21st February 2014
Poll: 76% of people in Ireland support equal marriage 11
2:26 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of Irish people still support the right of gay and lesbian couples to get married.
German court declines to rule on joint adoption by gay couples 11
1:13 PM — Germany’s highest court has refused to rule on allowing same-sex couples in civil partnerships the right to adopt children.
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 39
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.
Graham Norton: I’m f**king furious that RTE settled with anti-gay marriage activists 4
2:06 PM — In a new interview Graham Norton slams Irish broadcaster RTE for paying €85,000 in damages to a Catholic anti-gay marriage group.
19th February 2014
Video: Pussy Riot whipped and beaten by Cossack militia for attempted Sochi performance 31
5:17 PM — A video has emerged which shows members of punk band Pussy Riot being whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia after they attempted a performance under a sign advertising the Sochi Winter Olympics.
18th February 2014
Putin gives top presidential honour to TV host who said gays hearts ‘should be burned’ 31
1:17 PM — A Russian TV host who said the hearts of gay people should be burned after they die, has been given a top honour by President Putin for contributions to the country's "social development", and "humanitarian achievements".
Belgium: Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo branded as ‘shameless’ after changing his shirt on a hot day 46
12:32 PM — Elio Di Rupo, Belgium's openly gay Prime Minister, has been branded as "shameless" after he was filmed changing his shirt on a behind-the-scenes television programme.
Two members of Pussy Riot arrested in Sochi
11:28 AM — Two members of the protest group Pussy Riot say they have been arrested in Sochi.
17th February 2014
Former rugby player apologises ‘profusely’ for saying gays have ‘very little interest’ in sport 19
7:43 PM — An Irish rugby player who caused controversy by saying that gay people had "very little interest" in sport has apologised.
Former rugby player: Gays have ‘very little’ interest in sport, just like I’m not interested in ballet 23
5:12 PM — A former international Irish rugby player has caused controversy by claiming that gay people have "very little" interest in sport.
Italian transgender former MP arrested over rainbow protest in Sochi 7
11:18 AM — A transgender Italian politician and LGBT campaigner has reportedly been arrested in Sochi for demonstrating against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
15th February 2014
Photos: Soggy Valentines Day ‘Homophobes United’ protest outside the Russian Embassy in London 10
2:38 PM — Despite the near constant rain, dozens of LGBT rights supporters descended on the Russian Embassy in London yesterday for a 'Homophobes United' Valentines Day protest against the country's gay rights record.
14th February 2014
England football captain: I won’t go to the Qatar World Cup, where gays are not accepted 10
7:20 PM — While the world watches Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the head of the England football team quietly said they would not attend Qatar where gay people are not welcome.
Russia blocked an Olympian’s website for ‘gay propaganda’ after seeing this picture 21
12:46 PM — Canadian bobsledder Justin Kripps' website has been blocked in Russia, after he posted a picture of his bobsled team in their pants.
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 Brewer to send ‘same-sex’ beer to Putin at the Sochi Olympics 1
5:43 PM — A brewer from the US state of Utah is to send a selection of its newly released "same-sex" beer to Russian President Vladimir Putin and organisers of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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.
Copenhagen: ‘We will hold open-air mass gay weddings at Eurovision’ 6
4:57 PM — Copenhagen has announced plans for open-air gay weddings in the week of Eurovision in May.