13th January 2014
Foreign Secretary: ‘Watch this space’ the UK may have openly gay stars in its Sochi delegation 9
12:01 PM — In a TV interview William Hague says Britain will continue urging Russia to protect LGBT rights and has suggested that openly gay sports stars could be included in the UK’s Olympic delegation.
Leeds: Bisexual man facing deportation to Jamaica has flight cancelled 2
11:49 AM — A bisexual man due to be deported to Jamaica today has had his flight cancelled after a protest was held in Leeds.
10th January 2014
Leeds: Court protest staged for bisexual man facing deportation to Jamaica 1
7:15 PM — A protest has taken place outside an immigration court in Leeds over the plight of a bisexual man who faces deportation to Jamaica.
UK: Four arrested over gay pub homophobic attack
6:07 PM — Police investigating a homophobic attack at a gay pub in Norwich have arrested four people.
Footballer Robbie Rogers: I was left ‘scarred’ by homophobic language at school 3
4:43 PM — US footballer Robbie Rogers says he was left “scarred” hearing homophobic language at school, meaning he felt unable to be open about his sexuality until last year.
Tel Aviv: Memorial for gay victims of the Holocaust unveiled 16
3:21 PM — A memorial honouring gay victims of the Holocaust has been unveiled in Tel Aviv.
Met Police to patrol Redbridge cruising spots in bid to reduce hate crime 3
2:37 PM — The Metropolitan Police Service has launched a crackdown against homophobic crime in a north London borough by patrolling public areas used for sex.
Anglican Mainstream: God would be opposed to banning gay conversion therapy 80
1:41 PM — A bill aimed at banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy has been denounced by the social conservative Christian group Anglican Mainstream as a “threat” to Christians.
Orthodox Church of Russia: Homosexuality must be banned and excluded from society 51
12:37 PM — Russia's powerful Orthodox Church has proposed a referendum on banning homosexuality.
Professional Footballers’ Association predicts more gay players will be inspired to come out 4
11:56 AM — The chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) predicts other gay footballers will come out following Thomas Hitzlsperger’s announcement this week.
Lib Dem President: ‘David Cameron’s ineffective, nonsensical porn filter policy needs to be scrapped’ 11
11:04 AM — Liberal Democrat President Tim Farron says David Cameron's policy of mandatory 'porn filters' for internet service providers should be scrapped because “essential sites on sexual health, gender and sexuality, domestic violence and LGBT rights are being blocked".
9th January 2014
Gay couple angry at council over Brighton Pavilion same-sex wedding competition 14
7:06 PM — A gay couple who wanted to be the first to marry in Brighton are angry with the council’s decision to launch a competition allowing same-sex couples to marry at the city’s Royal Pavilion.
Billie Jean King warns athletes against taking part in LGBT protests at Sochi Games 14
5:46 PM — Tennis legend Billie Jean King says she now believes that athletes should think twice about protesting for LGBT rights at next month's Sochi Winter Olympics.
Former Independent editor lauds The Sun for ‘heroic’ reporting of gay former footballer 11
4:32 PM — The Sun has been applauded for its supportive front page of Thomas Hitzlsperger by ex-Independent editor Simon Kelner.
Video: Letter urging Ugandan president to veto anti-gay law handed into London commission 4
2:30 PM — Wednesday’s protest outside Uganda’s High Commission in central London against the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill was filmed by freelance journalist James Wright.
NBA star John Amaechi: Football will always be ‘toxic’ towards gay players with Sepp Blatter in charge 5
1:35 PM — FIFA President Sepp Blatter is presiding over a 'toxic' atmosphere in football when it comes to gay players, says retired basketball star John Amaechi.
Italy: Police arrest suspect over death of gay rights activist 2
11:49 AM — Police in Italy have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a gay rights campaigner.
Thomas Hitzlsperger: There’s ‘a long way to go’ before a premiership star comes out and continues playing 11
10:49 AM — Ex-premiership footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger says there is "a long way to go" before there will be an openly gay man playing in top league football.
8th January 2014
Aston Villa fan David Cameron: I admire Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out 8
6:46 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated former premiership footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out as gay.
Minister for Sport: Great that Thomas Hitzlsperger is out but homophobia causes too many to hide 6
4:47 PM — Minister for Sport and Equalities Helen Grant has praised former West Ham and German international Thomas Hitzlsperger for announcing that he’s gay.