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 53
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.
3rd August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law may fail over ‘fraudulent’ signatures on petitions 1
3:24 PM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law may be thrown out, after a large number of signatures on their petitions were declared invalid.
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: Striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law is ‘great step forward’
12:30 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the striking down of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality act, hailing it as a "great step forward".
1st August 2014
Comment: Despite today’s court ruling, the situation for gay people in Uganda remains bleak 3
6:38 PM — Dr Paul Johnson, Reader in Sociology at the University of York, responds to today's court ruling striking down Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Activists celebrate striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law 17
3:22 PM — Activists have celebrated a court ruling invalidating Uganda's anti-gay law.
Uganda: Court strikes down ‘illegally passed’ anti-gay law 15
11:55 AM — Uganda's notorious anti-gay law has been struck down by a court, who ruled that it was passed illegally.
29th July 2014
US: Michigan Democrat introduces law that will ban gay conversion therapy 2
2:58 PM — Democratic State Representative Adam Zemke of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has sponsored legislation outlawing conversion therapies in the state of Michigan.
27th July 2014
Concerns raised that Belarus may enact anti-gay law similar to Russia’s 17
9:57 PM — Concerns have been raised by the Equal Rights Trust (ERT), that Belarus may enact a similar law to that passed in Russia last year banning the "promotion of non-traditional sexual relations."
26th July 2014
US: Petition urges Florida Attorney General to stop ‘wasting resources’ by fighting same-sex marriage 5
2:13 PM — Over 7000 people signed a petition calling on Florida Attorney General to stop wasting resources fighting against same-sex marriage.
21st July 2014
US: Leading LGBT family group applauds Obama for signing anti-discrimination order
4:55 PM — A group standing up for the rights of LGBT families has commended US President Barack Obama for signing an order ensuring that LGBT employees of federal contractors are not discriminated against.