18th April 2014
South and North Carolina gay rights groups join up in same-sex marriage effort 4
10:24 PM — In an effort to legalise same-sex marriage in much of the Southeast of the US, North and South Carolina activists have joined forces.
US judge: States cannot ‘trample constitutional rights’ with straight marriage definitions 2
10:01 PM — A judge in a US federal appeals court looking at the state of Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban has said states should not define marriage in a way which "tramples constitutional rights."
US: Lesbian police chief fired by mayor who said: I’d rather have an alcoholic look after my child 33
7:22 PM — An openly gay chief of police has been fired by a South Carolina mayor who was caught saying he preferred alcoholics to gay people.
Arsenal boss: Society needs to ask why football does not have openly gay players 13
6:05 PM — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the absence of openly gay footballers in the Premier League.
Mugabe: ‘Any diplomat who talks about homosexuality will be kicked out’ of Zimbabwe 50
4:25 PM — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe tells Europe to keep its “homosexual nonsense”.
Michael Lucas: Gay men are not too busy enjoying bareback orgies to take PrEP 5
3:26 PM — Gay porn producer Michael Lucas has called on the president of America’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation to resign for describing medication used to prevent HIV infection as a "party drug".
Ethiopia: Church activists who claim ‘gays rape children’ drop planned protests 26
2:08 PM — Religious groups which deem being gay "dangerous" and claim that gay people "rape children" have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in Ethiopia’s capital.
Gay X-Men director ‘grabbed buttocks’ and treated me like ‘meat’, says alleged victim 47
1:03 PM — The man accusing Bryan Singer, the director of the X-Men films, of raping him as a teenager has told reporters that he was treated "like a piece of meat".
Tom Daley’s boyfriend Dustin Lance Black furious after college bans him from event over sex photos 83
12:01 PM — Dustin Lance Black has slammed administrators at his former college after they withdrew an invitation to speak at an upcoming ceremony due to old naked photos of the star.
KFC apologies for booting out lesbian couple for kissing 14
11:01 AM — KFC has apologised after “over-zealous” staff removed a lesbian couple from one of its Bath restaurants following complaints they were taking part in “heavy petting”.