17th October 2014
Italy: Roma goalkeeper says gay players won’t come out because football world is ‘homophobic’ 1
11:57 AM — AS Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis says he believes "surely two-to-three per cent" of Italian players are gay, but they wouldn't come out because "ours is a homophobic environment."
Brazil: Serial killer suspect confesses to ’39 murders’ of gays, women, and homeless people 4
11:25 AM — A security guard in Brazil has confessed to killing at least 39 people “out of anger,” including gay people, homeless people, and women.
16th October 2014
Philippines: German fiance of murdered trans woman blasts convicted US marine 2
11:51 AM — The German fiancé of a murdered transgender woman has condemned the "animalistic bestiality" of the formally charged US marine responsible.
14th October 2014
US: Thieves steal teen’s phone and use it to text his mother ‘I’m gay’ 3
2:22 PM — A group of thieves beat up a 16-year-old for his phone and then used it to text the victim's mother "I'm gay."
13th October 2014
US embassy condemns Kyrgyzstan’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill 3
1:04 PM — The United States embassy has condemned Kyrgyzstan for approving a bill which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."
Christian Institute: Gays on TV ‘out of proportion’ with reality 28
12:40 PM — The Christian institute has claimed the number of gays on TV is "out of proportion" with reality.
Philippines: US marine detained over murder of trans woman in Olongapo 10
10:57 AM — A US marine has been detained over the murder of a transgender woman found in the city of Olongapo.
11th October 2014
Domain ‘.gay’ up for auction, after community application rejected 4
3:15 PM — The '.gay' domain has been put up for auction, after a community group's bid for control of the name failed.
10th October 2014
Cameroon: Authorities release 7 trans people arrested in anti-gay house raid 2
4:23 PM — Authorities have released seven transgender men and women arrested on homosexuality-related charges, after police raided a house in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé.
Amnesty urges President of Chad to scrap anti-gay bill 5
10:49 AM — In a letter to the President of Chad, Amnesty International has warned that passing a bill which criminalises homosexuality would show a "blatant disregard" for the country's human rights obligations.
9th October 2014
Ireland: Fine Gael Councillor calls on Bishop to make up for ‘disgraceful’ anti-gay comments 8
1:53 PM — The Fine Gael Councillor for Galway West has condemned the actions of a Catholic Bishop who recently filed a complaint against a religious charity which awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
Morocco: UK tourism interest for Marrakesh plummets a ‘rare’ 46% after arrest of gay Briton 21
10:52 AM — Hotel searches for Marrakesh in Morocco have reportedly fallen by 46% just one week after the news broke that Ray Cole, a gay British man, was arrested for 'homosexual acts' in the city.
8th October 2014
RTÉ star Brendan Courtney left shaken after passers-by shout ‘there’s the faggot off the telly’ 5
12:06 PM — Broadcaster and designer Brendan Courtney says he "felt extremely angry" after being verbally assaulted in Dublin's city centre in broad daylight.
7th October 2014
Kellie Maloney says she feared her daughters would reject her after coming out as trans 3
4:40 PM — Famed boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has said she "was so frightened" of losing her daughters after coming out as trans.
Kenya: Transgender activist wins landmark case to change her name on academic certificates 2
3:52 PM — Transgender activist Audrey Mbugua won a landmark case on Tuesday when the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) was ordered to change her name on academic certificates.
Brazil: Trans woman shot in face three times on a crowded high street 4
2:35 PM — It has been reported that a transgender woman was murdered in Brazil last week with three shots to the face.
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."