22nd January 2014
US: Judge rules that lawyers may not exclude potential jurors because they are gay 1
3:50 PM — A US federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that lawyers are not allowed to exclude potential jurors based on their sexual orientation.
Russia: Despite anti-gay law, twin toilets unveiled at Sochi Olympics venue 18
12:54 PM — A photograph taken of a twin men's toilet at a Sochi Winter Olympics venue in Russia has caused a storm of controversy on Twitter.
21st January 2014
Petition calls for Bank Holiday to be named after Alan Turing amid ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ controversy 25
7:36 PM — A petition has been started to push the Government to rename the August Bank Holiday after late gay computer genius and codebreaker Alan Turing, rather than after Margaret Thatcher.
Utah sued by civil liberties group over refusal to recognise same-sex marriages 1
7:05 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in Utah will today file a against the state because it refused to recognise same-sex marriages after a federal court ruling.
Vicky Pryce gave Chris Huhne two black eyes after suspecting his gay ‘liaisons’, court hears
6:59 PM — Chris Huhne was given two black eyes and dragged through a window following an affair which made ex wife Vicky Pryce suspect that he was gay, a court has heard.
Dutch television show to feature first ever same-sex marriage and the Backstreet Boys 28
6:28 PM — A Dutch TV show will on Friday feature its first ever same-sex marriage.
UKIP Scottish chair told to have counselling for saying Glasgow Council for ‘gays and Communists’ 3
5:15 PM — A senior figure at UKIP Scotland has demanded that the party's interim chair go to counselling after he said Glasgow Council was for "gays, Catholics and Communists."
US: Retired Texas pastor to begin performing same-sex weddings 1
1:51 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has said he is to begin performing weddings for gay and lesbian couples.
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20th January 2014
US ‘Bachelor’ star apologises for ‘pervert gays don’t belong on TV’ comments 17
7:25 PM — A star of US television series ‘The Bachelor’, has apologised for saying he didn’t think gay people should be seen on television because it’s “too hard”.
US bakery which refused to bake a cake for gay couple’s wedding found guilty of discrimination 6
7:14 PM — A bakery in the US state of Oregon which refused service to a gay couple for their wedding cake, has been found guilty of discrimination.
MP Eric Ollerenshaw: I was with my partner for 35 years before pancreatic cancer took him in six weeks 7
6:57 PM — Conservative Party MP Eric Ollerenshaw has reflected on his 35-year relationship with his partner which was cut short just six weeks after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
‘Instant Lesbian’ DVD found in car park at Rebekah and Charles Brooks’ home, court hears
6:34 PM — The Old Bailey today heard that DVD cases including titles called "Instant Lesbian", and "Lesbian Psychodrama" were found in the car park of the London home of Rebekah and Charles Brooks.
Former Swiss Guard commander: ‘I know that a gay lobby exists within the Vatican’ 11
6:10 PM — One of the Swiss Guard's former commandants has confirmed "from personal experience" that a "gay lobby" exists within the Vatican.
Neuroscientist Dick Swaab says smoking during pregnancy and stress can make children gay 30
5:23 PM — A neuroscientist has said that pregnant women who smoke increase the chances of affecting their child's sexuality and intelligence.
New York Governor: Extreme anti-gay conservatives have no place in the state of New York 4
3:38 PM — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said "extreme conservatives" with anti-gay views are not welcome in the state.
Tory Vice Chair: Good that UKIP ditched ‘gay marriage floods’ councillor but how many share his views? 17
2:07 PM — The Vice Chair of the Conservative Party Michael Fabricant, has commended the decision by UKIP to suspend a councillor who said same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK and compared abortions to the deaths of Jewish people in the Holocaust.
18th January 2014
Russia: Gay protester detained for unfurling rainbow flag during Olympic torch relay 28
6:49 PM — A Russian gay protester was detained today for revealing a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay.
US TV star: ‘Gays don’t belong on television, they’re more pervert’ 39
5:57 PM — A star of US television series 'The Bachelor', has caused a stir by saying he didn't think gay people should be seen on television because it's "too hard".
Civil liberties group to sue Utah over decision not to recognise same-sex marriages
5:50 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), based in Utah is to file a lawsuit against the state because it refused to recognise same-sex marriages.