13th February 2014
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”.
Baroness Barker: The ‘shockingly degrading’ treatment of LGBT asylum seekers must stop now 7
4:19 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker has called on the government to stop the “shockingly degrading” treatment of LGBT asylum seekers by officials.
Telegraph columnist Cristina Odone: ‘Putin has made it impossible for me to be against gay marriage’ 16
2:42 PM — The former editor of The Catholic Herald, Cristina Odone, who previously described religious gay weddings as a “pantomime”, says she is no longer against marriage equality.
Blondie icon Debbie Harry snubs offer to play at Sochi because of anti-gay laws 5
1:42 PM — Pop legend Debbie Harry says her band could never play at the Sochi Winter Olympics due to Russia’s anti-gay laws
Irish gay couples plan to marry in England due to lack of equal marriage at home 2
12:36 PM — Several Irish same-sex couples are planning to marry in England because Ireland is yet to legalise equal marriage.
UK: Two men jailed for five and a half years over homophobic claw hammer attack 2
12:00 PM — Two Sussex men who threatened their victims with a claw hammer and made homophobic comments towards have been jailed.
Lord Coe: Boycotting Sochi would only make it harder to achieve social change 16
11:50 AM — Lord Coe says he’s against Olympic boycotts because they hurt the athletes and make it harder for campaigners to achieve their aims.
10th February 2014
Stonewall: Gay teens more likely to ‘sext’ than heterosexuals 3
6:53 PM — Stonewall says gay youngsters are more likely to send and receive sexually explicit material.
Spiked Editor Brendan O’Neill is against ‘gayness, the gay lifestyle and queer imperialism’ 56
4:43 PM — The editor of Spiked, who unsuccessfully urged Parliament to stop equal marriage, says “the gay issue” has become “central to the ramping up of the culture wars”.