30th July 2014
Zambian vice president dismisses same-sex marriage question: ‘We care more about education’ 19
11:45 AM — The vice president of Zambia has dismissed a question of same-sex marriage during a visit to his roots in Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper axed from UK venues over homophobia 144
11:28 AM — An extreme anti-gay Ugandan rapper, who called for all gay people to be burned, has been axed from a performance in Birmingham over his homophobic outbursts.
29th July 2014
US: First ever Mississippi mayor to support equal marriage to retire
7:00 PM — The first ever mayor in the US state of Mississippi to declared his support for same-sex marriage is to retire at the end of his term.
US: Pro same-sex marriage TV ads return to Ohio for first time in ten years
6:52 PM — Television ads supporting efforts towards same-sex marriage are back on in the state of Ohio for the first time in ten years.
Texas Attorney General: It is in my state’s interest to ban same-sex marriage 48
6:23 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Texas has argued that the US Constitution allows the state to ban same-sex marriage.
Stockholm gears up for Scandinavia’s biggest pride festival featuring Conchita Wurst 1
5:43 PM — The city of Stockholm is gearing up for its annual pride festival this week, with performances by Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, a video campaign showing different perspectives on the city, and a range of party options.
Police Superintendents’ Association conference to encourage diversity and acceptance 2
4:50 PM — A conference of the Police Superintendents' Association will later this year explore how to encourage diversity and acceptance.
Mozilla appoints Chris Beard as permanent CEO following gay marriage controversy 1
12:50 PM — Mozilla has named their new permanent CEO, after Brendan Eich resigned over his donations to anti-gay marriage campaigns.
Russia to revive Soviet Eurovision alternative to protest gay ‘madness’ of Conchita win 43
11:42 AM — Russia is set to revive a Soviet version of Eurovision, following the fact that bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, won the competition this year.
28th July 2014
US: Colorado Attorney General wants clerk banned from issuing same-sex marriage licences
6:32 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Colorado has again asked the courts to stop a clerk from issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, following failed attempts.
US: Florida couple ask judge to fast track ruling on same-sex marriage
5:56 PM — A couple in the US state of Florida have asked for a judge to fast track a ruling on same-sex marriage.
James Arthur ‘very happy’ to work with Stonewall youth volunteers 52
4:50 PM — James Arthur has tweeted to say he would like to meet up with Stonewall youth volunteers, months after causing controversy for recording a rap with homophobic lyrics.
MasterChef star Ross Burden dies aged 45 2
4:34 PM — Ready Steady Cook chef Ross Burden has died after losing his battle with cancer.
Government launches ‘Scotland believes in equality’ campaign 22
3:21 PM — The Scottish Government has launched a new campaign to promote LGBT equality.
Christian mom tells the world she discovered hardcore gay porn on her son’s phone 121
12:12 PM — A writer for one of the largest Christian websites in the US has given her account of finding hardcore porn on her son's phone, but also takes the opportunity to call homosexuality "not real sexuality", and not "normal".
Ruth Hunt appointed as Chief Executive of Stonewall 86
10:56 AM — Ruth Hunt has been appointed as the Chief Executive of leading gay rights charity Stonewall.
27th July 2014
Concerns raised that Belarus may enact anti-gay law similar to Russia’s 17
9:57 PM — Concerns have been raised by the Equal Rights Trust (ERT), that Belarus may enact a similar law to that passed in Russia last year banning the "promotion of non-traditional sexual relations."
Zimbabwe: Efforts against HIV suffering through anti-gay discrimination 3
9:28 PM — Members of Zimbabwe's leading gay rights group, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) have noted anti-gay discrimination as having had a negative impact on efforts to halt new HIV infections.
US: Police chief admits signing Tea Party leader up to gay dating and porn sites 4
8:48 PM — A police chief in the US state of Wisconsin has pleaded no contest to charges of signing a local Tea Party leader up to gay porn and dating sites.
Alex Salmond: Scotland will not tolerate discrimination, we celebrate diversity 5
8:26 PM — Following calls to speak out in support of the LGBT community at the Commonwealth Games, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has sent a strong message of equality.