5th February 2014
NBA star John Amaechi: Sochi athletes should break their ‘silence’ and condemn anti-gay laws in Russia 6
4:16 PM — Retired basketball star John Amaechi has condemned those who do not speak up about anti-gay laws in Russia, saying that "silence in the face of attendance in Sochi is complicity."
11-year-old boy bullied for liking ‘gay’ My Little Pony attempts suicide, may have brain damage 105
2:31 PM — An 11-year-old boy who attempted suicide after homophobic bullying could have permanent brain damage, it has been reported.
US Olympic figure skater condemns anti-gay law, but praises ‘rainbow colourful’ venue of Sochi Games 3
2:18 PM — US Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner has praised the "colourful venue" of the Sochi Winter Games, suggesting that it reminds her of the rainbow-coloured pride flag.
US: AT&T speaks out as the first Olympic sponsor to condemn Russia’s anti-gay laws 5
1:41 PM — US Olympic Committee sponsor AT&T has spoken out to condemn Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" law as the country prepares to host the Winter Olympic Games.
4th February 2014
‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe apologises for ‘transphobic’ joke on chat show 7
6:15 PM — Precious star Gabourey Sidibe has apologised for using a transphobic slur on a late night US talk show.
Matthew McConaughey stars in new film about homophobic cowboy who dies from AIDS 3
3:55 PM — Matthew McConaughey has been talking about his latest film role, playing a homophobic cowboy who dies from an AIDS related illness.
3rd February 2014
Study: Gay teens six times more likely to use steroids 7
12:35 PM — A study in the US shows gay and bisexual teenagers are six times more likely to use steroids compared to their heterosexual peers.
Video: Coca-cola features ‘first gay family’ in a Super Bowl advertisement 18
11:32 AM — On Sunday, soft drinks giant Coca-Cola became the first ever Super Bowl-sponsored company to include a gay couple as part of its advertising campaign in the US sporting event.
1st February 2014
US: Virginia House advances bill to defend same-sex marriage ban 7
10:17 AM — The House in the US state of Virginia has advanced a bill which would enable politicians to hire a lawyer to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban.
31st January 2014
Listen: Christian rapper Bizzle records homophobic rap response to ‘Same Love’ 79
6:27 PM — Christian rapper Bizzle has recorded a homophobic rap response to 'Same Love', in which he compares gay people to paedophiles, and says that gay people are 'against God'.
US: Hawaii court rejects Republican’s bid to end same-sex marriages 5
3:55 PM — A Hawaii court has thrown out a constitutional challenge by a Republican representative attempting to stop same-sex marriages in the country.
Stoli vodka pledges $300,000 towards programme to develop global LGBT leadership 6
3:23 PM — The group which owns Stoli Vodka has teamed up with an LGBT centre in order to invest in global LGBT leaders.
US: Lesbian couple due baby in less than a week sue Utah to recognise their marriage 1
1:49 PM — A lesbian couple in the US has filed a lawsuit against Utah to push the state to recognise their marriage as they are expecting a baby in the first week in February.
30th January 2014
25th Annual GLAAD Awards: The full list of nominees 4
7:34 PM — The full list of nominees for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards has been announced.
Transgender Senate-hopeful to take on only openly-gay Maryland senator
7:12 PM — A trans woman could become the first in the state of Maryland to hold a seat in the Senate, if she wins a battle with the Senate's only openly gay member.
US retail giant Barneys launches new catalogue featuring 17 transgender models 6
3:34 PM — The spring catalogue and magazine campaign for Barneys New York has been praised for its inclusion of 17 transgender models.
Study: 60% of trans people refused medical care attempt suicide 5
1:47 PM — A study by the Williams Institute found that 60% of trans people who have been refused medical care have attempted suicide.
29th January 2014
US bishop: Gays should be ‘disciplined like children’ if they try to marry each other 66
7:07 PM — A Bishop in the US state of Illinois has said that gay people who wish to get married should be treated like naughty children and "disciplined".
US: Indiana bill to ban same-sex marriage passes House vote 3
6:34 PM — A bill to ban same-sex couples from marrying in the US state of Indiana has passed its House vote and will move to the Senate.
US: Utah politician hopes to allow tax form option to donate money to equal marriage ban
6:14 PM — A politician in the US state of Utah has proposed a bill which would offer citizens the option to tick a box on their tax form to donate money towards preventing same-sex couples from marrying.