16th February 2014
Yoweri Museveni defends anti-gay bill with scientific report describing homosexuality as ‘abnormal’ 23
1:27 PM — The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni has defended his decision to sign into law a bill which toughens punishments for gay people in the country, quoting a "scientific" study which calls homosexuality an "abnormal behaviour."
Billie Jean King to attend Winter Olympic closing ceremony 1
12:57 PM — Retired Tennis champion Billie Jean King is now set to attend the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics as part of the US delegation following the death of her mother.
15th February 2014
Photos: Soggy Valentines Day ‘Homophobes United’ protest outside the Russian Embassy in London 10
2:38 PM — Despite the near constant rain, dozens of LGBT rights supporters descended on the Russian Embassy in London yesterday for a 'Homophobes United' Valentines Day protest against the country's gay rights record.
Anti-gay law doesn’t stop Grindr use from tripling at Sochi 10
10:25 AM — Use of the gay dating app Grindr has tripled in the Sochi areas, developers say, despite an anti-gay law which has caused an international outcry.
14th February 2014
England football captain: I won’t go to the Qatar World Cup, where gays are not accepted 10
7:20 PM — While the world watches Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the head of the England football team quietly said they would not attend Qatar where gay people are not welcome.
Comment: What the trans community could learn about labels from the Piers Morgan controversy 8
5:42 PM — Writing for PinkNews, the vice chair of LGBTory, Zoe Kirk-Robinson, suggests that the trans community could learn from a recent controversy around Piers Morgan, to use correct labels, and educate others to do the same.
British trans woman back in UK, after detention in men’s jail in Canada 5
5:18 PM — A British trans woman who was detained in a men's jail in Canada after a visa violation has arrived back in the UK.
Michael Sam’s father: Anti-gay comments were ‘terribly misquoted’ 15
4:56 PM — Michael Sam's father has said that he was 'terribly misquoted' in a recent interview in which he made negative statements about his son's sexuality.
Why not have a Valentine’s Day to remember with a last minute deal from Hotels.com?
4:31 PM — This Valentine’s Day why not go the extra mile, literally, with Hotels.com. Forget the chocolates, flowers and local restaurants, the ultimate way to say 'I love you' is a romantic trip for two.
Julianne Moore and Zach Galifianakis to star in gay rights film
2:35 PM — Julianne Moore and Zach Galifianakis have joined the cast of Ellen Page upcoming gay rights drama, Freeheld.
Russia blocked an Olympian’s website for ‘gay propaganda’ after seeing this picture 21
12:46 PM — Canadian bobsledder Justin Kripps' website has been blocked in Russia, after he posted a picture of his bobsled team in their pants.
Sex survey finds 1 in 10 gay men doesn’t know his HIV status 1
12:40 PM — A survey of a thousand men on their sex lives run by Gay Times Magazine has found that ten percent of respondents did not know their HIV status.
Want to know more about LGBT fostering or adoption in the UK? Check out these free events 1
12:03 PM — As the 3rd annual LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week approaches, LGBT people are encouraged to learn more about the possibility of adoption and fostering.
US: Federal judge overturns Virginia same-sex marriage ban 14
11:30 AM — A US federal judge has overturned the US state of Virginia's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
13th February 2014
Guide: Facebook’s new gender options 15
9:38 PM — Facebook is currently rolling out an update which will allow trans and gender variant people a lot more choice when it comes to gender. We've distilled down the changes.
US Sochi delegation member Caitlin Cahow ‘humbled’ by experiences in Russia 20
7:32 PM — US Olympic ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow, who attended the Sochi Winter Olympics, has said that she experienced no issues when visiting Russia.
UK: Over 100 MPs and peers write to Uganda’s President urging him to amend anti-gay bill 9
7:30 PM — More than one hundred MPs and peers have signed an open letter to President Yoweri Museveni, calling on him to amend Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
US: ‘Freedom Nevada’ launched to push for 2016 same-sex marriage ballot
7:22 PM — A coalition of groups advocating for same-sex marriage in the US state of Nevada was launched this week, in order to push for a measure to legalise it in the state.
US: Lawsuit challenges Alabama state ban on gay marriage recognition
7:09 PM — A lawsuit is to be filed in the US state of Alabama aiming to lift the ban on the state recognising out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Facebook introduces custom gender options 6
6:53 PM — Facebook is to introduce custom gender options, instead of forcing people to choose between 'male' and 'female'.