21st May 2014
Boy Scouts of America lowers age limit for programs, affecting openly gay youth members 9
5:37 PM — In a move which will impact on openly gay youth members over the age of 18, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has reduced its age of eligibility for youth programs down from 21.
Facebook admits ‘mistake’ in suspending user for lesbian kiss photo 8
11:34 AM — Amid a controversy after an Italian user was blocked for uploading a photo of a lesbian kiss, Facebook has admitted it made a "mistake".
20th May 2014
US: Pennsylvania same-sex marriage ban struck down 3
7:42 PM — In a ruling made on Tuesday a federal judge deemed Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
US: Pennsylvania counties ready to issue same-sex marriage licences if court rules in favour
6:58 PM — Counties in the US state of Pennsylvania have announced they are ready to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state, should a ruling, expected today, allow it.
Bollywood star: Indian anti-gay law contradicts our culture- ‘it’s completely OK to be gay’ 3
6:38 PM — Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor has spoken about India's anti-gay law to say that it contradicts the country's culture, and that the film industry could begin to explore same-sex relationships.
Eastenders’ lesbian couple to start a family, actress confirms 3
6:11 PM — A lesbian couple in popular BBC soap Eastenders are to try for a baby, actress Luisa Bradshaw has confirmed.
Stonewall celebrates 25th birthday with #LotsToDo message 13
5:46 PM — Celebrating 25 years to the day that Stonewall was founded, Europe's largest rights charity has released a message that a lot has been achieved but that there is still "lots to do".
US: Utah must recognise 1,000 same-sex marriages performed before injunction 3
3:49 PM — A federal judge has ruled that the marriages of more than a thousand same-sex couples in the US state of Utah performed before a stay was issue to stop them from taking place, must be recognised by the state.
US: Republican politician claims standardised tests will make kids ‘become homosexual’ 16
3:07 PM — A politician in the US state of Florida has claimed that education standards set by the Obama administration will force children to "become as homosexual as they possibly can."
Apparently this photo of a lesbian kiss constitutes ‘nudity and pornography’ on Facebook 16
1:21 PM — An Italian woman said she was left stunned after Facebook suspended her user account for posting a stock photograph of two women kissing in support of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
19th May 2014
Arkansas Governor candidate: Politicians should be able to override courts’ rulings on same-sex marriage 16
7:51 PM — A candidate hoping to become the Republican nominee for Arkansas Governor has said the state Legislature should have the power to override state courts' rulings on issues like same-sex marriage.
US radio host: Sensitivity training for homophobic comments is like ‘communist re-education camps’ 9
6:41 PM — A US Christian radio host has said he thinks sensitivity training for NFL players who make homophobic remarks is like sending people to "communist re-education camps".
MEP candidate urges followers to offer ‘supportive message’ to pro-Section 28 UKIP councillor 20
5:39 PM — A candidate for the European Parliament has urged her followers to offer a "supportive message" to UKIP councillor who said it was a "tragedy" that Section 28 was repealed.
US: Decision expected in case challenging Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban
5:12 PM — A federal judge is expected on Monday to rule in a case challenging the US state of Oregon's undefended same-sex marriage ban.
US: Gay Eagle Scout urges Amazon to drop support of scouts over anti-gay discrimination 6
4:44 PM — One of the first openly gay Eagle Scouts in the US has announced that he will deliver over a petition with over a hundred thousand signatures to Amazon urging it to drop its support of the Boy Scouts of America.
Around half of High Church quits Church of Scotland amid gay minister row 20
4:20 PM — About 250 worshippers have left one of the largest congregations in the Church of Scotland amid a row over gay ministers.
US: Lesbian widow announces she is granted survivor benefits
3:08 PM — A lesbian widow of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan has announced that she has been granted the same survivor benefits as straight spouses.
Costa Coffee blocks PinkNews and Stonewall using ‘sexual orientation’ firewall 36
1:01 PM — Access to sites such as PinkNews and Stonewall is blocked by the firewalls in Costa Coffee and Joe and the Juice, under a filter category named 'Sexual Orientation'.
18th May 2014
Stonewall confirms it will no longer use hotel owned by Sultan of Brunei who wants to execute gays 120
11:23 AM — Stonewall Acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt has addressed criticism following the gay rights charity's decision not to join a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel, apologising and confirming the hotel will no longer be used for events.
17th May 2014
UKIP candidate: PinkNews was ‘bigoted’ in its reporting on my naked photos which caused ‘Nazi outrage’ 42
5:27 PM — A UKIP candidate who posed naked for an art book has responded to questions about tattoos appearing to contain Nazi symbolism to say he does not share Nazi views.