15th August 2014
National AIDS Trust appoints Deborah Gold new Chief Executive 1
4:54 PM — The National Aids Trust (NAT) has appointed Deborah Gold, formerly at Galop, as its new Chief Executive.
Chinese airline faces lawsuit for refusing to let HIV positive passengers board 4
4:32 PM — A Chinese airline faces a lawsuit after two HIV positive passengers and their HIV negative friend say they were not allowed to board a plane.
Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver joins James Franco in cast of ‘ex-gay’ biopic
2:26 PM — Charlie Carver has joined James Franco in the cast of 'Michael', a biopic film about former gay activist and 'ex-gay' campaigner Michael Glatze.
Wall Street welcomes first openly gay bank CEO on New York Stock Exchange 1
12:05 PM — The financial industry has welcomed the first openly gay CEO of a bank trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
14th August 2014
US: Bakery refuses to provide cake for lesbian vow renewal 9
7:55 PM — A bakery in the US state of Pennsylvania has refused to serve a lesbian couple for a cake to celebrate the renewal of her vows.
Men who posed as teens on Grindr to blackmail gays facing jail 8
6:47 PM — Two men who posed as teenagers on Grindr in order to blackmail gay men will face prison, warned a judge.
Gay marriage supporters urge quick ruling in North Carolina
6:10 PM — Lawyers in North Carolina are calling for a quick ruling to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Former Sunday Express critic claims he was sacked over discovery of ‘gay’ naked online photos 14
4:50 PM — A former theatre critic at the Sunday Express who claimed that he was sacked as the paper said he brought it into “disrepute” when naked photos of him two decades old were discovered online, will go to a tribunal next week.
US Rep asks Michigan to stop defending same-sex marriage ban 3
2:21 PM — A US Representative has asked the Governor of Michigan to stop defending his state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Crowdfunded gay sci-fi film raises over £22,000 in 30 days 4
12:33 PM — A new film project aiming to challenging the portrayal of LGBT people on film, has raised over £22,000.
Teacher who came out in assembly gets thank you message after four years 5
11:40 AM — A teacher who came out as gay in an assembly has received a thank you letter from a student four years later.
Christian rock star Vicky Beeching comes out as gay: ‘God loves me just the way I am’ 48
12:50 AM — Christian rock star Vicky Beeching has come out as gay, discussed her evangelical upbringing and struggles with her sexuality.
13th August 2014
Gay man claims he was branded a ‘f@g’ by Apple employee on store receipt 31
7:27 PM — A gay man in Portland, Oregon, claims he was branded a "f@g", after visiting an Apple Store to buy some headphones.
US: Mississippi gay couples to record out of state marriages in pro-equality statement
7:07 PM — Same-sex couples across the US state of Mississippi will today record their marriages performed out of state in a statement for legal protections across the state.
US radio host: The Gay Games tries to ‘disguise the truth’ about homosexuality 10
6:33 PM — A US radio host has taken aim at the Gay Games, currently taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, saying that it "tries to disguise the truth" that gay people are at higher health risks than straight people.
US: Ruling could mean Virginia gay couples allowed to marry next week
5:32 PM — A ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today could mean that gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Virginia could marry as soon as next week.
Edinburgh couple forced to leave home following months of homophobic abuse 29
4:33 PM — A gay couple from Edinburgh have spoken of feeling like they had no option but to leave their home of years following months of homophobic abuse.
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper denied UK visa over homophobic stance 38
12:41 PM — Adamantly homophobic Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine has been denied entry to the UK to perform at two venues, over complaints that his songs included violently homophobic lyrics.
11th August 2014
Man spared jail after assaulting friend who disowned him for coming out as gay 14
7:02 PM — A man who assaulted a former friend who disowned him after he came out as gay, has avoided time in jail.
Sam Smith ‘in talks’ to record next Bond theme 3
6:44 PM — Recently out singer Sam Smith is in talks to produce the next James Bond theme song.