20th January 2014
Lord Sugar to Twitter users: Shut up ‘dimwits’ I ain’t homophobic 21
12:22 PM — Lord Sugar was accused of homophobia after asking a Twitter user when he planned to "come out".
Canada punishes Nigerian President for signing anti-gay law by cancelling state visit 15
11:10 AM — Canada has cancelled a scheduled state visit following Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan's decision to approve a draconian anti-gay bill.
UKIP’s ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor wasn’t news when he was a Tory, says Farage 25
10:49 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has accused the media of unfairly highlighting the views of one of its councillors who claimed that allowing gay couples to marry would lead to flooding and that the Prime Minister ignored his warning.
17th January 2014
College where lecturer compared gays to Nazis ‘delighted’ to be on Stonewall’s equality index 13
5:40 PM — Newham College, which previously employed homophobic lecturer Dr Mark Walcott, says it's "delighted" to have been named one of Britain's top gay employers by Stonewall.
Putin: Gay people will be safe at Olympics if they ‘leave kids alone’ 61
3:14 PM — President Vladimir Putin says gay people have nothing to fear in Russia as long as they leave children alone.
Stonewall names college with lecturer who compared gays to Nazis as a top gay employer 14
2:22 PM — Stonewall has defended placing Newham College in a list of Britain’s top gay friendly employers, even though the college’s principal was recently forced to step down due to the homophobic remarks of disgraced lecturer Dr Mark Walcott.
German former foreign minister tells Angela Merkel to ‘decide’ on equal marriage 10
12:35 PM — Germany's former foreign minister says Chancellor Angela Merkel should stop sitting on fence when it comes to equal marriage.
Brazil: Gay teenager murdered by skinheads, teeth ripped out by pliers 22
11:49 AM — A gay teenager has been tortured and murdered by a gang of skinheads in Brazil.
Gay Ugandans cautiously welcome President Museveni’s decision to veto anti-gay law 2
11:04 AM — Campaigners have welcomed the decision of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
16th January 2014
Exclusive: Nick Clegg lashes out at ‘Cabinet wrangles’ over improving sex education 4
6:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has expressed his frustration at the failure of the Cabinet to agree on the need to “improve” and “modernise” sex education guidance.
Nick Clegg: Porn filters ‘absolutely should not’ block sexual health and gay rights content 9
4:29 PM — Exclusive: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told PinkNews.co.uk that he is alarmed by revelations that internet service providers have been blocking access to non-pornographic LGBT and sexual health websites.
Nigeria: Muslim man receives 20 lashes by Sharia court for breaking anti-gay laws 14
3:43 PM — A Nigerian man has received 20 lashes after an Islamic court convicted him of breaking laws against homosexuality.
Nigeria: 11 Muslim men accused of being gay face possible death sentence by religious court 30
2:32 PM — An Islamic court in Nigeria has put on trial 11 Muslim men accused of violating their religion due to their alleged sexuality – if found guilty they could be sentenced to death by stoning.
Italian IOC member: It’s absurd for America to include ‘4 lesbians’ in its Olympic delegation 31
1:30 PM — IOC member Mario Pescante says it's "absurd" for America to include "4 lesbians" in its Winter Olympic delegation - even though the current number is 2.
Putin: Russia will not allow for discrimination at the Winter Olympics 24
12:18 PM — President Vladimir Putin has once again moved to dismiss concerns over Russia’s anti-gay laws by saying that no athlete would face discrimination at next month's Winter Olympics.
Scottish parliamentary committee votes to remove spousal veto from equal marriage bill 3
11:00 AM — The Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee has voted unanimously to pass an amendment by MSP Linda Fabiani in favour of removing the spousal veto from the country’s equal marriage bill.
15th January 2014
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague: I am disappointed and concerned by Nigeria’s new anti-gay laws 17
4:55 PM — Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan for approving a draconian anti-gay law.
UK: Cabinet Equalites Minister Maria Miller will attend Russia’s Winter Olympics 11
3:46 PM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will attend next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, the government has confirmed.
Tory MP Edward Leigh defends judge who described equal marriage as the ‘wrong policy’ 23
2:35 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has defended a high court judge who previously branded equal marriage the government’s “wrong policy”.
Queen to release new track featuring vocals of Freddie Mercury 5
1:40 PM — Brian May has spoken about releasing a new Queen track featuring the late Freddie Mercury.