30th October 2014
William Hague: The situation for LGBT people ‘is worsening’ in many countries 24
3:22 PM — In his first major speech on LGBT rights, the former Foreign Secretary William Hague, has warned that the situation for gay people abroad "is worsening" in many countries.
15th October 2014
UKIP deselects candidate over ‘cruelty to sheep’ 88
7:16 PM — UKIP, which has stood by members who made homophobic statements, has deselected a candidate over cruelty to sheep.
9th October 2014
Civil Service Diversity & Equality Awards 2014
10:49 AM — This Friday the Civil Service will award those across Government who have delivered the best equality and diversity
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.