21st January 2014
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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1:25 PM — Are you getting married or do you know a gay or lesbian couple who are? The Ooh Yes I Do wedding planner is the must-have, personal and comprehensive guide to planning your big day - and it is specifically tailored to same-sex couples.
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.
17th January 2014
Court told that Mail on Sunday probed Chris Huhne over ‘liaisons with men’ and crabs infection 11
11:40 PM — A court heard on Friday that a journalist with the Mail on Sunday approached a part-time judge and barrister and heard claims that disgraced MP Chris Huhne had "liaisons with men".
US politician: ‘Homosexuality is not a civil right, it’s a human wrong’ 59
7:36 PM — A Representative in the US state of Oklahoma has said homosexuality is not a civil right but "a human wrong", and that it is a lie to say people are born gay.
Arrests of people perceived to be gay spread across Nigeria 11
7:22 PM — Following the passage of a law which further criminalises homosexuality in Nigeria, gay rights activists have said that the number of arrests is rapidly increasing across the country.
Sassy note from lesbian to nosey neighbour goes viral 7
6:59 PM — A note apparently from a lesbian to a neighbour who made a passing comment about her sexuality has gone viral.
Hollyoaks star: I get annoyed when people ask if I’m gay in real life – I’m also not an English teacher 4
6:23 PM — A straight Hollyoaks star appeared to get exasperated at questions about his sexuality because he plays a gay character tweeted to note that unlike his character, he is also not an English teacher.
US: Catholic teacher sacked after getting engaged to same-sex partner 7
6:10 PM — A Catholic school teacher in the US state of Ohio has said that he was sacked for getting engaged to a man.
US: Massachusetts announces it will recognise Utah same-sex marriages
4:33 PM — Amid confusion stemming from the fact that Utah only had a brief window of equal marriage during which 1,300 couples wed, Massachusetts has said it will honour those marriages.