7th March 2014
BBC game show host defends contestant against transphobic Twitter trolls: ‘Grow up and get a life’ 50
6:56 PM — A BBC television host has jumped to the defence of a contestant who appeared on a game show yesterday, after a barrage of transphobic tweets were sent about her.
Gay-straight alliance advocates win partial victory in school ban battle 1
2:15 PM — Students who wish to form a gay-straight alliance club at their Florida school have won a partial victory in a lawsuit brought against the school board which banned them from doing so.
US: Final arguments in Michigan gay marriage ban lawsuit scheduled for Friday
2:03 PM — Final arguments for and against Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage will be heard on Friday following a week of passionate testimony from both sides.
Singer Dan Gillespie-Sells: Closeted gay celebrities ‘are part of the problem’ in tackling homophobia 22
12:40 PM — The lead singer of the Feeling has criticised gay celebrities who do not come out, saying that they are "part of the problem", when it comes to tackling homophobia in society.
6th March 2014
Russian minister accidentally called ‘gay lover’ in Channel 4 subtitle mix-up 8
8:18 PM — The Russian Foreign Minister has accidentally been referred to as "so gay lover of", in a subtitle mix-up during a Channel 4 report.
Watch this adorable four year old put 34% of Americans to shame with his support for gay marriage 24
8:05 PM — Four-year-old Logan teaches a lesson in acceptance to the 34% of Americans who still oppose same-sex marriage.
Ugandan newspaper claims economy will not suffer due to ‘hullabaloo’ over anti-gay law 14
7:41 PM — A writer for a Ugandan newspaper has written a column claiming that international aid cuts to Uganda will not affect the country's economy, and predicts that after the "anti-gay hullabaloo" has "died down", countries and companies will continue to invest.
University of Illinois to consider adding gender reassignment to health insurance plan
7:19 PM — The University of Illinois will on Thursday vote on whether to add cover for gender reassignment cover to health insurance plans used by many students.
Star of Stonewall anti-bullying film was ‘scared’ of friends’ reaction 4
7:02 PM — An actor who starred in a new anti-bullying video by a leading gay rights charity has said he was "scared" at how his friends would react to the film.
Two more Illinois counties begin issuing gay marriage licences
6:45 PM — Two more counties in the US state of Illinois have said they will begin issuing same-sex marriage licences to same-sex couples.
Lawyer cites changing beliefs and Salem witch hunt in Michigan gay marriage trial 2
5:16 PM — A lawyer in the US state of Michigan has drawn on some hard-hitting historical occurrences in challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Dalai Lama says gay marriage is ‘OK’ and anti-LGBT bullying is ‘wrong’ 36
2:04 PM — In a rare interview, the Dalai Lama has said that he thinks same-sex marriage is "OK", and voiced his disapproval at the bullying of LGBT people.
5th March 2014
Over one in ten Americans think HTML will send you to an STI clinic 8
11:43 PM — Think you can tell the difference between acronyms for a sexually transmitted infection and a popular tech terms?
Record high: Poll finds that 59% of Americans now support same-sex marriage 2
4:06 PM — A new poll has found that support for same-sex marriage in the US is at a record high, as 59% said they supported the right of gay couples to tie the knot.
Congratulations! All Illinois gay couples now have the option to marry 1
2:02 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Illinois has advised that all gay couples in the state now have the option to marry, despite the state's same-sex marriage law doesn't come into effect until June.
Brighton supporters say Dispatches programme on homophobia was ‘misleading’ 3
1:40 PM — Supporters at Brighton Albion FC have criticised a Channel 4 Dispatches programme as "misleading", saying that its portrayal of homophobic abuse in the stands does not reflect the majority of opposition supporters.
Sweden cuts aid to Uganda over anti-gay legislation 10
12:55 PM — Following the lead of several countries last week, Sweden announced today that it would cut its planned aid to Uganda over recently introduced anti-gay legislation.
4th March 2014
Jason Collins set to sign second 10-day deal with Brooklyn Nets
8:03 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins may soon sign a second 10-day deal with his new team the Brooklyn Nets.
US: Over 250 gay couples apply to marry in first week marriage licences available in county 1
7:52 PM — Marriage licences have only been available to gay people for a week in Cook County, Illinois, and already 258 couples have applied to marry there.
Kansas: Gay rights groups call to have sexual orientation added to law banning discrimination 1
7:34 PM — Following the progression of a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination, gay rights groups are calling for sexual orientation to be added to a Kansas anti-discrimination law.