17th February 2014
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.
13th February 2014
US Sochi delegation member Caitlin Cahow ‘humbled’ by experiences in Russia 20
7:32 PM — US Olympic ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow, who attended the Sochi Winter Olympics, has said that she experienced no issues when visiting Russia.
US: ‘Freedom Nevada’ launched to push for 2016 same-sex marriage ballot
7:22 PM — A coalition of groups advocating for same-sex marriage in the US state of Nevada was launched this week, in order to push for a measure to legalise it in the state.
US: Lawsuit challenges Alabama state ban on gay marriage recognition
7:09 PM — A lawsuit is to be filed in the US state of Alabama aiming to lift the ban on the state recognising out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Facebook introduces custom gender options 6
6:53 PM — Facebook is to introduce custom gender options, instead of forcing people to choose between 'male' and 'female'.
Court orders Texas to recognise marriages of trans people 2
6:29 PM — A district court has ruled that Texas must recognise the marriages of trans people.
Video: Jimmy Kimmel hits back at Olympic lugers who complained about ‘gay’ ad 5
5:41 PM — Jimmy Kimmel has struck back at Olympic lugers who complained about an advert that said their sport was 'a little bit gay'.
New York and Boston mayors plan to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over ban on gay marchers 38
5:21 PM — The mayors of New York and Boston both plan to snub St Patrick's Day parades in their respective cities because organisers continue to ban gay people from marching.
US: Lawsuit announced to challenge Louisiana ban on recognition of out-of-state gay marriages
4:55 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of Lousiana's ban on recognising out-of-state same-sex marriage has been announced by a gay rights organisation.