19th August 2014
US: First out trans police officer joins San Francisco’s force 1
8:40 PM — Officer Mikayla Connell became the first out transgender person to graduate from the San Francisco Police Academy last Friday.
Cuba: Mariela Castro casts first ever vote against government over LGBT protections 1
11:42 AM — Mariela Castro - the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro - has cast the first ever recorded vote against a government bill, over a lack of LGBT protections.
18th August 2014
Family Research Council: Judges should be abolished if they keep ruling in favour of equal marriage 19
12:27 PM — The Family Research Council has called for the abolition of the judiciary, because 'unelected judges' keep ruling in favour of same-sex marriage.
17th August 2014
US: Legal challenge to Houston equal rights law gets January court date 2
5:35 PM — A court challenge to Houston's equal rights ordinance will be heard in January.
15th August 2014
American Bar Association votes unanimously in favour of LGBT discrimination protections 4
7:07 PM — The American Bar Association (ABA) has voted unanimously to support laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
14th August 2014
US: Baton Rouge council votes down anti-discrimination ordinance 5
10:10 PM — A Baton Rouge Metro Council has reject a proposed law banning discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
13th August 2014
US: Orlando outlaws discrimination againt trans people 1
2:45 PM — Orlando has extended its anti-discrimination laws to cover transgender people.
12th August 2014
Ugandan MP: President will water down anti-gay law for ‘our Western friends’ 14
1:36 PM — A Ugandan lawmaker has claimed the country's President, Yoweri Museveni, is attempting to water down the country's anti-gay law after diplomatic pressure from the West.
Ugandan President: MPs should be cautious in attempt to restore anti-gay law
11:42 AM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged MPs to be cautious in their attempts to restore the country's anti-gay law.
11th August 2014
Kenya: New ‘stone the gays’ law proposed by MPs 52
12:12 PM — A new anti-gay bill that would see gay people sentenced to death by stoning is under discussion in Kenya.
8th August 2014
Faroe Islands poll: 61% support same-sex marriage 2
2:30 PM — A poll has found that 61% of people in the Faroe Islands support same-sex marriage.
7th August 2014
Italy: Ex-MP fined for admitting he would ‘never hire’ gays 5
11:31 AM — A former Italian MP has been fined €10,000 after claiming he would never hire a gay person.
6th August 2014
Russia: Creators of truth or dare game fined under ‘gay propaganda’ law 4
3:16 PM — The Russian creators of a truth-or-dare style card game have been hit with a fine, for 'promoting' homosexuality among minors.
5th August 2014
Uganda: MPs want vote to restore anti-gay law ‘within three days’ 29
5:25 PM — A group of Ugandan MPs are attempting to force an urgent vote to restore the country's anti-gay law this week.
US: Court rejects another appeal from Pennsylvania clerk who won’t stop fighting equal marriage 16
4:23 PM — A court has denied yet another attempt by a Pennsylvania clerk to appeal a ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Ugandan Archbishop: Parliament should pass another anti-gay law 30
1:11 PM — The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has called on the country's parliament to re-approve an anti-gay law that was struck down by a court last week.
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law fails over ‘invalid’ signatures on petition 2
11:37 AM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law has been rejected, because not enough valid signatures were gathered.
3rd August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law may fail over ‘fraudulent’ signatures on petitions 1
3:24 PM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law may be thrown out, after a large number of signatures on their petitions were declared invalid.
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: Striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law is ‘great step forward’
12:30 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the striking down of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality act, hailing it as a "great step forward".
1st August 2014
Comment: Despite today’s court ruling, the situation for gay people in Uganda remains bleak 3
6:38 PM — Dr Paul Johnson, Reader in Sociology at the University of York, responds to today's court ruling striking down Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act.