23rd January 2014
Ben Summerskill resigns as Chief Executive of gay lobbying charity Stonewall 46
3:27 PM — Stonewall today announced that Ben Summerskill has handed in his resignation as Chief Executive of Stonewall.
Irish radio listener: Kids living with gay people ‘could easily pick up AIDS’ 32
12:45 PM — Controversy was sparked when an Irish radio host read out a text from a reader which claimed that children living with gay people "could easily pick up AIDS."
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell awarded Honorary Doctorate by De Montford University 7
11:52 AM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is today being awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by De Montfort University in Leicester.
22nd January 2014
US: Indiana committee to hear arguments around bill to ban gay couples from marrying 4
8:01 PM — Those for and against same-sex marriage will today give evidence in the US state of Indiana, for a bill which would ban marriage for gay couples.
US has no plans to withdraw aid to Nigeria in wake of anti-gay law introduction 18
7:44 PM — The US Government has denied that it is to withdraw financial aid to Nigeria towards fighting HIV and AIDS amid the fallout from the recently introduced anti-gay law, but has said it will ensure its funding is not in violation of the law.
Nevada Governor argues that same-sex marriage ban serves a legitimate purpose 10
7:08 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have argued that the state's ban on same-sex marriage serves a legitimate purpose - to preserve opposite-sex marriage.
Nigeria: Thousands of protesters throw stones into court urging executions of gay men 53
5:42 PM — Nigerian security personnel were on Wednesday forced to fire guns into the air to disperse thousands of protesters who threw stones at a court containing men accused of being gay.
Tom Daley offered charity DJ gig at top London gay club 3
4:33 PM — British diving Olympian Tom Daley has been offered a charity DJ gig at one of London's best-known gay clubs.
US: Judge rules that lawyers may not exclude potential jurors because they are gay 1
3:50 PM — A US federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that lawyers are not allowed to exclude potential jurors based on their sexual orientation.
Russia: Despite anti-gay law, twin toilets unveiled at Sochi Olympics venue 18
12:54 PM — A photograph taken of a twin men's toilet at a Sochi Winter Olympics venue in Russia has caused a storm of controversy on Twitter.
21st January 2014
Petition calls for Bank Holiday to be named after Alan Turing amid ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ controversy 25
7:36 PM — A petition has been started to push the Government to rename the August Bank Holiday after late gay computer genius and codebreaker Alan Turing, rather than after Margaret Thatcher.
Utah sued by civil liberties group over refusal to recognise same-sex marriages 1
7:05 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in Utah will today file a against the state because it refused to recognise same-sex marriages after a federal court ruling.
Vicky Pryce gave Chris Huhne two black eyes after suspecting his gay ‘liaisons’, court hears
6:59 PM — Chris Huhne was given two black eyes and dragged through a window following an affair which made ex wife Vicky Pryce suspect that he was gay, a court has heard.
Dutch television show to feature first ever same-sex marriage and the Backstreet Boys 28
6:28 PM — A Dutch TV show will on Friday feature its first ever same-sex marriage.
UKIP Scottish chair told to have counselling for saying Glasgow Council for ‘gays and Communists’ 3
5:15 PM — A senior figure at UKIP Scotland has demanded that the party's interim chair go to counselling after he said Glasgow Council was for "gays, Catholics and Communists."
US: Retired Texas pastor to begin performing same-sex weddings 1
1:51 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has said he is to begin performing weddings for gay and lesbian couples.
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1:25 PM — Are you getting married or do you know a gay or lesbian couple who are? The Ooh Yes I Do wedding planner is the must-have, personal and comprehensive guide to planning your big day - and it is specifically tailored to same-sex couples.
20th January 2014
US ‘Bachelor’ star apologises for ‘pervert gays don’t belong on TV’ comments 17
7:25 PM — A star of US television series ‘The Bachelor’, has apologised for saying he didn’t think gay people should be seen on television because it’s “too hard”.
US bakery which refused to bake a cake for gay couple’s wedding found guilty of discrimination 6
7:14 PM — A bakery in the US state of Oregon which refused service to a gay couple for their wedding cake, has been found guilty of discrimination.
MP Eric Ollerenshaw: I was with my partner for 35 years before pancreatic cancer took him in six weeks 7
6:57 PM — Conservative Party MP Eric Ollerenshaw has reflected on his 35-year relationship with his partner which was cut short just six weeks after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.