4th September 2014
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 11
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.
Rugby League player may face second ban after allegations of homophobic abuse 28
11:48 AM — A Rugby League player previously banned for a homophobic slur, will be investigated following another accusation of anti-gay abuse.
Kellie Maloney is ‘much nicer’ after coming out as trans, says her daughter 12
10:35 AM — Famed boxing promoter Kellie Maloney is "much nicer" following her coming out, her daughter has said, commending her bravery.
US: Senior lawyer faces ‘severe’ punishment for calling AIDS the ‘gay plague’ 21
9:30 AM — A lawyer in the US state of Virginia is facing "immediate and severe" action after sending a company-wide email calling AIDS the "gay plague".
Australian Football League publicly declares support for same-sex marriage 1
8:48 AM — The Australian Football League (AFL), has publicly declared its support for same-sex marriage.
1st September 2014
Gareth Thomas: I hated myself after my wife left me when I came out as gay 47
4:54 PM — Rugby star Gareth Thomas has spoken about making several suicide attempts as his wife left him because he came out as gay.
Scottish independence ‘Yes’ LGBT campaign releases ‘Rainbow Paper’ for Scottish equality issues 2
3:17 PM — The LGBT wing of the 'Yes' campaign for Scottish independence has released a Rainbow Paper, which outlines measures to ensure equality for LGBT Scottish people.
Alan Cumming: The campaign for Scottish independence is just like the battle for LGBT equality 38
2:38 PM — Hollywood actor Alan Cumming has spoken in favour of Scottish independence, saying the 'Yes' campaign's fight is similar to the battle for LGBT equality.