16th August 2013
Dubai: Gym removes ad which suggests women being overweight turns straight men gay 6
6:16 PM — A fitness centre in Dubai has removed an online advert which attracted criticism for apparently suggesting that if women are overweight, they risk turning straight men gay.
2nd August 2013
Tel Aviv: Gay orthodox Jewish man is one of Israel’s few religious drag queens 4
2:46 PM — An Orthodox Jewish man reveals how he has come to accept himself as a gay person living in Israel, starting living life closeted in his early adulthood married to a woman, to becoming one of the few religious drag queens working in Tel Aviv's downtown circuit.
31st July 2013
Gay US soldiers demoted for use of Craigslist 23
7:11 PM — Soldiers in the US army posted in Afghanistan have been using the website Craigslist for casual hookups on base, but some have been heavily disciplined, demoted and fined, a report has revealed.
16th July 2013
Yemen: Al-Qaeda linked group kills man ‘accused of being gay’ 5
2:41 PM — Two militants from an Al-Qaeda linked group have shot dead a man in the southern Lahj province of the country, on the basis of his perceived sexuality.
8th July 2013
Tel Aviv: Prime suspect of LGBT youth centre shooting reveals he was ‘driven by biblical edict to attack homosexuals’ 24
5:33 PM — The prime suspect in the fatal 2009 shooting at a Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre has confessed that he carried out the shooting “because of the biblical edict to attack homosexuals.”
28th June 2013
Lebanon: Human Rights Watch details anti-LGBT police brutality in new report 3
5:57 PM — A report issued by Human Rights Watch this week has revealed abuse, torture and ill-treatment of both trans and gay people by Lebanese internal xecurity forces, including physical violence, intimidation, humiliation, and forced confessions.
17th June 2013
Israel: Debate on same-sex civil unions delayed by Prime Minister 10
12:51 AM — After the Israeli Justice Minister announced that she would present a bill to allow same-sex civil partnerships on Sunday, the country's Prime Minister has delayed the debate on the issue.
16th June 2013
Israel: Justice Minister tables bill to allow same-sex civil unions 12
2:17 PM — Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, has announced that she is on Sunday to present to ministers a bill to allow civil unions for gay couples.
11th June 2013
Tel Aviv: Prime suspect of 2009 LGBT youth centre shooting named 5
5:50 PM — A court has lifted an order allowing for the name of the prime suspect charged in relation to the fatal 2009 shooting at a Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre to be published.
7th June 2013
Israel: Police no longer treating LGBT centre shooting as hate crime 7
6:51 PM — Israeli police say the killing of two people at an LGBT youth centre in Tel Aviv four years ago is no longer being treated as a hate crime.
Tel Aviv Pride kicks off and attracts thousands 1
4:43 PM — Tel Aviv Pride kicked off today with music and speeches, and attracted thousands of revellers as the annual parade passed through the city, with followers waving rainbow flags, and enjoying the summer weather.
France’s first married gay couple honeymoon at Tel Aviv Pride 2
4:19 PM — The first gay couple to marry in France have taken to Tel Aviv for their honeymoon, following their wedding ceremony last week which attracted international media attention.
5th June 2013
Israel: Police make arrests in connection with 2009 LGBT teen centre shooting 9
9:31 PM — Israeli media are reporting that police have arrested three suspects in connection with a shooting at a gay community centre in 2009.
10th May 2013
Online campaign targets homophobia in Arab world 2
3:56 PM — An online magazine has launched a campaign asking readers in Arab countries to photograph themselves with messages speaking out against homophobia.
8th May 2013
Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz to run for mayor of Tel Aviv
11:22 AM — Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz has formally announced his intention to run for mayor of Tel Aviv.
10th April 2013
Video: Israeli gay couple in YouTube plea for help to start a family 4
4:15 PM — 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.
Anti-gay US-born Israeli terrorist jailed for killing two Palestinians 7
3:05 PM — 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.
19th March 2013
Video: Activists launch campaign against gay conversion therapy in Israel’s Orthodox Jewish neighbourhoods 4
6:57 PM — Activists have put up anti-gay conversion therapy posters in some of Israel's most religious neighbourhoods.
19th February 2013
Israel: HIV cases among gay men up 55% since 2005 3
5:27 PM — Figure show the number of gay men become HIV-positive in Israel has increased by 55% since 2005.
9th January 2013
Senior Rabbi: Gay people are ‘unfortunate’ but public must rise above ‘aggressive’ attitude to them 32
1:46 PM — 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".