1st June 2014
US: Republican attempt to force referendum on repeal of trans anti-discrimination law fails 6
6:58 PM — An attempt by Maryland Republicans to trigger a referendum to repeal a law giving trans people legal protection from Discrimination has failed.
Anti-gay Ugandan politician set to become new UN parliament head 42
1:55 PM — An anti-gay Ugandan politician has been selected as the next head of the United Nations General Assembly, causing outrage among rights groups.
31st May 2014
Russia: Two detained by police at Moscow Pride rally 3
2:25 PM — Moscow police have detained two people for taking part in a pride rally which was denied official permission.
30th May 2014
Zambia: Verdict in sodomy case ‘postponed indefinitely’ 1
6:31 PM — Two men accused of having sex 'against the order of nature' continue to be held, after their trial verdict was postponed indefinitely.
25th May 2014
US: Topeka, home of ‘God Hates Fags’ church, passes gay equality laws 10
1:44 PM — Topeka, home of the Westboro Baptist Church, has passed equality laws banning anti-gay discrimination.
24th May 2014
Peter Tatchell: Commonwealth Games should require pledge against athlete selection discrimination 30
7:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has spoken out the Commonwealth Games, due to be held in Glasgow this summer, saying that countries should have to pledge not to discriminate through athlete selection.
21st May 2014
US: Maine Ethics Commission could force NOM to finally reveal its donor list 8
11:07 PM — Recommendations by the Maine Ethics Commission could force the National Organisation for Marriage to finally publish a list of its financial backers.
Watch: Jamaican gays and trans people forced to live in storm drain 12
9:14 PM — A group of gay and transgender people in Jamaica have been driven from their homes and are forced to live in old storm drain, according to Channel 4's Unreported World.
20th May 2014
Russell Crowe: ‘Pathetic bullies’ boycotting hotel owned by Sultan who wants to execute gays 163
9:43 PM — Russell Crowe has refused to back a boycott of Brunei-owned hotels after the country passed laws calling for gays to be stoned to death, labelling a supporter a "pathetic bully".
Ruling on same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania expected soon 2
3:46 PM — After the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to push for equal marriage last year, Pennsylvania is expecting a ruling on legalising same sex marriage in the state today.
17th May 2014
Australia: New South Wales repeals murder ‘gay panic’ defence law 11
2:22 PM — New South Wales has repealed a law which allowed murderers to get off with a lighter sentence if they claimed a gay victim 'provoked' them into the attack.
14th May 2014
Russia considers pulling out of Eurovision, making ‘straight’ rival show 111
5:47 PM — Russia is reportedly considering pulling out of Eurovision, and making a rival contest for its regions and allies.
Kardashians snub Beverly Hills hotel because the owner is the anti-gay Sultan of Brunei 4
1:29 PM — Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to shun a hotel chain owned by the Sultan of Brunei - due to his country's new rules on stoning to death people who are gay.
12th May 2014
US: NOM admits it can’t find anyone in Oregon to back defence of same-sex marriage ban 24
10:10 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage has admitted it is unable to find anyone willing to back its attempt to defend Oregon's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Judge quits after ‘invasive’ reports reveal his gay hookup app profile 16
9:35 PM — A Florida judge who struck down a ban on same-sex adoption has resigned from his post, following reports that he used gay hookup app Manhunt.
10th May 2014
US: Oregon ‘turn away the gays’ ballot scrapped 3
2:22 PM — A campaign in favour of a ballot to allow a 'religious freedom' exemption to anti-discrimination laws in Oregon has been dropped.
9th May 2014
Russia: Sims game rated ‘adults only’ over same-sex relationships 12
8:41 PM — The latest Sims game has been rated 'Adults Only' in Russia, because it contains same-sex relationships.
5th May 2014
Eurovision: Russia fears boycott or booing over homophobia 72
11:01 PM — Russia's Eurovision organising committee is worried that their act may face a backlash when they take to the stage tomorrow for the semi-final.
US: Oscars party moved from Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ laws 23
10:22 PM — The Oscars 'Night Before' party will no longer be held at the Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel, after the country enacted a law calling for homosexuals to be stoned to death.
4th May 2014
Brazil: Activists march for discrimination laws at Sao Paulo Pride
8:24 PM — Rights activists in Brazil are calling for a law to protect against discrimination, as they gather for one of the world's largest pride parades in Sao Paulo.