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".
US: Louisiana House votes to keep unconstitutional sodomy law 5
7:14 PM — The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to keep a sodomy law in the state's penal code.
13th April 2014
US: Mississippi shops resist ‘religious freedom’ law with ‘we don’t discriminate’ stickers 15
2:30 PM — Hundreds of Mississippi shops and businesses are protesting against the state's new 'religious freedom' law, with window stickers assuring customers they would never use it to refuse them service.
12th April 2014
US: Louisiana committee votes 9-6 to remove sodomy law from penal code 5
7:04 PM — A House of Representatives committee in Louisiana has finally voted to remove a sodomy law from the state's penal code, eleven years after it was declared unconstitutional.
10th April 2014
Crimea: Gay woman ‘fearful’ of life under Russia 8
10:22 PM — A Crimean lesbian has said she is terrified that an anti-gay propaganda law will be imposed by Russia.
31st March 2014
UK: Gloucester man ‘boasted’ after attempted rape of gay woman, court hears
6:59 PM — A man accused of attempted rape of a gay woman 'boasted' after the alleged attack took place, jurors in Gloucester have been told.
President Museveni: ‘Uganda doesn’t need Western things like oral sex or aid money’ 15
5:30 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said that Uganda 'doesn't need' aid money cut over his anti-gay law, and has warned of 'more terrible things' to come from the West, like oral sex.
Kyrgyzstan: MEPs condemns plans for anti-gay ‘propaganda law’
3:27 PM — Leading European figures have condemned plans for a Russia-style anti-gay propaganda law in Kyrgyzstan.
26th March 2014
Tennessee: Bill to permit anti-gay religious discrimination in schools passes 24
8:34 PM — The Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives have both overwhelmingly passed a bill which will allow students in state-funded schools to discriminate against gay people on religious grounds.
24th March 2014
UK: 18-year-old committed suicide after relationship with unnamed gay TV comedian
12:11 PM — An inquest has heard of how an 18-year-old fashion student killed himself months after he was reportedly groomed by an unnamed gay TV comedian.
21st March 2014
US: Judge strikes down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage 16
9:58 PM — A judge has declared a ban on same-sex marriages in Michigan unconstitutional.
US: Tennessee judge refuses to halt order to recognise three same-sex marriages
8:57 PM — A Tennessee judge has refused to stay a ruling ordering the state to recognise some same-sex marriages.
18th March 2014
Romania: Same-sex partnerships bill unanimously rejected by parliament committee 66
9:13 PM — A bill which would have legalised same-sex civil partnerships has been unanimously rejected by a parliamentary committee in Romania.
14th March 2014
Comment: Gay lawyers and the quiet revolution you haven’t even heard of 7
6:11 PM — Lawyer Geraint Lloyd-Taylor writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how his profession has been transformed by becoming gay-friendly.
13th March 2014
US: Kentucky governor hires private law firm to fight same-sex marriage ruling 4
9:20 PM — The Kentucky governor has hired a private law firm to appeal a ruling that found the state must begin to recognise same-sex marriages, after the Attorney General declined to contest it.
4th March 2014
Former Miss Kentucky comes out: ‘I am queer’ 3
9:31 PM — A former Miss Kentucky pageant winner has come out as queer, after a judge in the state struck down a law banning recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.
3rd March 2014
US: Maryland to vote on trans anti-discrimination bill 1
9:08 PM — Lawmakers in Maryland are due to vote on a bill which would ban discrimination against trans people.
21st February 2014
US: Former Dallas Cowboys player Greg Ellis would be ‘uncomfortable’ with a gay teammate 13
4:22 PM — Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis spoke recently on the topic of NFL's Michael Sam's coming out, saying he would feel "uncomfortable" with a gay teammate.
20th February 2014
Uganda offers ‘reassurance’ to international gay community of ‘continued commitment to the law’ 10
6:19 PM — In what appears to be an attempt to extinguish the fire of controversy surrounding its soon to be signed anti-gay law, the Ugandan Government has put out a statement offering "reassurance" to the international community.
14th February 2014
UK Government’s chief lawyer: I’ve enjoyed being a gay role model who isn’t just another celebrity 4
2:28 PM — Sir Paul Jenkins, who is retiring next month as the UK Government's chief lawyer and head of the Government Legal Service has spoken of his pride at being an openly gay man in a senior civil service position.