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.
13th April 2014
US: Mississippi shops resist ‘religious freedom’ law with ‘we don’t discriminate’ stickers 15
2:30 PM — Hundreds of Mississippi shops and businesses are protesting against the state's new 'religious freedom' law, with window stickers assuring customers they would never use it to refuse them service.
12th April 2014
US: Louisiana committee votes 9-6 to remove sodomy law from penal code 5
7:04 PM — A House of Representatives committee in Louisiana has finally voted to remove a sodomy law from the state's penal code, eleven years after it was declared unconstitutional.
10th April 2014
Crimea: Gay woman ‘fearful’ of life under Russia 8
10:22 PM — A Crimean lesbian has said she is terrified that an anti-gay propaganda law will be imposed by Russia.
31st March 2014
UK: Gloucester man ‘boasted’ after attempted rape of gay woman, court hears
6:59 PM — A man accused of attempted rape of a gay woman 'boasted' after the alleged attack took place, jurors in Gloucester have been told.
President Museveni: ‘Uganda doesn’t need Western things like oral sex or aid money’ 15
5:30 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said that Uganda 'doesn't need' aid money cut over his anti-gay law, and has warned of 'more terrible things' to come from the West, like oral sex.
Kyrgyzstan: MEPs condemns plans for anti-gay ‘propaganda law’
3:27 PM — Leading European figures have condemned plans for a Russia-style anti-gay propaganda law in Kyrgyzstan.
26th March 2014
Tennessee: Bill to permit anti-gay religious discrimination in schools passes 24
8:34 PM — The Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives have both overwhelmingly passed a bill which will allow students in state-funded schools to discriminate against gay people on religious grounds.
24th March 2014
UK: 18-year-old committed suicide after relationship with unnamed gay TV comedian
12:11 PM — An inquest has heard of how an 18-year-old fashion student killed himself months after he was reportedly groomed by an unnamed gay TV comedian.
21st March 2014
US: Judge strikes down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage 16
9:58 PM — A judge has declared a ban on same-sex marriages in Michigan unconstitutional.