23rd May 2014
Canada bans Ugandan activists from attending Pride event over asylum fears 11
6:52 PM — Canada has refused to give 10 Ugandan activists visas for the Toronto World Pride human rights conference.
Canada: High school banned from flying gay pride flag 3
3:31 PM — A High School in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has banned students from flying a gay pride flag during pride week, because of a ban on "non-official flags on public property."
21st May 2014
Watch: Jamaican gays and trans people forced to live in storm drain 12
9:14 PM — A group of gay and transgender people in Jamaica have been driven from their homes and are forced to live in old storm drain, according to Channel 4's Unreported World.
19th May 2014
Lawyer: Jamaican Prime Minister has betrayed gay voters by refusing to lift buggery law 10
6:12 PM — A leading Jamaican LGBT rights lawyer has accused Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of a “blatant betrayal” for refusing to abolish Jamaica’s buggery law.
18th May 2014
Costa Rica: President flies pride flag to mark IDAHOT 3
12:31 PM — Costa Rica's president has flown a pride flag above his residence, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
14th May 2014
US: Idaho federal judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban 2
11:09 AM — A US federal judge has overturned the US state of Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage.
9th May 2014
Jamaica: LGBT rights groups partner with government to tackle HIV rates
4:02 PM — Jamaica has seen an increase in campaign efforts to reduce the growing spread of HIV within the gay community
5th May 2014
Toronto announces attempt to break world record for largest mass gay wedding 4
9:26 PM — Toronto's deputy mayor has announced an attempt to break a world record for the world's largest mass gay wedding.
4th May 2014
Brazil: Activists march for discrimination laws at Sao Paulo Pride
8:24 PM — Rights activists in Brazil are calling for a law to protect against discrimination, as they gather for one of the world's largest pride parades in Sao Paulo.
Cuba to host international LGBT conference for the first time ever 7
8:02 PM — Cuba will next week host an international LGBT conference for the first time ever.
2nd May 2014
BBC 5 Live presenter: ‘Gay is the new defence for Jamaicans who want to stay in Britain’ 16
11:34 AM — BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Dotun Adebayo has suggested that Jamaicans who face deportation should claim to be gay in order to remain in Britain.
30th April 2014
Chile: Capital city metro stations join effort to stamp out anti-gay discrimination
3:38 PM — Metro stations in the Chilean capital have signed up to efforts to raise awareness and acceptance of LGBT people.
29th April 2014
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
US: Texas Christian group to rally in support of suspended minister who officiated at gay wedding
3:14 PM — A North Texas Christian group has announced plans to deliver a petition to the United Methodist Church after it suspended an 85-year-old minister for officiating at a same-sex wedding.
Evan Rachel Wood: ‘I was so scared and cried so hard’ when I came out as bisexual 27
12:22 PM — True Blood actress Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that she "cried so hard" when she came out as bisexual to her mother.
26th April 2014
UK: Government computer used to label Canadian author a ‘homophobe’ on Wikipedia 13
6:16 PM — A government computer was used to vandalise author David Gilmour's Wikipedia entry and call him a homophobe.
24th April 2014
Canada: Quebec pays for gay couple’s surrogacy costs for first time
7:17 PM — The government in Quebec has for the first time allowed a gay male couple to claim expenses towards having a child through surrogacy.
21st April 2014
Canada: Human rights tribunal to probe ‘homophobic’ Catholic school 5
1:59 PM — A human rights tribunal will look into a teenager's claims that the Catholic school he attends engages in "homophobic discrimination".
19th April 2014
Brazil: Homophobic football shirts on sale before World Cup 4
9:43 PM — Homophobic t-shirts are on sale in Brazil, two months before the start of the World Cup.
17th April 2014
UK: Judges criticised for refusing to deport Jamaican killer over claims he’s gay 16
12:04 PM — The Court of Appeal has been criticised for refusing to allow the Home Secretary to deport a Jamaican killer on the basis of his sexual orientation.