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.
15th May 2014
Israel: Minimum age for gender confirmation surgery lowered to 18 1
12:51 PM — Israel has lowered the minimum age to proceed with gender reassignment surgery from 21 to 18, officials have announced.
Morocco: 6 men jailed on ‘homosexuality’ charges 5
11:08 AM — Six men have been jailed in Morocco on various charges including "homosexuality".
28th April 2014
Human Rights Watch: Gay men hunted, raped and killed by Syrian Army 9
5:33 PM — Human Rights Watch has revealed the danger that many gay individuals face in Syria.
27th April 2014
EFF: Gay dating sites being used to entrap men across Middle East 14
6:07 PM — The Electronic Frontier Foundation has warned that gay dating sites are being used by police to entrap men across the Middle East.
24th April 2014
Bahrain: Transgender prostitutes lose appeal against jail term 2
1:34 PM — Two transgender prostitutes in Bahrain have lost an appeal against a six-month jail sentence.
21st April 2014
Turkish university cancels talks on homosexuality due to Hezbullah fears 14
3:28 PM — A panel discussion on homosexuality at a Turkish university has been cancelled following fears that it may have caught the attention of Hizbullah.
25th March 2014
UAE: Court upholds men’s 6-month jail term for ‘sodomy’ 10
8:29 PM — A court in the United Arab Emirates has upheld a six month jail term handed to two men who are alleged to have had sex.
14th March 2014
Israel: Minister quashes proposed gay surrogacy law 1
9:07 PM — The Israeli housing minister has appealed against a bill which would have allowed gay couples access to surrogacy, stopping it in its tracks.
4th March 2014
Comment: Russia must be barred from holding the 2018 World Cup because of its anti-gay law 16
1:55 PM — Writing for PinkNews, James Lavin says Russia should not be allowed to host the 2018 World Cup because of human rights violations against the LGBT community.
27th February 2014
Ten gays and lesbians arrested in Jordan for holding get-together
4:13 PM — Ten gay and lesbian people have been arrested in Jordan for holding a get-together in a party hall.
14th February 2014
England football captain: I won’t go to the Qatar World Cup, where gays are not accepted 10
7:20 PM — While the world watches Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the head of the England football team quietly said they would not attend Qatar where gay people are not welcome.
27th January 2014
Kuwait: Trans women arrested under law which bans ‘imitating the opposite sex’ 5
6:39 PM — More than half a dozen trans women have been arrested in Kuwait for "imitating the opposite sex", in the past week.
Israel to legalise surrogacy for gay couples 4
2:45 PM — Israel will legalise surrogacy for gay couples and has begun to issue passports for babies born via surrogacy abroad, ministers have announced.
14th January 2014
Israel: Attackers in homophobic assault likely to be charged with assault 2
6:10 PM — Three men who led an attack on a group of gay men on Saturday are now under house arrest, and are likely to be charged with assault, police have said.
10th January 2014
British LGBT journalist and activist detained and faces 10 year ban from Israel 62
5:56 PM — A British LGBT and human rights activist has been detained for hours and told he is banned from returning to Israel for ten years.
Tel Aviv: Memorial for gay victims of the Holocaust unveiled 16
3:21 PM — A memorial honouring gay victims of the Holocaust has been unveiled in Tel Aviv.
8th January 2014
Yemen: 25-year-old man shot dead for being gay 2
11:50 AM — Reports out of Yemen say a gunman in the southern province of Lahj has killed a man for being gay.
2nd January 2014
Bahrain court gives initial approval to gender reassignment for two trans men 3
1:34 PM — Two trans men working for the government in Bahrain have been given initial approval for gender reassignment.
31st December 2013
Despite ongoing debate, gay couples with children receive tax benefits in Israel
1:16 PM — Despite a heated, ongoing debate around the issue, the tax authority in Israel has instructed that same-sex couples with children should begin receiving tax benefits immediately.