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.
31st March 2014
US: Texas school accused of discrimination for turning away three-year-old with lesbian parents 1
4:00 PM — A lesbian couple in Texas have said their three-year-old son was turned away from a Montessori private school because of the director's religious beliefs.
27th March 2014
Swedish American Football player comes out as gay 2
4:33 PM — A Swedish American Football player has come out, saying he wanted to inspire any young LGBT people who feel like they don't belong.
25th March 2014
Mosque leader tells Channel 4 News: ‘It is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim’ 21
6:21 PM — The leader of a Birmingham mosque has caused further controversy as he has reiterated a claim that "it is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim."
24th March 2014
US radio host: ‘The US is foolish to allow disordered gay and trans people into the army’ 21
6:23 PM — A US radio host has said she thinks certain people should not be allowed into the armed forces because they are "obsessed" with a "disorder" that they have - being LGBT.
UK: Vandalised transgender memorial restored 4
5:41 PM — A vandalised memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has now been restored in Manchester.
Italy: Bullied teen put into care for being gay 7
1:11 PM — A bullied gay teenager in a small Italian town was put into care because of his sexuality.
23rd March 2014
Gay man barred from Dorset country pub for ‘flirting’ with barman 86
11:18 AM — A man in Dorset has claimed to have been branded a "predatory gay man" after he was banned from his local pub for complimenting a male bartender.
Canterbury gay bar owner ‘threatened’ with anti-gay arson attacks and city council licence withdrawals 40
10:51 AM — The owner of a gay bar in Canterbury has recently claimed to have been target of an onslaught of anti-gay threats and visitors, including one vicar who offered to "cleanse" his customers of their homosexuality, and another man who threatened to burn down the building.
18th March 2014
US: School district under fire after gay student’s coming out story banned from yearbook 7
5:39 PM — LGBT rights groups have criticised a school district in the US for refusing to publish six yearbook interviews because one of them contained dialogue about an openly gay student.
16th March 2014
Ugandan gay rights activist says her own mother threatened to hand her into police over anti-gay laws 5
11:35 AM — Clare Byarugaba, a Ugandan human rights officer, has spoken up on her experiences as a lesbian since the passage of recent anti-gay legislation, including an account of where her own mother threatened to turn her into the police.
9th March 2014
US: Arkansas judge apologises for bigoted online comments including comparing gay sex to bestiality 20
1:34 PM — An Arkansas judge has issued an apology after posting a series of anonymous sexist, racist, and homophobic comments online, including saying that gay sex is just a “small step” away from sex with a dog.
US student tennis star Matt Dooley comes out as gay and speaks about attempted suicide 1
12:18 PM — US student tennis star Matt Dooley has come out as gay in an article where he speaks about his past struggles, including an attempt at suicide by swallowing a bottle of pills.