7th October 2014
New UK stats find 1.6% of adults identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual 41
12:40 PM — New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that 1.6% of UK residents identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
6th October 2014
Watch: Why are some gay men now ‘saving themselves’ for marriage? 25
7:38 PM — An increasing number of gay men could be choosing to wait until marriage before having sex.
US: Cyndi Lauper opens shelter for homeless gay young people in the Bronx 4
4:19 PM — Pop singer Cyndi Lauper is helping to open a shelter in the Bronx for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people.
Israeli Health Minister: ‘No scientific evidence’ supporting gay conversion therapies 4
11:18 AM — Israeli Health Minister Yael German was warned that "there is no scientific evidence" supporting gay conversion therapies, and that such practices "may also cause harm to the individual."
3rd October 2014
Kenya: Private girls school suspends 11 students for ‘lesbianism’ 8
2:56 PM — A private girls school in Kenya has suspended 11 students "on allegations of lesbianism."
Ugandan President Museveni expresses fears of economic impact over anti-gay laws 13
11:05 AM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has expressed second thoughts over proposed anti-gay legislation, saying 'the possibility of trade boycott' could harshly impact the nation's economic growth.
2nd October 2014
Canada: Wildrose Party candidate pledges support for gay-straight alliances in schools 3
4:13 PM — The Calgary-West candidate for Alberta’s Wildrose Party Sheila Taylor says she supports gay-straight alliances in schools.
Philippines: Quezon City passes law banning anti-gay discrimination 3
3:31 PM — Philippines' largest city Quezon has approved ordinance that bans anti-gay discrimination.
Northern Ireland: Judge to decide if Edwin Poots showed religious bias in gay blood ban 7
2:59 PM — A High Court judge is to decide whether former Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots showed religious bias after repeatedly refusing to end the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood.
US: Plans to move Houston Pride location after 36 years will help ‘break down barriers’ 1
12:55 PM — The Houston Pride Celebration, after 36 years in the Westheimer strip in Montrose, is moving downtown.
1st October 2014
US: Governor of California signs law to boost gay business owners 2
5:48 PM — Californian Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law expanding protections and opportunities for LGBT business owners.
Uganda: Judge receiving death threats for striking down anti-gay law 4
9:47 AM — A Ugandan judge responsible for striking down an "illegally passed" anti-gay Ugandan law has revealed she has received death threats.
30th September 2014
US: Delaware school board member opposes LGBT curriculum 5
8:49 PM — A Delaware school board member has opposed a high school health curriculum that would include the definitions of transgender, bisexual, and gay.
29th September 2014
UK: 16% of people still think gay sex should be illegal 65
10:10 AM — Almost a sixth of British people think gay sex should be illegal, according to a new survey.
28th September 2014
Serbia: Defiant crowds take part in first Belgrade Pride since violent clashes 1
1:19 PM — Hundreds of people are taking part in the first Belgrade Pride parade permitted to go ahead in four years.
27th September 2014
Obama spokesperson: UN resolution reaffirms LGBT rights as ‘fundamental freedoms’
3:40 PM — An advisor to President Barack Obama has welcomed the passage of a UN Human Rights Council resolution condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
26th September 2014
UN: Human Rights Council passes landmark LGBT rights resolution 20
7:20 PM — The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a landmark resolution condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister says gay rights is ‘not legally possible’ 77
11:01 AM — The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has gone on record to say the country is nowhere near ready to establish a referendum dealing with the decriminalisation of homosexuality and gay rights as "it is not legally possible."
25th September 2014
US: US government sues companies over illegal sacking transgender employees 3
9:31 PM — In an historic action Thursday, the federal government brought suits against two companies who have been accused of discriminating against transgender employees.
24th September 2014
Nicola Sturgeon launches bid for SNP leadership 37
5:20 PM — Nicola Sturgeon MSP has announced that she will run for to become the leader of the Scottish National Party.