29th August 2014
Key Australian politicians pull out of controversial anti-gay conference 6
8:44 AM — Various high-profile politicians scheduled to speak at the anti-gay World Congress of Families (WCF) this weekend have pulled out over issues to do with who will host the event.
28th August 2014
Watch: One family’s awful reaction to a child coming out, and the internet’s amazing response 58
9:50 PM — This video shows one family's awful reaction to their child coming out as gay, during which he is kicked out of his home and physically abused.
US: Man sues pizza chain for failing to provide his husband with health care benefits
6:49 PM — A man from the US state of California is suing his former employer, a pizza chain, because it allegedly did not provide his husband with health care benefits.
Did anti-gay marriage MP Douglas Carswell tread on some UKIP toes already? 20
6:02 PM — Despite announcing his defection from the Tories to UKIP earlier today, Douglas Carswell may not be able to stand for re-election at a by-election, as the current UKIP candidate says he is staying put.
David Lynch did the ice bucket challenge, and nominated someone very unexpected 4
4:04 PM — American film maker David Lynch has completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated twice, and the one person he nominated may not be the one you expect.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry despite gay marriage pledge 12
3:46 PM — Despite previously pledging to wait until all couples in the US, gay or straight, could marry, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have tied the knot.
Ofcom will not investigate Doctor Who lesbian kiss following six complaints 43
2:03 PM — Following half a dozen complaints referring to a brief lesbian kiss on Doctor Who as "gratuitous" and "inappropriate", Ofcom has said it will not face an investigation.
Kazakhstan: Gay club poster sparks controversy over gay kiss 12
1:53 PM — A poster for a gay club in Kazakhstan has sparked controversy for featuring two 19th Century cultural figures.
Stonewall to begin three-month consultation period on trans issues 5
1:31 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall England and Wales will this weekend begin a three-month long consultation period around trans issues, and how best to work with the trans community.
Tory MP who called same-sex marriage ‘arrogant’, defects to UKIP 56
11:38 AM — A Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, calling it "arrogant", has announced his defection to UKIP, and will re-stand for his seat in a by-election.
27th August 2014
Top Pentagon officials say it is ‘likely’ that trans soldiers will soon be allowed to serve openly 8
7:09 PM — Transgender soldiers may soon be allowed to serve openly in the US military, according to a report by top Pentagon officials.
New Zealand: Bar manager injured in attack by surprised straight drinkers 16
6:33 PM — A bar manager from Wellington was attacked by a group of straight punters who hadn't realised their were in a gay bar.
Watch: Gay rugby teams train together ahead of Bingham Cup
5:30 PM — Despite rainy weather, members of gay rugby teams from across the globe got stuck into a huge training session ahead of the Bingham Cup in Sydney.
Tory Lord Fowler to make appearance at London gay lifestyle store 5
4:56 PM — Former Tory Health Secretary Lord Fowler will this week appear at a gay lifestyle store and licensed sex shop in London's Soho to speak on HIV and AIDS.
Venue slammed by campaigners for allowing anti-gay Ugandan politicians at conference 26
2:18 PM — The London venue set to host a Ugandan conference next month has been criticised by human rights campaigners because it features politicians who supported the country's anti-gay legislation.
Man faces jail for spraying six people with ‘noxious substance’ in homophobic attack
2:02 PM — A man who sprayed six people with a "noxious substance" in a homophobic attack outside a London gay club is expected to face jail.
UK: Motion to introduce gender neutral passports gains cross party support 7
1:01 PM — A motion which calls on the Government to issue gender neutral passports to those who identify as non-gender, bi-gender and intersex, has gained support from dozens of MPs.
26th August 2014
US: Judge compares same-sex marriage bans to laws prohibiting interracial marriage 6
7:29 PM — As attorneys general in both Wisconsin and Indiana appealed to have their same-sex marriage bans reinstated, one judge compared the laws to those which banned interracial marriages.
Kazakhstan: Mayor says media are ‘brainwashing’ children with gay ‘propaganda’ 40
7:01 PM — The mayor of the capital of Kazakhstan capital Astana has accused the international media of "promoting" homosexuality, and "brainwashing" children.
Sarah Palin did the ice bucket challenge, and it was pretty bizarre 13
4:40 PM — Sarah Palin has taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and it was one of the most bizarre things we've ever seen.