9th August 2013
British Olympic Association: Boycotting Russian Winter Olympics would ‘penalise athletes’ 30
3:48 PM — The British Olympic Association says the proposed boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi would serve only to "penalise athletes."
Conservative MP Mike Weatherley calls on David Cameron to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws 5
2:17 PM — Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has written a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron stating "Britain, as a bastion of gay rights, has a duty not to stay silent over Russia’s appalling treatment of LGBT people."
LGBT demonstration to take place outside Russian Consulate in Edinburgh this afternoon 2
12:47 PM — A demonstration against Russia's homophobic censorship laws is taking place outside the Russian Consulate in Edinburgh this afternoon.
Birmingham: Residents furious after homophobic graffiti spray-painted on flat
11:48 AM — Police in Birmingham have launched an investigation after homophobic graffiti appeared on a flat.
Tory MP Simon Kirby calls on Foreign Secretary to condemn Russian Government’s treatment of LGBT people 16
10:54 AM — Conservative MP Simon Kirby has written a letter to Foreign Secretary William Hague urging him to "lead in the international condemnation of the Russian Government's treatment of LGBT people."
8th August 2013
BNP leader Nick Griffin tells Stephen Fry to ‘get over’ his fears about Russia’s anti-gay laws 84
3:18 PM — BNP leader Nick Griffin says Russia’s decision to introduce anti-gay laws is because the country favours “traditional values” and has told Stephen Fry to “get over it!”
MSP James Dornan: Glasgow Pride is an opportunity to show solidarity with Russia’s LGBT community 1
2:24 PM — Scottish National Party MSP James Dornan says this weekend's Glasgow Pride is an opportunity to show solidarity with Russia's LGBT community amid widespread oppression.
Tory MP Mike Freer: Putin must be told to scrap anti-gay laws or risk losing Winter Olympics 10
1:19 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has told PinkNews that he would like the International Olympic Committee to consider moving the 2014 Winter Olympics from Russia.
Shadow Foreign Minister Kerry McCarthy: The UK needs to raise the issue of gay rights in Russia at the G20 4
12:08 PM — Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Minister Kerry McCarthy has told PinkNews the UK Government needs to use next month's G20 meeting to raise the issue of gay rights with Russia.
Exclusive: Alex Salmond says ‘It’s Time’ for equal marriage in Scotland because it’s the ‘right thing to do’ 3
10:59 AM — SNP leader and First Minister Alex Salmond says introducing equal marriage "is the right thing to do" and will be good for Scotland.
7th August 2013
Labour MP Chris Bryant: I am in favour of UK gay bars boycotting Russian vodka 19
7:24 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant says he is in favour of gay bars in the UK boycotting Russian vodka.
Gay rights campaigner and co-founder of Changing Attitude Ireland dies 5
6:38 PM — Changing Attitude Ireland has announced the death of one of its co-founders, Reverend Mervyn Kingston.
UK: Charity raises awareness of same-sex domestic violence following murder case 3
5:40 PM — Broken Rainbow UK has teamed up with Scotland’s police service to raise awareness of same-sex domestic violence following a high-profile murder case.
Telegraph columnist says Stephen Fry ‘exploits’ Holocaust when he compares Putin to Hitler 92
4:45 PM — Telegraph columnist Brendan O’Neill has criticised Stephen Fry’s decision to write an open letter to the International Olympic Committee urging for the Winter Olympics not to be held in Russia because of the country’s stance on LGBT rights.
Ex-Chelsea footballer: ‘Homosexuality is a disease that should not be promoted’ 75
3:15 PM — Former Chelsea player Mateja Kežman has criticised Dutch football manager Louis van Gaal for taking part in last weekend's Amsterdam Pride.
UK: National Transgender Memorial vandalised 22
2:14 PM — A memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has been vandalised in Manchester.
UKIP MEP who allegedly called lesbian MEP ‘queer’ embroiled in race row 54
1:37 PM — UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom who allegedly called a lesbian politician “queer” has become embroiled in a race row after using the phrase "Bongo Bongo Land".
International Association of Athletics Federations calls on Russia to review anti-gay laws 10
12:10 PM — The IAAF has called on Russia to reconsider its homophobic censorship laws but stresses the upcoming athletics championships in Moscow should not be overshadowed by politics.
Obama: I have ‘no patience’ for Russia’s anti-gay laws 29
10:58 AM — President Obama says he has “no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them.”
6th August 2013
Caroline Lucas: The FA needs to take action against the anti-gay abuse faced by Brighton fans 20
7:35 PM — After several Brighton supporters were subjected to anti-gay abuse by Leeds United fans at the weekend, Green MP Caroline Lucas has told PinkNews she will be raising the issue with the FA.