6th January 2014
Man goes on hunger strike against gay rights. How the internet responds is guaranteed to make you laugh 45
1:17 PM — After finding out that a Utah man had gone on hunger strike against the newly instated right of gay couples to marry, a Facebook group was set up to send him pictures of the delicious looking food that he is missing out on.
Former boxer Evander Holyfield tells Big Brother House: ‘Being gay ‘ain’t normal’ 81
10:42 AM — Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is facing a backlash from Celebrity Big Brother viewers after saying that being gay "ain't normal".
5th January 2014
US study claims ‘jokesters’ skew data for research into LGBT young people 9
2:35 PM — A new US study has claimed that research into LGBT young people could be based on faulty data either by "confused teens" or "jokesters" providing inconsistent responses about their sexual orientations.
Scientists inspired, not deterred, by HIV relapse of bone marrow transplant patients 5
1:08 PM — Scientists in search of a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not deterred, by the recent relapses of two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured of the virus.
4th January 2014
US: Utah Air Force base gives go ahead to same-sex marraiges
2:24 PM — An Air Force base in the US state of Utah has given its approval for same-sex marriages to take place on its facility.
Utah man on hunger strike for as long as gays can marry 137
12:26 AM — Trestin Meacham has revealed that he has been on a 12 day hunger strike and will continue to fast until gay couples in his home state of Utah are banned from marrying. Mr Meacham said some of his best friends and relatives are gay.
3rd January 2014
US: Gay rights advocates ask Supreme Court to ignore request to block equal marriage 1
5:33 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Utah have asked the Supreme Court to reject a request to put a stay on equal marriage in the state.
NFL coach denies ‘bigot’ allegations: I have gay family members who I love 2
2:19 PM — The coach of an NFL player who yesterday posted an article calling him a "bigot", has strongly denied that he is anti-gay.
NFL player: ‘I’m pretty confident’ I was sacked for my equal marriage advocacy 5
2:01 PM — An NFL player and gay rights advocate has spoken out to say that he thinks his vocal support of equal marriage cost him his job.
2nd January 2014
US: Lesbians named without permission ask for lawsuit against Utah and Mormon Church to be struck down 9
7:41 PM — A lesbian couple in the US state of Utah have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the state and Mormon Church which listed their names without permission.
US: Gay, Republican, Roman Catholic sworn in as mayor of Atlantic City 8
5:18 PM — In a possible first for Atlantic City, an openly gay man who is also Catholic and Republican was this week sworn in as mayor.
‘Gay cure’ book removed from sale on Amazon after complaints 11
4:42 PM — A book written by the adamantly anti-gay US radio host Linda Harvey has been pulled from sale by its publisher.
US: No large defections follow Boy Scouts policy change to allow gay members 2
2:57 PM — As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) opens its ranks to openly gay members, Christian organisations are offering an alternative for those abandoning the organisation.
Facebook: It was an ‘error’ to remove photo of two men kissing 14
1:02 PM — Facebook has admitted that its decision to remove an innocuous image of two men kissing was an “error”.
US: Police investigate suspected arson attack on gay club packed with New Year revellers
12:22 PM — Police are investigating a suspected arson attack following a fire at a packed gay club on New Year’s Day in the US city of Seattle.
US: TV stations cut away from same-sex wedding atop historic parade float 13
12:20 PM — Multiple television stations cut away from a same-sex wedding which took place in a historic California parade yesterday.
1st January 2014
US: First ever same-sex wedding takes place at historic parade 3
7:38 PM — A gay couple has become the first to marry as part of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
NFL player denies being gay amid rumours about his sexuality 17
7:06 PM — NFL player Aaron Rodgers has publicly denied being gay following much speculation around his sexual orientation.
YMCA songwriter will not perform at Sochi in protest against anti-gay law 23
6:16 PM — The lead singer of the Village People has said he will not perform YMCA in protest against Russia's anti-gay law at Sochi later this year.
US: Tennessee project encourages businesses to support LGBT community
2:53 PM — A new initiative has been launched in the US state of Tennessee to encourage businesses to support the LGBT community.