24th February 2014
Evangelist Scott Lively calls for homosexuality to be defined as a ‘mental illness’ 164
7:13 PM — An anti-gay evangelist from the US has called for the reinstatement of homosexuality as a "mental illness" in the eyes of the American Psychiatric Association.
White House reiterates commitment to push Uganda to repeal ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 3
6:49 PM — Criticising Uganda's new anti-gay law, the White House has reiterated its commitment to having the law repealed, calling it "abhorrent", and "a step backwards".
MEPs call for end of political agreement with Uganda over ‘extremely dangerous’ anti-gay law 53
5:46 PM — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for an end to a political agreement with Uganda over its newly-introduced anti-gay law.
Ugandan President: ‘Gay sex gives you worms and all gay people are prostitutes’ 121
5:06 PM — The President of Uganda on signing into law a bill harshening penalties for those arrested for being gay, made ludicrous claims that gay people give each other worms through sex, and that people are only gay because they have sex for money.
Opposition to gay relationships in Northern Ireland falls dramatically 8
4:39 PM — The percentage of people opposed to gay relationships in Northern Ireland has dropped from three quarters to a quarter over a period of 25 years.
Nick Clegg: Uganda’s anti-gay law is an abhorrent backwards step 5
3:58 PM — The British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has tweeted his strong opposition to Uganda's anti-gay law, as the country's President signed it into law today.
Man hospitalised after ‘brutal’ homophobic attack in Edinburgh city centre
1:17 PM — A man was at the weekend admitted to hospital after being subjected to a "brutal" homophobic attack in Edinburgh.
23rd February 2014
Jason Collins signs deal to become first openly-gay, active NBA player 7
8:56 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins on Sunday evening signed a deal to officially become the first openly-gay active player in the NBA.
22nd February 2014
US: Washington bill would class ‘gay cure’ therapy as unprofessional conduct for therapists 10
11:25 PM — Therapists who attempt to "cure" gay teens could soon be charged with unprofessional conduct under a new bill in Washington state.
US: Virginia kills bill to allow extra defence of same-sex marriage ban 1
10:56 PM — The Senate in the US state of Virginia yesterday killed a bill which would have allowed a secondary defence of its same-sex marriage ban.
NFL hopeful Michael Sam: I’m just a football player, not a ‘gay football player’ 16
10:21 PM — The NFL hopeful who looks set to be the first openly gay player to be drafted into a professional team this year said he hopes to be seen for his abilities, not his sexuality.
Gay men to be banned from becoming Queen ahead of first same-sex marriages 139
12:04 PM — Ahead of the first gay couples being able to wed next month, laws are being changed to ban men from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales.
The way this pizzeria took revenge on politicians for an anti-gay bill is amazing 9
11:39 AM — A bill to legalise discrimination against gay couples passed the final legislative hurdle in Arizona yesterday – but this pizzeria wasn’t having any of it. Senate Bill 1062 would prevent the state from taking action against individuals and businesses who refuse services to people or groups based on their religious beliefs if such enforcement would “substantially […]
Gay kiss billboard deemed unfit to be displayed in public 85
11:17 AM — A billboard advertising a gay film festival which featured two men kissing has been banned from being displayed in Brisbane.
21st February 2014
US District Judge says gay couples don’t have to wait until June to marry 5
7:24 PM — A US District Judge on Friday ruled that couples in a county of Illinois do not have to wait until June to be able to marry.
US: Final approval given to Arizona bill to make homophobic discrimination LEGAL 8
5:37 PM — A heavily criticised bill which would allow religious business owners in the US state of Arizona to discriminate against gay couples, has passed the final stage of the state's legislature.
France: Pizza Hut employee endured eight months of being asked ‘are you a faggot’ by manager 10
5:23 PM — An employee of Pizza Hut in France was reportedly dismissed after being subjected to a tirade of homophobic abuse including questions to colleagues asking: "Is he a faggot?"
Ugandan President Museveni calls on Obama to help determine ‘if there are people who are born gay’ 23
4:55 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has released a statement criticising US President Barack Obama for his reaction to the former's decision to sign into law the country's anti-gay law, and reiterating his intention to sign it.
Amnesty calls on Zambia to stop persecution of gay men as same-sex trial set to close
3:40 PM — Amnesty International has called for the Zambian Government to stop persecuting people perceived to be gay, as the trial of two such men is set to draw to a close.
Video shows shocking homophobic abuse in the heart of London’s gay scene 139
2:39 PM — A video has emerged of a homophobic incident which took place in the centre of the Soho area of London during which verbal abuse is hurled at two cabaret performers.