20th February 2014
London: Church parish to protest at ‘harmful’ gay blessing ban 4
11:42 AM — A vicar in north London is challenging the Church of England’s decision to ban clergy from blessing same-sex couples.
Arizona Senate passes bill to make homophobic discrimination LEGAL 47
11:00 AM — A bill to allow homophobic discrimination has been passed in the Arizona Senate.
19th February 2014
Supreme Court judge tells Northern Ireland: ‘Same-sex marriage shows that love is equal’ 14
7:24 PM — A UK Supreme Court judge has given a robust defence of equal marriage in a speech delivered in Northern Ireland - where the measure remains illegal.
THT: An extra 250,000 HIV tests per year could slash new infection rates 18
6:19 PM — Ahead of a major HIV conference Terrence Higgins Trust says an extra 250,000 HIV tests a year could slash new infection rates.
Justin Fashanu would have been 53 today 4
5:21 PM — Norwich Football Club has paid tribute to the late gay footballer Justin Fashanu on what would have been his 53rd birthday.
London: Islamic preacher who advocates stoning for gay people speaks at university 51
4:46 PM — A London university has been criticised for allowing a preacher – who suggested gay people should suffer violence – to speak at an event.
Kenyan politicians respond to Obama plea by forming new anti-gay group 12
3:25 PM — Politicians in Kenya have criticised US President Barack Obama after he warned Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
UK: Gang of three jailed over anti-gay assault on man lured to house off chat room 17
2:14 PM — Three Slovakian friends, who brutally beat a man in a homophobic assault in Cheshire, have been jailed.
Patrick Stewart laughs off mistakenly being outed by The Guardian 18
1:43 PM — Sir Patrick Stewart has laughed off an error by the Guardian newspaper which stated he was gay.
Jim Davidson: I’m not homophobic, I have gay friends and I support equal marriage 14
12:37 PM — Jim Davidson says he’s not homophobic and that he supports same-sex marriage.
Exclusive: 70% of gay men believe that sex without condoms is more pleasurable 161
11:52 AM — New research exclusively published by PinkNews.co.uk shows 70% of young gay men believe that sex without condoms is more pleasurable and exciting.
18th February 2014
Rugby star apologises for ‘faggot’ joke 25
6:40 PM — Welsh rugby union player Tom Isaacs has apologised after saying a rugby analyst looked “like a faggot”.
Edward Snowden pips gay cycling champion to the post for Glasgow Uni rector title 3
5:59 PM — Gay former cycling champion Graeme Obree and gay Scottish Episcopal Rev Kelvin Holdsworth both lost out in the contest to become the new rector of Glasgow University.
South Africa: Court hears alleged killers of gay night club owner used crystal meth
5:23 PM — Three men accused of killing a gay night club owner took crystal meth, a South African court hears.
AB Fab and Rocky Horror star dies aged 67 2
3:57 PM — Christopher Malcolm, best known for playing the long suffering gay divorced husband of Edina Monsoon in Absolutely Fabulous, has died.
Gay cycling champion hopes to beat Edward Snowdon in becoming Glasgow University rector
2:34 PM — Retired cycling champion Graeme Obree is standing for the post of student rector at Glasgow University.
Tom Daley’s Splash! faces axe after audience slump 17
1:15 PM — Tom Daley fans may have to contend with seeing less of him on Saturday nights, following reports Splash! is facing the axe.
Two members of Pussy Riot arrested in Sochi
11:28 AM — Two members of the protest group Pussy Riot say they have been arrested in Sochi.
17th February 2014
London: Police urge vigilance after Soho robbery
6:33 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses following a violent robbery in Soho during the early hours on Valentine's Day.
Poll: 76% of NFL players ‘comfortable’ in showering around a gay teammate 9
5:42 PM — A poll by ESPN claims 86% of NFL players surveyed would accept having an openly gay teammate - and that 76% would be comfortable showering around them.