5th June 2011
Row after Federal Reserve flies gay pride rainbow flag in Virginia 70
5:48 PM — The US Federal Reserve bank's decision to fly the gay pride rainbow flag outside the headquarters of the Richmond Federal Reserve in Virginia has sparked a row in a state where homosexuality is still technically illegal.
Glee star Jane Lynch to host Emmy awards 15
2:48 AM — Jane Lynch, the openly lesbian star of Glee has been named as the host of the 2011 Primetime Emmy TV awards.
Video: Google releases UK version of ‘It Gets Better’ Chrome TV ad 28
2:34 AM — Following on from its ground-breaking TV advert for its Chrome browser that showcases the 'It Gets Better' YouTube campaign to support gay teens, Google has released a UK specific version in association with Stonewall.
4th June 2011
Gay baseball teams can limit straights says US judge as bisexuals make discrimination claim 32
6:38 PM — A US federal judge in Seattle has ruled ruled that the north American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) can continue to limit the number of straight players that can play in each team participating in the Gay Softball World Series it sponsors. But, he has also allowed a lawsuit brought by three bisexuals to go to trial.
3rd June 2011
Married gay couples in Nova Scotia can now obtain a blessing from Anglican church 6
5:49 PM — Legally partnered same-sex couples in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada, can now obtain a blessing from the country's Anglican Church.
Human Rights Watch urge residents of Liechtenstein to vote ‘yes’ in referendum over gay partnerships 32
4:01 PM — Human Rights Watch have said that the people of Liechtenstein should vote "yes" in this month's referendum on whether their parliament should proceed to legalise same-sex partnerships.
White House launches LGBT website 61
3:03 PM — The White House has launched a website aimed specifically at LGBT people and highlighting President Obama’s ongoing support of and commitment to the LGBT community.
This weekend marks 30th anniversary of first HIV cases but ignorance is growing, say National AIDS Trust 83
1:05 PM — This Sunday 5 June marks 30 years since the first cases of HIV.
Simon Cowell denies claims that Britain’s Got Talent star was made to ‘act more gay’ 11
12:41 PM — Simon Cowell has been forced to issue a statement denying claims that his record label SYCO had signed Britian's Got Talent finalist, 12-year-old Ronan Parke, over two years ago and that Parke was made to "act more gay" for publicity purposes.
Facebook belatedly remove transphobic hate page 17
11:37 AM — Facebook came under fire yet again this week for what some are claiming is a pattern of failure to take seriously attacks on the LGBT community.
Comedian Wanda Sykes says she ‘shocked herself’ by publicly coming out 8
11:11 AM — Lesbian comedian Wanda Sykes has said she had "no intention" of publicly coming out at a gay rights rally back in 2008 and was shocked by her own frankness about her sexuality.
Gay Irish presidential frontrunner claims he is victim of ‘smear campaign’ over paedophilia comments 32
10:45 AM — Irish Senator David Norris, who looked set to become Ireland and Europe's first openly gay president, has said the digging up of a nine-year-old interview in which he made controversial remarks about paedophilia is an act of sabotage.
2nd June 2011
First same-sex Jewish marriage takes place in Manchester 108
5:14 PM — The first same-sex Jewish partnership ceremony officially to be termed a marriage by Liberal Judaism - a major British progressive strand of the religion - took place in Manchester last weekend.
Hip-hop DJ pleads guilty after being arrested for loitering and engaging in oral sex with another man 25
3:59 PM — Hip-hop producer and DJ Mr Cee pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of loitering and receiving oral sex from another man in a parked car.
Rhode Island senate to consider gay civil unions bill 7
3:10 PM — A Rhode Island Senate panel are today considering a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples to be joined in civil unions.
Stephen Fry says he finds fame ‘exhausting’ and that suicide is always an option 78
2:24 PM — Stephen Fry has said that he finds his celebrity 'exhausting' and that there's every possibility he'd consider suicide one day.
Amsterdam city officials to be annually questioned on their support for gay marriage 9
1:00 PM — Marriage commissioners in Nieuw-West district of Amsterdam will have to undergo an annual evaluation in order to ensure their consistent support for same-sex marriage.
President Obama declares June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ 21
12:15 PM — President Obama has declared June to be national Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in the USA.
Ugandan woman branded with iron for being a lesbian faces deportation from UK 87
11:43 AM — A 22-year-old Ugandan woman who was subjected to being branded with a hot iron in her home country as a punishment for being a lesbian, may be deported from the UK.
Update: homophobic Facebook page removed 187
11:12 AM — A homophobic Facebook group called The New Anti-Gay Movement has now been removed from the site.