20th January 2014
‘Instant Lesbian’ DVD found in car park at Rebekah and Charles Brooks’ home, court hears
6:34 PM — The Old Bailey today heard that DVD cases including titles called "Instant Lesbian", and "Lesbian Psychodrama" were found in the car park of the London home of Rebekah and Charles Brooks.
Former Swiss Guard commander: ‘I know that a gay lobby exists within the Vatican’ 11
6:10 PM — One of the Swiss Guard's former commandants has confirmed "from personal experience" that a "gay lobby" exists within the Vatican.
Neuroscientist Dick Swaab says smoking during pregnancy and stress can make children gay 30
5:23 PM — A neuroscientist has said that pregnant women who smoke increase the chances of affecting their child's sexuality and intelligence.
New York Governor: Extreme anti-gay conservatives have no place in the state of New York 4
3:38 PM — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said "extreme conservatives" with anti-gay views are not welcome in the state.
Tory Vice Chair: Good that UKIP ditched ‘gay marriage floods’ councillor but how many share his views? 17
2:07 PM — The Vice Chair of the Conservative Party Michael Fabricant, has commended the decision by UKIP to suspend a councillor who said same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK and compared abortions to the deaths of Jewish people in the Holocaust.
18th January 2014
Russia: Gay protester detained for unfurling rainbow flag during Olympic torch relay 28
6:49 PM — A Russian gay protester was detained today for revealing a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay.
US TV star: ‘Gays don’t belong on television, they’re more pervert’ 39
5:57 PM — A star of US television series 'The Bachelor', has caused a stir by saying he didn't think gay people should be seen on television because it's "too hard".
Civil liberties group to sue Utah over decision not to recognise same-sex marriages
5:50 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), based in Utah is to file a lawsuit against the state because it refused to recognise same-sex marriages.
17th January 2014
Court told that Mail on Sunday probed Chris Huhne over ‘liaisons with men’ and crabs infection 11
11:40 PM — A court heard on Friday that a journalist with the Mail on Sunday approached a part-time judge and barrister and heard claims that disgraced MP Chris Huhne had "liaisons with men".
US politician: ‘Homosexuality is not a civil right, it’s a human wrong’ 59
7:36 PM — A Representative in the US state of Oklahoma has said homosexuality is not a civil right but "a human wrong", and that it is a lie to say people are born gay.
Arrests of people perceived to be gay spread across Nigeria 11
7:22 PM — Following the passage of a law which further criminalises homosexuality in Nigeria, gay rights activists have said that the number of arrests is rapidly increasing across the country.
Sassy note from lesbian to nosey neighbour goes viral 7
6:59 PM — A note apparently from a lesbian to a neighbour who made a passing comment about her sexuality has gone viral.
Hollyoaks star: I get annoyed when people ask if I’m gay in real life – I’m also not an English teacher 4
6:23 PM — A straight Hollyoaks star appeared to get exasperated at questions about his sexuality because he plays a gay character tweeted to note that unlike his character, he is also not an English teacher.
US: Catholic teacher sacked after getting engaged to same-sex partner 7
6:10 PM — A Catholic school teacher in the US state of Ohio has said that he was sacked for getting engaged to a man.
US: Massachusetts announces it will recognise Utah same-sex marriages
4:33 PM — Amid confusion stemming from the fact that Utah only had a brief window of equal marriage during which 1,300 couples wed, Massachusetts has said it will honour those marriages.
Gordon Birtwistle who said ‘gay marriage is just not on’, hopeful for Lib Dem deputy leadership 25
4:09 PM — A hopeful in the running for Lib Dem deputy leadership Gordon Birtwistle previously expressed his strong opposition to same-sex marriage.
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.