5th June 2014
University College London Hospital unblocks access to PinkNews on public wifi 3
4:14 PM — The University College London Hospital (UCLH) has removed a block on patients, guests and staff accessing PinkNews, and other LGBT news sites, saying it had not been aware that such websites were blocked.
University College London Hospital wifi firewall blocks access to PinkNews using ‘sexuality’ category 9
12:03 PM — The University College London Hospital wifi firewall blocks access to LGBT news sites such as PinkNews, based on a category called "sexuality sites".
4th June 2014
US: Mississippi’s largest city rejects anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ law 1
7:32 PM — Mississippi's largest city, Jackson, has rejected a "religious freedom" law which allows businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.
US: Two-thirds of same-sex marriage licences in Minnesotan county are for North Dakotans
7:17 PM — Almost two-thirds of same-sex marriage licences in a Minnesota county bordering North Dakota, were issued to same-sex couples with at least one resident of the North Dakota.
Judge denies anti-gay group’s request to join gay marriage ban defence
7:04 PM — A judge in Miami has denied a request by the anti-gay legal organisation Liberty Counsel, to join the defence of the state of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.
Yelp removes fake sex-reviews of restaurant which ‘does not serve fags’ 2
7:02 PM — Review site Yelp, has defended its policy meaning false accounts of gay sexual encounters are removed from venues which discriminate against gay people.
Study aims to reduce self harm and suicide among LGBT young people 4
6:23 PM — Lancaster University is leading a £300,000 study which aims to reduce the rates of suicide and self-harm in LGBT young people.
Slovak constitution amended to specifically ban same-sex relationships 14
5:22 PM — The constitution of Slovakia has been amended to define marriage as specifically the "unique bond between a man and a woman".
Norton removes ‘Sexual Orientation’ firewall category following PinkNews report 9
3:08 PM — Internet security provider Norton, has responded to criticism of a firewall category named 'Sexual Orientation', which had blocked the public from accessing sites such as PinkNews and Stonewall in public spaces, to remove it.
2nd June 2014
US: Group of pastors urges Pennsylvania Governor to appeal gay marriage ruling 13
7:38 PM — A group of pastors in the US state of Pennsylvania has urged its Governor to reconsider a decision not to appeal a ruling made by a judge to strike down a ban on same-sex marriage.
Viral video star Antoine Dodson: ‘If my son was gay I’d ‘try to fix him’, but I love him regardless 14
7:20 PM — The star of a viral video from 2010, Antoine Dodson, has said he would try to "fix" his newborn son if he turned out to be gay but that he would "still support him no matter what."
Australian rules football player comes out: ‘I’m not sure if sports are ready for gay players’ 6
7:11 PM — An Australian rules footballer has come out as gay, admitting that he went off the idea of playing after he realised he is gay.
Stonewall slams wedding stationer which refuses gay couples 45
6:33 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has weighed in on a controversy surrounding a wedding stationer which refused to provide invitations for a same-sex wedding because its owner is a Jehovah's Witness.
Wedding stationer refuses service to gay couple because of Jehovah’s Witness beliefs 86
5:18 PM — A gay couple was refused service by a wedding invitation company, as the owner is a Jehovah's Witness.
Catholic school teachers resign, rather than sign anti-gay clause 25
4:13 PM — Cincinnati Catholic teachers have chosen to resign, rather than sign a new contract containing a clause banning public support for LGBT people.
Clare Balding: It was more powerful for me to go to Sochi than boycott it 44
2:47 PM — Famed sports broadcaster Clare Balding has spoken out about attending the Sochi Winter Olympics earlier this year, saying she thought it sent "a more powerful message" to go, rather than to boycott the games.
Christian Concern worried that a gay couple adopted children neglected by their Catholic parents 61
1:49 PM — The head of Christian Concern has spoken out to express her "concern" at the decision by a judge to allow a gay couple to adopt two children against the wishes of their Catholic birth parents, despite that they used to beat them.
30th May 2014
Norway’s FA bans pro-gay rights demos for Russian match 8
5:37 PM — The Norwegian Football Association has banned political demonstrations including a pro-gay protest during this Saturday's friendly against Russia.
US: Court to hear appeal over bakery deemed to have discriminated against gay couple 7
3:21 PM — The Civil Rights Commission in the US state of Colorado will hold a hearing in a case over whether a bakery discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to provide a cake for their wedding.
US: Wisconsin businesses begin to prepare for possibly gay marriage ban strike-down 1
12:50 PM — As judges prepare to take on a case challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, businesses in the state are also getting ready in anticipation.