17th February 2014
Campaign against LGBT sexual exploitation to be launched in Brighton 2
1:19 PM — A new campaign aimed at tackling sexual exploitation in the LGBT community is being launched in Brighton next month.
How can the Church of England be ‘welcoming’ when it bans priests from marrying gay people? 14
12:20 PM — A Church of England decision to reiterate its ban on clergy from marrying same-sex couples has angered LGBT Christian campaigners.
Italian transgender former MP arrested over rainbow protest in Sochi 7
11:18 AM — A transgender Italian politician and LGBT campaigner has reportedly been arrested in Sochi for demonstrating against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
Obama tells Ugandan President: Signing anti-gay law would be a huge step backwards 12
10:45 AM — President Barack Obama has warned Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
13th February 2014
UK: Over 100 MPs and peers write to Uganda’s President urging him to amend anti-gay bill 9
7:30 PM — More than one hundred MPs and peers have signed an open letter to President Yoweri Museveni, calling on him to amend Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Court orders Texas to recognise marriages of trans people 2
6:29 PM — A district court has ruled that Texas must recognise the marriages of trans people.
New York and Boston mayors plan to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over ban on gay marchers 38
5:21 PM — The mayors of New York and Boston both plan to snub St Patrick's Day parades in their respective cities because organisers continue to ban gay people from marching.
Girl writes heart-warming letter of how she was inspired by drag artist Panti Bliss’s speech 8
4:13 PM — A 12-year-old girl was so moved by drag artist Panti Bliss’s impassioned speech against homophobia that she wrote to the performer and Irish broadcaster RTE expressing how she felt.
I once used disgusting anti-gay language, admits former Professional Football Association chair 24
2:50 PM — Former Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke Carlisle says he’s ashamed for previously using homophobic language.
Boy Scouts of America: Fall in membership cannot be blamed on allowing gay scouts 5
1:50 PM — The Boy Scouts of America says its decision to allow gay scouts cannot necessarily explain the reason for a fall in members.
FA: We are making progress in tackling homophobia 4
1:05 PM — The Football Association says it’s making significant progress in tackling homophobia.
Kansas: Law to sanction homophobic discrimination passes House of Representatives 15
12:26 PM — A bill to allow homophobic discrimination has moved a stepped closer to becoming law in Kansas.
Russia bans foreign gay couples from adopting children 10
11:48 AM — Russia says it will no longer allow foreign couples to adopt Russian children if their country has same-sex marriage - or if the couples are gay.
12th February 2014
LSE launches Jewish LGBT History exhibition
6:58 PM — The first ever archive of Jewish LGBT History in the UK has been launched in central London.
US: College wrestler suspended indefinitely over homophobic tweets about gay footballer Michael Sam 8
5:42 PM — A college wrestler in Ohio has been suspended indefinitely for making anti-gay comments about NFL hopeful Michael Sam.
Labour MP urges UK to halt prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria over anti-gay laws 2
4:04 PM — Labour MP John McDonnell says the UK should suspend its prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria because of the country’s anti-gay laws.
SNP councillor resigns over decision to legalise equal marriage 10
1:40 PM — An SNP councillor has resigned due to his party’s decision to legalise equal marriage.
Turkey: Mother of gay murdered boy screams ‘I would have killed him myself’ 67
11:07 AM — A father in Turkey has been jailed for killing his gay son – but the mother seems rather more concerned on how his sexuality brought shame on the family.
11th February 2014
US radio host: It was ‘selfish’ of footballer Michael Sam to come out as gay 19
7:17 PM — NFL hopeful Michael Sam’s decision to come out as gay was “selfish” and of detriment to his team, talk radio host Michael Brown has said.
Archbishop of Dublin: ‘Homophobia is an insult to God’ 12
6:03 PM — The Archbishop of Dublin says “homophobia is an insult to God”.