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."
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.