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
8th May 2014
Dorchester Collection responds to boycott over Brunei ‘stone the gays’ law 50
5:42 PM — A chain of hotels currently the subject of a boycott because they are owned by the Sultan of Brunei has responded to plead that the boycott should end.
30th April 2014
Brunei: ‘Stone the gays’ law to be phased in from tomorrow 226
8:14 PM — The Sultan of Brunei has confirmed that a law calling for homosexuals to be stoned to death will be phased in from tomorrow.
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."
26th April 2014
Stephen Fry boycotts Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 40
6:23 PM — Stephen Fry has cancelled his reservations with a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a 'stone the gays' law.
12th April 2014
US: Illinois House rejects bill to ban gay conversion therapy 9
10:00 PM — The Illinois House of Representatives has rejected a bill which would ban gay conversion therapy.
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.
Kyrgyzstan: Lawmakers introduce bill to ban ‘positive attitudes’ about homosexuality 10
11:19 AM — Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have introduced a new bill to make any "positive" statement about homosexuality a criminal act punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine.
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.
19th March 2014
Stephen Fry named presenter of the year for global homophobia documentary 13
2:35 PM — Actor, presenter and journalist Stephen Fry has been honoured with an award as presenter of the year for a BBC series which saw him travel around the world looking at homophobia.
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.
Author of Russian anti-gay law sanctioned by US over role in Ukraine crisis 2
7:54 PM — The Russian politician who wrote and sponsored the country's widely condemned anti-gay law is among various political figures to be subjected to sanctions because of their role in the Ukraine crisis.
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev: Russia is not a homophobic country and I’m not gay 19
11:41 AM — Media tycoon Evgeny Lebedev has defended his native country Russia from suggestions it’s intrinsically homophobic and says he doesn't care if people think he is gay.
15th March 2014
Irish health minister to discuss Russia’s anti-gay laws during Moscow trip 4
2:08 PM — Ireland's Junior Health Minister Alex White is to bring up Russia's anti-gay law in a trip to Moscow taking place this week.
9th March 2014
Video: Russian gay rights campaigners pelted with eggs at International Women’s Day rally 5
12:59 PM — A group of armed men were arrested in Moscow yesterday after they disrupted a gay rights demonstration for International Women's Day by throwing eggs at the demonstrators and setting fire to their placards.