12th February 2014
US: Father of footballer Michael Sam says he ‘couldn’t eat’ after his son came out 20
11:34 AM — The father of NFL hopeful Michael Sam has expressed displeasure about his son's coming out, saying "I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment."
11th February 2014
State of Nevada admits defeat and will not defend ban on gay couples marrying 10
12:55 AM — The US state of Nevada is to drop its defence in court of the ban on same-sex couples marrying soon to be heard in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
9th February 2014
Canada: Toronto mayor calls to remove rainbow flag protesting Russia’s anti-gay laws from city hall
4:27 PM — The mayor of Toronto has called for a rainbow flag protesting Russia’s anti-gay laws to be removed from city hall, saying it should be replaced with a Canadian flag instead.
7th February 2014
Colombia: Politician wants to ban Shakira for ‘promoting lesbianism’ with Rihanna 3
2:23 PM — An anti-gay politician wants to ban Shakira from her homeland because he's outraged at her new music video.
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.
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."
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.
3rd February 2014
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.
31st January 2014
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.
30th January 2014
Canada: Gay theatre group forced to close after homophobic letters and petition 19
7:47 PM — A gay theatre group has been forced to close its doors in Alberta after local residents sent homophobic letters to their landlord, called the police, and started a petition to get the theatre closed.
29th January 2014
Man accused of plot to derail train attacks Canada’s legal code: ‘Donkey males marry donkey females’ 15
7:51 PM — A man accused of plotting to derail a train from New York to Toronto has criticised Canada's Criminal Code because it is "written by humans".
27th January 2014
Pastor who helped woman flee US custody battle with lesbian partner appeals sentence 3
7:02 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of a US pastor who was sentenced for helping a woman flee to Central America to escape a custody battle with her lesbian partner, have filed an appeal against his sentencing in the state of Vermont, saying he should have been sentenced elsewhere.
Video: Mass gay and straight wedding steals the show at Grammy Awards 15
10:06 AM — 34 couples, both same-sex and opposite sex, were married on-screen last night at the Grammy Awards, with the ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah.
19th January 2014
One Direction’s Liam Payne slammed after tweeting support for the ‘family values’ of Duck Dynasty stars 60
2:32 PM — One Direction singer Liam Payne has faced backlash on Twitter after sending a message of support to the son of the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, which praises "the family values you still all behold."
US TV star who claimed ‘gays don’t belong on television’ says comment was taken out of context 13
1:48 PM — Juan Pablo Galavis, the US TV star who caused a stir recently after saying he didn't think gay people should be seen on television because they are "more pervert," has apologised, saying his comment was meant to imply that gay people are "more affectionate and intense."
17th January 2014
Brazil: Gay teenager murdered by skinheads, teeth ripped out by pliers 22
11:49 AM — A gay teenager has been tortured and murdered by a gang of skinheads in Brazil.
13th January 2014
Tom Daley inspires Brazilian diver to come out as gay 14
1:51 PM — Inspired by Tom Daley’s recent decision to talk about his same-sex relationship, a gay championship diver in Brazil has come out in a newspaper interview.
Leeds: Bisexual man facing deportation to Jamaica has flight cancelled 2
11:49 AM — A bisexual man due to be deported to Jamaica today has had his flight cancelled after a protest was held in Leeds.
10th January 2014
Canada: Host of cancelled radio show denies that he is homophobic 7
7:35 PM — The former host of a cancelled radio show who was suspended, and then cut, for making homophobic comments about gay men involved in a criminal trial of which he was the jury foreman, has denied that he is homophobic.
Leeds: Court protest staged for bisexual man facing deportation to Jamaica 1
7:15 PM — A protest has taken place outside an immigration court in Leeds over the plight of a bisexual man who faces deportation to Jamaica.