13th January 2014
US: Indiana committee to decide on bill to ban same-sex marriage
7:27 PM — A bill to ban same-sex marriage in Indiana was being considered in the House of Representatives in the US state today.
US: Virginia officials introduce legislation to repeal same-sex marriage ban
7:17 PM — A group of officials in the US state of Virginia have introduced legislation to repeal its ban on gay couples getting married.
Iain Duncan Smith calls gay Labour MP Chris Bryant ‘a pantomime dame’ 30
5:46 PM — Openly gay Labour MP Chris Bryant has been referred to as a "pantomime dame" for the second time, this time by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith.
Nigeria: President signs law banning same-sex marriage and civil unions 48
4:52 PM — Nigeria's President has signed a law which bans same-sex marriage, public displays of homosexuality and gay groups.
Modern Family star pledges $10,000 towards same-sex marriage in Australia 1
3:51 PM — TV star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has pledged over $10,000 (£6,100) towards same-sex marriage in Australia.
Liberace film Behind the Candelabra wins two Golden Globes
1:02 PM — HBO’s film about gay pianist Liberace and its cast, has won two Golden Globes.
11th January 2014
Producer ‘thrilled’ to feature openly gay lead actors in HBO film about AIDS crisis 3
5:08 PM — The producer of a series about the AIDS crisis in the US has said it is "sort of thrilling" to feature gay leading men in the show.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler: Being gay in football isn’t a problem now 31
4:28 PM — Former star Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler who has in the past been accused of homophobic taunting, has said he thinks it "wouldn't be a problem" for a footballer to be openly gay now.
TV dating host suggests bisexual men don’t exist: ‘They’re all gay’ 27
2:55 PM — A US television host has caused criticism by suggesting that bisexual men do not exist.
10th January 2014
Vatican internet users illegally download ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Lesbian Hair Salon’ 16
8:18 PM — Users of the internet inside the Vatican have used illegal torrent sites to download illegal films, music, and porn titles with funny names, a site focussing on file sharing has reported.
Canada: Host of cancelled radio show denies that he is homophobic 7
7:35 PM — The former host of a cancelled radio show who was suspended, and then cut, for making homophobic comments about gay men involved in a criminal trial of which he was the jury foreman, has denied that he is homophobic.
Eastenders star Gary Lucy slams gay kiss complaints: ‘Get with the times!’ 5
6:42 PM — Eastenders actor Gary Lucy has hit back at those who complained about a gay kiss scene in an episode last week, and said that the scene inspired someone to come out to their parents.
British LGBT journalist and activist detained and faces 10 year ban from Israel 62
5:56 PM — A British LGBT and human rights activist has been detained for hours and told he is banned from returning to Israel for ten years.
US Attorney General says Utah gay married couples will be treated as married 4
5:35 PM — The US Attorney General has responded to calls to say Utah married same-sex couples would be treated as married by the federal government, despite a directive from the state Governor that they would not.
Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Madrid 3
5:01 PM — An opera version of love story Brokeback Mountain is to open in Madrid later in January.
Video: Gay teenager comes out to his parents with ‘I love penis’ cake 16
2:09 PM — This gay teenager used a fairly creative method to come out as gay to his family.
9th January 2014
Italian Deputy Prime Minister threatens to pull his party from Government if ‘gay marriage’ is introduced 19
8:00 PM — The Italian Deputy Prime Minister said on Thursday that his party would leave the government if their coalition partner introduces measures for same-sex marriage.
Human rights group asks US Attorney General to recognise Utah gay couples’ marriages
7:43 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has written to the US Attorney General to ask him to ensure that same-sex couples married in the state of Utah are recognised as married for benefits.
Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke: Women reject me because they think I’m gay rather than bisexual 18
7:28 PM — Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke has spoken during his time in the Celebrity Big Brother house to say that he finds it frustrating being bisexual because women just assume that he is gay.
Trans actress Laverne Cox: ‘A preoccupation with transition and surgery objectifies trans people’ 5
7:14 PM — A transgender actress has made headlines this week with a response to questions about her transition and surgery.