31st January 2014
Ipsos MORI updates polls to include the option of civil partnerships 6
12:41 PM — Following the revelation by PinkNews.co.uk, that Ipsos MORI did not include the option of 'civil partnerships' in some of its major polls, the company has confirmed it will add the option.
Polling giant Ipsos MORI ignores couples in civil partnerships like ‘whether or not they eat meat’ 8
12:00 PM — The second largest market research company in the UK, Ipsos MORI, still runs polls which do not give respondents the option to indicate that they are in a civil partnership, nine years after they were introduced in the UK.
30th January 2014
25th Annual GLAAD Awards: The full list of nominees 4
7:34 PM — The full list of nominees for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards has been announced.
Transgender Senate-hopeful to take on only openly-gay Maryland senator
7:12 PM — A trans woman could become the first in the state of Maryland to hold a seat in the Senate, if she wins a battle with the Senate's only openly gay member.
African traditionalist group rejects ‘troubling’ Archbishops’ request for anti-gay laws to be dropped 9
6:44 PM — An African traditionalist group has rejected calls from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to scrap anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria.
Amendment to ban HIV positive people entering UK not considered for immigration bill 5
5:35 PM — An amendment to a UK immigration bill which would have banned those living with HIV or hepatitis B from immigrating to the UK, was not considered by MPs before the bill was voted on at Third Reading.
US retail giant Barneys launches new catalogue featuring 17 transgender models 6
3:34 PM — The spring catalogue and magazine campaign for Barneys New York has been praised for its inclusion of 17 transgender models.
Shadow Commons leader Angela Eagle: ‘We can’t ignore homophobic Russian laws at Sochi’ 2
12:45 PM — The Shadow leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle has spoken out about the persecution of LGBT people in Russia ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics and has asked for the Government to outline what will be done to express those views.
29th January 2014
Man accused of plot to derail train attacks Canada’s legal code: ‘Donkey males marry donkey females’ 15
7:51 PM — A man accused of plotting to derail a train from New York to Toronto has criticised Canada's Criminal Code because it is "written by humans".
Amnesty: Ivory Coast authorities must investigate violent attacks against HIV workers
7:29 PM — Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Ivory Coast to investigate what it calls an "unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks", which have forced HIV workers into hiding.
US bishop: Gays should be ‘disciplined like children’ if they try to marry each other 66
7:07 PM — A Bishop in the US state of Illinois has said that gay people who wish to get married should be treated like naughty children and "disciplined".
US: Indiana bill to ban same-sex marriage passes House vote 3
6:34 PM — A bill to ban same-sex couples from marrying in the US state of Indiana has passed its House vote and will move to the Senate.
US: Utah politician hopes to allow tax form option to donate money to equal marriage ban
6:14 PM — A politician in the US state of Utah has proposed a bill which would offer citizens the option to tick a box on their tax form to donate money towards preventing same-sex couples from marrying.
Watch: Radius ‘Fuelling the future’ energy and corporate responsibility panel discussion
5:58 PM — This evening sees the latest event from Radius, the London based LGBT professional networking organisation; a talk on the future of energy and corporate responsibility.
Nigel Farage vows to oust councillors with ‘extremist’ and ‘embarrassing’ views from UKIP 7
3:53 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he intends to "professionalise" his party following a number of "extremist, barmy" and "nasty" views expressed by councillors.
US: Kansas bill would allow religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples 5
3:21 PM — Politicians in the US state of Kansas have considered a bill which would pre-emptively allow those with "sincerely held religious beliefs" to discriminate against gay couples wishing to get married.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert to skydive for Merlin MS charity
2:02 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert is to jump out of a plane to raise money for the Merlin MS charity.
28th January 2014
NBC orders gay-themed TV series developed by Ellen DeGeneres 6
7:17 PM — US television network NBC has ordered a gay-themed series which will be developed by Ellen DeGeneres.
US: Thousands of same-sex marriage opponents and supporters to gather in Utah 7
5:51 PM — With a thousand people expected to turn out for either side, both supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage are today expected to protest in Utah.
US: Indiana House votes to remove civil unions from proposed same-sex marriage ban 1
5:18 PM — Politicians in the US state of Indiana have voted narrowly to remove a clause from a bill to ban same-sex marriage which would have also banned civil unions.