested seven men accused of blackmail and same-sex sexual acts, in what is apparently the first case since the reintroduction last year of a law to criminalise homosexuality.
14th June 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican Senator jokes about doing ‘indecent things’ with animals 3
2:36 PM — A Republican Senator who opposes gay rights has joked about doing 'indecent things' with animals as a child.
3rd June 2014
Israel: Justice Minister officiates ‘illegal’ same-sex wedding 6
4:43 PM — Israel's Justice Minister has officiated a gay wedding, despite same-sex marriage not being legal in the country.
9th May 2014
Jamaica: LGBT rights groups partner with government to tackle HIV rates
4:02 PM — Jamaica has seen an increase in campaign efforts to reduce the growing spread of HIV within the gay community
21st April 2014
India: Supreme Court urged to consider review of anti-gay law after third gender ruling 2
3:31 PM — A law that re-criminalised homosexuality in India could be heading back to the country's Supreme Court, after a separate ruling in favour of trans people.
2nd June 2013
FIFA President: Criminalising homosexuality is a ‘moral’ issue 42
5:53 PM — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has sparked anger by dismissing a question on the logistics of Qatar, a country in which homosexuality is illegal, hosting the World Cup.
4th October 2012
Government Communications chief regrets treatment of codebreaker Alan Turing 49
8:55 PM — The head of the Government Communications Headquarters has expressed his regret at the way Alan Turing, a gay World War Two codebreaker, was treated in the years leading up to his suicide after being convicted of homosexuality.