13th August 2014
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper denied UK visa over homophobic stance 38
12:41 PM — Adamantly homophobic Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine has been denied entry to the UK to perform at two venues, over complaints that his songs included violently homophobic lyrics.
11th July 2014
France: Landmark ruling allows gay Senegalese man visa to wed his partner
6:26 PM — A gay man from Senegal was granted a French visa following a landmark court ruling on Wednesday, to allow him to marry his partner.
16th June 2014
Canada: Ugandan gay activists finally allowed entry to speak at WorldPride Congerence 6
8:58 PM — A group of Ugandan LGBT activists who plan to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference will finally be allowed to enter Canada, after initially being denied visas.
23rd May 2014
Canada: Gay Ugandan activists due to speak at WorldPride Conference denied entry 11
9:13 PM — Canada has refused to grant entry to ten Ugandan LGBT activists invited to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference in Toronto next month.
14th May 2014
US: Republican lobbyist begins boycott of Visa and St Louis Rams over openly gay NFL player 26
1:20 PM — An anti-gay Republican lobbyist has launched a boycott of Visa and the St Louis Rams, after the drafting of the NFL's first openly gay player, Michael Sam.
9th May 2014
Video: NFL hopeful Michael Sam lands Visa endorsement deal
8:05 PM — NFL hopeful Michael Sam has proven that being openly gay has not affected his chances of an endorsement, landing a deal with Visa.
3rd May 2014
Russia: Putin bans pro-gay American donors from entering Russia 8
2:21 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly blacklisted several key US political donors with ties to the LGBT community, banning them from Russia.
14th February 2014
British trans woman back in UK, after detention in men’s jail in Canada 5
5:18 PM — A British trans woman who was detained in a men's jail in Canada after a visa violation has arrived back in the UK.
6th February 2014
Paul O’Grady slams Russia’s ‘Nazi-style’ anti-gay laws outside Downing Street 11
12:46 PM — Paul O'Grady has spoken out against Russia's "fascist" anti-gay laws, and condemned the Olympic sponsors for not doing enough on the issue.
3rd January 2014
Australia: Gay man in civil union faces deportation to Pakistan 14
2:38 PM — A gay man who has been living in Brisbane faces deportation to Pakistan.
2nd August 2013
US: Same-sex couples to be given equal immigration rights 9
4:58 PM — The United States is set to begin giving visa applications from same-sex spouses the same preferential treatment granted to opposite-sex spouses.
30th April 2013
Raul Castro’s daughter granted travel rights to attend LGBT conference 4
5:59 PM — Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, has been given the go-ahead to attend an LGBT conference in the US, where she will receive an award for her contributions to gay rights, after initially being barred from travelling within the US.
28th April 2013
US: Gay rights groups disappointed as immigration reform bill leaves out same-sex couples 10
3:07 PM — Gay rights organisations pushing for same-sex couples to be included in an immigration reform bill in Washington, have expressed worry as a version of the bill introduced this month makes no mention of same-sex couples.
26th April 2013
US State Department bars Raul Castro’s daughter from visiting Philadelphia to pick up LGBT rights award 15
11:37 AM — The daughter of Cuba’s president is being prevented by the US State Department from visiting Philadelphia in order to pick up an LGBT rights award.
14th February 2013
US: Bill backed by Obama proposes to give immigration rights to same-sex partners 4
4:08 PM — The Uniting American Families Bill proposes to "grant same-sex, bi-national couples the same immigration benefits heterosexual couples have long enjoyed."
30th March 2011
US immigration officials put hold on gay spouse cases 5
1:04 PM — The US is apparently no longer automatically rejecting green card applications from the foreign spouses of gay and lesbian citizens.
8th November 2010
‘Gay’ Lebanese man refused Australian visa 6
5:22 PM — A Lebanese Muslim man was refused a protection visa in Australia because authorities did not believe he was gay. The man, who cannot be named, says he is gay but became engaged to an Australian woman to escape his abusive father.