9th March 2014
US: Arkansas judge apologises for bigoted online comments including comparing gay sex to bestiality 15
1:34 PM — An Arkansas judge has issued an apology after posting a series of anonymous sexist, racist, and homophobic comments online, including saying that gay sex is just a “small step” away from sex with a dog.
Video: Russian gay rights campaigners pelted with eggs at International Women’s Day rally 4
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.
US student tennis star Matt Dooley comes out as gay and speaks about attempted suicide 1
12:18 PM — US student tennis star Matt Dooley has come out as gay in an article where he speaks about his past struggles, including an attempt at suicide by swallowing a bottle of pills.
7th March 2014
US: Indiana couples sue to overturn same-sex marriage ban 1
10:15 PM — Four couples in Indiana are attempting to overturn a state ban on same-sex marriage in a federal court case.
Trans woman sues for $2.5m after athletics event tells her to compete ‘as a man’ 26
9:46 PM — A trans woman is suing a fitness company for $2.5m, after being told she was not permitted to compete in a women's athletics competition.
Fox host: ‘Allowing gays makes the military like lab rats, which is why Putin invaded Ukraine’ 22
9:08 PM — A Fox News host said that allowing gays to openly serve has made the military "laboratory rats in some radical social experiment", and blamed Obama's 'pink crayon' policies for the current conflict in Ukraine.
NYC: 50 people failed to help as homophobe attacked gay couple 62
8:32 PM — A homophobic attack on a gay couple celebrating their anniversary in New York was witnessed by over 50 people, who all failed to intervene.
Malaysia: Ex-Deputy Prime Minister jailed for five years on sodomy charges 4
7:20 PM — Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges.
Irish Government: ‘It would not be appropriate’ to cut aid to Uganda over its anti-gay law 43
12:55 PM — Ireland has announced it will continue to give financial aid to Uganda despite its anti-homosexuality law.
6th March 2014
US: Fox Sports channel charged with discrimination for firing anti-gay pundit 7
9:53 PM — Fox Sports Southwest has been charged with religious discrimination for firing a pundit over his anti-gay views.
Canada: Gay porn channel told to ‘show more Canadian content’ 23
9:15 PM — A gay porn channel in Canada has been ordered to start showing more Canadian content by the broadcast regulator.
US: Santa Fe elects first openly gay mayor 1
8:36 PM — Santa Fe has elected its first ever openly gay mayor, former state Democratic party chairman Javier Gonzales.
Russian minister accidentally called ‘gay lover’ in Channel 4 subtitle mix-up 8
8:18 PM — The Russian Foreign Minister has accidentally been referred to as "so gay lover of", in a subtitle mix-up during a Channel 4 report.
Ugandan newspaper claims economy will not suffer due to ‘hullabaloo’ over anti-gay law 11
7:41 PM — A writer for a Ugandan newspaper has written a column claiming that international aid cuts to Uganda will not affect the country's economy, and predicts that after the "anti-gay hullabaloo" has "died down", countries and companies will continue to invest.
Dutch politicians canvas for votes on Grindr 3
7:02 PM — Two local politicians in Amsterdam are looking for votes on gay dating app, Grindr.
Dalai Lama says gay marriage is ‘OK’ and anti-LGBT bullying is ‘wrong’ 36
2:04 PM — In a rare interview, the Dalai Lama has said that he thinks same-sex marriage is "OK", and voiced his disapproval at the bullying of LGBT people.
Nigeria: 4 men charged with breaking anti-gay laws whipped in Islamic court 18
1:46 PM — A human rights group says four men convicted of breaking anti-gay laws have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.
Pope Francis: ‘Matrimony is between a man and a woman’ 84
11:18 AM — Pope Francis says “matrimony is between a man and a woman” but has hinted that he could eventually accept the principle of civil partnerships.
MSP James Dornan: We must pressure Uganda to drop its anti-gay law during the Commonwealth Games 24
10:43 AM — MSP James Dornan says the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow represents a key moment where Scotland can urge Uganda to repeal its anti-homosexuality law.
5th March 2014
Canada: Postal service apologises after delivering anti-gay leaflets 8
10:13 PM — Canada Post has apologised after mistakenly delivering anti-gay leaflets to households.