6th January 2014
UKIP Councillor who was ‘baffled’ by lesbians and ‘queers’ says he respects ‘lifestyle choice’ 50
11:23 AM — A UK Independence Party councillor in West Yorkshire who was “baffled” by Britain’s social acceptance of homosexuality and said that he found “female homosexuality” even stranger – denies accusations of homophobia.
Former boxer Evander Holyfield tells Big Brother House: ‘Being gay ‘ain’t normal’ 81
10:42 AM — Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is facing a backlash from Celebrity Big Brother viewers after saying that being gay "ain't normal".
5th January 2014
Hong Kong: Survey finds 3 in 4 support more civil rights for gay people 1
3:13 PM — A recent Hong Kong survey has found that three out of four locals support more rights for gay people in the region, although only 27 per cent completely agreed that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
US study claims ‘jokesters’ skew data for research into LGBT young people 9
2:35 PM — A new US study has claimed that research into LGBT young people could be based on faulty data either by "confused teens" or "jokesters" providing inconsistent responses about their sexual orientations.
BBC denies reports that Danny Dyer is facing ‘dressing down’ over response to homophobic tweets 8
1:53 PM — The BBC has denied reports claiming that Danny Dyer is facing a "dressing down" over his recent response to homophobic tweets.
Scientists inspired, not deterred, by HIV relapse of bone marrow transplant patients 5
1:08 PM — Scientists in search of a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not deterred, by the recent relapses of two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured of the virus.
Dustin Lance Black confirms he is dating Tom Daley with ‘I love Tom’ cake 28
12:06 PM — Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black using an image of an "I love Tom" cake has confirmed that he is dating Tom Daley during a night out in London.
4th January 2014
Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones urged to speak out against anti-gay bill on Uganda visit 3
5:34 PM — Stonewall Cymru has challenged First Minister Carwyn Jones to raise concerns about the situation for gay people in Uganda when he visits the country.
Catholic Bishop: Maltese Catholic MPs will commit a ‘grave moral act’ by voting for civil unions 15
4:20 PM — Malta's Auxiliary Bishop has said that any Catholic MPs in the country who vote for an upcoming civil unions bill will commit a "grave moral act" by doing so.
Putin confirms that limited protest zones will be set up at Sochi 13
3:54 PM — Russian authorities have confirmed that special protest zones will be set up at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Pope Francis: We must be careful not to administer a vaccine against faith to children of gay couples 32
3:09 PM — Pope Francis has spoken out to express concern at the way the Catholic Church deals with the children of gay couples.
EastEnders star Danny Dyer’s response to homophobic viewers is just brilliant 28
2:38 PM — After Danny Dyer's on-screen son came out to him on the BBC last night, the EastEnders star took to Twitter to respond to homophobic tweets.
US: Utah Air Force base gives go ahead to same-sex marraiges
2:24 PM — An Air Force base in the US state of Utah has given its approval for same-sex marriages to take place on its facility.
Utah man on hunger strike for as long as gays can marry 137
12:26 AM — Trestin Meacham has revealed that he has been on a 12 day hunger strike and will continue to fast until gay couples in his home state of Utah are banned from marrying. Mr Meacham said some of his best friends and relatives are gay.
3rd January 2014
UK Government refuses to repeal Northern Ireland gay blood ban 14
8:19 PM — The UK Government has lodged an appeal against a ruling requiring Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to decide if Northern Ireland should continue with its lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
Putin awarded Golden Enema Prize of Disgrace in St Petersburg 2
8:04 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded a Golden Enema Prize of Disgrace in the second annual awards ceremony in St Petersburg.
The Times honours Vladimir Putin with International Person of the Year Award 22
7:00 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has been honoured with the Times newspaper's International Person of the Year Award.
BNP: Nick Griffin may be bankrupt but at least he isn’t in Michael Schumacher’s position 14
6:08 PM — A spokesperson for the BNP has caused shock in commenting on the party leader's new found bankruptcy by saying at least he isn't in Michael Schumacher's position.
Comment: FA appointing player who said gays are ‘detestable’ shows we have a long road to equality 8
5:59 PM — The Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, Ed Fordham, writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how the appointment of Michael Johnson as the FA's new equality adviser - despite previously making homophobic comments - shows the path to full LGBT equality has a long way to travel.
US: Gay rights advocates ask Supreme Court to ignore request to block equal marriage 1
5:33 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Utah have asked the Supreme Court to reject a request to put a stay on equal marriage in the state.