19th January 2014
US TV star who claimed ‘gays don’t belong on television’ says comment was taken out of context 13
1:48 PM — Juan Pablo Galavis, the US TV star who caused a stir recently after saying he didn't think gay people should be seen on television because they are "more pervert," has apologised, saying his comment was meant to imply that gay people are "more affectionate and intense."
UKIP chair accused of bigotry after saying Glasgow Council is for ‘gays, Catholics, communists’ 18
1:20 PM — Arthur Misty Thackeray, the acting chair of UKIP in Scotland, has come under fire recently after it emerged he had published a series of anti-gay and Islamophobic posts on Facebook, including comments that the Glasgow City Council stood for "gays, Catholics, communists."
Russia: Putin denies homophobia in anti-gay laws – ‘I myself know some people who are gay’ 22
12:33 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has once more denied gay people are unwelcome at the Sochi Winter Olympics over anti-gay laws in the country, saying he is not prejudiced as he is on "friendly terms" with several people who are gay.
18th January 2014
Russia: Gay protester detained for unfurling rainbow flag during Olympic torch relay 28
6:49 PM — A Russian gay protester was detained today for revealing a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay.
17th January 2014
Comment: What would happen if a gay premiership star came out and continued playing football? 5
7:16 PM — Following the recent decision of retired player Thomas Hitzlsperger to come out as gay, Stonewall FC footballer and employment lawyer Jamie Feldman looks at the potential ramifications of a current gay premiership star coming out and staying in the game.
Sassy note from lesbian to nosey neighbour goes viral 7
6:59 PM — A note apparently from a lesbian to a neighbour who made a passing comment about her sexuality has gone viral.
College where lecturer compared gays to Nazis ‘delighted’ to be on Stonewall’s equality index 13
5:40 PM — Newham College, which previously employed homophobic lecturer Dr Mark Walcott, says it's "delighted" to have been named one of Britain's top gay employers by Stonewall.
Comment: We should honour the life of Vlad Tornovoi by standing up for gay rights in Russia 8
4:02 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Tom Hayes says last year's homophobic murder of Vlad Tornovoi should galvanise Britain into raising Russia's appalling LGBT rights violations at next month's Winter Olympics.
Stonewall names college with lecturer who compared gays to Nazis as a top gay employer 14
2:22 PM — Stonewall has defended placing Newham College in a list of Britain’s top gay friendly employers, even though the college’s principal was recently forced to step down due to the homophobic remarks of disgraced lecturer Dr Mark Walcott.
German former foreign minister tells Angela Merkel to ‘decide’ on equal marriage 10
12:35 PM — Germany's former foreign minister says Chancellor Angela Merkel should stop sitting on fence when it comes to equal marriage.
Brazil: Gay teenager murdered by skinheads, teeth ripped out by pliers 22
11:49 AM — A gay teenager has been tortured and murdered by a gang of skinheads in Brazil.
Gay Ugandans cautiously welcome President Museveni’s decision to veto anti-gay law 2
11:04 AM — Campaigners have welcomed the decision of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
16th January 2014
Exclusive: Nick Clegg lashes out at ‘Cabinet wrangles’ over improving sex education 4
6:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has expressed his frustration at the failure of the Cabinet to agree on the need to “improve” and “modernise” sex education guidance.
Nick Clegg: Porn filters ‘absolutely should not’ block sexual health and gay rights content 9
4:29 PM — Exclusive: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told PinkNews.co.uk that he is alarmed by revelations that internet service providers have been blocking access to non-pornographic LGBT and sexual health websites.
European Parliament overwhelmingly adopts reports condemning LGBT situation in Serbia and Kosovo 2
2:09 PM — The European Parliament today overwhelmingly adopted two progress reports which condemned the treatment of LGBT people in Serbia and Kosovo and recommended the two countries improve the situation.
Richard Branson rallies business leaders against Nigerian and Ugandan anti-gay laws 6
1:14 PM — Virgin founder Richard Branson has for a second time spoken out about the legal situation for gay people in Uganda, to urge for an appeal against the country's new anti-gay law.
Comment: Spousal veto amendment is a victory for trans equality in Scotland 7
11:48 AM — Tom French, of the Equality Network, says the decision to remove the spousal veto from Scotland's equal marriage bill is a crucial victory for trans and intersex people.
Scottish parliamentary committee votes to remove spousal veto from equal marriage bill 3
11:00 AM — The Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee has voted unanimously to pass an amendment by MSP Linda Fabiani in favour of removing the spousal veto from the country’s equal marriage bill.
Comment: Removing the spousal veto will make Scotland’s equal marriage bill fairer
10:00 AM — Scottish National Party MSP Linda Fabiani writes for PinkNews.co.uk on why Scotland's same-sex marriage bill needs to remove the spousal veto
15th January 2014
UN Secretary General expresses deep concern over Nigerian anti-gay law 10
7:42 PM — The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday expressed deep concern at a new law in Nigeria which further criminalises same-sex relationships.