25th February 2014
Video: Senator claims he’s ‘never heard of discrimination’ in Arizona 13
7:24 PM — An Arizona Senator has claimed that he does not know any residents of his state who would discriminate against anyone.
US Attorney General: States should be ‘suspicious’ of gay marriage bans
5:53 PM — The US Attorney General Eric Holder has spoken out to say that any state Attorney General should be "suspicious" of any bill which specifically bans gay couples from marrying.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: ‘I will do the right thing’ on gay discrimination bill 8
3:15 PM — The Governor of Arizona has said she is still looking at the legislation which would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people, saying she will "do the right thing".
Apple, American Airlines and Marriott urge Arizona to veto bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 3
1:44 PM — Several multinational companies have given extra weight to a campaign to have Arizona's Governor veto a bill to specifically legalise anti-gay discrimination by any business owner claiming to be religious.
Several countries cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 49
12:32 PM — One day after Uganda's President signed into law a bill making homosexuality punishable with life imprisonment, several countries have already said they will cut aid to the country.
John Kerry: America will now review its relations with Uganda over its anti-gay law 8
10:59 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry says his country is now reviewing its relations with Uganda, following President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation.
24th February 2014
Arizona Republicans who voted for anti-gay legislation call for Governor to veto it 9
7:38 PM — Amid voices of concern over a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination by Arizona's religious business owners, were those of three Republican state Senators who voted for the bill, admitting they made a "mistake".
Evangelist Scott Lively calls for homosexuality to be defined as a ‘mental illness’ 164
7:13 PM — An anti-gay evangelist from the US has called for the reinstatement of homosexuality as a "mental illness" in the eyes of the American Psychiatric Association.
White House reiterates commitment to push Uganda to repeal ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 3
6:49 PM — Criticising Uganda's new anti-gay law, the White House has reiterated its commitment to having the law repealed, calling it "abhorrent", and "a step backwards".
Gay NFL star dies after battle with pneumonia 3
6:21 PM — Roy Simmons, the second retired former NFL player to come out as gay and the first player ever to come out publicly as being HIV positive, has died at the age of 57.
Alec Baldwin hits out at ‘Gay Department of Justice’ as he quits public life 14
2:22 PM — Actor Alec Baldwin has written an article for New York Magazine’s Vulture blog stating his intention to leave public life, and concentrate on his family following last year's alleged homophobic spat with a photographer.
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.
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 […]
21st February 2014
US District Judge says gay couples don’t have to wait until June to marry 5
7:24 PM — A US District Judge on Friday ruled that couples in a county of Illinois do not have to wait until June to be able to marry.