25th June 2014
Putin: It is a fictional idea that Russia is anti-gay – we don’t execute gays 14
4:39 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed international controversy surrounding his country's recently introduced anti-gay law, to say that because the country does not execute gay people, it is "fictional" that gay people are oppressed.
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.
18th June 2014
UK: Lotus F1 Team fired PR head over Russia gay kiss tweet
2:38 PM — Lotus F1 Team allegedly fired its PR manager, after he tweeted a picture of two men kissing on the company's Twitter feed to protest the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
30th May 2014
Kyrgyzstan urged by human rights groups to scrap anti-gay bills 2
12:05 PM — The parliament in Kyrgyzstan is being urged to reject legislation which would ban "foreign agents" and "homosexual propaganda".
Lord Browne: New Russian law is about ‘political posturing, not disgust for gay people’ 9
11:43 AM — Former BP boss Lord Browne, who recently suggested the oil giant could send gay staff to countries like Russia, has now said he doesn't think Vladimir Putin is anti-gay, but just a "pragmatist".
29th May 2014
Canadian teenage Olympic luger comes out as gay 18
2:50 PM — On his 18th birthday, Canadian Olympian John Fennell has publicly come out as gay.
26th May 2014
Lord Browne: BP should send gay employees to Russia to push for change 3
6:35 PM — The former CEO of British Petroleum, Lord Browne, has said the company could send gay employees into countries like Russia which have anti-gay laws.
23rd May 2014
Russia: Prosecutors to investigate series of children’s books after ‘gay propaganda’ complaint 5
3:16 PM — Prosecutors in Russia are to investigate a series of children's books after complaints that they "threaten the cultural values" of the country through acceptance of gay relationships.
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
1st May 2014
Scottish Govt denounces Russian homophobia after Alex Salmond praises Putin 12
7:11 PM — Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has been criticised for making favourable comments towards Vladimir Putin.
29th April 2014
LGBT people in Crimea and Ukraine fear persecution under Russian anti-gay law
7:44 PM — Concerns have been raised for the safety of LGBT people in Ukraine, Crimea and Russia amid a crisis in the area.
IOC and UN agree to ‘use sport to build a better world’ following Russian anti-gay law controversy at Sochi 6
6:52 PM — Following an international outrage at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and United Nations (UN) have signed an agreement vowing to "use sport to build a better world."
16th April 2014
Over 100,000 tell IOC: No more Olympic Games in countries with anti-gay laws 2
6:28 PM — More than 100,000 people have signed an All Out petition calling on the International Olympic Committee to make sure that future Olympic events are not held in countries with anti-gay laws.
6th April 2014
Blondie icon Debbie Harry comes out as bisexual 20
2:10 PM — Blondie star Debbie Harry has revealed she is bisexual and thinks "women are more sensual."
1st April 2014
Alec Baldwin to play Putin in biopic about Russian President’s life 25
11:39 AM — US actor Alec Baldwin is set to play Vladimir Putin in a film about the Russian President's life.
30th March 2014
Ghanaian ex-deputy speaker: British family values are under a ‘satanic attack’ from gay rights advocates 41
12:35 PM — A former senior politician in Ghana has claimed that British family values are in "a serious crisis" due to the promotion of gay rights.
25th March 2014
Campaigns demand FIFA bans Russia from hosting 2018 World Cup due to anti-gay law 6
3:01 PM — Campaigns in the UK and US featuring petitions with signatures from 60 countries are demanding that FIFA should relocate the 2018 World Cup from Russia.
24th March 2014
Russia: Thugs attack members of St Patrick’s Day flash mob mistaking them for gay activists 26
3:28 PM — A group of thugs in the Russian city of Irkutsk beat up members of a St Patrick's day flashmob recently, mistakenly believing they were gay activists.
20th March 2014
Openly gay retired figure skater Johnny Weir confirms separation from husband 7
8:02 PM — Retired US figure skater Johnny Weir has publicly announced that he and his husband have separated.
17th March 2014
US reverend: Obama should be more like Putin in tackling gay issues 5
8:05 PM — A US evangelist has made the claim that Obama should look to Russian President Vladimir Putin for inspiration with how to handle gay rights.