17th February 2014
How to tell if someone is gay? By looking at their earwax, these scientists claim 18
6:00 PM — Earwax, and the odour contained therein can reveal a plethora of information about individuals, including sexual orientation and gender, researchers have claimed.
Former rugby player: Gays have ‘very little’ interest in sport, just like I’m not interested in ballet 23
5:12 PM — A former international Irish rugby player has caused controversy by claiming that gay people have "very little" interest in sport.
Duncan James: ‘My mum was surprised that I got a girl pregnant after I came out as gay’ 13
3:43 PM — Singer Duncan James has spoken about coming out to his mother in Los Angeles, and her surprise when he revealed he was having a child after he came out.
Video: Crowd cheers as Ugandan President declares ‘war on the homosexual lobby’ with anti-gay bill 37
11:56 AM — On announcing his intention to sign a bill dubbed the "jail the gays" bill, the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni addressed a cheering crowd to say he was declaring "war on the homosexual lobby".
15th February 2014
Armed mob aiming to ‘cleanse’ Nigeria beats men with iron bars, telling gays to ‘pack and leave’ 45
10:23 PM — Aiming to "cleanse" their community of gays, a gang armed with wooden clubs and iron bars in Nigeria dragged fourteen men from their homes and assaulted them.
US: Texas judges offer free Valentine’s Day commitment ceremonies for gay couples 1
9:13 PM — Two judges in Texas offered 'commitment' ceremonies to gay couples on Valentine's Day, causing friction with some Republican politicians.
Church of England to offer gay marriage prayers but gay clergy banned from marrying 89
10:48 AM — The Church of England has issued new guidance which allows clergy members to offer post-wedding prayers to gay couples, but bans them from performing same-sex weddings.
Anti-gay law doesn’t stop Grindr use from tripling at Sochi 10
10:25 AM — Use of the gay dating app Grindr has tripled in the Sochi areas, developers say, despite an anti-gay law which has caused an international outcry.
14th February 2014
BBC jokes about whether UK flooding caused by gays 17
7:59 PM — Two BBC programmes jokingly attempted to dredge up an old and ridiculous question of whether the floods currently taking place in the UK were caused by gay people.
England football captain: I won’t go to the Qatar World Cup, where gays are not accepted 10
7:20 PM — While the world watches Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the head of the England football team quietly said they would not attend Qatar where gay people are not welcome.
Yoweri Museveni to sign anti-gay bill into law to ‘protect Ugandans against social deviants’ 23
6:43 PM — The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni appears to have confirmed his intention to sign into law a bill which toughens punishments for homosexuality in the country.
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4:31 PM — This Valentine’s Day why not go the extra mile, literally, with Hotels.com. Forget the chocolates, flowers and local restaurants, the ultimate way to say 'I love you' is a romantic trip for two.
Sexual health experts back #TakeTheTest campaign against STIs this Valentine’s Day
3:52 PM — Confidante is the only home STI kit to detect 10 of the most common STIs including syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamidia.
Video: Eastenders’ Sam Strike ‘helped people to come out’ through character revealing he is gay 4
2:50 PM — Eastenders actor Sam Strike, who plays new gay character Johnny Carter in Eastenders has said he has had letters saying his on-screen coming out "helped people to come out" as gay, and that it was "worth it.
To PinkNews readers in relationships: Happy Valentine’s Day from George Osborne (seriously) 5
2:08 PM — In one of the probably less desirable Valentine's messages, the HMRC has advised all couples planning on moving in together to let their tax office know, particularly if they claim tax credits.
BBC commissions ‘beautifully written’ gay spy drama and love story 7
1:33 PM — The BBC has commissioned a new gay spy drama described as a "beautifully written love story" by a head of commissioning.
Sex survey finds 1 in 10 gay men doesn’t know his HIV status 1
12:40 PM — A survey of a thousand men on their sex lives run by Gay Times Magazine has found that ten percent of respondents did not know their HIV status.
Want to know more about LGBT fostering or adoption in the UK? Check out these free events 1
12:03 PM — As the 3rd annual LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week approaches, LGBT people are encouraged to learn more about the possibility of adoption and fostering.
US: Federal judge overturns Virginia same-sex marriage ban 14
11:30 AM — A US federal judge has overturned the US state of Virginia's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
13th February 2014
US Sochi delegation member Caitlin Cahow ‘humbled’ by experiences in Russia 20
7:32 PM — US Olympic ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow, who attended the Sochi Winter Olympics, has said that she experienced no issues when visiting Russia.