15th October 2014
Kyrgyzstan: Anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill passes first reading despite US embassy warning
1:17 PM — Kyrgyzstan's parliament has voted to pass a bill on first reading which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."
Philippines: Activists burn US flag in custody demand for marine suspected of murdering trans woman 10
11:41 AM — Dozens of protesters burned the US flag on Tuesday night outside the US embassy, demanding Washington hand over a marine suspected of the murder of a transgender woman.
14th October 2014
US: Thieves steal teen’s phone and use it to text his mother ‘I’m gay’ 3
2:22 PM — A group of thieves beat up a 16-year-old for his phone and then used it to text the victim's mother "I'm gay."
13th October 2014
Philippines: Activists call for custody of US marine suspected of murdering trans woman 6
4:44 PM — Political and gender equality activists have called on the Philippine government to take into custody a US marine has suspected of the murder of a transgender woman found in the city of Olongapo.
US: Republican Mike Huckabee says equal marriage is a ‘betrayal of our constitution’ 13
1:49 PM — Former Arkansas Governor Mark Huckabee has told Republican party members to "grow a spine" and oppose equal marriage legislation, which he says betrays the constitution.
Philippines: US marine detained over murder of trans woman in Olongapo 10
10:57 AM — A US marine has been detained over the murder of a transgender woman found in the city of Olongapo.
10th October 2014
US: Chris Christie says equal marriage should not be ‘imposed from the Supreme Court’ 17
2:48 PM — Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has said each US State “should have the ability to decide on their own” whether to make same-sex marriage legal.
US: Republican Mike Huckabee threatens to ‘become independent’ over equal marriage 6
11:45 AM — Former Arkansas Governor Mark Huckabee has said he is "utterly exasperated" with Republicans for abdicating on same-sex marriage.
9th October 2014
US: California man arrested over ‘suspicious’ death of trans activist
12:41 PM — A 38-year-old Californian man has been arrested for the death of a trans activist whose body was found behind a Dairy Queen in Anaheim.
Philippines: Mayor of largest city backs same-sex marriage 3
11:54 AM — The Mayor of Quezon City in the Philippines has said he "looks forward" to the day equal marriage can be legalised in the country.
Morocco: UK tourism interest for Marrakesh plummets a ‘rare’ 46% after arrest of gay Briton 21
10:52 AM — Hotel searches for Marrakesh in Morocco have reportedly fallen by 46% just one week after the news broke that Ray Cole, a gay British man, was arrested for 'homosexual acts' in the city.
7th October 2014
Jamaica: Poll finds 91% support anti-gay buggery law 11
12:37 PM — A recent poll in Jamaican media has reported that only 5% of Jamaicans say the country's buggery law should be repealed.
Actress Raven-Symoné reveals she is dating a woman but doesn’t want to be ‘labelled gay’ 21
11:19 AM — In an interview with Oprah Winfrey this weekend, actress Raven-Symoné revealed she is "in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner - a woman," but said she's "tired of being labelled."
US: Bishop says no trials for 36 ministers who blessed same-sex wedding 2
11:00 AM — A bishop in Philadelphia has said that three dozen ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding last year are no longer subject to disciplinary action and will not face church trials.
Watch: Cheerios ad features gay couple and their daughter 5
9:06 AM — A new Cheerios advert in Canada challenges the idea of gay parenting, as it features an interview with a gay couple and their adoptive daughter.
6th October 2014
US: 14-year-old victim of anti-gay beating charged with assault 11
11:08 PM — Virginia high school student Eric Martin is facing two assault charges following an attack last month that left him hospitalised for nine days with a concussion and other injuries.
US: Wisconsin attorney general and governor concede same-sex marriage fight 5
8:20 PM — Wisconsin's attorney general and governor have conceded that the fight over same-sex marriage in the state is over.
US: Cyndi Lauper opens shelter for homeless gay young people in the Bronx 4
4:19 PM — Pop singer Cyndi Lauper is helping to open a shelter in the Bronx for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people.
3rd October 2014
US: Nick News special will focus on the lives of gay kids 1
10:37 PM — An upcoming edition of Nickelodeon's kids' news program, Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, will explore the lives of gay children.
Scott Wiener: ‘After 30 years of prevention efforts, we clearly need to do more’ 10
8:24 PM — Last month, San Francisco politician Scott Wiener became one of the first US politicians to confirm his use of Truvada as PrEP to reduce his risk of HIV infection.