12th August 2013
Olympics Committee member: ‘Russia must respect the Olympic Charter, or we will say goodbye to them’ 22
5:21 PM — During an interview with a senior member of the International Olympics Committee (IOC) from last week, the question of whether to relocate the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics because of recently introduced anti-gay laws, was raised for the first time.
Russia confirms that anti-gay laws will be enforced during Sochi Winter Olympics 17
4:34 PM — The Interior Ministry in Russia has confirmed that recently introduced anti-gay legislation will remain in force during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
UK: Sexual health charities welcome legalisation of HIV self-testing kits 9
3:24 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust and the National AIDS Trust have both welcomed the Department of Health’s announcement that the sale of HIV self-testing kits is to be made legal.
Analysis: Why life is getting harder for LGBT Russians 6
2:22 PM — At the weekend's central London demonstration against Russia's anti-gay laws, PinkNews.co.uk spoke to PhD student Anna Grigoryeva on what life is like for her LGBT friends in Moscow.
Exclusive: Brian Paddick: ‘Putin can ignore us unless we do things that hurt the Russian economy’ 15
1:24 PM — Speaking exclusively to PinkNews.co.uk, Brian Paddick suggests hurting Russia’s economy is the only way of taking effective action against the country’s homophobic censorship laws..
Kaleidoscope Trust: Hate attacks have increased in Russia since the passing of anti-gay laws 16
11:42 AM — The Kaleidoscope Trust says there’s been an increase in violence against LGBT people in Russia following the passing of anti-gay legislation.
Mob attacks British man’s same-sex engagement ceremony in Haiti 45
10:59 AM — An engagement ceremony involving a British man in Haiti has been reportedly targeted by a homophobic mob who threw molotov cocktails and rocks at the couple.
11th August 2013
Italy: 14-year-old commits suicide because of anti-gay bullying 37
4:29 PM — A fourteen-year-old in Rome has taken his own life because of anti-gay bullying, and struggles with finding acceptance of his sexuality.
Thousands flock to Stoke-on-Trent for annual pride festival 2
3:58 PM — Stoke-on-Trent yesterday hosted 9 celebrity guest appearances from Kim Woodburn, Angie Brown and X Factor finalist, Diva Fever, among others, for its annual pride festival.
10th August 2013
Stephen Fry tells PinkNews: ‘The way to stop a tyrant like Putin is to inconvenience him’ 55
10:23 PM — In a PinkNews exclusive interview, Stephen Fry says greater pressure needs to be placed on Russia regarding its position on LGBT rights and he's urging people to “mock” President Putin.
Comment: A gay man writes about anxiety and depression caused by religious homophobia 34
12:34 PM — Gary Powell shares his experience with PinkNews.co.uk of growing up gay in the 1980s and how encountering fundamentalist Christianity sent him on a downward spiral.
9th August 2013
US radio host: ‘Russia’s new laws are not homophobic, but homorealistic’ 38
11:32 PM — US christian radio host Bryan Fischer has weighed in on the international outcry surrounding recently passed Russian anti-gay laws, to say that Russia is simply "homorealistic", not homophobic.
US: NBC reassures gay and lesbian employees of safety during Winter Olympics 13
11:20 PM — US television network NBC has attempted to reassure its gay and lesbian employees who may work during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, that they will be kept safe despite the passage of anti-gay laws.
Comment: How Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill can be improved for trans and intersex people 25
6:51 PM — Scottish Transgender Alliance Development Officer Nathan Gale explains how Scotland's same-sex marriage bill does not achieve equality for transgender people.
Transgender actress reflects on ‘complicated’ role of playing trans character in hit Netflix drama 2
5:40 PM — Transgender Actress Laverne Cox has reflected on her role in hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, to say that she is "grateful" for the role to have come her way, and spoke of the challenge it offer to her, saying she was one of the most "complicated" characters she had taken on.
LGBT sport groups urge IOC to make sure Winter Olympics are safe for gay athletes 6
5:39 PM — Several LGBT sport and human rights organisations have called on the International Olympic Committee to make sure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia is safe for LGBT athletes to attend.
US: ‘Ex-gay’ gospel singer to perform at Martin Luther King memorial 16
5:18 PM — A controversial gospel singer who claimed that sexuality is "a matter of choice", is expected to perform at a memorial for late civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr
Nick Clegg: ‘It is worrying and depressing that Russia is taking steps backwards for LGBT rights’ 11
5:18 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has reiterated his stance opposing recently introduced anti-gay laws in Russia, and saying it is "worrying and depressing", that LGBT rights in Russia are receding.
Gay couple stage a kiss in front of ‘Moscow’ — a hamlet in Scotland 2
4:17 PM — A gay couple has staged a kiss outside "Moscow", a small hamlet in Scotland, to campaign against the controversial anti-gay laws in Russia.
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."