15th January 2015
Indian ruling party says it is ‘for decriminalising homosexuality’ 8
12:16 PM — The ruling party in India has vowed to decriminalise homosexuality, saying while gay people are rejected by some, they should be accepted.
13th January 2015
Ban Ki-moon: India’s gay sex ban is ‘intolerant’ 19
10:52 AM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has criticised India's gay sex ban, saying it is "intolerant".
30th May 2014
Zambia: Verdict in sodomy case ‘postponed indefinitely’ 1
6:31 PM — Two men accused of having sex 'against the order of nature' continue to be held, after their trial verdict was postponed indefinitely.
26th April 2014
Human Rights Watch: Obama should use Malaysia visit to raise sodomy ban
1:50 PM — Human Rights Watch has said that Barack Obama should use his visit to Malaysia to raise gay rights issues in the country.
21st April 2014
India: Supreme Court urged to consider review of anti-gay law after third gender ruling 2
3:31 PM — A law that re-criminalised homosexuality in India could be heading back to the country's Supreme Court, after a separate ruling in favour of trans people.
16th April 2014
US: Louisiana House votes to keep unconstitutional sodomy law 5
7:14 PM — The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to keep a sodomy law in the state's penal code.
12th April 2014
US: Louisiana committee votes 9-6 to remove sodomy law from penal code 5
7:04 PM — A House of Representatives committee in Louisiana has finally voted to remove a sodomy law from the state's penal code, eleven years after it was declared unconstitutional.
17th January 2014
Gay Ugandans cautiously welcome President Museveni’s decision to veto anti-gay law 2
11:04 AM — Campaigners have welcomed the decision of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
30th December 2013
Satirical video against reinstated Indian gay sex ban features Bollywood star Imran Khan 12
6:45 PM — A Bollywood star is heading up a campaign against the recently reinstated ban on gay sex in India through a satirical video highlighting ignorances around gay issues.
17th December 2013
Author: ‘Homophobia came into India, not homosexuality’ 7
3:32 PM — An Indian novelist and poet has reacted to assertions that homosexuality was "imported" into the country, to say that it was in fact "homophobia came into India, not homosexuality".
14th December 2013
India’s Human Rights Commission calls on government to remove gay sex ban 3
4:37 PM — The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in India has called on the Government to amend the penal code in order to protect the human rights of gay and lesbian people following a shock ruling by the Supreme Court.
11th December 2013
India: Former Commonwealth Human Rights Head condemns gay sex ban 7
6:25 PM — Dr Purna Sen, former Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat and chair of the Kaleidoscope Trust, has condemned yesterday's decision by India's supreme court to uphold colonial-era laws that ban gay sex.
7th October 2013
Doctors will use clinical screening to ‘detect’ gays and ‘bar’ them from entering Kuwait 66
3:20 PM — Doctors in Kuwait may subject men entering the county to screening tests in order to "detect", and ban gay people from entering the country.
21st September 2013
Bangladesh criticised for refusing to decriminalise homosexuality despite UN recommendation 24
7:02 PM — Gay rights groups have criticised the government in Bangladesh for refusing to decriminalise gay relationships, despite recommendations by the United Nations to do so.
20th September 2013
Singapore court denies Lord Goldsmith permission to defend gay rights case in country 6
1:15 PM — Tony Blair’s former attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, won't be allowed to enter Singapore in order to represent a same-sex couple in a gay rights case, the country’s High Court says.
22nd July 2013
Burma: Group of gay men to sue police following arrest 3
6:37 PM — Lawyers for 12 gay men in Burma say they will being legal proceedings against the police after the men were arrested earlier this month at a gay hotspot.
23rd April 2013
Singapore: Couple take country’s gay sex ban to Court of Appeal 17
11:01 AM — A same-sex couple in Singapore have launched a legal appeal to overturn an archaic law criminalising sex between men.