14th January 2014
Russell Brand accused of homophobia after saying: ‘Shut up you Harry Potter poofs’ 89
12:19 PM — Russell Brand is facing calls to apologise after he used a homophobic slur during an address at the Cambridge Students' Union.
US Secretary of State blasts Nigeria’s ‘dangerous’ anti-gay law 2
11:41 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned Nigeria for banning same-sex marriages and for further criminalising homosexuality.
27 Nobel laureates join Ian McKellen to protest over Russia’s anti-gay laws 3
10:56 AM — British actor Sir Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates have demanded that Russia's President Vladimir Putin repeals the country's homophobic legislation.
13th January 2014
TV star meets trans prisoner freed after jail for alleged self-defence in hate crime attack 3
7:51 PM — A trans actress in the US has turned up at a prison to greet a prisoner who killed a man allegedly in self-defence against a hate crime.
Welsh First Minister: I was told speaking out against Uganda’s anti-gay laws could make things worse 28
5:53 PM — The First Minister of Wales has defended his visit to Uganda, despite the country’s recent decision to pass anti-gay legislation.
Duncan James: ‘I mean I love Lee Ryan but not THAT much’ 2
4:30 PM — Duncan James has denied reports that he had a sexual relationship with Blue bandmate Lee Ryan.
Modern Family star pledges $10,000 towards same-sex marriage in Australia 1
3:51 PM — TV star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has pledged over $10,000 (£6,100) towards same-sex marriage in Australia.
Brighton: Man glassed in face during attack in gay bar
3:24 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was glassed in the face in a gay bar in Brighton.
Tom Daley inspires Brazilian diver to come out as gay 14
1:51 PM — Inspired by Tom Daley’s recent decision to talk about his same-sex relationship, a gay championship diver in Brazil has come out in a newspaper interview.
Stonewall launches ‘One is gay. Does that bother people?’ campaign 13
12:50 PM — Stonewall has launched a new high-profile advertising campaign to eradicate workplace homophobia “once and for all”.
Cameroon: Gay man who was jailed for sending affectionate text message dies at 34 15
12:18 PM — A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man, saying "I'm very much in love with you," has died.
Foreign Secretary: ‘Watch this space’ the UK may have openly gay stars in its Sochi delegation 9
12:01 PM — In a TV interview William Hague says Britain will continue urging Russia to protect LGBT rights and has suggested that openly gay sports stars could be included in the UK’s Olympic delegation.
Leeds: Bisexual man facing deportation to Jamaica has flight cancelled 2
11:49 AM — A bisexual man due to be deported to Jamaica today has had his flight cancelled after a protest was held in Leeds.
12th January 2014
Study: 40 per cent of young LGBT people in England have contemplated suicide 26
1:05 PM — According to a recent major report, more than half of young LGBT people in England have suffered mental health issues, and 40 per cent have considered suicide, emphasising a growing concern that schools and health services are failing gay teenagers.
Over 100 demonstrators gather in London against Indian gay sex ban 5
12:27 PM — Over 100 demonstrators gathered outside London's High Commission of India on Sunday to campaign against the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate a ban on gay sex.
Gay New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup blasts Olympics hosts for refusing to ‘embody diversity’ 2
11:41 AM — New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup has said he is "disappointed" he will not be able to represent himself as a gay man at the Sochi Winter Olympics if he manages to qualify by February, calling out anti-gay laws in Russia for continuing a legacy of historic discrimination.
11th January 2014
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler: Being gay in football isn’t a problem now 31
4:28 PM — Former star Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler who has in the past been accused of homophobic taunting, has said he thinks it "wouldn't be a problem" for a footballer to be openly gay now.
10th January 2014
Leeds: Court protest staged for bisexual man facing deportation to Jamaica 1
7:15 PM — A protest has taken place outside an immigration court in Leeds over the plight of a bisexual man who faces deportation to Jamaica.
UK: Four arrested over gay pub homophobic attack
6:07 PM — Police investigating a homophobic attack at a gay pub in Norwich have arrested four people.
Footballer Robbie Rogers: I was left ‘scarred’ by homophobic language at school 3
4:43 PM — US footballer Robbie Rogers says he was left “scarred” hearing homophobic language at school, meaning he felt unable to be open about his sexuality until last year.