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.
1st May 2014
Kenya: President legalises straight polygamy, gay sex still illegal 32
9:45 PM — The president of Kenya has signed a law legalising heterosexual polygamy, while maintaining a ban on gay sex.
Russia: Author of gay propaganda law calls for boycott of ‘Eurovision sodom show’ 22
8:23 PM — The author of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law has called for the country to boycott next week's Eurovision Song Contest, branding it a 'sodom show'.
30th April 2014
Global Women’s Rights Awards pulls event from Brunei-owned hotel over ‘Taliban-like’ stoning law 32
9:51 PM — The organisers of the Global Women's Rights Awards have pulled their event from the Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel, after the country introduced a law calling for gays to be stoned to death.
Brunei: ‘Stone the gays’ law to be phased in from tomorrow 226
8:14 PM — The Sultan of Brunei has confirmed that a law calling for homosexuals to be stoned to death will be phased in from tomorrow.
28th April 2014
Ellen DeGeneres backs boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 15
8:15 PM — TV host Ellen DeGeneres has backed the boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a ‘stone the gays’ law.
US: Tennessee wedding venue refuses to hold commitment ceremony for two Iraq veterans 2
7:36 PM — A wedding venue in Tennessee has refused to allow two gay Iraq veterans to hold their commitment ceremony there.
27th April 2014
EFF: Gay dating sites being used to entrap men across Middle East 14
6:07 PM — The Electronic Frontier Foundation has warned that gay dating sites are being used by police to entrap men across the Middle East.
US: Picketers target Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 8
4:21 PM — Picketers are targeting a luxury hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, after he signed a law calling for gay people to be stoned to death.
26th April 2014
Human Rights Watch: Obama should use Malaysia visit to raise sodomy ban
1:50 PM — Human Rights Watch has said that Barack Obama should use his visit to Malaysia to raise gay rights issues in the country.
22nd April 2014
India: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against anti-gay law 3
2:45 PM — The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists against a recently reinstated law banning gay sex.
20th April 2014
Rachel Maddow: Louisiana voting to keep sodomy law is like chicken running round with its head cut off 1
1:30 PM — News anchor Rachel Maddow has ridiculed Louisiana's state legislature for voting to keep an unconstitutional sodomy law.
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.