14th February 2014
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.
US: ‘Freedom Nevada’ launched to push for 2016 same-sex marriage ballot
7:22 PM — A coalition of groups advocating for same-sex marriage in the US state of Nevada was launched this week, in order to push for a measure to legalise it in the state.
US: Lawsuit challenges Alabama state ban on gay marriage recognition
7:09 PM — A lawsuit is to be filed in the US state of Alabama aiming to lift the ban on the state recognising out-of-state same-sex marriages.
To anyone who has accused gays of ‘homosexual propaganda’, have a look at this 13
6:06 PM — A website has been set to repurpose Soviet propaganda posters in order to show support for Russian LGBT people during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
US Brewer to send ‘same-sex’ beer to Putin at the Sochi Olympics 1
5:43 PM — A brewer from the US state of Utah is to send a selection of its newly released "same-sex" beer to Russian President Vladimir Putin and organisers of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
US: Lawsuit announced to challenge Louisiana ban on recognition of out-of-state gay marriages
4:55 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of Lousiana's ban on recognising out-of-state same-sex marriage has been announced by a gay rights organisation.
Schools Out gains charity status during 2014 LGBT History Month 2
1:41 PM — Education equality organisation Schools Out has been granted charity status during LGBT History Month.
12th February 2014
US: Idaho politician suggests protections for religious doctors who refuse to help gays 21
7:54 PM — A Republican in the US state of Idaho has proposed a bill which would protect professionals from being forced to render aid to a gay or lesbian person.
US: Texas begins hearing in lawsuit to strike-down ‘abhorrent’ same-sex marriage ban
7:38 PM — A powerful opening argument was heard in federal court on Wednesday in a case seeking to strike-down Texas' ban on same-sex marriage.
Video: ‘Russia declares anti-gay violence newest Olympic sport’ 11
7:19 PM — A new powerful video produced by the Russia Freedom Fund and Athlete Ally depicts violence against a gay couple as the newest Olympic sport.
Newcastle United ‘proudly supports’ Football v Homophobia campaign 2
6:59 PM — Newcastle United FC (NUFC) has announced that it is "proudly supporting" the Football v Homophobia (FvH) campaign, which aims to stamp out homophobic discrimination in the sport.
US: Judge strikes down Kentucky ban on recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages 1
6:31 PM — A US federal judge has struck down a Kentucky ban on the recognition of same-sex marriages from other states.
Sorry Putin, now a MARRIED LESBIAN has won a silver medal at Sochi 12
6:13 PM — To the probable dismay of President Putin, an Austrian lesbian ski-jumper has become the second openly LGBT person to win a medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Would you vote for an LGBT-specific political party? 11
5:33 PM — One the very few LGBT-specific political parties has launched in Australia, with a view to legalising same-sex marriage in the country once and for all.
Adidas: We can’t allow the word ‘gay’ on customisable trainers because of the ‘society we live in’ 11
4:17 PM — Adidas has confirmed that it will leave in place a ban on the word "gay", which prevents people from adding the word to its range of customised trainers.
US: Idaho Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples may adopt children 1
3:22 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Idaho has made a broad ruling which should allow same-sex couples to adopt children.
Former US Navy chaplain: Gay soldiers ruin the military by ‘taking breaks to change their diapers’ 22
2:28 PM — A former US Navy chaplain has made the ridiculous claim that gay soldiers cause problems in the military by "taking breaks on the combat field to change diapers" because their "treacherous sin" means they "lose control of their bowels."
11th February 2014
Kansas advances bill to allow religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples 44
10:44 PM — Politicians in the US state of Kansas on Tuesday advanced a bill which would allow religious business owners to discriminate against gay couples wishing to marry.
US: Texas lawsuit aims to strike down same-sex marriage ban 4
7:25 PM — Two couples in the US state of Texas will this week challenge the state's ban on same-sex marriage.