19th February 2014
US: Tennessee drops ‘turn away the gays’ ahead of Senate vote 5
2:05 PM — A Tennessee Senator has dropped a bill which would have allowed businesses to refuse service for gay couples' weddings based on religious beliefs.
18th February 2014
US: Indiana Senate advances bill to ban same-sex marriage 4
7:03 PM — A bill to ban same-sex couples from marrying in the US state of Indiana has passed a Senate vote, but won't go to a ballot this year as it has been altered.
Uganda: ‘We don’t care’ if we lose international aid over anti-gay and miniskirt laws 34
5:08 PM — Ugandans would rather "die poor", than give up a law which will increase punishments for homosexuality, a Government spokesman has said.
Actress Michelle Rodriguez and supermodel Cara Delevingne confirm they are dating 1
2:25 PM — Supermodel Cara Delevingne and Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez have confirmed that they are dating.
Radio hosts behind ‘shocking’ made-up homophobic children’s birthday response suspended 7
12:47 PM — Two US radio hosts who forged a homophobic response to a child's birthday party invitation have been suspended.
Thousands of students form ‘Wall of Love’ to block anti-gay church from entering campus 19
11:39 AM — Thousands of pro-equality students blocked this group of anti-gay Christians from entering
17th February 2014
Rosie O’Donnell blocked from coming out in 1992 Cosmopolitan interview for ‘protection’
7:12 PM — Comedian and actor Rosie O'Donnell has revealed that she attempted to come out as gay back in 1992 in a magazine interview, but that she was blocked from doing so in order to "protect" her.
How to tell if someone is gay? By looking at their earwax, these scientists claim 18
6:00 PM — Earwax, and the odour contained therein can reveal a plethora of information about individuals, including sexual orientation and gender, researchers have claimed.
Poll: 76% of NFL players ‘comfortable’ in showering around a gay teammate 9
5:42 PM — A poll by ESPN claims 86% of NFL players surveyed would accept having an openly gay teammate - and that 76% would be comfortable showering around them.
Chelsea Clinton: LGBT rights remain ‘unfinished business of the 21st century’ 5
4:03 PM — Chelsea Clinton says the battle for LGBT rights still has a long way to go.
Obama applauds gay Missouri football player Michael Sam for coming out 2
2:20 PM — President Barack Obama has praised University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay ahead of a critical moment in his career.
Obama tells Ugandan President: Signing anti-gay law would be a huge step backwards 12
10:45 AM — President Barack Obama has warned Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
16th February 2014
US Report: LGBT people die 12 years earlier in anti-gay areas 4
1:51 PM — According to a new report from Columbia University, LGBT people living in anti-gay parts of the US die on average 12 years earlier than those who live in more accepting areas.
15th February 2014
‘Shocking’ homophobic children’s birthday response was completely made up 36
10:00 PM — A homophobic letter from a parent to a same-sex couple was a hoax. The reaction it created was real enough.
US: Texas judges offer free Valentine’s Day commitment ceremonies for gay couples 1
9:13 PM — Two judges in Texas offered 'commitment' ceremonies to gay couples on Valentine's Day, causing friction with some Republican politicians.
Ellen Page’s incredible coming out speech: I am gay and I am tired of lying by omission 13
9:52 AM — The Hollywood actress Ellen Page, who came to public attention with her Oscar nominated role in the film Juno has come out, speaking at a conference for LGBT teenagers in Las Vegas.
14th February 2014
Michael Sam’s father: Anti-gay comments were ‘terribly misquoted’ 15
4:56 PM — Michael Sam's father has said that he was 'terribly misquoted' in a recent interview in which he made negative statements about his son's sexuality.
Wyoming House rejects equal marriage bill 1
11:57 AM — The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted down a bill which would have allowed same-sex marriage in the state.
US: Federal judge overturns Virginia same-sex marriage ban 14
11:30 AM — A US federal judge has overturned the US state of Virginia's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
Scientific research into gay brothers confirms strong genetic link to being a gay man 26
9:57 AM — Scientists have found the strongest evidence for what many people take as granted, that being gay is caused by your genes.