21st February 2014
US: Former Dallas Cowboys player Greg Ellis would be ‘uncomfortable’ with a gay teammate 13
4:22 PM — Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis spoke recently on the topic of NFL's Michael Sam's coming out, saying he would feel "uncomfortable" with a gay teammate.
US: South Carolina legislators cut university funding over gay-themed literature 5
3:31 PM — Legislators in South Carolina have voted to cut $70,000 (£42,000) in funding from two public universities as punishment for recently assigning gay-themed literature to students.
Poll: 76% of people in Ireland support equal marriage 11
2:26 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of Irish people still support the right of gay and lesbian couples to get married.
Italian national footballer Mattia Perin says it is ‘too difficult’ for gay players to come out 5
1:45 PM — Italian footballer Mattia Perin says the sport's "very conservative" nature makes it "too difficult for someone to declare their sexuality."
Pussy Riot’s new anti-Putin music video uses footage from Cossack Militia beatings 1
1:06 PM — Pussy Riot has released a new anti-Putin music video which uses footage from a recent protest where members of the band were whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia.
US psychologist says British opponents of ‘gay cure’ therapy have no scientific backing 30
12:40 PM — A leading US psychologist has published a paper claiming that the UK media is "ideological and not scientific" when it criticises mental health professionals who offer "conversion therapy" to gay people.
UK survey: Majority of social media mentions about Olympic Sponsors criticise Russian anti-gay laws
12:09 PM — According to a recent social media review, a vast majority of UK talk about Olympic Sponsors Coca-Cola, Visa, and McDonald's has focused exclusively on their failure to address anti-gay laws in Russia.
US: Fox Host Bill O’Reilly says he is worried about ‘homosexual overtones’ in the girl scouts 9
11:26 AM — Fox News Host Bill O'Reilly has recently criticised the Girl Scouts of the USA for hiring a spokesman who was a member of a "controversial punk band with homosexual overtones."
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.
18th February 2014
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.
Malawi: Muslim association calls for gay people to be condemned to death 31
11:23 AM — As debates in Malawi about whether to decriminalise same-sex sexual activity continue, the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) is calling for gay people to be condemned to death, saying "even animals like goats don't do this."
Olympic Committee defends arrest of Italian transgender former MP over rainbow demonstration at Sochi 14
10:42 AM — The International Olympic Committee has defended the arrest of a transgender Italian former MP who was recently seen demonstrating at the Sochi arena against Russia's anti-gay laws.
16th February 2014
Lesbian Olympic snowboarder Belle Brockhoff targeted with onslaught of anti-gay hate tweets 8
2:24 PM — Lesbian Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff has revealed she has been the target of an onslaught of vicious anti-gay hate tweets, including messages saying she should "break a leg and get locked in the slammer."
US Report: LGBT people die 12 years earlier in anti-gay areas 4
1:51 PM — According to a new report from Columbia University, LGBT people living in anti-gay parts of the US die on average 12 years earlier than those who live in more accepting areas.
Yoweri Museveni defends anti-gay bill with scientific report describing homosexuality as ‘abnormal’ 23
1:27 PM — The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni has defended his decision to sign into law a bill which toughens punishments for gay people in the country, quoting a "scientific" study which calls homosexuality an "abnormal behaviour."
Billie Jean King to attend Winter Olympic closing ceremony 1
12:57 PM — Retired Tennis champion Billie Jean King is now set to attend the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics as part of the US delegation following the death of her mother.
12th February 2014
Australia: ‘AIDs scare’ prompts staff to evacuate over 100 passengers from train 8
12:44 PM — A train in Australia was evacuated recently after an intoxicated passenger who was bleeding from the leg claimed he had AIDs.
US: Father of footballer Michael Sam says he ‘couldn’t eat’ after his son came out 20
11:34 AM — The father of NFL hopeful Michael Sam has expressed displeasure about his son's coming out, saying "I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment."
Russian embassy says anti-gay attacks are no more severe than the UK’s ‘abuse’ of ginger people 68
11:01 AM — Russian diplomats have condemned a recent Channel 4 documentary about anti-gay attacks in the country, saying a similar film could have been made out of the UK's "abuse" towards ginger people.