3rd July 2014
FIFA criticised by its anti-discrimination chief for no action against homophobic World Cup chants 8
6:46 PM — FIFA's anti-discrimination boss has criticised its lack of action against homophobic chants at World Cup matches.
Pensioner again facing jail for breaching a suspended sentence for homophobic abuse
6:21 PM — A pensioner in Plymouth has found himself back behind bars, after breaching the terms of a suspended sentence handed down after he continually hurled abuse at his gay neighbours.
US: Louisiana treasurer says ‘sex changes’ are unaffordable under social health care 1
6:06 PM — Citing an announcement in May by President Obama that gender reassignment surgery would be covered by social health care scheme Medicaid, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has called for the scheme to be "fixed".
US Judge: Those who say gay marriage is bad for the economy ‘are not serious people’ 4
4:37 PM — A federal judge who recently struck down Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban has said those who argue that because gay couples cannot procreate, same-sex marriage does not benefit the economy, "are not serious people".
Australian rugby team to make history as first gay team to play professional match 4
4:21 PM — The Sydney Convicts will make history as the first gay rugby team to play at professional level this weekend.
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.
US: ACLU to file lawsuit to protect marriages of 500 Wisconsin gay, married couples 1
2:52 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the US state of Wisconsin is preparing to file a lawsuit which will aim to protect, and have recognised, the more than 500 marriages of same-sex couples.
Zambia: Two men accused of ‘sodomy’ acquitted due to lack of evidence 3
2:03 PM — Due to a lack of evidence, two men in Zambia have been acquitted after having been imprisoned for over a year, accused of having sexual relations "against the order of nature".
2nd July 2014
US: Judge to delay decision on recovery of legal fees in Wisconsin same-sex marriage case
6:45 PM — A federal judge has decided to delay a decision about gay and lesbian plaintiffs' legal fees.
US: Indiana Attorney General warns clerks against marrying gay couples 3
5:56 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Indiana has warned clerks who issued marriage licences to same-sex couples last week, not to issue more.
LGBT group criticises UK Government for ‘same-sex marriage farce’ 16
3:52 PM — A leading LGBT rights support organisation in Northern Ireland has called on the UK Government to end the "farce" of marriage inequality across the UK.
US: North Dakota asks judge to throw out case challenging gay marriage ban 5
1:56 PM — The US state of North Dakota has asked for a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its ban on same-sex marriage.
US: LGBT monument vandalised with ’666′ graffiti 8
1:07 PM — An LGBT monument in the US state of Texas has been vandalised, and tagged with "666", written in red paint.
US: Florida same-sex marriage ban to face legal test 2
12:18 PM — The US state of Florida's same-sex marriage ban will face a legal test today.
1st July 2014
US: Colorado attorney general asks clerk to stop issuing marriage licences to gay couples
5:46 PM — The attorney general in the US state of Colorado has asked a county clerk to stop issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples.
Trans youth residential seeks to create safe space for all gender identities
1:54 PM — A yearly residential camping programme run by Gendered Intelligence is going ahead this summer, and seeks crowdfunding to allow trans youth members to attend.
30th June 2014
US: Arguments to be heard in Nevada same-sex marriage ban case 1
6:58 PM — Those on both sides of a case challenging Nevada's same-sex marriage ban will soon be able to make brief arguments before a federal appeals court.
The Sims 4 tells users to ‘be proud’ with showcase of same-sex relationships 13
6:32 PM — Hit computer game series the Sims has reached its fourth instalment, and along with promotional material for its September release, boasts LGBT-specific ads telling users to "Be Proud".
Television network Univision criticises use of homophobic language at World Cup
6:07 PM — Spanish language television network Univision has made its stance against homophobic language being used at World Cup matches clear.
US: Situation for gay Indiana couples married before stay issued unclear
5:16 PM — Gay couples who married in the US state of Indiana before a stay was issued preventing further marriages from taking place, remain unclear about where they stand, as experts failed to agree.