1st July 2014
Mexico City: Thousands celebrate pride and call for an end to homophobia 2
12:44 PM — Twelve thousand turned out in the streets of Mexico’s capital to celebrate pride on Saturday, under the protective gaze of around 1,900 police officers.
30th June 2014
US: Massachusetts to cover transgender medical care in state health plan
5:57 PM — Massachusetts has become the third state to cover all trans-related medical care in its government health plan.
US: House bill to include LGBT representatives on Veterans Committee
5:39 PM — A House bill has been introduced that would include LGBT representatives on the National Veterans Advisory Committee.
John Oliver: “Calling Uganda’s laws ‘harsh’ doesn’t really do them justice.”
3:30 PM — Television host John Oliver dedicated his show on Sunday to Uganda’s anti-gay law and spoke with a transgender Ugandan activist about the influence of the US and religion on these laws.
Turkey: Thousands march in Istanbul Pride despite religious objections 15
12:14 PM — Tens of thousands of people turned out on Sunday to celebrate LGBT Pride in Istanbul, slated as the largest gay pride celebration in any majority Muslim country.
US: Study shows men at risk of HIV infection may misjudge their vulnerability 1
12:11 PM — A survey conducted in the US shows many men who have sex with men may not be aware of their risk of HIV infection.
Istanbul: Study on human rights violations against LGBT Iranians discussed at Pride
12:09 PM — Iranian LGBT activists at Istanbul’s 9th annual Gay Pride celebration unveiled a study conducted on human rights violations against lesbian, gay and transgender people of Iran.
Georgia: Pro-Russian ‘fake pride’ planned in attempt to derail EU agreement 4
12:02 PM — Georgian activists accuse pro-Russian group of attempting to organize a pride parade in order to postpone trade agreement with the EU.
US: Moravian Church gives rites to gay clergy and same-sex unions
11:51 AM — The Moravian Church in North American approved same-sex clergy and the religious rite to bless same-sex unions in a 181-62 vote of the Synod.
27th June 2014
Sweden: Hockey team to support LGBT community with rainbow coloured jerseys next season 3
5:26 PM — Swedish hockey team Kiruna IF announce their plan to don new rainbow jerseys in the 2014/15 season in support of the global LGBT community.
25th June 2014
NYC Pride resolves issue over bisexual exclusion
5:51 PM — The omission of a bisexual grand marshal at NYC Pride’s 2014 celebrations caused an outcry from bisexual activists in the US.
Poll: Only 13% of Americans know gays do not have federal discrimination protections 4
4:53 PM — A large majority of Americans are currently unaware that gay and lesbian people are not protected against discrimination under the workplace, a poll has found.
Boehner recognises importance of civil rights but won’t bring ENDA to a vote 1
4:48 PM — US House Speaker John Boehner recognizes the importance of the Civil Rights Act, yet he continues to refuse to bring the ENDA up for a vote.
US: Vice President Joe Biden says gay rights should trump cultural and social traditions 4
4:13 PM — On Tuesday the White House hosted the first LGBT Human Rights Forum, where Vice President Joe Biden stated gay rights must trump cultural and social traditions around the world.
Bill proposed to deny US entry to LGBT rights violators 3
4:11 PM — A bill has been introduced which would block LGBT rights violators from entering the US.
Gary Oldman apologises for defending anti-Semitism but not homophobia 6
11:44 AM — Gary Oldman released a statement to the Anti-Defamation League early this morning, apologising for his support of actor Mel Gibson’s drunken anti-Semitic rants in the recent Playboy interview.
24th June 2014
Gambia: New bill will ‘ban homosexuality’ and LGBT rights groups 20
4:42 PM — The West African government of Gambia plans to present a bill to parliament that will further toughen anti-LGBT legislature. The bill is aimed at banning LGBT rights organizations and homosexuality in Gambia.
Mongolian Government may introduce LGBT protections in face of neo-Nazi violence 2
2:40 PM — The Mongolian government is considering the implementation of anti-discrimination legislature to protect its LGBT citizens in the face of rising neo-Nazi violence.
US: United Airlines employees support diversity at Denver Pride 1
1:47 PM — Employees of United Airlines marched through Denver’s city streets on Sunday to take part in the city’s annual LGBT Pride Festival.
US: Basketball boss tackles homophobia in sports at California Assembly
1:09 PM — An openly gay NBA boss has spoken at a debate about tackling homophobic discrimination in sport.