9th September 2013
FIFA to urge Qatar to relax anti-gay legislation ahead of 2022 World Cup 26
6:19 PM — The international football governing body FIFA's taskforce is to put pressure on Qatar to relax its anti-gay legislation ahead of hosting the 2022 World Cup.
5th September 2013
Oman: News editor who published sympathetic article about gay life to face public prosecution 8
3:57 PM — Oman's ministry of information has referred the editor of a local newspaper to public prosecution for questioning over a sympathetic article he published last week on the story of a young gay man in the country.
Where do each of the G20 countries stand on LGBT rights? 36
3:23 PM — Today 20 of the world's leading economies meet to discuss issues of global importance, the G20 summit is to take place in Russia which has found itself at the centre of an international storm of controversy over its law which bans the promotion of "non traditional" relationships.
3rd September 2013
Oman: Newspaper issues front page apology for publishing a sympathetic article about gay life 7
12:26 PM — A newspaper in Oman has printed a front page apology for a sympathetic article it published last week on the story of a young gay man in the country.
29th August 2013
Yemen: Al-Qaeda suspects kill man they believed was gay 14
4:12 PM — Suspected members of Al-Qaeda on Thursday shot dead a Yemeni man who they believed was gay, a security official has said.
23rd August 2013
Israel to honour gay Holocaust victims with first monument 21
2:05 PM — Israel has announced that it is to erect a monument in the honour of gay victims of the Holocaust, the first of its kind in the country.
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.