10th December 2013
International Olympic Committee president confirms there will be protest zones set up at Sochi 13
9:30 PM — In the face of heavy criticism of Russia's human rights history, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach sought to diffuse the situation with an announcement on Tuesday.
UK Government warns Ian McKellen against travelling to Russia due to anti-gay laws 18
11:10 AM — The Foreign Office has advised Sir Ian McKellen "not to go to Russia" because of the country's homophobic laws, according to the gay actor.
9th December 2013
Germany’s President snubs Sochi Winter Olympics 12
5:21 PM — German President Joachim Gauck is boycotting the Winter Olympics and will not travel to Russia next year.
Trans woman footballer banned from local team until two years after gender confirmation operation 8
1:56 PM — A transgender footballer is prohibited by the Football Association from playing competitively for her local team in Leeds until two years after her gender confirmation surgery.
6th December 2013
Lady Gaga tells Tom Daley ‘We shouldn’t be going to Sochi at all’ because of anti-gay law 28
7:40 PM — Lady Gaga has urged Tom Daley to decline to compete in countries which have anti-gay laws, in order to boycott them.
The Sun columnist: Other sportspeople ‘won’t dive in’ to follow Tom Daley’s example of coming out 50
5:31 PM — A columnist from The Sun, Katie Hopkins, has come under criticism for playing down Tom Daley's coming out, saying it would be easier for a diver to come out than a footballer, and suggesting his coming out was crafted by his PR team.
5th December 2013
US investors put pressure on Sochi sponsors over Russian anti-gay law 9
8:45 PM — US investors with combined assets of hundreds of billions of dollars have urged corporate sponsors of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics to speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws.
4th December 2013
Cleric: Why would I call for the death of gay people when my sister is gay 8
6:03 PM — An Islamic cleric, who is speaking at an event at Newcastle United Football Club this evening, denies ever calling for the death of LGBT people and says his sister is gay.
Comment: Why PinkNews has not reported on speculation about Tom Daley’s relationship 45
5:45 PM — Deputy Editor Joseph Patrick McCormick writes on why PinkNews has not reported on speculation over who Tom Daley is dating, following his coming out earlier this week.
Survey: 74% of Americans oppose Russia’s anti-gay laws, but 59% against Olympic boycott 12
1:59 PM — 74% of Americans oppose Russia's anti-gay legislation, but an overwhelming majority are against a US boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a poll has found.
3rd December 2013
Grandparents of Tom Daley were ‘confused’ by his coming out but said they will ‘always be here for him’ 20
6:57 PM — Tom Daley's grandparents have said that despite being a little surprised by his decision to come out, they fully support him, and always will.
Johnny Weir: ‘I’ve never had someone call me a fag in Russia’ 27
6:31 PM — Retired Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is facing criticism from some LGBT campaigners in the US who have accused him of turning a blind eye to LGBT persecution in Russia.
Tory MP slams Tom Daley Twitter abuse, noting it as an example of how bad cyber bullying can be 12
6:00 PM — Twitter abuse received by Tom Daley after he revealed yesterday that he is in a relationship with a man, is proof of how bad cyber bullying can be, an MP has said.
Countless celebrities were inspired by Tom Daley’s coming out video, here are just a few examples 10
3:01 PM — Earlier we brought you a rather sad list of some of the insults thrown at British Olympic diver Tom Daley after he revealed he is in a relationship with a man yesterday, but here is something to brighten the mood.
Competition: Win unlimited ice skating at Westfield London from now until January!
2:33 PM — We’re giving one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on a Westfield London Black Card which gives you and a guest access to every ice rink session until 5 January – that’s more than enough time to perfect your figure skating technique!
Rugby star Gareth Thomas says Tom Daley’s announcement ‘will change lives’ 5
2:15 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has congratulated Tom Daley for having the courage to speak openly about being in a same-sex relationship.
Six of the most hideous reactions to Tom Daley’s coming out video 75
1:30 PM — As countless social media users around the globe celebrated and congratulated Tom Daley for coming out yesterday (some fans commiserated that he is in a relationship), sadly some took to Twitter to vent their homophobic views.
Comment: Tom Daley coming out should bring us together, not divide us 29
7:52 AM — Sam Bannister writes for PinkNews on why he thinks it is important that Tom Daley revealed that he is in a relationship with a man, and says that it is now more important than ever that those in the LGBT community stand together.
2nd December 2013
Sport stars congratulate Tom Daley for talking about same-sex relationship 27
5:58 PM — The world of sport is congratulating Tom Daley for having the courage to speak openly for the first time about being in a same-sex relationship and the Olympic diver says he's been "overwhelmed" by the public's reaction.
Leeds United promotes gay equality through Stonewall’s diversity programme 2
4:39 PM — Leeds United is the first football club in Britain to take part in Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme to promote greater equality in the sport.