21st February 2014
US: South Carolina legislators cut university funding over gay-themed literature 5
3:31 PM — Legislators in South Carolina have voted to cut $70,000 (£42,000) in funding from two public universities as punishment for recently assigning gay-themed literature to students.
US psychologist says British opponents of ‘gay cure’ therapy have no scientific backing 30
12:40 PM — A leading US psychologist has published a paper claiming that the UK media is "ideological and not scientific" when it criticises mental health professionals who offer "conversion therapy" to gay people.
18th February 2014
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh: Gays are ‘vermin’ and should be treated worse than mosquitoes 110
8:07 PM — Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has referred to gay people as "vermin", saying they should be dealt with in the same way as mosquitoes which "cause" malaria.
Belgium: Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo branded as ‘shameless’ after changing his shirt on a hot day 46
12:32 PM — Elio Di Rupo, Belgium's openly gay Prime Minister, has been branded as "shameless" after he was filmed changing his shirt on a behind-the-scenes television programme.
Ecuador: Trans woman files lawsuit against government for refusing to acknowledge her gender identity
12:02 PM — Diane Rodriguez, the first transgender woman in Ecuador to legally change her name, is currently suing the Ecuadorian government for refusing to fully acknowledge her gender identity on legal documents.
Malawi: Muslim association calls for gay people to be condemned to death 31
11:23 AM — As debates in Malawi about whether to decriminalise same-sex sexual activity continue, the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) is calling for gay people to be condemned to death, saying "even animals like goats don't do this."
16th February 2014
US Report: LGBT people die 12 years earlier in anti-gay areas 4
1:51 PM — According to a new report from Columbia University, LGBT people living in anti-gay parts of the US die on average 12 years earlier than those who live in more accepting areas.
14th February 2014
Want to know more about LGBT fostering or adoption in the UK? Check out these free events 1
12:03 PM — As the 3rd annual LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week approaches, LGBT people are encouraged to learn more about the possibility of adoption and fostering.
12th February 2014
Newcastle United ‘proudly supports’ Football v Homophobia campaign 2
6:59 PM — Newcastle United FC (NUFC) has announced that it is "proudly supporting" the Football v Homophobia (FvH) campaign, which aims to stamp out homophobic discrimination in the sport.
US ‘Bachelor’ star: ‘I’m not homophobic, I have a gay cousin’ 21
4:41 PM — Juan Pablo Galavis, a US TV star who said that gay people shouldn't be on TV because they are 'more pervert', has denied he is homophobic as he has 'a cousin who is gay'.
11th February 2014
Adidas bans the word ‘gay’ from customisable trainers 13
3:25 PM — One day after announcing Olympic bronze medal-winning diver Tom Daley as the face of a new campaign, it has emerged that Adidas blocks the word "gay" from its customisable trainers bought online.
9th February 2014
Leaked report: UK Home Office ‘interrogates’ LGBT asylum seekers with degrading questions 1
1:23 PM — The UK Home Office is facing heavy criticism after a leaked report has revealed that LGBT asylum seekers are facing abusive, degrading "interrogations" about their sex lives.
7th February 2014
Bulgaria: Nationalist party introduces new draft bill to ban gay pride events 2
4:35 PM — A right wing nationalist party in Bulgaria has introduced a new draft bill to ban gay pride marches, it has emerged.
Australia: One in ten LGBT young people forced to change schools over anti-gay bullying
3:02 PM — In Australia, a new report has shown that bullying targeted at LGBT young people is so severe that nearly one in ten say they were forced to change schools.
Azerbaijan: Suicide of leading gay rights activist sparks first ‘LGBT news conference’ 2
11:17 AM — The suicide of a gay rights activist in Azerbaijan last month has prompted the city of Baku's first ever LGBT news conference, in which activists established plans to drive for fresh legislation to protect sexual minorities, as well as "Day of Pride" to mark the late campaigner's passing.
5th February 2014
Piers Morgan under fire for transphobia after repeatedly referring to trans woman as a ‘former man’ 36
5:19 PM — Journalist and trans rights campaigner Janet Mock has accused CNN presenter Piers Morgan of attempting to "sensationalise" her life after featuring her as a chat show guest, where she was repeatedly referred to as a "former man."
‘This country is rampant with homophobia’, this Irish politician deserves a standing ovation 32
11:36 AM — Independent Senator David Norris has delivered a blistering polemic against "rampant homophobia" to the Irish senate this week.
26th January 2014
Ugandan boyfriend of deported British man receives death threats from neighbours 8
12:14 PM — The Ugandan boyfriend of Bernard Randall, a gay British man arrested in Uganda after pictures of him having sex appeared in a newspaper, is fearing for his life after receiving death threats from neighbours.
23rd January 2014
LGBT rights panel at Davos: ‘We still have a huge struggle’ for equality 1
4:25 PM — A panel at the 2014 Davos Annual Meeting convened to discuss LGBT issues around the world concluded that "we still have a huge struggle."
19th January 2014
One Direction’s Liam Payne slammed after tweeting support for the ‘family values’ of Duck Dynasty stars 60
2:32 PM — One Direction singer Liam Payne has faced backlash on Twitter after sending a message of support to the son of the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, which praises "the family values you still all behold."