6th August 2014
US: First out Eagle Scout turns 18, calls on BSA to accept gay adult members
6:12 PM — The first gay Eagle Scout has used his 18th birthday to issue a message to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), asking for the organisation to start welcoming gay adult members.
Australia: Victoria Police apologise for infamous 1994 gay nightclub raid 1
4:30 PM — Victoria police have issued an apology for a gay nightclub raid in which patrons were strip-searched by armed police - 20 years after the event.
Canada: LGBs more at risk of teenage pregnancy, says British Columbia study
2:30 PM — A new study of teenagers in Canada has found that lesbian, gay and bisexual students are more at risk than heterosexuals when it comes to teenage pregnancy.
US: Laverne Cox joins #StandWithMonica campaign against Phoenix ‘walking while trans’ law
1:00 PM — ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox has joined a campaign against a Phoenix law which unfairly targets trans women of colour (TWOC), following the conviction of activist Monica Jones.
4th August 2014
First out Tory MP appointed Special Envoy to country with death penalty for homosexuality 29
6:47 PM — Sir Alan Duncan, who in 2002 became the Conservative Party's first out MP, has been appointed Special Envoy to Yemen - a country where homosexuality is punishable by death.
Sweden: Auction of rainbow ‘GayStation 4′ console raises thousands for LGBT charity 3
4:11 PM — The auction of a special rainbow-coloured PlayStation 4 has raised thousands for a Swedish gay rights charity, after it sold for more than ten times its U.S. retail price.
Uganda: Ssempa claims governmental conspiracy after anti-gay law overturned 10
2:23 PM — Notorious anti-gay pastor Martin Ssempa has suggested that governmental pressure may have led to a disregard for procedure in the recent overturning of Uganda's harsh anti-gay law, and said he will appeal the ruling at Uganda's Supreme Court.
Mariah Carey to star on cover of Turkey’s first gay magazine 6
12:03 PM — Turkey's first ever gay magazine will be launched in print tomorrow, and will feature US singer and gay icon Mariah Carey as its cover star.
1st August 2014
US: Activists call for release of trans woman following alleged rape in detention centre 1
5:25 PM — Activists have called for the immediate release of a transgender woman being held in an immigrant detention centre, following reports that she had been raped by her cellmate.
US: NFL player disciplined for homophobic tweet has ‘learned’ from sensitivity training 2
3:04 PM — Don Jones, the Miami Dolphins player sent to sensitivity training about a homophobic tweet about Michael Sam's televised gay kiss, has said he is happy that the experience has taught him more about respect and tolerance.
US: Judge doubles recommended sentence for Seattle gay club arsonist 4
11:55 AM — An arsonist who pleaded guilty to an arson attack on a Seattle gay nightclub has been handed a ten-year prison sentence - double the length of the sentence requested by the prosecution.
31st July 2014
US: Nine former leaders of ‘ex-gay’ movement back NCLR campaign to ban ‘conversion therapy’ 3
6:36 PM — Nine former leaders of the 'ex-gay' movement have published an open letter in support of the #BornPerfect campaign of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), which aims to ban 'conversation therapy' across the US within five years.
Australia: Rainbow footpaths installed for International AIDS Conference will be made permanent 4
5:00 PM — A city council in Melbourne, Australia has voted to keep its initially-temporary rainbow footpaths on a permanent basis, following widespread support from the community.
Survey: Black youth twice as likely to prioritise fight against HIV/AIDS over same-sex marriage
3:02 PM — A new survey of black, white and Latino youth in the US on LGBT activism has shown a sharp divide over the prioritising of different LGBT issues between racial groups.
US: Utah language school fires blogger for writing about ‘homophones’ 58
12:40 PM — A social-media strategist at a Utah language learning center claims to have been fired for a blog post about homophones, due to concerns that it would lead the school to be associated with homosexuality.
US: Florida police arrest man for burning trans woman to death
11:40 AM — Florida police have arrested and charged a man for the violent murder of a trans woman in June.
30th July 2014
UK: High Court judge favours Mayor and TFL in ruling on ‘ex-gay’ bus advert ban 33
6:10 PM — A High Court judge has ruled that Mayor of London Boris Johnson did not abuse his position as Chair of Transport for London (TfL) over the banning of an 'ex-gay' bus advert.
US: California to gain first gay governor – for one day only 1
4:21 PM — California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins is set to become the state's first openly-LGBT governor today, but will hold the office for only a matter of hours, due to quirk in the state's leadership this week.
HRC and Human Rights First produce report into LGBT rights across Africa, ahead of White House summit 6
2:45 PM — A joint report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Human Rights First has outlined the state of anti-gay legislation across 54 African nations, ahead of meetings between President Obama and government leaders from across the continent.
Amnesty International marks first year of Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence with new calls for release 2
1:30 PM — Amnesty International has renewed its calls for the release of Chelsea Manning from prison, one year into her 35-year sentence under the Espionage Act for disseminating classified information via WikiLeaks.