7th January 2014
Australia: Anti-gay senator accused of having ‘obsession’ with gay people 9
3:44 PM — Australian Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi has been described as being obsessed with gay people due to his outspoken homophobic views.
Uganda: Former national football team coach charged with sodomy
2:10 PM — The former head of Uganda’s national football team has been charged with “sodomising both male and female youths” – although campaigners claim it could be just the latest example of a homophobic witch hunt.
South African activists demand action against ‘corrective rape’ epidemic 3
1:07 PM — Campaigners have warned that sexual attacks by men against lesbians in South Africa are continuing to increase.
Former Irish president urges Cardinal Keith O’Brien to tell life story in order to help gay people 27
12:03 PM — Ireland’s former president has strongly criticised the Catholic Church for its views on homosexuality and suggests Cardinal Keith O’Brien should share his life story in order to help gay people who have felt the need “to pretend to be heterosexual”.
Ewin Holyfield: My dad isn’t homophobic but he thinks ‘being gay is a choice’ 56
11:02 AM — The son of Celebrity Big Brother housemate Evander Holyfield has spoken out to defend his father, after the former boxer made homophobic remarks on the show.
6th January 2014
LGBT station Gaydio appoints DJ Phil Marriott as new evening presenter
6:00 PM — Gaydio has appointed club DJ Phil Marriott as its new evening presenter and head of music.
Republican Liz Cheney, who is against equal marriage, pulls out of senate race 2
3:26 PM — The eldest daughter of Dick Cheney, who’s been embroiled in a bitter rift with her lesbian sister for not support equal marriage, has abandoned her campaign to become a Wyoming senator.
Interview: Charlie Condou talks about leaving Coronation Street and being a gay parent 13
1:55 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, Charlie Condou talks openly about being a gay parent and his reasons for leaving Coronation Street.
Scotland: School chaplain sacked for describing homosexuality as a ‘perversion’ and ‘disorder’ 14
1:24 PM — A Church of Scotland minister has been removed from his role as the chaplain of a school in Glasgow after he described homosexuality as a "disorder".
UKIP Councillor who was ‘baffled’ by lesbians and ‘queers’ says he respects ‘lifestyle choice’ 50
11:23 AM — A UK Independence Party councillor in West Yorkshire who was “baffled” by Britain’s social acceptance of homosexuality and said that he found “female homosexuality” even stranger – denies accusations of homophobia.
Former boxer Evander Holyfield tells Big Brother House: ‘Being gay ‘ain’t normal’ 81
10:42 AM — Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is facing a backlash from Celebrity Big Brother viewers after saying that being gay "ain't normal".
3rd January 2014
UK Government refuses to repeal Northern Ireland gay blood ban 14
8:19 PM — The UK Government has lodged an appeal against a ruling requiring Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to decide if Northern Ireland should continue with its lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
Ireland: HIV infections among gay men at record high 9
4:25 PM — The number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV has reached the highest level ever recorded in Ireland, new figures show.
Former Florida governor: I was wrong to support a ban on equal marriage, please forgive me 5
3:15 PM — Former Republican Florida governor Charlie Crist has apologised for backing a 2008 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the state.
Australia: Gay man in civil union faces deportation to Pakistan 14
2:38 PM — A gay man who has been living in Brisbane faces deportation to Pakistan.
Bournemouth fan evicted for making anti-gay chants during Brighton match 4
1:59 PM — A Bournemouth football fan ended up being evicted from Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium due to alleged homophobic chanting.
Dr Rosemary Gillespie appointed chief executive of Terrence Higgins Trust 4
1:08 PM — Dr Rosemary Gillespie has been announced as the new CEO of Terrence Higgins Trust, Britain's largest sexual health and HIV charity.
Indian Supreme Court defends anti-gay ruling after government criticism 12
12:27 PM — The Supreme Court of India has criticised government ministers for speaking out against last month’s decision of the court to re-criminalise homosexuality.
UKIP Councillor admits to using wrong sized condoms and being ‘baffled’ by lesbians 103
12:08 PM — A UK Independence Party councillor in West Yorkshire is “baffled” by Britain’s social acceptance of homosexuality and says that he finds “female homosexuality” even stranger, whilst also going into great detail about his sex life.
2nd January 2014
New Chair of Lib Dem LGBT group takes up post 9
6:39 PM — Ed Fordham has taken over from Adrian Trett as the new Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats.