17th January 2014
Piers Morgan slams Jeremy ‘flabby neck’ Clarkson for ‘gay c*nt’ tweet 6
2:41 PM — Fellow TV host Piers Morgan has attacked BBC2 presenter Jeremy Clarkson for a tweet he sent last night containing a picture of himself with a sign saying "gay c*nt".
16th January 2014
BBC host Jeremy Clarkson tweets picture of himself with sign saying ‘gay c*nt’ 34
8:18 PM — Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has tweeted a picture of himself with a sign next to his head which reads "gay c*nt."
Arizona official introduces bill to allow religious people ‘licence to discriminate’ against gay people 25
7:33 PM — A bill has been introduced in the US state of Arizona which would allow "license to discriminate" against LGBT people, if there was a religious motivation.
US: Utah tax officials accept joint tax returns from gay married couples
6:54 PM — Tax officials in the US state of Utah on Thursday announced that same-sex couples married there, or elsewhere, were allowed to file joint tax returns.
US: South Carolina bill would allow married gay couples to file joint tax returns
6:33 PM — A state representative in the US state of South Carolina has filed a bill which would allow married same-sex couples to file joint tax returns.
US: Pennsylvania Attorney General and Governor released as defendants in equal marriage case 2
6:07 PM — The Governor and Attorney General in the US state of Pennsylvania have been officially removed as defendants in a case challenging the state's ban on equal marriage.
US: Tennessee same-sex marriage supporters encouraged by Oklahoma ruling 4
5:19 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Tennessee have said they are encouraged by a federal judge's ruling that Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.
Muslim rights group: Western countries should ‘desist from interfering’ with Nigerian anti-gay law 13
3:24 PM — A Muslim rights group in Nigeria has commended the country's president for signing a law which further criminalises same-sex marriage, gay organisations and any display of homosexuality.
European Parliament overwhelmingly adopts reports condemning LGBT situation in Serbia and Kosovo 2
2:09 PM — The European Parliament today overwhelmingly adopted two progress reports which condemned the treatment of LGBT people in Serbia and Kosovo and recommended the two countries improve the situation.
Richard Branson rallies business leaders against Nigerian and Ugandan anti-gay laws 6
1:14 PM — Virgin founder Richard Branson has for a second time spoken out about the legal situation for gay people in Uganda, to urge for an appeal against the country's new anti-gay law.
15th January 2014
UN Secretary General expresses deep concern over Nigerian anti-gay law 10
7:42 PM — The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday expressed deep concern at a new law in Nigeria which further criminalises same-sex relationships.
Christian ‘gay cure’ group to hold Westminster conference against bill to ban the practice 41
7:27 PM — A group which offers gay "cure" therapy is to hold a conference on Thursday in order to protest against a bill to ban the practice.
New Zealand: Five percent of marriages were between gay couples in first four months of equal marriage 4
5:55 PM — In the first four months of same-sex couples having the legal right to marry in New Zealand, almost 5% of marriages are now between gay couples.
US State Department issues travel warning about Russian anti-gay law ahead of Sochi 11
4:42 PM — The US State Department has issued a travel warning for those travelling to Russia for the Sochi Winter Olympics, noting the country's anti-gay law.
UK aid to Nigeria doesn’t fund government because of gay and human rights concerns 15
4:07 PM — The British Government has defended decisions to increase aid to Nigeria despite a newly-introduced anti-gay law, saying that the country's government does not actually receive any of the money.
Star Trek actor Chris Pine calls Russian anti-gay law ‘clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense’ 4
2:47 PM — Hollywood star Chris Pine has said that the US should have done more to challenge Russia on its anti-gay laws in the lead up to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Russia accuses EU of promoting ‘the aggressive propaganda of homosexual love’ 28
12:40 PM — A diplomatic attack against "gay propaganda", has been launched by Russia, which has accused the EU of promoting an "alien view of homosexuality and same-sex marriages as a norm of life."
Nigerian police accused of using entrapment and torture to identify and arrest gay men 17
2:07 AM — Police in Nigeria have been accused of using torture to compile and add to lists of men assumed to be gay, leading to arrests.
US: Judge throws out Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban 9
1:39 AM — A judge has ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage in the US state of Oklahoma is unconstitutional.
14th January 2014
Semi-professional UK footballer Liam Davis comes out as gay 36
8:12 PM — Following in the lead of former Premier League footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger last week, semi-professional player Liam Davis has also announced that he is gay.