10 May 2013
Online campaign targets homophobia in Arab world
An online magazine has launched a campaign asking readers in Arab countries to photograph themselves with messages speaking out against homophobia.
8 May 2013
Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz to run for mayor of Tel Aviv
Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz has formally announced his intention to run for mayor of Tel Aviv.
10 April 2013
Video: Israeli gay couple in YouTube plea for help to start a family
A gay couple in Israel have started a campaign, asking for help to start a family after spending their entire savings on several failed surrogacy and adoption attempts, as Israel forbids surrogacy for gay couples.
10 April 2013
Anti-gay US-born Israeli terrorist jailed for killing two Palestinians
A US-born West Bank settler, who previously suggested Molotov cocktails should be used at those taking part in a gay pride event, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of two Palestinians.
19 March 2013
Video: Activists launch campaign against gay conversion therapy in Israel’s Orthodox Jewish neighbourhoods
Activists have put up anti-gay conversion therapy posters in some of Israel's most religious neighbourhoods.
19 February 2013
Israel: HIV cases among gay men up 55% since 2005
Figure show the number of gay men become HIV-positive in Israel has increased by 55% since 2005.
9 January 2013
Senior Rabbi: Gay people are ‘unfortunate’ but public must rise above ‘aggressive’ attitude to them
A top Religious Zionism rabbi has said that he thought gay people were treated too "aggressively" by religious society, but did describe them as "unfortunate".
4 January 2013
Gay Israeli MP conducts unofficial same-sex marriage ceremonies outside Rabbinic Court
Gay Israeli member of the Israeli Parliament or Knesset, Nitzan Horowitz has conducted three unofficial same-sex wedding ceremonies in front of the rabbinical court.
2 January 2013
Israel: Lesbian teenager attacked with stones in homophobic assault
A teenage lesbian has been reportedly attacked by a group of ultra-Orthodox students in central Israel.
26 December 2012
Israel: Party leader calls on state to stop recognising same-sex marriages
Naftali Bennett, the chairman of a minor Israeli party, The Jewish Home (Habayit Hayehudi) has said that Israel should stop recognising same-sex marriages and that he joked about a gay solider in his army unit "in good fun".
18 December 2012
Rabbi: Bans gay teachers, says they are ‘perverts’
A prominent Rabbi has said that people seeking private lessons, especially for their children, are not allowed to employ "perverted" gay teachers, "evil" atheists.
4 December 2012
Iran reveals more than 1,000 gender reassignment operations in four years
An Iranian news service has said that more than one thousand Iranians have undergone gender reassignment surgery in the Islamic State between 2006 and 2010
3 December 2012
Israel grants first divorce to gay married couple
For the first time, an Israeli court has granted the divorce of a gay couple, a move that may have widespread ramifications across the country.
6 November 2012
Egypt: 7 men remain detained over anti-gay charges
Seven men in Egypt, who were arrested for breaking the country’s law on sexual conduct, are reportedly still in prison.
5 October 2012
Comment: Equal marriage is a test for my Jewish Orthodox faith
Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, LGBT campaigner Oliver Kasin talks of how his Orthodox Jewish faith has created a personal conflict due to his sexuality.
26 September 2012
Video: Iran gay film in fundraising challenge
A New York filmmaker has less than a month to raise $100,000 (£61,910) so he can produce a film about Iran’s systematic persecution of its LGBT citizens.
25 September 2012
Audio: Iowa radio host announces agreement with Ahmadinejad on ‘gays are ugly’ comment
A radio presenter in Iowa kicked off his show this morning by discussing the issues surrounding President Ahmadinejad's visit to the US, and comments he made about Israel, to the US General Assembly, and homosexuality, on CNN.
24 September 2012
President Ahmadinejad: Gays are ugly and are like thieves
Interviewed on Piers Morgan Tonight, the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad equates homosexuality to stealing and tells the presenter that being gay is ugly.
21 September 2012
Israel: Lesbian couple awarded payout in landmark ruling
An Israeli lesbian couple is celebrating after a judge ruled that a wedding hall could not reject their custom.
17 September 2012
Canadian government criticises Iran on gay rights
In a swipe at Iran, Canada’s Justice Minister Jason Kenney says the country is determined to promote gay rights on the international stage.