16th January 2014
Italian IOC member: It’s absurd for America to include ‘4 lesbians’ in its Olympic delegation 31
1:30 PM — IOC member Mario Pescante says it's "absurd" for America to include "4 lesbians" in its Winter Olympic delegation - even though the current number is 2.
15th January 2014
US State Department issues travel warning about Russian anti-gay law ahead of Sochi 11
4:42 PM — The US State Department has issued a travel warning for those travelling to Russia for the Sochi Winter Olympics, noting the country's anti-gay law.
Star Trek actor Chris Pine calls Russian anti-gay law ‘clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense’ 4
2:47 PM — Hollywood star Chris Pine has said that the US should have done more to challenge Russia on its anti-gay laws in the lead up to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Ofcom: Evander Holyfield’s anti-gay remarks cause most complaints for series so far 3
11:22 AM — Evander Holyfield’s anti-gay remarks on Celebrity Big Brother have so far attracted 98 complaints to Ofcom.
US: Judge throws out Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban 9
1:39 AM — A judge has ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage in the US state of Oklahoma is unconstitutional.
14th January 2014
Video: Indiana official Jim Bopp gets laughed at for saying gay people are ‘intolerant’ 8
7:01 PM — Apparently officials in the US state of Indiana saw the irony when an official in favour of a bill to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions called gay people opposed to the bill "intolerant".
US Secretary of State blasts Nigeria’s ‘dangerous’ anti-gay law 2
11:41 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned Nigeria for banning same-sex marriages and for further criminalising homosexuality.
13th January 2014
Disney World joins coalition of Florida businesses supporting anti-discrimination law 5
8:06 PM — Walt Disney World joined other influential businesses in the US state of Florida to throw weight behind a bill to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace.
TV star meets trans prisoner freed after jail for alleged self-defence in hate crime attack 3
7:51 PM — A trans actress in the US has turned up at a prison to greet a prisoner who killed a man allegedly in self-defence against a hate crime.
US: Indiana committee to decide on bill to ban same-sex marriage
7:27 PM — A bill to ban same-sex marriage in Indiana was being considered in the House of Representatives in the US state today.
US: Virginia officials introduce legislation to repeal same-sex marriage ban
7:17 PM — A group of officials in the US state of Virginia have introduced legislation to repeal its ban on gay couples getting married.
Modern Family star pledges $10,000 towards same-sex marriage in Australia 1
3:51 PM — TV star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has pledged over $10,000 (£6,100) towards same-sex marriage in Australia.
Miley Cyrus: ‘I get called an ugly lesbian a lot’ 4
2:35 PM — US singer Miley Cyrus has taken a swipe at trolls on Twitter who are constantly giving her homophobic abuse.
Liberace film Behind the Candelabra wins two Golden Globes
1:02 PM — HBO’s film about gay pianist Liberace and its cast, has won two Golden Globes.
11th January 2014
TV dating host suggests bisexual men don’t exist: ‘They’re all gay’ 27
2:55 PM — A US television host has caused criticism by suggesting that bisexual men do not exist.
10th January 2014
US Attorney General says Utah gay married couples will be treated as married 4
5:35 PM — The US Attorney General has responded to calls to say Utah married same-sex couples would be treated as married by the federal government, despite a directive from the state Governor that they would not.
Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Madrid 3
5:01 PM — An opera version of love story Brokeback Mountain is to open in Madrid later in January.
Footballer Robbie Rogers: I was left ‘scarred’ by homophobic language at school 3
4:43 PM — US footballer Robbie Rogers says he was left “scarred” hearing homophobic language at school, meaning he felt unable to be open about his sexuality until last year.
9th January 2014
Human rights group asks US Attorney General to recognise Utah gay couples’ marriages
7:43 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has written to the US Attorney General to ask him to ensure that same-sex couples married in the state of Utah are recognised as married for benefits.
Trans actress Laverne Cox: ‘A preoccupation with transition and surgery objectifies trans people’ 5
7:14 PM — A transgender actress has made headlines this week with a response to questions about her transition and surgery.