17th March 2014
Chick-fil-A boss: I learned a lot from gay marriage controversy, but haven’t changed my mind 11
10:22 PM — Chick-fil-A boss Dan Cathy has said that he regrets getting the company entangled in controversy over anti-gay marriage donations, but that he hasn't changed his mind.
US: School bans 9-year-old boy from wearing My Little Pony bag 32
9:52 PM — A North Carolina school has ordered a 9-year old boy to stop wearing his My Little Pony bag, as it makes him a target for bullies.
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively marches in Boston St Patrick’s parade, gays remain banned 17
9:14 PM — Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively, who supported Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' bill, was allowed to take part in Boston's St Patrick's Day parade, while a group of gay veterans remained banned.
Russia: Moscow’s largest gay club closes after string of vigilante attacks 9
8:33 PM — Moscow's largest gay club will soon close its doors for good, after a string of vigilante attacks, including shootings, violent assaults and the release of poison gas.
US reverend: Obama should be more like Putin in tackling gay issues 5
8:05 PM — A US evangelist has made the claim that Obama should look to Russian President Vladimir Putin for inspiration with how to handle gay rights.
Author of Russian anti-gay law sanctioned by US over role in Ukraine crisis 2
7:54 PM — The Russian politician who wrote and sponsored the country's widely condemned anti-gay law is among various political figures to be subjected to sanctions because of their role in the Ukraine crisis.
MEPs condemn Cyprus Archbishop for calling on Christians to ‘condemn homosexuality’ 5
7:09 PM — The Archbishop of Cyprus has been condemned by politicians in the European Parliament, after he said that governments had "weakened" their "moral integrity" through equal rights.
Malaysian Ex-Deputy Prime Minister convicted on sodomy charges denies links to captain of flight MH370 1
6:17 PM — Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim – who earlier this month was sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges – has criticised attempts to link him to Malaysia Airlines pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev: Russia is not a homophobic country and I’m not gay 17
11:41 AM — Media tycoon Evgeny Lebedev has defended his native country Russia from suggestions it’s intrinsically homophobic and says he doesn't care if people think he is gay.
16th March 2014
‘God Hates Fags’ Church founder Fred Phelps about to die, claims estranged son 41
11:25 PM — Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church is about to die, according to his estranged son
Former Lib Dem MP Evan Harris refutes Ben Summerskill’s claim of ‘cynical’ support of equal marriage 4
12:49 PM — Former Liberal Democrat MP, Evan Harris, has launched back at Ben Summerskill for accusing him of political opportunism over equal marriage, saying he outright misquoted him to support his own politically partisan agenda.
CJ de Mooi: I spent three years homeless after growing up in a ‘violent, racist, homophobic household’ 6
12:10 PM — CJ de Mooi, ex-star of BBC2's Eggheads, has revealed how he spent three years living homeless after he grew up in a "violent, racist, homophobic household."
Ugandan gay rights activist says her own mother threatened to hand her into police over anti-gay laws 5
11:35 AM — Clare Byarugaba, a Ugandan human rights officer, has spoken up on her experiences as a lesbian since the passage of recent anti-gay legislation, including an account of where her own mother threatened to turn her into the police.
NYC pastor: ‘Jesus would stone homos – stoning is still the law’ 75
10:31 AM — Dr James Manning, a New York City pastor who recently blamed Obama for “releasing homo demons on the black man,” is now calling on Christians to stone gay people.
15th March 2014
Video: Australian PM Tony Abbott tongue tied over gay marriage questions from high school students 22
2:23 PM — The Prime Minister of Australia earlier this week perhaps regretted his decision to talk to a group of high school students in the grounds of Parliament House.
Irish health minister to discuss Russia’s anti-gay laws during Moscow trip 4
2:08 PM — Ireland's Junior Health Minister Alex White is to bring up Russia's anti-gay law in a trip to Moscow taking place this week.
14th March 2014
US: San Diego wins dispute with man arrested for wearing ‘just a loincloth’ to Pride 11
10:32 PM — A man who was arrested for 'public nudity' after wearing a loincloth to San Diego pride has had his lawsuit against the city dismissed.
US: Heineken joins boycott of NYC St Patrick’s parade over ban on gay groups 11
9:42 PM — Beer-maker Heineken has dropped its sponsorship of New York's St Patrick's Day parade, as a group of gay veterans will not be allowed to march.
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.
UN Human Rights Chief: Nigeria’s anti-gay law ‘violates international law’ 11
8:32 PM — The UN human rights chief has warned Nigeria that the country's new anti-gay law is in violation of international law.