11th February 2014
Archbishop of Dublin: ‘Homophobia is an insult to God’ 12
6:03 PM — The Archbishop of Dublin says “homophobia is an insult to God”.
US: Trans student crowned homecoming king
5:32 PM — A North Carolina trans student has been crowned his high school's homecoming king.
Miley Cyrus: Opposing equal marriage is ‘incomprehensible’ 5
5:04 PM — Miley Cyrus has said that it's 'incomprehensible' that some people still oppose equal marriage.
Will you go #gayforsochi to support LGBT Russians? 1
3:46 PM — A new site has launched which allows users to go '#gayforsochi', by creating a profile picture featuring pink Olympic Rings.
Eight US states still have ‘gay propaganda’ laws in schools 7
2:59 PM — Eight US states still have laws that prohibit the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
Blondie icon Debbie Harry snubs offer to play at Sochi because of anti-gay laws 5
1:42 PM — Pop legend Debbie Harry says her band could never play at the Sochi Winter Olympics due to Russia’s anti-gay laws
Lord Coe: Boycotting Sochi would only make it harder to achieve social change 16
11:50 AM — Lord Coe says he’s against Olympic boycotts because they hurt the athletes and make it harder for campaigners to achieve their aims.
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.
10th February 2014
The 10 best pro-gay Russia Olympic parodies so far 4
5:46 PM — As the Olympic games get underway in Russia, the internet has lined up to mock, laugh at and gently poke Vladimir Putin's regime. We take a look at the ten of the best pro-gay parodies so far.
Did Putin know he ‘cuddled’ an openly bisexual Dutch gold medal-winning speed skater? 4
1:01 PM — An openly bisexual Dutch speed skater who won gold at Sochi at the weekend has said she "got a cuddle" from Russian President Vladimir Putin after her win.
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.
Team GB Boss: We won’t stop athletes from protesting in Sochi
10:34 AM — The boss of the Team GB Winter Olympic squad has said he will not stand in the way of athletes who want to protest.
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.
Lesbian Sochi athlete says fuss over anti-gay laws Russia is ‘blown up bigger than it is’ 1
2:28 PM — Lesbian Austrian ski jumper and gay rights advocate Daniela Iraschko-Stolz says that the fuss over anti-gay laws in Russia is being blown out of proportion, despite reports of over 60 arrests and beatings against demonstrators since the games began.
Tom Daley ‘to boycott’ Moscow diving competition over anti-gay laws in Russia 1
1:58 PM — The British Olympic diving star Tom Daley is reportedly planning "to boycott" a diving competition in Moscow later this year over anti-gay laws in Russia.
Leaked report: UK Home Office ‘interrogates’ LGBT asylum seekers with degrading questions 1
1:23 PM — The UK Home Office is facing heavy criticism after a leaked report has revealed that LGBT asylum seekers are facing abusive, degrading "interrogations" about their sex lives.
International Olympic Committee defends arrests and beatings of Russian gay activists
12:40 PM — The International Olympic Committee has said Russia was acting in accordance with its laws when police arrested at least 61 demonstrators on the opening day of the Sochi Winter Games, despite reports of apparent beatings and threats of sexual violence.
8th February 2014
Vladimir Putin fails to open his ring at Sochi Olympics opening
3:41 PM — Oh the irony
7th February 2014
Russian Olympic team walk out to ‘faux-lesbian’ pop duo t.A.T.u at opening ceremony 1
7:35 PM — The Russian Olympic team walked out to the music of 'lesbian' pop duo t.A.T.u. at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
Putin: Sochi is ‘not the place’ to debate Russian anti-gay laws 10
5:29 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Sochi Winter Olympics are "not the place" to debate the country's treatment of gay rights.