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.
24th January 2014
Vatican tells Swiss Guard member to give names to back up claims of sexual advance from church official 15
7:36 PM — A senior member of the Catholic Church has urged a member of the Swiss Guard to give names to back up his claims of sexual advances from church officials.
Nigerian newspaper claims that woman ‘publicly disowned her cat’ because she declared it was gay 28
7:21 PM — Reports from a newspaper in Nigeria claim that a woman in the country disowned her cat which she suspected was gay.
McDonald’s #CheersToSochi Twitter hashtag hijacked by LGBT activists 5
6:41 PM — McDonald's has faced a backlash from LGBT rights advocates as it launched the hashtag #CheersToSochi on Twitter, in promotion of the Winter Olympics.
US: Indiana Democrats to challenge civil unions clause in proposed same-sex marriage ban 1
5:42 PM — The leading Democratic politician in the Indiana House is to next week focus efforts on deleting a clause from a proposed same-sex marriage ban, which includes civil unions.
Goldie Hawn ‘embarrassed’ after calling calling Nigerian President ‘wonderful’, unaware of anti-gay law 17
4:22 PM — US actress Goldie Hawn has apologised after she called Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan "wonderful" in a tweet, saying she didn't know about the country's new anti-gay law.
UK Government launches consultation into future of civil partnerships 54
2:02 PM — The British Government has launched a public consultation into the future of civil partnerships.
Hong Kong billionaire doubles dowry offer to £78million for a man to marry his lesbian daughter 18
1:42 PM — The dowry offered by a Hong Kong billionaire to any man who 'can successfully court' his lesbian daughter has been doubled to £78 million.
23rd January 2014
Stonewall co-founder: Ben Summerskill’s departure is a chance to renew relationships and reassess strategy 12
8:05 PM — One of the founding members of gay rights charity Stonewall has commented on the announcement of the resignation of Chief Executive Ben Summerskill to say it is a chance to "renew relationships with other organisations and reassess it's strategy."
US: Two key Oregon same-sex marriage lawsuits consolidated by judge 3
7:50 PM — In a move which could potentially open the door to more quickly removing a ban on same-sex marriage, a federal judge consolidated two lawsuits seeking just that.