19th February 2014
Teenagers to be charged as adults for carving swastika into forehead of boy who called friend ‘gay’ 2
3:04 PM — Three teenagers in Portland, Oregon, are to be charged as adults in a case of kidnapping and torture during which the victim had a swastika carved into his forehead.
US: Tennessee drops ‘turn away the gays’ ahead of Senate vote 5
2:05 PM — A Tennessee Senator has dropped a bill which would have allowed businesses to refuse service for gay couples' weddings based on religious beliefs.
18th February 2014
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh: Gays are ‘vermin’ and should be treated worse than mosquitoes 110
8:07 PM — Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has referred to gay people as "vermin", saying they should be dealt with in the same way as mosquitoes which "cause" malaria.
US: Indiana Senate advances bill to ban same-sex marriage 4
7:03 PM — A bill to ban same-sex couples from marrying in the US state of Indiana has passed a Senate vote, but won't go to a ballot this year as it has been altered.
Ugandan politician: We are ‘tolerant’ of gays because we don’t ‘slaughter them’ 62
6:33 PM — A Ugandan minister has said that he thinks the country is "tolerant" of gay people because they are not routinely "slaughtered".
Uganda: ‘We don’t care’ if we lose international aid over anti-gay and miniskirt laws 34
5:08 PM — Ugandans would rather "die poor", than give up a law which will increase punishments for homosexuality, a Government spokesman has said.
Will you host a ‘Dinner for One’ to support efforts against HIV in Asia and Africa? 5
3:05 PM — A charity which aims to save the lives of people living with HIV or AIDS in Africa and Asia is calling for participants to take part in a unique fundraising dinner event.
Actress Michelle Rodriguez and supermodel Cara Delevingne confirm they are dating 1
2:25 PM — Supermodel Cara Delevingne and Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez have confirmed that they are dating.
Putin gives top presidential honour to TV host who said gays hearts ‘should be burned’ 31
1:17 PM — A Russian TV host who said the hearts of gay people should be burned after they die, has been given a top honour by President Putin for contributions to the country's "social development", and "humanitarian achievements".
Radio hosts behind ‘shocking’ made-up homophobic children’s birthday response suspended 7
12:47 PM — Two US radio hosts who forged a homophobic response to a child's birthday party invitation have been suspended.
17th February 2014
Former rugby player apologises ‘profusely’ for saying gays have ‘very little interest’ in sport 19
7:43 PM — An Irish rugby player who caused controversy by saying that gay people had "very little interest" in sport has apologised.
Rosie O’Donnell blocked from coming out in 1992 Cosmopolitan interview for ‘protection’
7:12 PM — Comedian and actor Rosie O'Donnell has revealed that she attempted to come out as gay back in 1992 in a magazine interview, but that she was blocked from doing so in order to "protect" her.
New Zealand: Legal threat does not faze politician who claimed rival thinks ‘gays belong in the closet’
6:51 PM — The threat of a defamation lawsuit has not put-off a NZ Green Party politician who claimed the leader of the Conservative Party thinks "a woman's place is in the kitchen and a gay man's place is in the closet."
How to tell if someone is gay? By looking at their earwax, these scientists claim 18
6:00 PM — Earwax, and the odour contained therein can reveal a plethora of information about individuals, including sexual orientation and gender, researchers have claimed.
Former rugby player: Gays have ‘very little’ interest in sport, just like I’m not interested in ballet 23
5:12 PM — A former international Irish rugby player has caused controversy by claiming that gay people have "very little" interest in sport.
Duncan James: ‘My mum was surprised that I got a girl pregnant after I came out as gay’ 13
3:43 PM — Singer Duncan James has spoken about coming out to his mother in Los Angeles, and her surprise when he revealed he was having a child after he came out.
Video: Crowd cheers as Ugandan President declares ‘war on the homosexual lobby’ with anti-gay bill 37
11:56 AM — On announcing his intention to sign a bill dubbed the "jail the gays" bill, the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni addressed a cheering crowd to say he was declaring "war on the homosexual lobby".
15th February 2014
Armed mob aiming to ‘cleanse’ Nigeria beats men with iron bars, telling gays to ‘pack and leave’ 45
10:23 PM — Aiming to "cleanse" their community of gays, a gang armed with wooden clubs and iron bars in Nigeria dragged fourteen men from their homes and assaulted them.
US: Texas judges offer free Valentine’s Day commitment ceremonies for gay couples 1
9:13 PM — Two judges in Texas offered 'commitment' ceremonies to gay couples on Valentine's Day, causing friction with some Republican politicians.
Church of England to offer gay marriage prayers but gay clergy banned from marrying 89
10:48 AM — The Church of England has issued new guidance which allows clergy members to offer post-wedding prayers to gay couples, but bans them from performing same-sex weddings.