5th September 2014
Stonewall sends rainbow laces to every Premier League footballer to tackle homophobia 12
11:05 AM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has sent rainbow laces to every premiership footballer and professional club in Britain in support of gay players and fans.
Russian blogger accused of starting a ‘gay terrorist underworld’ by security services 8
9:39 AM — A Russian blogger says he was accused of creating a "gay terrorist underworld", by security services.
US: Arizona man fighting same-sex marriage ban dies 5
9:07 AM — A man in the US state of Arizona who had asked a judge to recognise his marriage due to terminal illness, has died.
Preview: RED HOT calendar tackles ‘desexualisation’ of gingers 28
8:40 AM — Images from the newest RED HOT calendar have been released, which aims to dispel the "desexualisation" of gingers.
4th September 2014
Joan Rivers dies in New York aged 81 32
8:19 PM — US comedian Joan Rivers died today at age 81 after being rushed into hospital last week.
US: Senior GOP spokesman comes out as gay 15
5:19 PM — A former senior spokesman for the US Republican Party has come out as gay in an editorial published on Thursday.
Watch: TV host accidentally ask Downton Abbey star if he has gay sex for roles 22
4:55 PM — Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid caused hysterics this morning on the show, as she accidentally implied that a Downton Abbey actor had sex with men to be cast in Hollywood roles.
Tory MP to introduce motion to stop discrimination against gay men donating blood 23
3:53 PM — Conservative MP Michael Fabricant will next month introduce legislation calling for an end to discrimination against men who have sex with men giving blood.
Sky Sports reporter finds support in footballers after coming out as gay 29
11:11 AM — A Sky Sports reporter has said he has received messages of support from many footballers and managers after coming out as gay in a magazine interview.
Gay marriage supporters to appeal ruling upholding Louisiana ban 1
9:33 AM — Advocates of same-sex marriage are planning to appeal against a ruling which upheld the US state of Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage.
Ecuador recognises same-sex unions on national ID cards 4
8:48 AM — Same-sex couples in Ecuador have taken another step toward equality, as civil unions will now be included on national identification cards.
Anti-gay Ugandan Speaker dropped from London conference 24
8:28 AM — The homophobic Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament has been dropped from an event taking place in London this month, following complaints by human rights campaigners.
3rd September 2014
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson condemns ‘lesbo’ tweets as ‘unacceptable’ 30
4:55 PM — The leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland Ruth Davidson, has responded to homophobic comments on social media during a debate on independence last night to say she hopes young people know they shouldn't accept hate.
Scotland: Equality lawyer criticises ‘flawed’ and ‘misleading’ pro-independence LGBT paper 65
1:10 PM — A Scottish equality lawyer has criticised the 'Rainbow Paper', which was released by Yes Scotland's LGBT wing, saying it is "misleading", and that the equality achievements of the UK Supreme Court cannot be downplayed.
Crimea ‘does not need gays’, says most senior politician 35
12:13 PM — The top official in Crimea has said that gay people "have no chance" there, and that the peninsula does "not need such people."
Gay teen left brain damaged after hammer attack by homophobic flatmate 2
9:29 AM — A gay teenager living in Kent has been left brain damaged after having a hammer embedded into his skull in by his homophobic new flatmate.
Same-sex marriage and adoption approved in another Mexican state
8:53 AM — The Mexican state of Coahuila has joined one other state and Mexico City in legally recognising same-sex marriages.
2nd September 2014
Mr Gay UK returns home after being crowned Mr Gay World 9
4:00 PM — The title of Mr Gay World has been brought home to the UK after a crowning ceremony took place in Italy.
US: Farm fined $13,000 for refusing gay weddings to stop hosting all ceremonies 8
3:12 PM — A New York state farm which was previously fined for refusing to host a same-sex wedding has now said no couples will be allowed to get married there.
Perez Hilton ‘truly sorry’ for publishing naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence 29
2:18 PM — Gossip blogger Perez Hilton has apologised after posting naked pictures of Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence on his website.