27th April 2014
Japan: First Lady makes surprise appearance at Tokyo Pride parade 12
2:27 PM — Japan's First Lady took part in Tokyo's pride parade on Sunday, voicing her support for LGBT people.
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.
Human Rights Watch: Obama should use Malaysia visit to raise sodomy ban
1:50 PM — Human Rights Watch has said that Barack Obama should use his visit to Malaysia to raise gay rights issues in the country.
Australia: Indian gay student granted asylum after being held captive by family 6
11:55 AM — A gay Indian student whose family attempted to force him into an arranged marriage with a woman has been granted asylum in Australia.
25th April 2014
North Korea: Gay judge who compiled UN human rights report labelled ‘disgusting old lecher’ 10
7:22 PM — North Korea's state media has attacked a gay judge responsible for a UN report on human rights violations in the country, labelling him a 'disgusting old lecher'.
22nd April 2014
Brunei delays introducing law allowing gays to be stoned to death 24
3:08 PM — The introduction of Brunei’s new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity has been delayed.
India: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against anti-gay law 3
2:45 PM — The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists against a recently reinstated law banning gay sex.
Indonesia’s first transgender boarding school reopens its doors 1
2:20 PM — An Islamic transgender boarding school has reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java.
21st April 2014
India: Trans woman runs for parliament as independent anti-corruption candidate 2
4:56 PM — An Indian trans woman has become the first ever to run for a seat in parliament, as an independent candidate.
India: Supreme Court urged to consider review of anti-gay law after third gender ruling 2
3:31 PM — A law that re-criminalised homosexuality in India could be heading back to the country's Supreme Court, after a separate ruling in favour of trans people.
19th April 2014
US: LGBT conference boycotts Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 2
10:42 PM — A pro-gay conference due to be held at a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei will move to a different venue, after the Asian country changed the penal code to call for gays to be stoned to death.
China: Censors clamp down on gay Sherlock fan fiction 6
4:52 PM — China's media regulator is reportedly clamping down on gay Sherlock fan fiction online.
15th April 2014
UN condemns Brunei over new law allowing gays to be stoned to death 167
12:25 PM — The UN has condemned Brunei for adopting a new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity.
Indian Supreme Court legally recognises transgender people for the first time 9
11:20 AM — India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark verdict creating a new category that allows transgender people to identify themselves as such on official documents.
12th April 2014
Nintendo: Same-sex marriage in video game was ‘unintentional, game-breaking bug’ 24
2:43 PM — Nintendo has said that the inclusion of same-sex marriage in a video game last yearwas a 'critical bug'.
10th April 2014
Foreign Office: India recriminalising homosexuality was ‘unexpected’ 16
10:53 PM — A report from the Foreign Office says India's recriminalisation of homosexuality was 'unexpected'.
6th April 2014
Kuwait: Parliamentary panel offers to ‘help gays and cross-dressers end their suffering’ 25
9:58 PM — A National Assembly panel in Kuwait has offered to 'end the suffering' of gay people and cross-dressers.
India: Bollywood filmmaker drops support for political party as they ‘let down’ gay groups 2
4:01 PM — A Bollywood filmmaker has withdrawn his support from the country's new anti-corruption party, as they haven't pledged to de-criminalise homosexuality in their manifesto.
1st April 2014
Protestant South Korean sex reassignment surgeon: ‘I’ve decided to defy God’s will’ 4
2:54 PM — A leading sex reassignment surgeon in South Korea has spoken about his experiences helping transgender people as a devout Protestant, saying he has made it his mission to correct what he calls "God's mistakes."
31st March 2014
Kyrgyzstan: MEPs condemns plans for anti-gay ‘propaganda law’
3:27 PM — Leading European figures have condemned plans for a Russia-style anti-gay propaganda law in Kyrgyzstan.