10th May 2014
Michael Sam could become the NFL’s first openly gay player today 1
3:13 PM — If drafted to an NFL team today in rounds 4-7, Michael Sam would become the first openly gay player in the league.
9th May 2014
US: Bill seeks to grant equal social security rights to same-sex couples
8:48 PM — A new bill seeks to allow the US Social Security Administration to give equal rights for benefits to legally married gay and lesbian coupes.
Hotel cancellations over Brunei ‘stone the gays’ law reach $1.5 million 15
8:29 PM — The losses faced by the Beverly Hills Hotel in the midsts of a boycott over Brunei's anti-gay laws have reached an estimated $1.5 million (£900,000).
Video: NFL hopeful Michael Sam lands Visa endorsement deal
8:05 PM — NFL hopeful Michael Sam has proven that being openly gay has not affected his chances of an endorsement, landing a deal with Visa.
US: Attorney for Kentucky Governor argues that gay couples ‘can’t naturally procreate’ so shouldn’t marry 8
5:40 PM — Attorneys acting on behalf of the Governor of Kentucky have argued that same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry because they cannot "naturally procreate."
Republican lobbyist threatens to ‘financially rough up’ any NFL team which drafts Michael Sam 25
5:26 PM — A US Republican Lobbyist has taken aim at any NFL team willing to draft openly gay player Michael Sam, saying the team will "get roughed up financially".
MEP candidate: I hope the ‘guilt’ of same-sex marriage ‘kills’ the ‘queer gangsters’ 235
4:23 PM — An MEP candidate for South East England has claimed that "queer thugs and gangsters" used "violence" to campaign for same-sex marriage.
US: Indiana to appeal against ruling to recognise terminally ill woman’s marriage 8
3:41 PM — The US state of Indiana has surprised same-sex marriage advocates by announcing it will appeal against a ruling which means it must recognise the marriage of one gay couple.
Lithuania: Gay fairy tales labelled ‘harmful’ and banned under ‘propaganda’ law 18
2:41 PM — A book of fairy tales in Lithuania featuring same-sex couples has been labelled "harmful", and inappropriate for children under 14.
Poll: 53% of LGBT people are not out at work 11
12:55 PM — A poll by a leading US human rights group has found that over half of LGBT people are still in the closet at work.
8th May 2014
Shadow Foreign Office Minister: Government must do more to raise concerns over Uganda’s anti-gay law 4
8:01 PM — Labour's Shadow Foreign Office Minister Kerry McCarthy has condemned Uganda's anti-gay law, saying the Government must do more to voice its opposition to it during a visit by President Yoweri Museveni.
Head of Church of Ireland: Gay people ‘don’t want gay marriage’ 78
7:04 PM — The head of the Church of Ireland, the Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clark, has suggested that gay people don't want to marry, and that civil partnerships are sufficient.
US: Judge extends recognition of lesbian couple in terminal illness lawsuit
6:53 PM — A judge in the US state of Indiana has extended an injunction meaning the state must recognise the marriage of a lesbian couple, one of who has a terminal illness.
US: Judges hear arguments in state appeal against gender reassignment for trans prisoner 3
6:18 PM — Attorneys acting for a US convict went to court on Thursday as state officials argued that her gender reassignment should not be paid for by taxpayers.
Dorchester Collection responds to boycott over Brunei ‘stone the gays’ law 50
5:42 PM — A chain of hotels currently the subject of a boycott because they are owned by the Sultan of Brunei has responded to plead that the boycott should end.
US: Judge expected to rule in same-sex couple’s terminal illness lawsuit
4:23 PM — A judge in the US state of Indiana is expected to rule today in the case of a terminally ill woman and her wife who sued the state to have it recognise their out-of-state marriage.
US: Michigan Attorney General argues for gay marriage ban ‘out of respect for democracy’ 7
3:31 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Michigan has pointed to a US Supreme Court ruling to uphold a ban on affirmative action in his arguments for a ban on same-sex marriage.
Churches to unite with ‘one love’ message against homophobia 8
1:22 PM — In order to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), eight Croydon churches will united with a message of 'One Love'.
7th May 2014
Neil Patrick Harris poses naked on Rolling Stone cover 5
8:09 PM — US actor Neil Patrick Harris has posed naked on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone magazine, and spoken of having more opportunities since coming out as gay.
Michael Sam is ‘nervous and excited’ about NFL draft this week 2
7:59 PM — Openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of being drafted by a team this Thursday.