3rd July 2014
Archbishop of Singapore apologises, adds, ‘gay relationships contradict God’s laws’ 34
1:00 PM — The Archbishop of Singapore has apologised for a letter in which he condemned the gay “lifestyle” as “detrimental to society”, but has restated his view that homosexuality “contradicts the natural laws of God”.
2nd July 2014
Philippines: Nearly 20,000 new cases of HIV since 1984 1
3:14 PM — 495 new cases of HIV/AIDS were reported in the Philippines in May, bumping this year's new cases up to 2,320.
1st July 2014
Thailand: Major newspaper ‘parody’ describes gang-rape of LGBT activist and politician 4
4:30 PM — A major newspaper in Thailand has published a fictional account of the gang rape of Aum Neko, a LGBT activist and Jakrapob Penkair, a prominent politician.
28th June 2014
Video: Singapore’s Pink Dot pride rally draws record crowd of 26,000 6
3:27 PM — Singapore's sixth annual Pink Dot festival drew record crowds today, despite prominent protests from religious groups.
27th June 2014
Singapore: Pink Dot gay rally to deploy security for first time after increased opposition
1:06 PM — Organisers of Singapore’s annual gay rights rally are to deploy security personnel for the first time, amid fears that increased religious opposition might blight this year’s event.
26th June 2014
India: Police arrest seven in first apparent case since recriminalisation of homosexuality 5
2:44 PM — Police in India have arrested seven men accused of blackmail and same-sex sexual acts, in what is apparently the first case since the reintroduction last year of a law to criminalise homosexuality.
25th June 2014
Malaysia: Political pressure may prevent LGBT protection in new anti-discrimination law
6:34 PM — A new draft act proposed to combat discrimination in Malaysia risks losing protections for the LGBT community after political pressure, a policy formation body has warned.
Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Committee passes bill to ban LGBT ‘propaganda’ 1
3:51 PM — The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan's Human Rights Committee has approved a bill banning LGBT "propaganda", and a full parliamentary vote may take place this week.
24th June 2014
Kim Kardashian changes mind on ‘stone the gays’ hotel boycott 30
4:44 PM — Kim Kardashian has spoken against the continuing celebrity boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, which was initiated after the introduction to Brunei of a law prescribing death-by-stoning as a punishment for same-sex activity.
Mongolian Government may introduce LGBT protections in face of neo-Nazi violence 2
2:40 PM — The Mongolian government is considering the implementation of anti-discrimination legislature to protect its LGBT citizens in the face of rising neo-Nazi violence.
23rd June 2014
Singapore: Christians and Muslims join forces to protest against gay rights 21
4:27 PM — Christians and Muslims have joined up in Singapore in an effort to protest against a gay rights rally which last year attracted over 20,000 people.
22nd June 2014
Archbishop of Singapore: I pray the Holy Spirit cures all gay people 38
12:44 PM — The Archbishop of Singapore has called upon the Holy Spirit to "restore" gay people to a life of "wholeness" in an open letter.
17th June 2014
Jordan’s Prince Zeid appointed as new UN human rights chief 47
6:20 PM — Jordan's Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein has been appointed the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
16th June 2014
World Bank: Homophobia costs Indian economy 30.8 billion dollars 6
1:57 PM — A World Bank study has calculated homophobia costs the Indian economy $30.8 billion (£18.2 billion).
15th June 2014
Singapore: Government condemns Goldman Sachs for holding LGBT dinner 84
2:28 PM — A Singapore government minister has condemned Goldman Sachs for holding an LGBT networking event in the country.
14th June 2014
Video game series Harvest Moon could introduce same-sex marriage 3
12:29 PM — The creators of farm simulator Harvest Moon are 'looking into' adding same-sex marriage in a future installation.
12th June 2014
Oxford Student Union calls for anti-gay Sultan of Brunei to be stripped of honours 6
8:00 AM — The Student Union at Oxford University has unanimously passed an emergency motion condemning the decision of the university not to rescind an honour given to the Sultan of Brunei
11th June 2014
Oxford Student Union raises emergency motion to condemn honour for anti-gay Sultan 11
4:52 PM — The Student Union at Oxford University has raised an emergency motion to discover the reason why the university has refused to rescind an Honorary Doctorate in Law given to the Sultan of Brunei.
Aberdeen University will not revoke honour for Sultan of Brunei despite stone-the-gays law 10
4:05 PM — The University of Aberdeen is the latest in the UK to refuse to rescind an honour given to the Sultan of Brunei, despite that he enacted a law in April which allows gay people to be stoned to death.
Malaysia: 16 trans women jailed after arrest at wedding 1
3:53 PM — Sixteen transgender women have been jailed in Malaysia.