24th February 2014
Nick Clegg: Uganda’s anti-gay law is an abhorrent backwards step 5
3:58 PM — The British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has tweeted his strong opposition to Uganda's anti-gay law, as the country's President signed it into law today.
Pride House confirmed for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 3
2:51 PM — Ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow organisers have announced a Pride House event for LGBT athletes and fans.
23rd February 2014
Jason Collins signs deal to become first openly-gay, active NBA player 7
8:56 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins on Sunday evening signed a deal to officially become the first openly-gay active player in the NBA.
US: Hundreds of activists rally against Arizona bill to make homophobic discrimination LEGAL 7
12:35 PM — Hundreds of activists rallied in Arizona recently to demonstrate the passage of bill which would allow religious business owners the right to discriminate against gay couples.
UK: Government benefits cuts leave thousands of HIV patients struggling to afford basic nutrition 9
12:17 PM — According to HIV experts, recent welfare reforms by the UK's Coalition government have left thousands of HIV patients unable to afford the basic food they need to cope with their condition.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein praises Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘genius’ portrayal of Alan Turing 14
11:35 AM — American film producer Harvey Weinstein has praised Benedict Cumberbatch's "genius" portrayal of Alan Turing in the upcoming biopic of the recently-pardoned codebreaker's life.
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I’ve never met a gay person who came out and regretted it’ 12
11:03 AM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen spoke up on the topic coming out recently, saying he has "never met a gay person who came out and who regretted it."
22nd February 2014
US: Washington bill would class ‘gay cure’ therapy as unprofessional conduct for therapists 10
11:25 PM — Therapists who attempt to "cure" gay teens could soon be charged with unprofessional conduct under a new bill in Washington state.
US: Virginia kills bill to allow extra defence of same-sex marriage ban 1
10:56 PM — The Senate in the US state of Virginia yesterday killed a bill which would have allowed a secondary defence of its same-sex marriage ban.
NFL hopeful Michael Sam: I’m just a football player, not a ‘gay football player’ 16
10:21 PM — The NFL hopeful who looks set to be the first openly gay player to be drafted into a professional team this year said he hopes to be seen for his abilities, not his sexuality.
The way this pizzeria took revenge on politicians for an anti-gay bill is amazing 9
11:39 AM — A bill to legalise discrimination against gay couples passed the final legislative hurdle in Arizona yesterday – but this pizzeria wasn’t having any of it. Senate Bill 1062 would prevent the state from taking action against individuals and businesses who refuse services to people or groups based on their religious beliefs if such enforcement would “substantially […]
Gay kiss billboard deemed unfit to be displayed in public 82
11:17 AM — A billboard advertising a gay film festival which featured two men kissing has been banned from being displayed in Brisbane.
21st February 2014
UK has second most LGBT friendly Army – but US is ranked at number 40 14
6:54 PM — The UK armed forces have come second in a league table of the most LGBT friendly militaries in the world.
Edwina Currie: How I campaigned to change the age of consent 14
5:12 PM — Former Conservative health minister Edwina Currie writes for PinkNews on the battle to lower the age of consent for gay men in 1994.
US study: LGBT people nearly twice as likely to struggle with issues of hunger
5:07 PM — A new US study has shown that LGBT people are nearly twice more likely to struggle with issues of hunger than the general population.
Ugandan President Museveni calls on Obama to help determine ‘if there are people who are born gay’ 21
4:55 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has released a statement criticising US President Barack Obama for his reaction to the former's decision to sign into law the country's anti-gay law, and reiterating his intention to sign it.
Twenty years ago today MPs voted to lower the age of consent for gay men to 18 4
4:23 PM — It’s exactly twenty years since the House of Commons voted on Edwina Currie's amendment to lower the age of consent for men who have sex with men
US: Former Dallas Cowboys player Greg Ellis would be ‘uncomfortable’ with a gay teammate 13
4:22 PM — Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis spoke recently on the topic of NFL's Michael Sam's coming out, saying he would feel "uncomfortable" with a gay teammate.
Amnesty calls on Zambia to stop persecution of gay men as same-sex trial set to close
3:40 PM — Amnesty International has called for the Zambian Government to stop persecuting people perceived to be gay, as the trial of two such men is set to draw to a close.
US: South Carolina legislators cut university funding over gay-themed literature 5
3:31 PM — Legislators in South Carolina have voted to cut $70,000 (£42,000) in funding from two public universities as punishment for recently assigning gay-themed literature to students.