14th August 2014
US: American Football player announces he is gay 4
2:55 PM — Arizona State University offensive lineman Edward Sarafin is the first active Division I Football player to come out as gay
US: Musical about lesbian sexual awakening to open on Broadway 1
12:38 PM — ‘Fun Home,’ a musical based on lesbian author Alison Bechdel’s graphic-novel, opens on Broadway in April in time for the Tony Awards.
29th July 2014
South Africa: Brutal homophobic police attack being investigated 1
4:06 PM — An independent organization is investigating claims of a violent police attack against a gay Congolese refugee in South Africa.
US: Michigan Democrat introduces law that will ban gay conversion therapy 2
2:58 PM — Democratic State Representative Adam Zemke of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has sponsored legislation outlawing conversion therapies in the state of Michigan.
28th July 2014
Turkey: Trans man actor called up for military service 64
4:57 PM — After completing gender reassignment surgery, transgender actor Rüzgar Erkoçlar has been called up to perform mandatory military service.
Video: Documentary explores Jamaica’s underground gay and trans community 4
3:02 PM — A new video documentary was released today highlighting the lives of homeless gay, bisexual and transgender (GBT) youth in Jamaica.
Sweden resumes financial aid to Uganda 8
2:56 PM — Sweden has resumed financial aid provisions to Uganda after six-month suspension in response to anti-gay law passed in February.
Russia: Pride rally held in St Petersburg Sunday without violence 3
12:20 PM — Russian news sources report that a peaceful Gay pride parade took place in St Petersburg on Sunday, despite organisers being told to hold the event on a landfill site.
25th July 2014
Germany: The city of Munich celebrates Gay Pride 4
2:59 PM — Another German city celebrated Gay Pride with gusto this weekend.
Australia: Research discovers cancer-fighting drug ‘kicks out’ hidden HIV 2
1:09 PM — A new development in HIV treatment was presented earlier this week at the AIDS 2014 conference in Australia.
23rd July 2014
Review: A documentary about Divine, who “stood for all outsiders” 5
5:30 PM — Jeffery Schwarz’s documentary ‘I am Divine’ was widely distributed in London cinemas last weekend for the first time since it premiered at the 27th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in 2013.
Australia: Thousands memorialise the millions lost to HIV/AIDS 1
1:00 PM — Thousands congregated in Melbourne’s Federation Square yesterday to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, as part of the 20th International AIDS Conference.
22nd July 2014
GLAAD report raises concerns over LGBT portrayals in Hollywood 1
6:19 PM — A report released on Tuesday shows that Hollywood has a way to go when it comes to LGBT equality in film.
PinkNews Editor to cycle London to Brighton to raise money for Terrence Higgins Trust 7
5:55 PM — PinkNews Editor Joseph Patrick McCormick will soon cycle from London to Brighton to raise money for leading HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT).
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black are safely on their way back home 13
2:23 PM — Tom Daley and boyfriend Dustin Lance Black along with 300 other Virgin Atlantic passengers and crew are returning to the UK after yesterday’s emergency landing in Russia.
Africa: HIV/AIDS relief affected by anti-gay laws 2
12:56 PM — Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda are discouraging people from seeking HIV health care, according to healthcare professionals there.
21st July 2014
US: Tom Ford’s autumn fashion campaign to include trans model 2
5:09 PM — Tom Ford highlights the diversity of female beauty in his women’s fall fashion advertisement campaign.
Two new videos explore different forms of gender expression 4
2:34 PM — Two videos released in the last month explore expressions of non-traditional gender identities.
18th July 2014
Singapore: Destruction of children’s books halted by public outcry 9
1:29 PM — The planned pulping of editions of two children’s books removed from libraries earlier this month have been halted today due to outcry over censorship.
17th July 2014
Singapore: Literary prize judges step down over ‘bigoted’ destruction of ‘gay books’ 2
3:00 PM — Three authors have stepped down from their roles as judges for a Singaporean literary prize, after the country destroyed copies of 'gay-themed' books.