19th June 2015
US lawmaker: Schools should face criminal charges for teaching homosexuality is acceptable 15
11:20 AM — A Republican lawmaker wants to levy criminal charges against schools that teach homosexuality is acceptable, if any students ever get sexually transmitted infections.
14th March 2015
Lawmaker: Businesses that reject gays should put up ‘no gays allowed’ signs 30
1:34 PM — An Oklahoma lawmaker is attempting to introduce a law that would force businesses intending to discriminate against gays to put up signs declaring the policies.
13th March 2015
Anti-gay lawmaker calls for Russia to boycott Eurovision 21
2:51 PM — Anti-gay Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov has called for Russia to boycott this year's Eurovision Song Contest, due to champion Conchita Wurst.
21st February 2015
Lawmaker speaks out for his transgender granddaughter’s rights 1
6:34 PM — A prominent lawmaker has revealed that he has a transgender granddaughter, while speaking out in favour of trans rights.
2nd February 2015
Lesbians protest author of Russia’s anti-gay law in the best way possible 20
7:10 PM — A pair of lesbian activists have snapped a photo in front of the architect of Russia's 'gay propaganda' law.
7th December 2014
Japan: Activist running to become country’s first gay male lawmaker 2
1:55 PM — An LGBT activist running for election in Japan could be on course to become country's first openly gay male lawmaker.
11th June 2013
Russia: Duma approves bill to criminalise insulting religious beliefs, following Pussy Riot protest 10
5:42 PM — In the wake of a scandal caused last year by a protest by punk band Pussy Riot against Russian President Vladimir Putin, held in a Moscow cathedral, a law has been passed by the State Duma to criminalise insulting people's religious feelings.
Russian State Duma gives final approval to law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ 41
3:57 PM — Lawmakers in the Russian State Duma have given final approval to a bill to ban "homosexual propaganda" to minors, and the media.
28th April 2013
US: Republican donor group lends financial clout to equal marriage efforts 4
2:37 PM — A national group of donors to the US Republican Party is funnelling new money into an effort to lobby Republican lawmakers into voting in favour of legalising equal marriage.
6th March 2013
Poland: First gay and trans MPs take front-bench seats protesting former president’s anti-gay remarks 2
2:19 PM — Polands first openly gay and trans lawmakers took front bench seats of the Polish parliament on Wednesday to protest against remarks made by a former president who said gay members should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.