10th May 2015
Iran bans ‘homosexual’ and ‘devil-worshipping’ hairstyles 26
12:13 PM — Hairstyles that are deemed to be "homosexual" have been banned in Iran.
8th May 2015
George Galloway, who claims Iran doesn’t execute gays, loses seat to Labour 17
6:09 AM — The Controversial Respect MP George Galloway has been defeated as an MP in Bradford West.
28th April 2015
Gay Iranian: Lib Dem Simon Hughes ‘saved my life’ and helped me escape the death penalty 2
3:14 PM — A gay Iranian man has credited Liberal Democrat Minister Simon Hughes with "saving his life" - by helping him to escape the death penalty.
20th April 2015
Grindr CEO: We’re very proud of users in countries where being gay is illegal 27
4:44 PM — Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai has said he is "very proud" that the app has users in countries where homosexuality is illegal.
5th November 2014
Report: Gay Iranians pressured into gender reassignment by doctors 13
5:28 PM — Gay Iranians are being pressured into gender reassignment treatments due to the country’s draconian ban on same-sex relationships, doctors in the country say.
20th August 2014
Iranian lesbian couple marry in Stockholm 4
11:28 AM — An Iranian lesbian couple who escaped their home country have been married in Stockholm by a gay Imam.
11th August 2014
Iran chief justice: It’s a lie to say we execute homosexuals 72
5:56 PM — Iran's chief justice has claimed it is a 'lie' to say the country condemns homosexuals to death.
2nd July 2014
Can you guess the difference between Iran’s Modern Family remake and the original? 8
12:00 PM — Iran's remake of the hit US show is different from the original in one significant way.
27th June 2014
Iranian lesbian: Authorities tried to ‘fix’ my sexuality by forcing me to have gender reassignment surgery 32
4:11 PM — An Iranian lesbian has said the country's authorities tried to force her into having gender reassignment surgery to "fix" her sexuality.
21st June 2014
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
3rd December 2013
Project hopes to publish censored Iranian poet’s work about forbidden gay love 1
5:37 PM — A Kickstarter project has been started with the hopes of outsmarting censors in Iran by having a poet's work, banned in the country, published in the UK.
31st October 2013
Ireland: Iranian gay asylum seeker allegedly raped by police officer’s son 4
12:36 PM — A gay asylum seeker who fled Iran for Ireland having allegedly been raped by a police officer’s son in his former country has won a legal challenge.
11th October 2013
Iran’s revolutionary guards round up ‘homosexuals and satanists’ 6
4:36 PM — Iran's revolutionary guards have announced the arrest of "a network of homosexuals and satanists" in the western city of Kermanshah.
30th August 2013
Comment: Canada is embracing gay Muslims 33
5:50 PM — Journalist Barry Dennison explores how a group of gay Muslims practice their faith during Ramadan in Canada.
14th March 2013
Iran, Russia and Egypt threaten to scupper UN women’s declaration due to gay rights opposition 23
11:41 AM — Iran, Russia and Egypt have threatened to derail a UN declaration urging an end to violence against women and girls by objecting to language concerning LGBT rights.
4th December 2012
Iran reveals more than 1,000 gender reassignment operations in four years 19
6:03 PM — An Iranian news service has said that more than one thousand Iranians have undergone gender reassignment surgery in the Islamic State between 2006 and 2010
27th November 2012
Peter Tatchell receives apology from UK publisher 11
1:10 PM — The parent company of Routledge, Taylor and Francis, has issued a public apology to Peter Tatchell over a factually incorrect article that had previously been published in its journal, Contemporary Politics.
24th October 2012
Ugandan parliamentary speaker blasts Canada over gay rights criticism 71
12:03 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament claims that Canada has refused to grant visas for several of the country’s politicians due to its ban on same-sex marriage.
26th September 2012
Video: Iran gay film in fundraising challenge 11
5:43 PM — A New York filmmaker has less than a month to raise $100,000 (£61,910) so he can produce a film about Iran’s systematic persecution of its LGBT citizens.
25th September 2012
Audio: Iowa radio host announces agreement with Ahmadinejad on ‘gays are ugly’ comment 15
9:57 PM — A radio presenter in Iowa kicked off his show this morning by discussing the issues surrounding President Ahmadinejad's visit to the US, and comments he made about Israel, to the US General Assembly, and homosexuality, on CNN.