21st February 2014
Reports: Yoweri Museveni has signed Uganda’s ‘jail the gays’ bill into law 3
11:26 AM — Several reports from within Uganda suggest that the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed the country's new anti-gay bill into law.
Russia: Social network page accused of breaking anti-gay ‘propaganda’ laws acquitted of charges
11:01 AM — A woman accused of breaking Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" laws for setting up a pro-LGBT support page has now been acquitted of charges.
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
Study finds that homophobic people die younger 19
8:01 PM — A study soon to be published has found that straight people who hold anti-gay views are more likely to die younger than those who don't.
Uganda offers ‘reassurance’ to international gay community of ‘continued commitment to the law’ 10
6:19 PM — In what appears to be an attempt to extinguish the fire of controversy surrounding its soon to be signed anti-gay law, the Ugandan Government has put out a statement offering "reassurance" to the international community.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 39
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.
Gay magazine launches in UK with Chris Mears swimwear photoshoot 5
3:20 PM — A luxury lifestyle magazine aimed at gay men has made its debut in the UK, feauturing a steamy photoshoot with Olympic diver Chris Mears.
Graham Norton: I’m f**king furious that RTE settled with anti-gay marriage activists 4
2:06 PM — In a new interview Graham Norton slams Irish broadcaster RTE for paying €85,000 in damages to a Catholic anti-gay marriage group.
19th February 2014
Uganda: Defamation ruling against four pastors who said another ‘sodomised’ his flock upheld 8
7:01 PM — A sentence handed down to four Ugandan pastors who defamed another has been upheld by the country's high court.
Video: Pussy Riot whipped and beaten by Cossack militia for attempted Sochi performance 31
5:17 PM — A video has emerged which shows members of punk band Pussy Riot being whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia after they attempted a performance under a sign advertising the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Kenyan politicians respond to Obama plea by forming new anti-gay group 12
3:25 PM — Politicians in Kenya have criticised US President Barack Obama after he warned Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
18th February 2014
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh: Gays are ‘vermin’ and should be treated worse than mosquitoes 107
8:07 PM — Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has referred to gay people as "vermin", saying they should be dealt with in the same way as mosquitoes which "cause" malaria.
Ugandan politician: We are ‘tolerant’ of gays because we don’t ‘slaughter them’ 61
6:33 PM — A Ugandan minister has said that he thinks the country is "tolerant" of gay people because they are not routinely "slaughtered".
South Africa: Court hears alleged killers of gay night club owner used crystal meth
5:23 PM — Three men accused of killing a gay night club owner took crystal meth, a South African court hears.
Uganda: ‘We don’t care’ if we lose international aid over anti-gay and miniskirt laws 34
5:08 PM — Ugandans would rather "die poor", than give up a law which will increase punishments for homosexuality, a Government spokesman has said.
Will you host a ‘Dinner for One’ to support efforts against HIV in Asia and Africa? 5
3:05 PM — A charity which aims to save the lives of people living with HIV or AIDS in Africa and Asia is calling for participants to take part in a unique fundraising dinner event.
Actress Michelle Rodriguez and supermodel Cara Delevingne confirm they are dating 1
2:25 PM — Supermodel Cara Delevingne and Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez have confirmed that they are dating.
Putin gives top presidential honour to TV host who said gays hearts ‘should be burned’ 31
1:17 PM — A Russian TV host who said the hearts of gay people should be burned after they die, has been given a top honour by President Putin for contributions to the country's "social development", and "humanitarian achievements".
Belgium: Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo branded as ‘shameless’ after changing his shirt on a hot day 46
12:32 PM — Elio Di Rupo, Belgium's openly gay Prime Minister, has been branded as "shameless" after he was filmed changing his shirt on a behind-the-scenes television programme.
Ecuador: Trans woman files lawsuit against government for refusing to acknowledge her gender identity
12:02 PM — Diane Rodriguez, the first transgender woman in Ecuador to legally change her name, is currently suing the Ecuadorian government for refusing to fully acknowledge her gender identity on legal documents.