6th February 2014
Sports Minister rejects Labour criticism of ‘embarrassing’ Olympic delegation 6
6:01 PM — Sports Minister Helen Grant tells PinkNews.co.uk that including gay celebrities in Britain's Olympic delegation to Sochi is a matter for the British Olympic Association.
Irish Senator warns against ‘dangerous, vicious elements’ within the gay community 47
3:45 PM — Senator Jim Walsh has warned against what he describes as “dangerous, vicious elements within the gay ideological movement” in Ireland.
Health charity: Extending HPV vaccine for boys and gay men can prevent cancer 4
1:34 PM — Campaigners say offering HPV vaccinations to adolescent boys and gay and bisexual men could help stop cancer.
Mayor of North Down: Northern Ireland will have equal marriage within 10 years 9
12:31 PM — The Mayor of North Down, Andrew Muir, predicts Northern Ireland will legalise equal marriage within the next 10 years.
5th February 2014
Billie Jean King to miss Winter Olympic opening ceremony
6:59 PM — Retired Tennis champion Billie Jean King will not attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill.
Lord Tebbit: Tim Yeo’s ‘dodgy’ support for equal marriage contributed to his downfall 23
4:36 PM — Former Conservative Party chairman Lord Tebbit says Tim Yeo's "dodgy" views, such as supporting equal marriage, contributed to his de-selection.
Sports Minister praises Man United and Chelsea for backing Football v Homophobia campaign
2:13 PM — Sports and Equalities Minister Helen Grant has praised several Premier League football clubs for joining the Football v Homophobia campaign.
UK: Labour councillor suspended following homophobic slur investigation
1:38 PM — A Labour councillor in Rochdale, who denies accusations of homophobia, has been suspended by his party.
Shadow Foreign Minister: The UK Government must challenge Russia on LGBT rights at the Winter Olympics 4
12:50 PM — Shadow Foreign Minister Kerry McCarthy writes for PinkNews.co.uk on why Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalites, Maria Miller, has to raise the issue of LGBT rights when she travels to Sochi for the Winter Games.
Paul O’Grady to lead Downing Street protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws 6
12:03 PM — Broadcaster and comedian Paul O’Grady will attend tonight’s London rally against Russia’s anti-gay laws, organisers have announced.
4th February 2014
Hurrah for Scotland as years of campaigning leads to equal marriage victory! 36
10:01 PM — A bill to legalise equal marriage has passed the Scottish Parliament in an historic final Stage Three vote.
Lib Dem MEP blasts Tories and UKIP for not backing LGBT roadmap 3
4:19 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP Baroness Sarah Ludford has criticised Tory and UKIP MEPs for abstaining over European proposals to tackle LGBT discrimination.
Matthew McConaughey stars in new film about homophobic cowboy who dies from AIDS 3
3:55 PM — Matthew McConaughey has been talking about his latest film role, playing a homophobic cowboy who dies from an AIDS related illness.
French President condemned for shelving lesbian IVF rights 3
3:24 PM — Francois Hollande has been accused of caving in to homophobes after shelving legislation that would have legalised medically assisted procreation for lesbian couples.
Boris Johnson: It was right to tell The Guardian about ‘homophobic buses’ 5
2:07 PM — Boris Johnson has rejected claims that his 2012 decision to ban anti-gay adverts on the capital's buses was in order to gain votes and says it was right of his staff to notify The Guardian newspaper.
Scotland just hours away from legalising equal marriage 17
12:22 PM — The Scottish Parliament is expected to legalise equal marriage later today.
Downing Street protest to be staged on Wednesday over Russia’s anti-gay laws
11:06 AM — A protest is due to take place opposite Downing Street on Wednesday against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
3rd February 2014
Tory MP defends screening migrants for HIV before they enter Britain 26
6:44 PM — Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has defended his failed amendment to the Immigration Bill that would have allowed Home Secretary Theresa May to test migrants for HIV and Hepatitis B.
Senegal jails men for breaking anti-gay laws, president claims there’s no discrimination 7
6:05 PM — The President of Senegal says his country is “very tolerant” and “does not discriminate” as two men are jailed for breaking anti-gay laws.
National Secular Society: Catholic adoption agency ruling ‘kicks a hole’ through gay rights law 16
3:17 PM — The National Secular Society says a Catholic adoption agency in Glasgow should not be allowed to maintain its charitable tax status because it discriminates against same-sex couples.