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.
Activists to host International Day of Action against ‘stone-the-gays’ Sultan 4
1:54 PM — Activists in 13 cities worldwide are to hold an International Day of Action on Friday, in a continuation of the protest against anti-gay and anti-women laws in Brunei, as part of the #StopTheSultan campaign.
24th June 2014
Kim Kardashian changes mind on ‘stone the gays’ hotel boycott 30
4:44 PM — Kim Kardashian has spoken against the continuing celebrity boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, which was initiated after the introduction to Brunei of a law prescribing death-by-stoning as a punishment for same-sex activity.
10th June 2014
Sledge-hammer wielding moped riders rob Dorchester Hotel in London 8
3:09 PM — A London hotel currently the subject of a boycott because it of its Brunei owner, has been targeted by a smash-and-grab gang of moped riders.
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.
28th May 2014
Failed MEP candidate: ‘All hate crime victims like Matthew Shepard are frauds’ 104
1:10 PM — A failed MEP candidate with the English Democrats who recently said Daniel Radcliffe leads a "queer mafia", has taken to her blog to claim that "hate crimes are frauds".
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
Hotel cancellations over Brunei ‘stone the gays’ law reach $1.5 million 15
8:29 PM — The losses faced by the Beverly Hills Hotel in the midsts of a boycott over Brunei's anti-gay laws have reached an estimated $1.5 million (£900,000).
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."