19th August 2014
Cuba: Mariela Castro casts first ever vote against government over LGBT protections 1
11:42 AM — Mariela Castro - the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro - has cast the first ever recorded vote against a government bill, over a lack of LGBT protections.
11th August 2014
Ugandan Speaker: Re-introduction of anti-gay law will be ‘smooth’ 17
3:31 PM — The Ugandan Speaker has claimed an attempt to re-enact the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act will have a 'smooth' progression.
7th August 2014
Uganda: MPs to alter parliamentary regulations to allow vote on new anti-gay law 11
1:31 PM — Ugandan MPs attempting to re-implement the country's anti-gay laws are attempting to alter parliamentary regulations.
Italy: Ex-MP fined for admitting he would ‘never hire’ gays 5
11:31 AM — A former Italian MP has been fined €10,000 after claiming he would never hire a gay person.
28th July 2014
Sweden: Greens judged most LGBT-friendly parliamentary party
3:00 PM — A survey and four-year voting-record study conducted by Sweden’s largest LGBT rights group has ranked the Green Party as the country’s most gay-friendly parliamentary party.
16th July 2014
Macedonia: Parliament approves constitutional same-sex marriage ban 15
6:06 PM — The Macedonian Assembly has approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
14th July 2014
Out Tory MP Greg Barker steps down as minister and won’t stand again in 2015
9:53 PM — Out Tory MP Greg Barker has stepped down as Minister of State for Climate Change, and will stand down at the next election.
11th July 2014
Austria: No charges against man who sprayed acid at lesbian MEP at Pride parade 11
3:00 PM — A man who sprayed acid over an Austrian Green MP at a Pride parade will not face charges.
8th July 2014
UK Parliament begins world record HIV testing challenge 1
10:53 AM — The record for the highest number of parliamentarians to take an HIV test in one session will be set today at Westminster.
25th June 2014
Isle of Man: Overseas same-sex marriages ‘to be recognised as civil partnerships’ 8
8:32 PM — The Isle of Man will not recognise same-sex marriages from overseas, and will instead treat them as civil partnerships, it has been confirmed.
Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Committee passes bill to ban LGBT ‘propaganda’ 1
3:51 PM — The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan's Human Rights Committee has approved a bill banning LGBT "propaganda", and a full parliamentary vote may take place this week.
16th June 2014
Luxembourg: Petition to stall equal marriage with referendum fails 8
4:59 PM — A petition intending to delay the passage of equal marriage in Luxembourg by forcing a referendum has failed to gather enough signatures.
13th June 2014
Jamaica: Minister urges ‘help’ for gay and trans people forced to live in storm drain 4
2:17 PM — A Jamaican politician has called on the government to help a group of homeless gay and trans people who are forced to live in a storm drain.
7th June 2014
Uganda: Officials ‘confident’ anti-gay minister will still become UN parliament head 30
4:59 PM — Ugandan officials say they are "confident" that anti-gay politician Samuel Kutesa will become head of the UN general assembly, as there has been no "formal protest" from Western leaders.
3rd June 2014
Netherlands: Same-sex wedding ‘opt out’ for officials removed 3
3:36 PM — A loophole which allowed officials to opt out of performing same-sex weddings in the Netherlands will be removed.
1st June 2014
Israel: Gay surrogacy bill gains cabinet approval
5:35 PM — Israel's surrogacy bill has gained the approval of the cabinet, overcoming a hurdle and becoming one step closer to law.
30th May 2014
Luxembourg: Parliament to vote on same-sex marriage bill ‘before summer’ 13
9:02 PM — Luxembourg's same-sex marriage bill has been passed by parliament's legal affairs committee, clearing the way for a vote before the summer.
18th May 2014
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer ‘cannot understand’ why people are opposed to voluntary repatriation 48
11:38 AM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer, who claimed that "homosexuality not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect" is under fresh scrutiny for writing that he "cannot understand" why politicians are opposed to voluntary repatriation.
21st April 2014
India: Trans woman runs for parliament as independent anti-corruption candidate 2
4:56 PM — An Indian trans woman has become the first ever to run for a seat in parliament, as an independent candidate.
6th April 2014
Kuwait: Parliamentary panel offers to ‘help gays and cross-dressers end their suffering’ 25
9:58 PM — A National Assembly panel in Kuwait has offered to 'end the suffering' of gay people and cross-dressers.