31st August 2014
Robert Mugabe: I prefer Chinese aid, because they don’t want Africa to ‘embrace homosexuality’ 34
4:10 PM — President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has said he dislikes taking international aid money from the West, because it comes with pressure to "embrace" homosexuality.
30th August 2014
BBC cuts Doctor Who lesbian kiss from Asian broadcasts 19
10:11 PM — The BBC cut a scene containing a lesbian kiss out of Asian broadcasts of Doctor Who, according to reports.
29th August 2014
Chinese man sues gay ‘cure’ clinic after electric shock treatments 4
9:50 AM — A man hopes to have the practice of gay "cure" therapy banned in China, as he is suing a clinic which performed electroshock treatment on him.
28th August 2014
Kazakhstan: Gay club poster sparks controversy over gay kiss 12
1:53 PM — A poster for a gay club in Kazakhstan has sparked controversy for featuring two 19th Century cultural figures.
13th August 2014
Delhi University will recognise transgender students from 2015
4:31 PM — Delhi University says it will recognise transgender students for the first time.
6th August 2014
Watch: George Takei remembers the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 3
5:44 PM — Activist and actor George Takei released a video commemorating the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
3rd August 2014
Vietnam: Country’s largest Pride parade held in Hanoi 1
5:58 PM — Vietnam's largest ever Pride parade has been held in the city of Hanoi today.
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: Striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law is ‘great step forward’
12:30 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the striking down of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality act, hailing it as a "great step forward".
2nd August 2014
Taiwan: Couples protest same-sex marriage ban by attempting to register partnerships
3:25 PM — Same-sex couples in Taiwan have protested in favour of marriage equality by attempting to register their partnerships en masse.
29th July 2014
China: Gay ‘cure’ clinic sued by activists in landmark move 5
11:58 AM — Campaigners in China have taken a clinic to court over its backing of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
27th July 2014
India: Fifth annual Kerala Pride takes place with LGBT rights protest
12:23 PM — The fifth annual queer pride march took place in Kerala, this weekend, in the city of Kochi.
26th July 2014
Sir Bob Geldof: China ‘doesn’t give a crap’ about fighting HIV 16
6:29 PM — Sir Bob Geldof has attacked China and Russia for their lack of funding for HIV/AIDS research.
23rd July 2014
Malaysia flies flag at half mast in Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony to remember MH17 victims 4
11:38 PM — Malaysian athletes entered the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with flags at half mast, to remember victims of the MH17 Malaysia Airlines crash.
22nd July 2014
Indian Government to wait for Supreme Court decision over anti-gay law 6
12:44 PM — India will take no decision on amending a law banning same-sex sexual activity until the Supreme Court rules, a government minister says.
19th July 2014
India’s top female sprinter banned from Commonwealth Games over testosterone levels 11
11:29 AM — An Indian sprinter has been banned from the Commonwealth games because she naturally exhibits high testosterone levels.
18th July 2014
Singapore: Destruction of children’s books halted by public outcry 9
1:29 PM — The planned pulping of editions of two children’s books removed from libraries earlier this month have been halted today due to outcry over censorship.
17th July 2014
Hong Kong: Trans marriages allowed to go ahead despite legislative stalling
4:57 PM — Transgender people in Hong Kong who have undergone full gender-reassignment surgeries will be able to marry from today, despite legislative stalling.
Singapore: Literary prize judges step down over ‘bigoted’ destruction of ‘gay books’ 2
3:00 PM — Three authors have stepped down from their roles as judges for a Singaporean literary prize, after the country destroyed copies of 'gay-themed' books.
16th July 2014
UN: Pro-gay Bollywood video is our ‘most watched ever’ 1
4:45 PM — The United Nations has said that a pro-gay Bollywood music video produced earlier this year is the most successful clip they have produced.
New Sailor Moon anime restores same-sex relationships 4
11:03 AM — A new version of the Sailor Moon anime is being released, with previously censored same-sex relationships restored to the series.