16th February 2014
Yoweri Museveni defends anti-gay bill with scientific report describing homosexuality as ‘abnormal’ 23
1:27 PM — The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni has defended his decision to sign into law a bill which toughens punishments for gay people in the country, quoting a "scientific" study which calls homosexuality an "abnormal behaviour."
Billie Jean King to attend Winter Olympic closing ceremony 1
12:57 PM — Retired Tennis champion Billie Jean King is now set to attend the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics as part of the US delegation following the death of her mother.
15th February 2014
Anti-gay law doesn’t stop Grindr use from tripling at Sochi 10
10:25 AM — Use of the gay dating app Grindr has tripled in the Sochi areas, developers say, despite an anti-gay law which has caused an international outcry.
13th February 2014
US Sochi delegation member Caitlin Cahow ‘humbled’ by experiences in Russia 20
7:32 PM — US Olympic ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow, who attended the Sochi Winter Olympics, has said that she experienced no issues when visiting Russia.
To anyone who has accused gays of ‘homosexual propaganda’, have a look at this 13
6:06 PM — A website has been set to repurpose Soviet propaganda posters in order to show support for Russian LGBT people during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
US Brewer to send ‘same-sex’ beer to Putin at the Sochi Olympics 1
5:43 PM — A brewer from the US state of Utah is to send a selection of its newly released "same-sex" beer to Russian President Vladimir Putin and organisers of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Russia bans foreign gay couples from adopting children 10
11:48 AM — Russia says it will no longer allow foreign couples to adopt Russian children if their country has same-sex marriage - or if the couples are gay.
12th February 2014
Video: ‘Russia declares anti-gay violence newest Olympic sport’ 11
7:19 PM — A new powerful video produced by the Russia Freedom Fund and Athlete Ally depicts violence against a gay couple as the newest Olympic sport.
Sorry Putin, now a MARRIED LESBIAN has won a silver medal at Sochi 12
6:13 PM — To the probable dismay of President Putin, an Austrian lesbian ski-jumper has become the second openly LGBT person to win a medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Russian embassy says anti-gay attacks are no more severe than the UK’s ‘abuse’ of ginger people 68
11:01 AM — Russian diplomats have condemned a recent Channel 4 documentary about anti-gay attacks in the country, saying a similar film could have been made out of the UK's "abuse" towards ginger people.
11th February 2014
Russia: Pussy Riot members ‘could run for parliament’ 2
6:33 PM — Two Pussy Riot members have said they might run for parliament.
Will you go #gayforsochi to support LGBT Russians? 1
3:46 PM — A new site has launched which allows users to go '#gayforsochi', by creating a profile picture featuring pink Olympic Rings.
Telegraph columnist Cristina Odone: ‘Putin has made it impossible for me to be against gay marriage’ 16
2:42 PM — The former editor of The Catholic Herald, Cristina Odone, who previously described religious gay weddings as a “pantomime”, says she is no longer against marriage equality.
Blondie icon Debbie Harry snubs offer to play at Sochi because of anti-gay laws 5
1:42 PM — Pop legend Debbie Harry says her band could never play at the Sochi Winter Olympics due to Russia’s anti-gay laws
Lord Coe: Boycotting Sochi would only make it harder to achieve social change 16
11:50 AM — Lord Coe says he’s against Olympic boycotts because they hurt the athletes and make it harder for campaigners to achieve their aims.
10th February 2014
Spiked Editor Brendan O’Neill is against ‘gayness, the gay lifestyle and queer imperialism’ 56
4:43 PM — The editor of Spiked, who unsuccessfully urged Parliament to stop equal marriage, says “the gay issue” has become “central to the ramping up of the culture wars”.
Did Putin know he ‘cuddled’ an openly bisexual Dutch gold medal-winning speed skater? 4
1:01 PM — An openly bisexual Dutch speed skater who won gold at Sochi at the weekend has said she "got a cuddle" from Russian President Vladimir Putin after her win.
9th February 2014
Lesbian Sochi athlete says fuss over anti-gay laws Russia is ‘blown up bigger than it is’ 1
2:28 PM — Lesbian Austrian ski jumper and gay rights advocate Daniela Iraschko-Stolz says that the fuss over anti-gay laws in Russia is being blown out of proportion, despite reports of over 60 arrests and beatings against demonstrators since the games began.
Tom Daley ‘to boycott’ Moscow diving competition over anti-gay laws in Russia 1
1:58 PM — The British Olympic diving star Tom Daley is reportedly planning "to boycott" a diving competition in Moscow later this year over anti-gay laws in Russia.
International Olympic Committee defends arrests and beatings of Russian gay activists
12:40 PM — The International Olympic Committee has said Russia was acting in accordance with its laws when police arrested at least 61 demonstrators on the opening day of the Sochi Winter Games, despite reports of apparent beatings and threats of sexual violence.