29th January 2014
Nigel Farage vows to oust councillors with ‘extremist’ and ‘embarrassing’ views from UKIP 7
3:53 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he intends to "professionalise" his party following a number of "extremist, barmy" and "nasty" views expressed by councillors.
US: Kansas bill would allow religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples 5
3:21 PM — Politicians in the US state of Kansas have considered a bill which would pre-emptively allow those with "sincerely held religious beliefs" to discriminate against gay couples wishing to get married.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert to skydive for Merlin MS charity
2:02 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert is to jump out of a plane to raise money for the Merlin MS charity.
28th January 2014
NBC orders gay-themed TV series developed by Ellen DeGeneres 6
7:17 PM — US television network NBC has ordered a gay-themed series which will be developed by Ellen DeGeneres.
US: Thousands of same-sex marriage opponents and supporters to gather in Utah 7
5:51 PM — With a thousand people expected to turn out for either side, both supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage are today expected to protest in Utah.
US: Indiana House votes to remove civil unions from proposed same-sex marriage ban 1
5:18 PM — Politicians in the US state of Indiana have voted narrowly to remove a clause from a bill to ban same-sex marriage which would have also banned civil unions.
Former UKIP donor takes out newspaper ad to say: You cannot be ‘homophobic’ 43
3:22 PM — A former donor to UKIP has inexplicably responded to a Times columnist's article condemning a Russian anti-gay law, by taking out an advert in the Telegraph and claiming that homophobia does not exist.
Labour councillor investigated over accusations of homophobic abuse towards fellow politician 27
1:45 PM — A top Labour councillor in Rochdale is being investigated over claims that he shouted homophobic abuse at a fellow councillor.
UKIP Weather: ‘It’s Raining Men’ 40 downloads away from re-entering Top 20 Chart
12:02 PM — A Facebook campaign to get 'It's Raining Men' to number one following the homophobic comments of a UKIP councillor may be successful as the song looks set to re-enter the Top 20.
27th January 2014
Gay Russian artist makes statement against anti-gay discrimination with ‘black woman’ chair parody 21
7:49 PM — A gay Russian artist has responded to a controversy involving a magazine editor who was pictured sitting on a "black woman" chair, with a parody which he says is meant as a demonstration against discrimination.
US: Indiana bill to ban same-sex marriage expected to have second House reading 2
7:28 PM — The House in the US state of Indiana is on Monday expected give a second reading to a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
Pastor who helped woman flee US custody battle with lesbian partner appeals sentence 3
7:02 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of a US pastor who was sentenced for helping a woman flee to Central America to escape a custody battle with her lesbian partner, have filed an appeal against his sentencing in the state of Vermont, saying he should have been sentenced elsewhere.
Kuwait: Trans women arrested under law which bans ‘imitating the opposite sex’ 5
6:39 PM — More than half a dozen trans women have been arrested in Kuwait for "imitating the opposite sex", in the past week.
Lawyers for NFL player say they have text messages to back up homophobia accusations against coach 2
6:16 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of an NFL player and gay rights advocate who accused his former coach of being a "bigot" for making homophobic remarks have said they have text messages to back up the allegation.
US: Indianapolis Bar Association announces opposition to proposed same-sex marriage ban 2
5:37 PM — A proposed same-sex marriage ban in the US state of Indiana has been branded "inappropriate", by the Indianapolis Bar Association.
Gay NBA player Jason Collins to join Michelle Obama during State of the Union address 1
3:48 PM — The White House has announced that openly gay NBA player Jason Collins has been invited to join Michelle Obama during her husband's State of the Union address this week.
Elton John: Anti-gay law is ‘damaging and divisive’ to gay Russians and HIV campaigns 3
12:32 PM — Reflecting on time spent in Russia since the passage of a law which bans the promotion of "non-traditional relationships", Elton John has written on the "deeply dangerous and divisive" nature of the law.
25th January 2014
Football fans on gay semi-pro player coming out: ‘If you live in the real world, it’s not an issue’ 10
8:17 AM — Fans of Gainsborough Trinity, the team of a recently out semi-professional footballer, have offered a supportive response to his announcement that he is gay.
Lance Bass offers forgiveness to TV star who said gays are ‘perverts’ 10
7:51 AM — Former NSYNC star Lance Bass has defended a television star who apologised after saying gay people were "more pervert", and should not be allowed on TV.
US: Virginia Republicans urge appointment of lawyers to defence of same-sex marriage ban 11
7:39 AM — Republican politicians in the US state of Virginia have asked for legal counsel to be appointed in order to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban, now that the Attorney General has said he will not.