Golden Globes Go Gay
Some of the night’s top honors at the Golden Globes went to movies with gay themes.Matthew McConaughey, won for Best Actor in a motion picture for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" while his co-star Jared Leto won for Best Supporting actor in a motion picture. McConaughey played a homophobic straight guy with HIV while Leto played a transgender woman with HIV who befriends him. Michael Douglas won for Best Actor in a miniseries or TV movie for his role as Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra” and that movie, a biopic of Liberace’s life, also took home the award for Best TV movie or miniseries.
Gay 'Prisoner of Conscience' Dies in Cameroon
A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying “I'm very much in love with you,” and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked on his case.
The People Choose Ellen — Again
The fans made their top picks in television, music and film at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards and voted Ellen DeGeneres their favorite daytime TV host. This is her 14 such award making her the woman with the most People’s Choice honors.
New Nigeria Law Imprisons Gays Who Marry
The law makes participating in gay social associations punishable by up to 10 years in prison and also makes entering into a same-sex union punishable by up to 14 years of incarceration.
Pittsburgh Elects First Out City Council President
Bruce Kraus became the city’s first openly LGBT elected official in 2007. On Jan. 6, he took that title even further when his fellow councilmembers elected him council president.
Bob Costas Vows to Report on Russia’s Anti-Gay Law
Bob Costas, NBC’s Sochi Olympics primetime anchor, pledged he will not ignore Russia’s anti-gay laws during his coverage.
Brazilian Diver Ian Matos Comes Out
The champion diver said he was inspired to come out after British Olympic medalist Tom Daley revealed he’s dating a man.