21st February 2014
UK: Set back for gay rights as tribunal rules pension schemes can discriminate against gay couples 16
12:15 PM — The Employment Appeal Tribunal in London has ruled that pension schemes can discriminate against same-sex couples.
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
Chris Brown sued over alleged homophobic assault 4
7:07 PM — US singer Chris Brown is being sued for allegedly attacking a man and for using a homophobic slur.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 40
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.
US: Gay heart attack patient says Catholic priest refused to give him last rites 15
4:37 PM — A Catholic priest in America’s capital refused to give last rites and communion to a heart attack patient because of the man’s sexuality, it’s been claimed.
LGBT charity launches its first ever workplace diversity programme for Northern Ireland
3:24 PM — Northern Ireland’s Rainbow Project has launched a new workplace diversity and inclusion programme.
Graham Norton: I’m f**king furious that RTE settled with anti-gay marriage activists 4
2:06 PM — In a new interview Graham Norton slams Irish broadcaster RTE for paying €85,000 in damages to a Catholic anti-gay marriage group.
Lord Tebbit: Would you feel safe flying with a transsexual Muslim airline pilot? 54
12:45 PM — In an article about civil service reform, Lord Tebbit managed to get on to the subject of transgender Muslim flight crew.
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”.