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.
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.