9th May 2014
Russian authorities approve IDAHOT event for activist – despite anti-gay laws
6:59 PM — An annual event aimed at tackling homophobic attitudes has been approved despite the introduction of Russia's anti-gay laws last summer
Poll: 53% of LGBT people are not out at work 11
12:55 PM — A poll by a leading US human rights group has found that over half of LGBT people are still in the closet at work.
8th May 2014
Philadelphia will host ‘America’s First Queer Jazz Festival’
6:01 PM — America's first LGBT jazz festival will take place in Philadelphia later this year.
Activists ‘gobsmacked’ after Camden Council lists ‘transsexualism’ as a ‘mental illness’ 25
12:38 PM — LGBT are campaigners outraged after ‘transsexualism’ is listed alongside mental illness on Camden Council housing forms.
4th May 2014
Cuba to host international LGBT conference for the first time ever 7
8:02 PM — Cuba will next week host an international LGBT conference for the first time ever.
3rd May 2014
Russia: Putin bans pro-gay American donors from entering Russia 8
2:21 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly blacklisted several key US political donors with ties to the LGBT community, banning them from Russia.
2nd May 2014
LISTEN to this heart-warming story of how a 90-year-old mother reacts to her son coming out 8
3:28 PM — Rita Fischer’s reaction to her son, Jay, coming out is not only candid but utterly heart-warming.
29th April 2014
US: Nation’s oldest queer bookshop to close 2
9:24 PM — The oldest queer bookshop in the US has announced it will close for good next month.
Sharon Osbourne urges fans to boycott Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 14
1:10 PM — Sharon Osbourne has backed the boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a ‘stone the gays’ law.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
19th April 2014
US: LGBT conference boycotts Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 2
10:42 PM — A pro-gay conference due to be held at a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei will move to a different venue, after the Asian country changed the penal code to call for gays to be stoned to death.
17th April 2014
Australia: Christian youth camp loses appeal against discrimination ruling 2
12:19 PM — A Christian youth camp which was ordered to pay damages for discriminating against a gay youth support charity in 2010 when it refused to accept its booking, has now lost its appeal against the court's ruling.
15th April 2014
Minister’s plan to segregate gay prisoners in Turkish jails alarms human rights activists 4
5:03 PM — Human rights activists have expressed alarm at the announcement of plans to build separate prisons for gay prisoners in Turkey.
13th April 2014
Linda Harvey: Young gay people should stay closeted until they can become straight 101
4:13 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey, who once dismissed the possibility that “kids are kicked out of their homes just for being who they are,” has now suggested young gay people should stay closeted to friends and family until they can become straight.
US: Store owner puts up sign with anti-gay slurs to discourage customers wearing baggy trousers 43
3:20 PM — A store owner in Georgia has been accused of homophobia after he included anti-gay slurs on a shop sign to discourage customers from wearing sagging trousers.
Watch: Ellen Page presents ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox with GLAAD award
1:32 PM — Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has been presented with GLAAD's top media award, by newly-out actress Ellen Page.
Nigel Evans says he is owed £130,000 after ‘witch-hunt’ case cost him his life savings 13
1:05 PM — MP Nigel Evans, who was acquitted on all rape and sexual assault charges on Thursday, has said the Crown Prosecution Service should pay his £130,000 legal bill after costing him his life savings.
6th April 2014
Germany: Lesbian-exclusive burial site opened in historic Berlin cemetery 5
3:33 PM — A new burial area exclusively for lesbians has now been opened in a historic two-century-old Berlin cemetery.
1st April 2014
Turkey: Four mayors who signed LGBT-friendly protocol elected in Istanbul and Mersin 1
4:04 PM — Four mayoral candidates in Turkey who signed an LGBT-friendly municipality protocol were elected on Sunday in local districts of both Istanbul and Mersin.
European Parliament President: Cut aid from African countries with anti-gay laws 19
11:11 AM — The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz sparked a row yesterday, after he told a joint summit that African countries imprisoning gay and lesbian people should be disqualified from receiving EU aid.