3rd March 2014
Jared Leto wins oscar for trans role in Dallas Buyers Club 9
7:48 AM — Jared Leto has won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rayon, a trans woman with AIDS in the 1980s era drama set amidst the HIV/ AIDS crisis.
2nd March 2014
Hong Kong: Lawmakers to debate bill for equal recognition of ‘non-operative’ transgender people 2
5:02 PM — Lawmakers in Hong Kong are set to debate over a bill that would allow transgender people unwilling to undergo full gender reassignment surgery to have the same rights as 'post-operative' transsexuals.
US poll: 56% support marriage for same-sex couples 2
4:17 PM — A new poll published recently has found that 56% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples.
Australia: 10,000 attendees march in biggest Sydney Mardi Gras so far 10
3:44 PM — This year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade was one the largest ever, with over 10,000 attendees joining to celebrate in the march.
Rufus Wainwright: ‘Coming out to my parents was a nightmare’ 3
3:09 PM — Musician Rufus Wainwright has revealed how his parents "reacted horrifically" when he came out as a gay teenager in the late 1980s.
1st March 2014
Sierra Leone President warns West against withholding African aid money over anti-gay laws 53
5:30 PM — The President of Sierra Leone on Saturday warned western countries against cutting aid money to African countries based on anti-gay laws.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to visit LGBT Russians during official trip 4
3:56 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has promised to visit LGBT people during a trip to Russia later this year.
Whoopi Goldberg: ‘Uganda and Nigeria’s presidents are on the wrong side of history’ 32
2:01 PM — Speaking out against harsh new anti-gay laws passed in Uganda and in Nigeria, Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg has described the presidents of the countries as being on the "wrong side of history" when it comes to LGBT rights.
28th February 2014
UK Minister: Taking a ‘subtle approach’ failed to stop Uganda’s ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 10
3:12 PM — Lynne Featherstone says events in Uganda show taking a "subtle approach" on LGBT rights "clearly didn’t work" and won’t deter similar legislation in other parts of Africa.
Scottish Government: Scotland stands ready to accept Ugandans persecuted by anti-gay law 2
1:46 PM — Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs has told William Hague that Scotland will welcome Ugandans facing homophobic persecution.
Zimbabwe: Government case against leading gay rights group head thrown out
12:57 PM — A case brought by the Zimbabwean Government against the country's leading LGBT advocacy group has been thrown out by a magistrate.
World Bank halts £54m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law 10
12:06 PM — The World Bank has postponed a £54m loan to Uganda over its tough new anti-gay law.
27th February 2014
Map shows worst places for LGBT people around the world 20
6:22 PM — A map revealing the worst places to be LGBT has been published.
Nigerian authors blast Ugandan anti-gay law as ‘un-African’ 9
5:44 PM — Two leading authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jackie Kay have spoken about their concern for the new anti-gay law in Uganda.
United Nations: Tabloids publishing lists ‘exposing’ gay people shows danger of Uganda’s anti-gay law 4
4:44 PM — The United Nations has hit out at the publication of a list of the "200 top" gay people by a Ugandan tabloid, to say it shows the danger of a newly-introduced anti-gay law.
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.
Ugandan Government: The West can keep its ‘homo’ aid 24
3:38 PM — The Ugandan Government has responded to the withdrawal of aid by several western countries in typical robust fashion.
Lord Smith: Nelson Mandela made me feel vindicated in talking about my HIV status
1:40 PM — Lord Smith has spoken about the moment when Nelson Mandela commended him over his decision to reveal his HIV status.
John Kerry compares Ugandan anti-gay law to apartheid and anti-Semitism 4
1:23 PM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has compared Uganda's newly introduced anti-gay law with anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and apartheid in South Africa.
26th February 2014
Poll: Jewish Americans more likely to support equal marriage 17
5:57 PM — According to a recent survey of religious groups, Jewish people are most in favour of equal marriage in the US.