19th September 2014
India: TV network hires first transgender news anchor 1
6:47 PM — An Indian news network has appointed the country's first transgender news anchor.
18th September 2014
Ex-Attorney General of Singapore: Abolish anti-gay law 3
1:39 PM — The former Attorney General of Singapore, Walter Woon, has urged for the repeal of the country’s ban on homosexuality.
14th September 2014
India: Government objects to Supreme Court ruling creating legal third gender 2
1:12 PM — The Indian government has filed an objection to a court ruling legally recognising a third gender.
13th September 2014
Kazakhstani politician: You can identify gays with an easy blood test 33
2:43 PM — A Kazakhstani politician has come up with an 'easy' method to identify gays.
India: Court drops all charges against female athlete accused of being male 3
1:54 PM — A female athlete who was arrested after she was accused of being male has had all charges against her dropped.
12th September 2014
Man who was electrocuted to ‘cure’ him of being gay to meet World Health Organisation 1
4:06 PM — A man may have taken a step closer to having the practice of gay “cure” therapy banned in China, as he has secured a meeting with the World Health Organisation (WHO).
11th September 2014
China: Gay rights groups ask 112 universities to ‘face up to basic demands’ 2
3:12 PM — Three Chinese activist groups have sent an open letter to 112 universities demanding they "face up to the basic demands" of LGBT students.
10th September 2014
Australian Football League to ‘reassess’ Brunei sponsorship over stone-the-gays law 3
1:40 PM — The Australian Football League (AFL) is "reassessing" a sponsorship deal with Royal Brunei Airlines following a global boycott of the country over a law which allows gay people to be stoned to death.
8th September 2014
British diplomat marries same-sex partner in Beijing
4:11 PM — A British diplomat has married his same-sex partner in Beijing.
India: Bestselling author calls colonial anti-gay law ‘our collective sin’ 9
10:07 AM — Bestselling Indian author Chetan Bhagat has spoken about India's anti-gay law to say that it contradicts the country's culture, calling it a "relic of an unscientific, Victorian past."
6th September 2014
Grindr disables location data over security loophole 1
1:10 PM — Hookup app Grindr has disabled the use of location data in some countries, over worries that users could be tracked down.
5th September 2014
Bollywood star: The UK must stand up against colonial anti-gay laws abroad 24
12:23 PM — A Bollywood star has called on the UK to do more to stand up against colonial anti-gay laws abroad.
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".