15th February 2014
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.
Why not have a Valentine’s Day to remember with a last minute deal from Hotels.com?
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.
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.