23rd July 2014
US: Indiana couples object to request for full appeals court panel in gay marriage ban challenge 1
12:20 PM — Gay and lesbian couples challenging Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage have voiced opposition to a request from the state to have a full appeals court panel hear the case.
Australia: Health ministers sign declaration to eliminate all new HIV transmissions 2
11:53 AM — Health ministers representing every Australian state and territory have signed up to a commitment to end all new HIV transmissions by 2020.
Alex Salmond pushed to condemn homophobic laws in the Commonwealth 13
11:11 AM — Ahead of the launch of the Commonwealth Games today in Glasgow, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has been urged to reject anti-gay laws.
22nd July 2014
US: Man suspected of killing two gay men arrested after police chase 1
6:48 PM — A man suspected of killing two gay men, and who was being hunted by Seattle police, has been arrested in the state of New Jersey.
Mike Freer becomes Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Boles 1
4:10 PM — Out Tory MP Mike Freer has become the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Boles, the Minister tasked with implementing same-sex marriage.
Gloria De Piero: Restrictions on civil partnership conversion are ‘discriminatory and unfair’ 51
3:01 PM — Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has voiced concern over the regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage, where the ceremonies can take place, and a lack of a marriage certificate for those couples.
European Court senior advisor: Everyone has the right to define their own sexuality during asylum claims 6
2:43 PM — The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, has issued an opinion on how asylum authorities should treat cases in which they attempt to verify the sexual orientation of an asylum seeker.
Commons Speaker John Bercow: The Commonwealth must do more to support LGBT rights 27
2:06 PM — Ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tomorrow, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said it is sad that some athletes will not be able to compete because they are LGBT.
US: Colorado same-sex marriage ban arguments to be heard by federal judge
1:56 PM — A federal judge will today begin to hear arguments from couples who seek to overturn the state of Colorado's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Georgia seeks to have lawsuit challenging gay marriage ban thrown out 4
12:39 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Georgia has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Judge rejects Florida gays’ request to allow same-sex weddings to begin 2
11:52 AM — A judge has rejected a request by two gay men to allow same-sex marriages to begin in the state of Florida.
21st July 2014
Simon Cowell rejects ‘antiquated’ claims that he is gay from Tulisa drugs trial 28
7:11 PM — Management for music producer Simon Cowell have released a statement refuting claims made during N Dubz Tulisa's trial, that he is gay.
Lesbians told to ‘move or die’ following Michigan break-in 6
6:50 PM — Following a break-in during which their wedding photographs were destroyed, a lesbian couple were told to "move or die", in letters scrawled across a wall.
US: Florida gays ask judge to allow same-sex weddings to begin tomorrow 3
6:18 PM — Two gay men who last week won in their lawsuit to allow same-sex marriage in Florida Keys, have asked a judge to allow the marriages to commence tomorrow, despite an appeal by the Attorney General which halted the process.
Nick Griffin made to step down as leader of the BNP 18
5:50 PM — Nick Griffin has been made to step down as the leader of the British National Party (BNP) following disasters at the polls in recent European and local elections.
US: Leading LGBT family group applauds Obama for signing anti-discrimination order
4:55 PM — A group standing up for the rights of LGBT families has commended US President Barack Obama for signing an order ensuring that LGBT employees of federal contractors are not discriminated against.
Video: Watch the first trailer for ‘The Imitation Game’ Alan Turing biopic 9
3:00 PM — Producers have released the first trailer for a biopic looking at the life of late gay codebreaker and computer genius Alan Turing.
World AIDS Conference speakers take aim at countries with anti-gay laws 9
2:05 PM — Speakers and activists at the World Aids Conference in Melbourne have taken aim at countries with anti-gay laws, stating that they help to allow HIV to spread.
Malawi: Catholic conference to discuss ‘strange culture’ of homosexuality 15
1:38 PM — A conference of Catholic bishops in Malawi, has tabled homosexuality as a talking point, describing it as a "challenge" faced by families.
18th July 2014
Texas lesbian couple: Sue the bar that kicked us out for kissing 4
5:59 PM — A lesbian couple who said they were thrown out of a bar in San Antonio, Texas, are asking the city to sue the business for violating nondiscrimination laws.