11 May 2010
Elton John to perform in Morocco despite calls to ban him
Elton John will still perform at a music festival in Morocco despite calls to ban him because he is gay.
27 April 2010
Comment: Labour is shunning gay Iraqis, asylum seekers
As he launched Labour's international LGBT manifesto last Wednesday, foreign secretary David Miliband made one howler, echoed by another in the manifesto's text.
27 April 2010
UK ‘breaching UN rules’ on returning gay asylum seekers
An Amnesty International report claims that the UK and several other European countries are breaching United Nations rules on returning vulnerable Iraqi asylum seekers.
24 March 2010
Comment: Iraq is the most dangerous place on earth for gays
It often shocks people to hear this but talk to Iraqi gays who've made it out and they'll tell you - life was better under Saddam.
23 March 2010
Exclusive: Campaigner says delay in asylum claims is ‘killing gay Iraqis’
A gay Iraqi asylum seeker whose application has been stuck in the system for three years has complained that the delay is harming LGBT people in the country.
22 March 2010
Iranian actor returns to screens after gender reassignment
An Iranian actor has returned to screens as a man after transitioning.
9 March 2010
Bing ‘censors gay and lesbian searches in Arabic countries’
Microsoft's Bing search engine has been accused of blocking non-pornographic gay and lesbian searches in Arabic countries.
3 December 2009
Opening of Chinese gay bar delayed
The opening of a Chinese gay bar designed to tackle HIV infections has been delayed.
27 November 2009
Israeli ambassador first to be accompanied by gay spouse
A Liverpool-born man has become the first gay spouse of an Israeli ambassador.
12 November 2009
Jewish settler accused of attacks on gay Israelis
A Jewish settler accused of killing two Israelis and carrying out attacks on gays, left-wing Israelis and messianic Jews told a court this week that God was "proud" of him.
9 November 2009
Three Iranian men on death row for homosexuality offences
Three Iranian men are thought to be facing the death penalty for having homosexual relations.
11 September 2009
Iran may allow trans marriage
Iran is set to allow a woman to marry a trans man.
25 August 2009
Gay Prime Minister poll provokes homophobic response from Israeli MP
A poll for an Israeli newspaper that revealed that 44% of Israelis may be ready for a gay Prime Minister has provoked a vitriolic response from one of the country's MPs.
21 August 2009
Israeli rabbis discuss gay parenting
A Jewish initiative may see gay men marrying women to have children while continuing relationships with their male partners.
20 August 2009
Jerusalem gay community centre hires armed guard
Following a fatal shooting at a Tel Aviv gay youth venue several weeks ago, Jerusalem's only gay community centre has now employed an armed security guard.
17 August 2009
Gay Israeli peace campaigner avoids jail for now
A gay Israeli man who has opposed the demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank has escaped jail for now.
17 August 2009
Gay Iraqis face torture and murder, report finds
A report has found that gays in Iraq are facing rising levels of homophobic violence from militia groups and the government is not doing enough to stop attacks.
13 August 2009
19,000 people sign petition not to jail gay Israeli man
An online petition to prevent a gay Israeli peace campaigner being jailed has gathered 19,000 signatures but more people are being asked to pledge their support.
11 August 2009
Israeli military’s chief rabbi complains over magazine feature on gay soldiers
The chief rabbi of the Israeli Defence Forces has complained over an army magazine which featured gay soldiers.
10 August 2009
Israeli president speaks at Tel Aviv gay rally
The Israeli president, Shimon Peres, has addressed tens of thousands of people at a gay solidarity rally in Tel Aviv.