15th April 2014
Malta votes to constitutionally protect against gender identity discrimination
2:44 PM — On the same day that Malta passed a law to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions and adopt, the country also added protections against gender identity discrimination into its constitution.
US: Judge considers suspending ruling demanding Ohio recognition of same-sex marriages 1
2:20 PM — A federal judge is considering putting a stay on a ruling he made ordering that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
14th April 2014
Malta: Parliament approves civil unions and adoption for gay couples 21
8:47 PM — Same-sex civil unions were this evening approved in Malta, allowing gay couples to adopt.
US: Human rights group sues Michigan over refusal to recognise same-sex marriages 6
8:02 PM — A human rights legal group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan over its refusal to recognise 300+ same-sex couples married in the state.
Malta: Labour Party flies rainbow flag on eve of civil unions vote 2
5:49 PM — The Labour Party of Malta has flown a rainbow flag at its headquarters on the day that Parliament is set to vote on a civil unions bill.
US: Judge rules Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 2
5:01 PM — A federal judge has ordered that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Tom of Finland stamps launched to commemorate ‘proud homoeroticism’ of gay artist 39
4:28 PM — A range of Tom of Finland stamps is set to launch in Finland to commemorate the "proud homoeroticism" of the influential gay artist.
Chris Kluwe: The NFL needs to catch up with society on gay rights or it will start losing money
2:33 PM — Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe has spoken out again about the acceptance of gay football players in the league, saying it will "start losing money" if it does not "catch up with the rest of" society.
Naomi Campbell: I encourage fashion runways to include more trans models 33
1:59 PM — Supermodel Naomi Campbell has called for more trans models to be accepted on the fashion catwalks.
US judge set to order Ohio to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages
12:47 PM — A federal judge is set to rule to demand that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
13th April 2014
First church same-sex wedding takes place in England and Wales 2
3:37 PM — The first same-sex marriage has taken place in a church since the law changed on last month to allow gay couples to marry in England and Wales.
Church of England faces ‘crisis’ as first priest defies teachings to marry gay partner 43
1:04 PM — The first Church of England priest has broken ranks to marry his same-sex partner as a senior member warns of "crisis" if such clergy members are not "disciplined".
12th April 2014
US: Ohio rally in support of same-sex marriage planned for Saturday
2:59 PM — A rally has been planned in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, to show support for same-sex marriage in the state.
Irish gay teachers: Amendment does not go far enough to protect against discrimination 1
2:44 PM — Irish primary school teachers are concerned that proposed equality legislation may not go far enough to protect LGBT teachers against discrimination.
11th April 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit withdraws mayoral nomination 10
7:55 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was "disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools has withdrawn his nomination to become Bristol’s next Lord Mayor.
Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for ‘evil’ child abuse carried out by priests 37
7:41 PM — The Pope has asked for forgiveness for the "moral damage" caused to children through abuse carried out by clergy members.
Anti-gay protests planned in Ethiopia by religious groups claiming ‘gays rape children’ 18
7:00 PM — An anti-gay demonstration will be held in Ethiopia later in April by two groups which deem being gay "dangerous", and claim that gay people "rape children".
US: Virginia attorney general files brief supporting same-sex marriage
5:33 PM — The attorney general of the US state of Virginia has filed a brief which condemns the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.
Norway’s city halls open up for priests to bless gay couples’ marriages 3
3:57 PM — In protest against the Church of Norway's refusal to perform same-sex marriages, mayors have vowed to open up city halls to allow priests to perform blessings for gay couples' marriages.
Trans teacher reinstated by school board following parent complaints 4
3:10 PM — Following a school board meeting convened because due to complaints from parents about her gender identity, a transgender teacher has been reinstated.