9th January 2014
Thomas Hitzlsperger: There’s ‘a long way to go’ before a premiership star comes out and continues playing 11
10:49 AM — Ex-premiership footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger says there is "a long way to go" before there will be an openly gay man playing in top league football.
8th January 2014
Ed Miliband: Thomas Hitzlsperger bravely showed young people that sport is for everyone by coming out 4
10:23 PM — The leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has sent a message of support to recently out gay footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger as he came out as gay earlier today.
National Hockey League first professional league with all-team support for gay athletes 4
7:11 PM — The National Hockey League (NHL) has become the first professional league in the US to have each of its member teams represented by a team member in support of LGBT athletes and fans.
Aston Villa fan David Cameron: I admire Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out 8
6:46 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated former premiership footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out as gay.
NFL player: ‘I may have been a little too harsh’ in calling for my former coach to be sacked 2
6:45 PM — A former NFL player has said he "may have been a little too harsh originally", in calling for his former coach to be sacked, and deeming him a "bigot".
Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick gets engaged to girlfriend
5:36 PM — Michelle Hardwick, an actress in Emmerdale, has announced that she will marry partner Rosie Nicholl, following a New Year's Eve proposal.
Minister for Sport: Great that Thomas Hitzlsperger is out but homophobia causes too many to hide 6
4:47 PM — Minister for Sport and Equalities Helen Grant has praised former West Ham and German international Thomas Hitzlsperger for announcing that he’s gay.
Hong Kong: Court of Appeal upholds gay activist’s right to dance at pride event 1
4:13 PM — A gay activist's right to dance at a pride event, which took place in 2011, was upheld by a Hong Kong court through the rejection of a police appeal.
Nick Clegg: Football star Thomas Hitzlsperger’s decision to come out is brave and courageous 17
3:12 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised former premiership player Thomas Hitzlsperger for announcing that he’s gay.
Uganda’s central London High Commission faces protest over anti-gay law 1
2:33 PM — A protest has taken place outside Uganda’s High Commission in central London amid fears the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill could soon become law.
Football stars Joey Barton and Gary Lineker praise Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out 5
1:39 PM — Figures in the world of football are praising former West Ham player Thomas Hitzlsperger, over his decision to announce that he is gay.
Former West Ham and Everton midfielder comes out as gay 16
12:02 PM — Former Aston Villa, West Ham and Everton midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger has announced he is gay, saying "I've never been ashamed of the way I am".
Former Irish president praised for speaking out against homophobia in the Catholic Church 7
10:56 AM — Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese has been praised for calling on the Catholic Church to rethink its stance on homosexuality.
7th January 2014
FA equality adviser who called gays ‘detestable’, resigns 46
7:32 PM — An ex-footballer who described gay people as "detestable", and who was appointed as an equality advisor to the Football Association (FA), has stepped down.
BBC: Clip of Graham Norton wearing AIDS ribbon was among ‘highlights’ of 2013 6
6:07 PM — The BBC has defended its decision to include clips of Graham Norton wearing a red ribbon on the presenter’s 2013 compilation show – even though he was previously reprimanded by the corporation for doing so.
Comment: Why aren’t we laughing off views like Evander Holyfield’s? 97
4:01 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, former Associate Editor of Gay Times, Richard Smith, says the reaction to Evander Holyfield’s homophobic remarks on Celebrity Big Brother shows “the gay public realm has been hijacked by new puritans - bullies, censors, bores.”
Australia: Gay man receives temporary halt on deportation to Pakistan 2
3:47 PM — A gay man residing in Brisbane has obtained a temporary visa preventing deportation to Pakistan as the Migration Review Panel (MRT) processes his case.
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”.
6th January 2014
Comment: The Tories should not withdraw Britain from the European Convention on Human Rights 32
7:16 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Professor Robert Wintemute warns against plans by the Conservative Party to withdraw Britain from European arrangements protecting human rights as it could have serious repressions for the LGBT community.