8th December 2014
New Zealand appoints first openly gay High Court judge 1
11:46 AM — New Zealand has appointed its first openly gay lawyer as a High Court judge.
5th December 2014
US: Congress kills the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 11
6:28 PM — The final attempt to pass a law outlawing discrimination against LGBT people in employment has failed.
30th November 2014
Nigerian writer: Anti-gay law is ‘forcing people underground’ 7
5:54 PM — A Nigerian writer has warned that his country's anti-gay law is forcing the country's gay community underground.
Gambian foreign minister: We won’t negotiate on anti-gay law because gays are ‘Satanic’ 54
4:13 PM — Gambia's foreign minister has said the country will not negotiate with the EU with respect to its anti-gay laws in return for aid.
28th November 2014
Jersey: Same-sex marriage bill won’t include ‘spousal veto’ for trans people 4
7:59 PM — Jersey's planned equal marriage bill will exclude a controversial 'spousal veto' clause, which can stop trans people gaining legal gender recognition.
22nd November 2014
Gay murderers suing for right to date each other behind bars 28
1:46 PM — Two gay men jailed for murder are suing the Scottish government for their right to see each other behind bars.
17th November 2014
Morocco drops all charges against British tourist jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ 26
11:44 PM — Morocco has formally dropped the charges against British tourist Ray Cole and his partner, who were jailed this summer for 'homosexual acts'.
16th November 2014
Egypt: Appeal verdict set for men jailed over ‘gay wedding’ video 2
4:51 PM — Eight men who were jailed in Egypt over a video which purportedly showed a mock same-sex wedding will hear their appeal verdict next month.
15th November 2014
US: Arizona wedding planner rejects lesbian couple 10
3:05 PM — A wedding planner in Arizona has refused to provide their services to a lesbian couple.
14th November 2014
US: Alabama anti-discrimination bill named in honour of Apple boss Tim Cook 1
6:16 PM — A bill that would protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment has been named after Apple CEO Tim Cook in his home state of Alabama.
Botswana gay rights group wins right to exist after court battle 1
12:59 PM — A court in Botswana has ruled that the government acted illegally when it banned a gay rights group.
US State Department urges India to end anti-gay law 2
10:43 AM — The US State Department has urged India to put an end to a law which bans sex “against the order of nature”.
12th November 2014
US: Marriage equality groups celebrate first Deep South victory in South Carolina 4
7:48 PM — Pro-gay groups are celebrating a judge's order striking down the ban on same-sex marriage in South Carolina.
US: Judge strikes down ban on same-sex marriage in South Carolina 3
3:32 PM — A judge in South Carolina has struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
11th November 2014
Nigeria: Vigilante group has ‘arrested 25 gay men’ in the last year 6
2:17 PM — A Vigilante group in Kebbi State, Nigeria said it has arrested 25 gay men the last year and handed them over to the authorities.
8th November 2014
US: Gay groups welcome Obama’s new Attorney General nominee 6
12:56 PM — President Barack Obama will today nominate Loretta Lynch as his new Attorney General, it has been announced.
7th November 2014
Malaysia: Three transgender women win landmark appeal to scrap ban on ‘cross-dressing’ 3
10:48 AM — Three transgender women in Malaysia have won their case against an Islamic law that prohibits "cross-dressing."
6th November 2014
US: Dallas voters approve nondiscrimination protections for LGBT employees 2
12:05 PM — Dallas residents have voted overwhelmingly to include nondiscrimination protections for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity and expression" in the City Charter.
China: Gay rights activists in Macau demand domestic violence bill includes gay couples
11:20 AM — Gay rights activists in Macau have delivered a letter to the government headquarters, demanding same-sex couples to be re-introduced into the domestic violence bill.
4th November 2014
Father says he wants to ‘catch’ the anti-gay men dressed in tutus who beat his son 32
11:33 AM — The father of a young man who was "beaten to a pulp" in an anti-gay attack by two men dressed as fairies today said: "I'm going to get these guys."