24th February 2014
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.
UK has second most LGBT friendly Army – but US is ranked at number 40 14
6:54 PM — The UK armed forces have come second in a league table of the most LGBT friendly militaries in the world.
US: Final approval given to Arizona bill to make homophobic discrimination LEGAL 8
5:37 PM — A heavily criticised bill which would allow religious business owners in the US state of Arizona to discriminate against gay couples, has passed the final stage of the state's legislature.
US study: LGBT people nearly twice as likely to struggle with issues of hunger
5:07 PM — A new US study has shown that LGBT people are nearly twice more likely to struggle with issues of hunger than the general population.
US: Former Dallas Cowboys player Greg Ellis would be ‘uncomfortable’ with a gay teammate 13
4:22 PM — Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis spoke recently on the topic of NFL's Michael Sam's coming out, saying he would feel "uncomfortable" with a gay teammate.
US: South Carolina legislators cut university funding over gay-themed literature 5
3:31 PM — Legislators in South Carolina have voted to cut $70,000 (£42,000) in funding from two public universities as punishment for recently assigning gay-themed literature to students.
US psychologist says British opponents of ‘gay cure’ therapy have no scientific backing 27
12:40 PM — A leading US psychologist has published a paper claiming that the UK media is "ideological and not scientific" when it criticises mental health professionals who offer "conversion therapy" to gay people.
US: Fox Host Bill O’Reilly says he is worried about ‘homosexual overtones’ in the girl scouts 9
11:26 AM — Fox News Host Bill O'Reilly has recently criticised the Girl Scouts of the USA for hiring a spokesman who was a member of a "controversial punk band with homosexual overtones."
20th February 2014
Study finds that homophobic people die younger 19
8:01 PM — A study soon to be published has found that straight people who hold anti-gay views are more likely to die younger than those who don't.
Ellen: I was ‘hurt’ and ‘isolated’ by some reactions to my decision to come out as gay 2
7:33 PM — US television host Ellen Degeneres has reflected on some reactions to her decision to come out as gay, saying her "feelings were hurt" by some, and that she "felt isolated".