1st September 2014
Denmark: Landmark gender recognition law comes into effect 2
5:34 PM — A Danish law that makes it easier for transgender people to have their gender legally recognised has come into effect, but has caused controversy among trans activists.
27th August 2014
Humanist group condemns former Attorney General for claiming Christians face persecution in UK 14
4:48 PM — The British Humanist Association has rebuked a former Attorney General's "lazily stitched together" claims that Christians face persecution in the UK.
24th August 2014
US: St Louis police officer suspended for anti-gay ‘sodomite’ rant 21
2:00 PM — A St Louis police officer has been suspended, after a video emerged of him condemning "sickening" sodomites.
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 21
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.