Report: IS stones 2 ‘gay men’ to death in Syria 10
4:44 PM — Islamic State (IS) has stoned two men to death after claiming they were gay, reports out of Syria say.
18th November 2014
Qatar to host 2019 World Athletics Championships despite anti-gay laws 8
3:00 PM — Qatar has been awarded the 2019 World Athletics Championships despite controversies around its anti-gay laws and human rights abuses linked to the 2022 World Cup.
17th November 2014
Israel: Gay-friendy ID cards introduced for children of same-sex parents 17
12:37 PM — Israel has begun issuing new ID cards to children of same-sex parents - as previous cards only allowed for a 'mother' and a 'father'.
15th November 2014
Saudi Arabia: Gay man jailed for three years over naked photos 18
3:43 PM — A gay man in Saudi Arabia has been jailed for three years, for engaging in 'immoral acts' by taking naked photos of himself.
14th November 2014
Qatar: We will find ‘creative’ solutions to gays at the World Cup 14
12:09 PM — The Qatari sports minister has claimed that his country will find "creative" solutions to gay people attending the world cup despite its ban on homosexuality.
13th November 2014
Anti-gay Qatar cleared by FIFA to host 2022 World Cup 9
12:25 PM — Qatar – a country notorious for its anti-gay laws – has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup by football’s governing body.
11th November 2014
Saudi Arabia: Gay man arrested for ‘offensive’ pictures found on his mobile 31
10:04 AM — A man in eastern Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to three years in jail for engaging in "immoral acts."
9th November 2014
British man charged with anti-gay hate crime kills eight in Iraq suicide bombing 112
11:49 AM — A British man who was charged with a hate crime for handing out anti-gay leaflets has reportedly killed himself in a suicide bombing in Iraq.
5th November 2014
Report: Gay Iranians pressured into gender reassignment by doctors 12
5:28 PM — Gay Iranians are being pressured into gender reassignment treatments due to the country’s draconian ban on same-sex relationships, doctors in the country say.
10th October 2014
Financial Times editor: UAE distributors removed gay supplement from circulation 4
3:00 PM — The editor of the Financial Times (FT), has told of how distributors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) removed a list of gay business leaders and allies from the paper, for fear of legal rebuttal.
29th September 2014
US: TV hosts fired for being homophobes compare themselves to ISIS beheading victims 22
12:08 PM — A pair of TV hosts who were fired when it emerged they were anti-gay activists have compared themselves to victims of ISIS.
25th September 2014
TV station retracts gay ‘list of shame’ featuring Daniel Radcliffe 8
11:06 AM — A TV station which published a gay "list of shame" featuring straight actors Daniel Radcliffe and Cameron Diaz has retracted the article and apologised for any offence caused.
23rd September 2014
TV station names Cameron Diaz and Daniel Radcliffe in gay ‘list of shame’ 31
2:30 PM — Among other celebrities, Hollywood stars Daniel Radcliffe and Cameron Diaz have been named on a gay "list of shame" by a Middle Eastern TV station with millions of followers.
22nd September 2014
Qatar may lose 2022 World Cup over temperature concerns 6
4:48 PM — Following multiple campaigns to have the 2022 World Cup removed from Qatar due to the country's anti-gay laws, the competition may not take place there, over temperature concerns.
Israeli gay club promoter criticised for mock Islamic State execution poster 24
11:19 AM — A popular gay events promoter in Israel has been strongly criticised for using images appearing to mimic recent Islamic State beheading videos.
19th September 2014
Israel: Twice-cancelled Jerusalem Pride attracts low turnout 45
1:15 PM — This year's Jerusalem Pride - which was delayed twice due to the Gaza conflict - has finally gone ahead, but attracted a lower-than-expected turnout.
18th September 2014
Watch: ISIS fighter warns that ‘gays and paedophiles’ teach in ‘infidel’ schools 13
8:42 PM — A video featuring a fighter allegedly with ISIS, the Islamic State, who warns against gays, drug dealers and paedophiles teaching in "infidel countries."
Australian Football League calls off Brunei sponsorship deal 4
11:25 AM — The Australian Football League (AFL) has called off a controversial sponsorship deal with the state-owned Royal Brunei Airlines, over the introduction of a law to allow gay people to be stoned to death.
8th September 2014
Israel: Woman granted divorce 14 years after husband cheated on her with a man
1:30 PM — An Israeli woman has finally been granted a divorce from her husband - 14 years after he cheated on her with a man.
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.