27th December 2013
Record numbers of marriages take place in Utah following landmark equal marriage ruling 2
1:47 PM — A week after Utah legalised equal marriage – a record number of weddings have taken place in the US state.
Alabama senator tables motion in support of anti-gay ‘hero’ Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson 13
11:58 AM — Despite Phil Robertson being suspended indefinitely for making homophobic and racist remarks, Alabama State Senator Jerry Fielding plans to introduce a resolution lauding the Duck Dynasty star as a "hero".
UK: Man charged in connection with manslaughter of gay grandfather
11:03 AM — A man has been charged in connection with the manslaughter of Ronald Hayes, a gay grandfather who was fatally assaulted near a gay bar in Chester.
Gay Ugandans urge President Museveni not to sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law 5
10:36 AM — Campaigners are reiterating calls on Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, following cautious comments by the Ugandan leader.
24th December 2013
Lib Dem MP John Leech: ‘Alan Turing’s contribution to Manchester was enormous’ 4
6:23 PM — Manchester Withington MP John Leech says he’s delighted that Alan Turing has received a royal pardon and has thanked all of those who helped in the campaign.
California: Gay man suffers broken eye socket in homophobic attack 7
4:51 PM — A gay man in San Diego was viciously assaulted by three men in a homophobic attack, leaving the victim with broken ribs and a damaged eye socket.
Richard Dawkins: The decision to pardon Alan Turing will send a signal to the world 14
3:18 PM — Professor Richard Dawkins has welcomed the posthumous royal pardon granted to gay scientist Alan Turing and says it will “send a signal to the world which needs to be sent”.
Richard Branson: I urge companies to boycott Uganda because of its anti-gay laws 16
1:16 PM — Sir Richard Branson is calling for a corporate boycott of Uganda, following the Ugandan Parliament’s decision to pass the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Polish MP expresses support for Uganda’s anti-gay law with homophobic and racist remarks 21
12:24 PM — A Polish MP has expressed his support for Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and at the same time described the Ugandan population as “kind of wild people”.
US judge denies request to halt same-sex marriages in Utah 4
11:47 AM — A federal judge has upheld a decision to legalise marriage rights for same-sex couples in the American state of Utah.
Shadow Justice Secretary: Decision to pardon Alan Turing ‘is a truly fitting tribute’ 7
11:05 AM — Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan says the decision to pardon Alan Turing "is a truly fitting tribute" - considering the shameful way he was treated for being gay.
23rd December 2013
Federal judge rejects Ohio’s equal marriage ban
6:40 PM — A federal judge has declared in a ruling that applies only to death certificates that Ohio's ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional.
Retired Ghanaian diplomat says ‘leave the gays alone’ 5
6:04 PM — A retired diplomat in Ghana has urged his country to show tolerance towards its gay population.
Video: Family of killed Brighton gay man urge victims of domestic violence to tell someone 1
5:00 PM — The family of a Brighton gay man who was killed by his lover have urged victims of domestic violence not to stay silent.
Duck Dynasty star refuses to apologise for anti-gay rant and claims Jesus said it is ‘man and woman’ 22
3:33 PM — US reality star Phil Robertson is refusing to apologise for making anti-gay comments in a magazine interview and has delivered a Bible lecture to say “we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman.”
QVC presenter asked to marry same-sex partner live on air 6
1:43 PM — In a first for the shopping TV channel, a presenter on QVC has been asked to marry his same-sex partner live on air.
Gay British man facing porn charges in Uganda fears for safety over anti-gay law 2
12:13 PM — A gay retired British banker charged with possessing a video depicting a sexual act fears the passing of Uganda’s Anti Homosexuality Bill could lead create greater danger for him.
Video: Fox News host: ‘C*cksucking faggot’ isn’t a homophobic slur 17
11:31 AM — Fox News presenter Geraldo Rivera has defended Alec Baldwin's recent homophobic rant at a photographer.
UK Prime Minister will not attend Sochi Winter Olympics 13
10:28 AM — David Cameron will not attend February's Winter Olympics, Downing Street has said whilst insisting the move is not a boycott over Russia’s stance on LGBT rights.
20th December 2013
UK Government: Uganda’s anti-gay law will damage the country’s international reputation 19
6:27 PM — The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has condemned the Ugandan Parliament for passing its Anti-Homosexuality Bill.