27th January 2014
Mayor of Sochi: ‘There are no gays in my town’ 34
4:12 PM — The mayor of Sochi says there are no gay people in his city which is preparing to host the Winter Olympics next month.
UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor is now praying for gay people ‘to be healed’ 18
3:34 PM — Councillor David Silvester shows no sign of contrition over his decision to link equal marriage with flooding, saying he will pray for gay people "to be healed".
Judge: Boris Johnson’s office aparently sought to make ‘political capital’ over anti-gay ad ban 18
3:02 PM — Boris Johnson and evangelical activists have both welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling over the 2012 decision to ban anti-gay adverts on London’s buses
Northern Cyprus votes to repeal gay sex ban 7
12:08 PM — Politicians in Northern Cyprus have voted to repeal a ban against homosexuality.
UK man ‘relieved’ at having Ugandan anti-gay charges dropped 8
10:43 AM — A retired gay man from Kent who faced jail in Uganda for possessing a pornographic video has spoken of his relief after being deported to the UK.
24th January 2014
MP Nigel Evans pleads not guilty to sex charges
5:51 PM — Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans denies committing sexual offences against seven men at a pretrial hearing.
Nigel Farage: The media only cares if someone compares homosexuality to bestiality when it’s UKIP 30
4:18 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been asked about the views of a former local UKIP chairwoman who previously compared homosexuality to bestiality.
Labour MEP Michael Cashman pays tribute to Stonewall CEO by applauding him for letting go 14
2:10 PM — One of the co-founders of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, has paid tribute to its chief executive, Ben Summerskill, following his decision to leave the charity, saying “you have to have the courage to let go”.
Manchester: Calls to close off cruising site after man dies in canal 5
12:27 PM — A cruising site in Manchester may have to be closed off, following the death of a man who fell into nearby water, according to officials.
UK: Gay couple threaten to sue government over delay in turning their civil partnership into a marriage 44
11:26 AM — A gay couple in Barnsley have threatened the UK Government with legal action over the delay in being able to turn their civil partnership into a marriage.
23rd January 2014
Eastenders actress slams Nigeria’s anti-gay law as ‘absurd’ 2
7:00 PM — Actress Luisa Bradshaw-White has criticised Nigeria and other African countries for pushing ahead with anti-gay legislation.
Russian Prime Minister: Not a single gay person in Russia has complained about the propaganda law 32
5:55 PM — Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed criticism of the country’s anti-gay laws, claiming not a single gay person has complained.
UK: Man lured to house and viciously attacked in homophobic assault by gang of three 14
4:14 PM — Three friends, who brutally beat a man in a homophobic assault in Cheshire, have pleaded guilty in court.
MP Nigel Evans due in court on Friday over sex charges
2:56 PM — Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans is due to appear at Preston Crown Court on Friday for a pre-trial hearing in relation to several sexual assault charges.
Labour MP calls for parliamentary debate on Twitter trolls following Stan Collymore remarks 6
2:09 PM — Labour MP Steve Rotheram has called for a parliamentary debate on the problem of internet trolling, a day after ex-footballer Stan Collymore accused Twitter of “not doing enough” to combat racist and homophobic abuse.
Jury told Vicky Pryce ‘planned to out Chris Huhne as bisexual’
12:32 PM — The ex-wife of former energy secretary Chris Huhne planned to out him as bisexual in the media, a jury has heard.
Health charity: All of government should listen to Nick Clegg’s call to drive down undiagnosed HIV 1
11:53 AM — Terrence Higgins Trust has praised Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s call for a new cross-party consensus on tackling HIV within the gay community, but warns “it needs to be backed up by action”.
Attorney General: I won’t defend Virginia’s unconstitutional ban on equal marriage 3
11:15 AM — Virginia’s ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional and should no longer be defended, State Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded.
22nd January 2014
‘Gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor cannot be forced to stand down 8
6:33 PM — More than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding the resignation of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage – however officials say he cannot be forced to stand down.
National AIDS Trust: We hope Nick Clegg’s comments on HIV will reach all parts of government 1
5:12 PM — The chief executive of the National AIDS Trust has praised Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's call for a new cross-party consensus on tackling HIV within the gay community.