8th August 2014
United Church of Christ becomes first denomination to sponsor Gay Games 6
7:13 PM — The United Church of Christ has been announced as the first denomination to sponsor the Gay Games.
Baptist Minister: ‘Most people’ don’t want the history of gay marriage taught to their kids 53
6:37 PM — A Baptist Minister from Stratford upon Avon has said "most people" don't want their children to be taught about gay marriage.
Ugandan Attorney General appeals to High Court for anti-gay law reinstatement 5
6:11 PM — The Attorney General of Uganda has appealed a ruling which struck down the country's anti-gay law.
Florida asks Supreme Court to decide in gay marriage cases 2
5:51 PM — The US state of Florida has asked for no further rulings to be made on its same-sex marriage ban, until the US Supreme Court makes a broader decision.
Tennessee town overturns law to protect gay partners of city employees 7
3:22 PM — Voters in a Tennessee town which recently introduced health benefits for domestic partners of gay city employees, have chosen to overturn the legislation.
Australia: School chaplain sacked for saying gays are ‘not normal’ 17
1:13 PM — A school chaplain who posted on Facebook to say that homosexuality is "not normal", has been sacked.
30th July 2014
Zambian vice president dismisses same-sex marriage question: ‘We care more about education’ 19
11:45 AM — The vice president of Zambia has dismissed a question of same-sex marriage during a visit to his roots in Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper axed from UK venues over homophobia 144
11:28 AM — An extreme anti-gay Ugandan rapper, who called for all gay people to be burned, has been axed from a performance in Birmingham over his homophobic outbursts.
29th July 2014
US: First ever Mississippi mayor to support equal marriage to retire
7:00 PM — The first ever mayor in the US state of Mississippi to declared his support for same-sex marriage is to retire at the end of his term.
US: Pro same-sex marriage TV ads return to Ohio for first time in ten years
6:52 PM — Television ads supporting efforts towards same-sex marriage are back on in the state of Ohio for the first time in ten years.
Texas Attorney General: It is in my state’s interest to ban same-sex marriage 48
6:23 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Texas has argued that the US Constitution allows the state to ban same-sex marriage.
Stockholm gears up for Scandinavia’s biggest pride festival featuring Conchita Wurst 1
5:43 PM — The city of Stockholm is gearing up for its annual pride festival this week, with performances by Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, a video campaign showing different perspectives on the city, and a range of party options.
Police Superintendents’ Association conference to encourage diversity and acceptance 2
4:50 PM — A conference of the Police Superintendents' Association will later this year explore how to encourage diversity and acceptance.
Mozilla appoints Chris Beard as permanent CEO following gay marriage controversy 1
12:50 PM — Mozilla has named their new permanent CEO, after Brendan Eich resigned over his donations to anti-gay marriage campaigns.
Russia to revive Soviet Eurovision alternative to protest gay ‘madness’ of Conchita win 43
11:42 AM — Russia is set to revive a Soviet version of Eurovision, following the fact that bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, won the competition this year.
28th July 2014
US: Colorado Attorney General wants clerk banned from issuing same-sex marriage licences
6:32 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Colorado has again asked the courts to stop a clerk from issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, following failed attempts.
US: Florida couple ask judge to fast track ruling on same-sex marriage
5:56 PM — A couple in the US state of Florida have asked for a judge to fast track a ruling on same-sex marriage.
James Arthur ‘very happy’ to work with Stonewall youth volunteers 52
4:50 PM — James Arthur has tweeted to say he would like to meet up with Stonewall youth volunteers, months after causing controversy for recording a rap with homophobic lyrics.
MasterChef star Ross Burden dies aged 45 2
4:34 PM — Ready Steady Cook chef Ross Burden has died after losing his battle with cancer.
Government launches ‘Scotland believes in equality’ campaign 22
3:21 PM — The Scottish Government has launched a new campaign to promote LGBT equality.