16th January 2014
European Parliament overwhelmingly adopts reports condemning LGBT situation in Serbia and Kosovo 2
2:09 PM — The European Parliament today overwhelmingly adopted two progress reports which condemned the treatment of LGBT people in Serbia and Kosovo and recommended the two countries improve the situation.
Richard Branson rallies business leaders against Nigerian and Ugandan anti-gay laws 6
1:14 PM — Virgin founder Richard Branson has for a second time spoken out about the legal situation for gay people in Uganda, to urge for an appeal against the country's new anti-gay law.
15th January 2014
UN Secretary General expresses deep concern over Nigerian anti-gay law 10
7:42 PM — The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday expressed deep concern at a new law in Nigeria which further criminalises same-sex relationships.
Christian ‘gay cure’ group to hold Westminster conference against bill to ban the practice 41
7:27 PM — A group which offers gay "cure" therapy is to hold a conference on Thursday in order to protest against a bill to ban the practice.
New Zealand: Five percent of marriages were between gay couples in first four months of equal marriage 4
5:55 PM — In the first four months of same-sex couples having the legal right to marry in New Zealand, almost 5% of marriages are now between gay couples.
US State Department issues travel warning about Russian anti-gay law ahead of Sochi 11
4:42 PM — The US State Department has issued a travel warning for those travelling to Russia for the Sochi Winter Olympics, noting the country's anti-gay law.
UK aid to Nigeria doesn’t fund government because of gay and human rights concerns 15
4:07 PM — The British Government has defended decisions to increase aid to Nigeria despite a newly-introduced anti-gay law, saying that the country's government does not actually receive any of the money.
Star Trek actor Chris Pine calls Russian anti-gay law ‘clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense’ 4
2:47 PM — Hollywood star Chris Pine has said that the US should have done more to challenge Russia on its anti-gay laws in the lead up to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Russia accuses EU of promoting ‘the aggressive propaganda of homosexual love’ 28
12:40 PM — A diplomatic attack against "gay propaganda", has been launched by Russia, which has accused the EU of promoting an "alien view of homosexuality and same-sex marriages as a norm of life."
Nigerian police accused of using entrapment and torture to identify and arrest gay men 17
2:07 AM — Police in Nigeria have been accused of using torture to compile and add to lists of men assumed to be gay, leading to arrests.
US: Judge throws out Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban 9
1:39 AM — A judge has ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage in the US state of Oklahoma is unconstitutional.
14th January 2014
Semi-professional UK footballer Liam Davis comes out as gay 36
8:12 PM — Following in the lead of former Premier League footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger last week, semi-professional player Liam Davis has also announced that he is gay.
Poll: Utah residents evenly split on same-sex marriage but strongly support civil unions 4
7:41 PM — Residents of the US state of Utah are evenly split on whether same-sex marriage should be legal or not, according to a new poll.
Video: Indiana official Jim Bopp gets laughed at for saying gay people are ‘intolerant’ 8
7:01 PM — Apparently officials in the US state of Indiana saw the irony when an official in favour of a bill to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions called gay people opposed to the bill "intolerant".
Israel: Attackers in homophobic assault likely to be charged with assault 2
6:10 PM — Three men who led an attack on a group of gay men on Saturday are now under house arrest, and are likely to be charged with assault, police have said.
Nigeria: Dozens of gay men already arrested before ‘jail the gays’ law officially enacted 7
4:29 PM — Human rights advocates in Nigeria have said that dozens of gay men have already been arrested in the country, even before an anti-gay law signed by the president yesterday, has been enacted.
York City Football Club dedicates match to battle against homophobia 4
3:17 PM — York City FC is to become the first football club to dedicate a match to an anti-homophobia campaign.
Study: Gay couples more likely to be happy and positive than straight couples 22
1:03 PM — Gay couples are much more likely to be happy in their relationships than straight ones, according to a new study published today.
13th January 2014
Disney World joins coalition of Florida businesses supporting anti-discrimination law 5
8:06 PM — Walt Disney World joined other influential businesses in the US state of Florida to throw weight behind a bill to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace.
TV star meets trans prisoner freed after jail for alleged self-defence in hate crime attack 3
7:51 PM — A trans actress in the US has turned up at a prison to greet a prisoner who killed a man allegedly in self-defence against a hate crime.