11th June 2014
Anti-gay Sultan to keep honour given by college for ‘raising healthcare standards’ in Brunei 26
11:45 AM — The Royal College of General Practitioners has refused to revoke an honour given to the Sultan of Brunei on the basis that he is 'committed to raising healthcare standards' in his country, despite a law which means gay people can be stoned.
10th June 2014
Oxford University refuses to rescind Honorary Doctorate in Law for Sultan of Brunei 19
5:52 PM — Oxford University has said it will not rescind an Honorary Doctorate in Law given to the Sultan of Brunei, despite a recently introduced law which makes homosexuality punishable by stoning.
Diane Abbott: Sultan of Brunei keeping honours legitimises stone-the-gays-law 6
5:50 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott has questioned the decision of King’s College London not to rescind an Honorary Law Doctorate given to the Sultan of Brunei.
Sledge-hammer wielding moped riders rob Dorchester Hotel in London 8
3:09 PM — A London hotel currently the subject of a boycott because it of its Brunei owner, has been targeted by a smash-and-grab gang of moped riders.
Former Tory Chair: King’s College dishonours gay students by maintaining honour for Sultan of Brunei 12
11:34 AM — Former Conservative Party Chairman Lord Deben, has criticised King's College London for rejecting calls by the publisher of PinkNews to rescind an Honorary Law Doctorate given to the Sultan of Brunei over the country's new law which allows gay people to be stoned.
9th June 2014
King’s College rejects calls from PinkNews founder to rescind honour for Sultan of Brunei 49
4:38 PM — King's College London (KCL), has refused to rescind an Honorary Doctorate given to the Sultan of Brunei because of a recently introduced law which makes homosexuality punishable by stoning, following calls from the publisher of PinkNews.
8th June 2014
Hong Kong: British consulate banned from performing same-sex marriages 24
8:45 PM — The British consulate in Hong Kong has been banned from performing same-sex marriages by the local government.
South Korea: Christian protesters disrupt Seoul Pride festival 8
6:08 PM — Activists at Seoul Pride clashed with Christian protesters attempting to stop the event, according to reports.
5th June 2014
George Takei hopes Japan will follow in America’s footsteps for equal rights 3
7:06 PM — Star Trek actor George Takei, has admitted that he hopes gay rights will become more of a dominant part of society in his country of ancestry, Japan.
Christopher Biggins: ‘The Sultan of Brunei looks like an old queen’ 33
11:39 AM — Entertainer Christopher Biggins has mocked the Sultan of Brunei's support for anti-gay legislation, saying he "looks like an old queen anyway."
4th June 2014
India: Census finds half a million trans people 8
8:42 PM — The first census in India to contain a third gender option has found nearly half a million trans people.
2nd June 2014
US: Rose McGowan throws party in support of Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel 51
9:29 PM — Actress Rose McGowan held a defiant party in support of the Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel, despite a boycott over Brunei's anti-gay laws.
Peter Tatchell: Kate Middleton’s decision to visit The Dorchester is ‘hugely disappointing’ for gay rights 30
6:11 PM — Peter Tatchell has blasted the Duchess of Cambridge for visiting a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei.
Kate Middleton visits hotel owned by stone-the-gays Sultan of Brunei 103
12:11 PM — A beleaguered London hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei has received a royal boost following a visit by the Duchess of Cambridge.
30th May 2014
South Korea: Officials attempt to cancel Seoul Pride, event to go ahead regardless 4
10:08 PM — The organisers of Seoul Pride have announced the event will go ahead next week in defiance of government orders, after their permission was revoked.
Kyrgyzstan urged by human rights groups to scrap anti-gay bills 2
12:05 PM — The parliament in Kyrgyzstan is being urged to reject legislation which would ban "foreign agents" and "homosexual propaganda".
26th May 2014
Anna Wintour joins Dorchester hotel boycott 3
6:38 PM — US Vogue Editor Anna Wintour is the latest figure to boycott a hotel chained owned by the Government of Brunei due to the country’s anti-gay laws.
20th May 2014
Russell Crowe: ‘Pathetic bullies’ boycotting hotel owned by Sultan who wants to execute gays 163
9:43 PM — Russell Crowe has refused to back a boycott of Brunei-owned hotels after the country passed laws calling for gays to be stoned to death, labelling a supporter a "pathetic bully".
Bollywood star: Indian anti-gay law contradicts our culture- ‘it’s completely OK to be gay’ 3
6:38 PM — Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor has spoken about India's anti-gay law to say that it contradicts the country's culture, and that the film industry could begin to explore same-sex relationships.
18th May 2014
US: Obama nominates gay man as ambassador to Vietnam 6
12:52 PM — Barack Obama has nominated a gay diplomat to be the US ambassador to Vietnam, the first appointment of a gay US ambassador in Asia.