17th January 2014
German former foreign minister tells Angela Merkel to ‘decide’ on equal marriage 10
12:35 PM — Germany's former foreign minister says Chancellor Angela Merkel should stop sitting on fence when it comes to equal marriage.
Brazil: Gay teenager murdered by skinheads, teeth ripped out by pliers 22
11:49 AM — A gay teenager has been tortured and murdered by a gang of skinheads in Brazil.
Gay Ugandans cautiously welcome President Museveni’s decision to veto anti-gay law 2
11:04 AM — Campaigners have welcomed the decision of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
16th January 2014
Exclusive: Nick Clegg lashes out at ‘Cabinet wrangles’ over improving sex education 4
6:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has expressed his frustration at the failure of the Cabinet to agree on the need to “improve” and “modernise” sex education guidance.
Nick Clegg: Porn filters ‘absolutely should not’ block sexual health and gay rights content 9
4:29 PM — Exclusive: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told PinkNews.co.uk that he is alarmed by revelations that internet service providers have been blocking access to non-pornographic LGBT and sexual health websites.
Nigeria: Muslim man receives 20 lashes by Sharia court for breaking anti-gay laws 14
3:43 PM — A Nigerian man has received 20 lashes after an Islamic court convicted him of breaking laws against homosexuality.
Nigeria: 11 Muslim men accused of being gay face possible death sentence by religious court 30
2:32 PM — An Islamic court in Nigeria has put on trial 11 Muslim men accused of violating their religion due to their alleged sexuality – if found guilty they could be sentenced to death by stoning.
Italian IOC member: It’s absurd for America to include ‘4 lesbians’ in its Olympic delegation 31
1:30 PM — IOC member Mario Pescante says it's "absurd" for America to include "4 lesbians" in its Winter Olympic delegation - even though the current number is 2.
Putin: Russia will not allow for discrimination at the Winter Olympics 24
12:18 PM — President Vladimir Putin has once again moved to dismiss concerns over Russia’s anti-gay laws by saying that no athlete would face discrimination at next month's Winter Olympics.
Scottish parliamentary committee votes to remove spousal veto from equal marriage bill 3
11:00 AM — The Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee has voted unanimously to pass an amendment by MSP Linda Fabiani in favour of removing the spousal veto from the country’s equal marriage bill.
15th January 2014
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague: I am disappointed and concerned by Nigeria’s new anti-gay laws 17
4:55 PM — Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan for approving a draconian anti-gay law.
UK: Cabinet Equalites Minister Maria Miller will attend Russia’s Winter Olympics 11
3:46 PM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will attend next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, the government has confirmed.
Tory MP Edward Leigh defends judge who described equal marriage as the ‘wrong policy’ 23
2:35 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has defended a high court judge who previously branded equal marriage the government’s “wrong policy”.
Queen to release new track featuring vocals of Freddie Mercury 5
1:40 PM — Brian May has spoken about releasing a new Queen track featuring the late Freddie Mercury.
EU foreign policy chief: Nigeria’s anti-gay law breaks the country’s own constitution 4
1:12 PM — The EU's foreign policy chief says Nigeria's anti-gay law breaks "fundamental human rights".
Chester man due in court next week over manslaughter of gay grandfather Ronald Hayes
12:00 PM — A 26-year-old man will appear in court next week charged with the manslaughter of a gay man in Chester.
Ofcom: Evander Holyfield’s anti-gay remarks cause most complaints for series so far 3
11:22 AM — Evander Holyfield’s anti-gay remarks on Celebrity Big Brother have so far attracted 98 complaints to Ofcom.
UK: Footballer accused of making anti-gay gesture has trial delayed due to appendix op
10:58 AM — A footballer accused of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans during a Championship match has been postponed because he has had his appendix removed.
14th January 2014
UN human rights chief condemns Nigeria’s ‘draconian’ anti-gay law 8
7:20 PM — The United Nations human rights chief has given her reaction to Nigeria's anti-gay law by describing it as unprecedented for its multiple violations of basic freedoms.
Lee Ryan’s mum: I had no idea that Lee was bisexual but I think it’s fantastic 5
6:06 PM — Lee Ryan’s antics in the Celebrity Big Brother house may be annoying for some – but his mum is proud of the singer for talking about his same-sex experiences.