10th February 2014
US: Prison officials continue appeal against gender reassignment ruling for trans prisoner 1
4:21 PM — Prison officials in Massachusetts have said they will continue to appeal against a judge's decision to allow gender reassignment surgery to a trans prisoner paid for by the state.
UK: ‘Glee’ could be banned after losing trademark ruling 7
2:46 PM — The hit TV show Glee could be banned in the UK, as the High Court has ruled it violates a trademark.
US Attorney General says Justice Department will aggressively defend equal marriage 2
2:41 PM — US Attorney General Eric Holder says the US Government will recognise equal marriage regardless of individual states' position.
US: Catholic priest refuses to give lesbian communion at her mother’s funeral 5
10:37 AM — A Catholic priest has refused to give communion to a lesbian at her mother's funeral, after discovering she had a female partner.
7th February 2014
US: Trans student nominated for homecoming king
2:06 PM — A trans student in North Carolina has been nominated to be his school's homecoming king.
US: Death threats made against 5-year-old actress over gay couple in Disney show 9
12:24 PM — Police are investigating death threats made against 5-year-old actress Mia Talerico thought to be connected to her appearance on the Disney sitcom 'Good Luck Charlie' which recently debuted the channel's first ever lesbian couple.
US: Gay men’s retail store features gay Jewish Holocaust mannequin to campaign Russia’s anti-gay laws 1
10:32 AM — A gay men's retail store in West Hollywood, Los Angeles has stirred controversy recently, after featuring a window display mannequin dressed up in the clothes of a gay, Jewish Holocaust victim.
6th February 2014
Gay former American Idol star announces bid for Congress 1
6:51 PM — Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has announced his intention to run for Congress in his native North Carolina.
Madonna: World should stand up against Putin’s ‘blatant intolerance of gay rights’ 25
4:52 PM — Madonna has blasted Vladimir Putin's "blatant intolerance of gay rights", and revealed she got got death threats for performing in Russia.
Maine: Court rules school was wrong to ban trans girl from using female toilets 1
4:01 PM — A Maine court has ruled that it is a violation of a trans girl's human rights for her school to prevent her from using the female bathroom.
US battle rapper Daylyt condemns Macklemore and Lil Wayne for supporting ‘gay sh*t’ 23
2:47 PM — US battle rapper Daylyt has criticised rap and hip hop stars Macklemore and Lil Wayne for showing their support to the gay community, saying it is "ugly" that "gay sh*t is taking over the world."
5th February 2014
Billie Jean King to miss Winter Olympic opening ceremony
6:59 PM — Retired Tennis champion Billie Jean King will not attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill.
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.