5th February 2014
Shadow Foreign Minister: The UK Government must challenge Russia on LGBT rights at the Winter Olympics 4
12:50 PM — Shadow Foreign Minister Kerry McCarthy writes for PinkNews.co.uk on why Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalites, Maria Miller, has to raise the issue of LGBT rights when she travels to Sochi for the Winter Games.
‘This country is rampant with homophobia’, this Irish politician deserves a standing ovation 32
11:36 AM — Independent Senator David Norris has delivered a blistering polemic against "rampant homophobia" to the Irish senate this week.
Comment: Scotland’s passing of equal marriage is an important moment for trans and intersex people 4
11:10 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Scottish Transgender Alliance Development Officer Nathan Gale says Scotland's decision to legalise equal marriage will benefit trans and intersex people.
4th February 2014
Lib Dem MEP blasts Tories and UKIP for not backing LGBT roadmap 3
4:19 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP Baroness Sarah Ludford has criticised Tory and UKIP MEPs for abstaining over European proposals to tackle LGBT discrimination.
French President condemned for shelving lesbian IVF rights 3
3:24 PM — Francois Hollande has been accused of caving in to homophobes after shelving legislation that would have legalised medically assisted procreation for lesbian couples.
3rd February 2014
Head of Ugandan Church rebukes UK Archbishops by saying: ‘Homosexuality incompatible with Scripture’ 26
12:03 PM — The head of the Anglican Church in Uganda has criticised the Archbishops of Canterbury and York after they warned against victimising gay citizens.
2nd February 2014
South Africa: New gay rights party to stand for elections 3
1:31 PM — A new gay rights political party is to stand in this year's South African elections against the discrimination and persecution of gay and lesbian people in the country.
31st January 2014
Anti-gay Tory MP Anne McIntosh deselected by local association 26
6:54 PM — Conservative MP Anne McIntosh, who voted against a string of equality measures, including same-sex marriage, has been de-selected by her local party association.
26th January 2014
Ugandan boyfriend of deported British man receives death threats from neighbours 8
12:14 PM — The Ugandan boyfriend of Bernard Randall, a gay British man arrested in Uganda after pictures of him having sex appeared in a newspaper, is fearing for his life after receiving death threats from neighbours.
23rd January 2014
Attorney General: I won’t defend Virginia’s unconstitutional ban on equal marriage 3
11:15 AM — Virginia’s ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional and should no longer be defended, State Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded.
19th January 2014
One Direction’s Liam Payne slammed after tweeting support for the ‘family values’ of Duck Dynasty stars 60
2:32 PM — One Direction singer Liam Payne has faced backlash on Twitter after sending a message of support to the son of the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, which praises "the family values you still all behold."
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."
17th January 2014
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.
15th January 2014
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague: I am disappointed and concerned by Nigeria’s new anti-gay laws 17
4:55 PM — Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan for approving a draconian anti-gay law.
Tory MP Edward Leigh defends judge who described equal marriage as the ‘wrong policy’ 23
2:35 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has defended a high court judge who previously branded equal marriage the government’s “wrong policy”.
14th January 2014
UN human rights chief condemns Nigeria’s ‘draconian’ anti-gay law 8
7:20 PM — The United Nations human rights chief has given her reaction to Nigeria's anti-gay law by describing it as unprecedented for its multiple violations of basic freedoms.
Figures show 7,000 same-sex couples tied the knot in France last year 4
5:16 PM — About 7,000 same-sex couples tied the knot in France last year after equal marriage was legalised in May, the national statistics agency has said.
12th January 2014
Former boxer Evander Holyfield apologises for anti-gay remarks on Celebrity Big Brother 23
1:27 PM — Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield has apologised for his anti-gay remarks on Celebrity Big Brother, saying he had "completely forgotten about the cameras" at the time and was only expressing a personal view.
Study: 40 per cent of young LGBT people in England have contemplated suicide 26
1:05 PM — According to a recent major report, more than half of young LGBT people in England have suffered mental health issues, and 40 per cent have considered suicide, emphasising a growing concern that schools and health services are failing gay teenagers.