2nd January 2014
US: No large defections follow Boy Scouts policy change to allow gay members 2
2:57 PM — As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) opens its ranks to openly gay members, Christian organisations are offering an alternative for those abandoning the organisation.
Duck Dynasty family: ‘We all learned a lot’ from homophobia controversy 23
2:35 PM — The son and wife of Phil Robertson, US TV star who came under fire for homophobia recently, have both said they "learned a lot" from the ordeal.
Bahrain court gives initial approval to gender reassignment for two trans men 3
1:34 PM — Two trans men working for the government in Bahrain have been given initial approval for gender reassignment.
US: TV stations cut away from same-sex wedding atop historic parade float 13
12:20 PM — Multiple television stations cut away from a same-sex wedding which took place in a historic California parade yesterday.
1st January 2014
US: First ever same-sex wedding takes place at historic parade 3
7:38 PM — A gay couple has become the first to marry as part of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
NFL player denies being gay amid rumours about his sexuality 17
7:06 PM — NFL player Aaron Rodgers has publicly denied being gay following much speculation around his sexual orientation.
YMCA songwriter will not perform at Sochi in protest against anti-gay law 23
6:16 PM — The lead singer of the Village People has said he will not perform YMCA in protest against Russia's anti-gay law at Sochi later this year.
US: Tennessee project encourages businesses to support LGBT community
2:53 PM — A new initiative has been launched in the US state of Tennessee to encourage businesses to support the LGBT community.
US: Utah asks Supreme Court to put stay on same-sex marriages 7
12:53 PM — The US state of Utah has officially filed to ask the US Supreme Court to put on hold the issue of marriage licences to same-sex couples.
US: Boy Scouts of America begins to permit gay members 2
12:14 PM — After changing its policy on gay members back in May the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has finally enacted the new rules.
31st December 2013
Rylan Clark: Tom Daley’s coming out shouldn’t have been such big news 25
7:20 PM — X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother star Rylan Clark has spoken out about Tom Daley's coming out to say that it shouldn't have caused such a fuss.
US: Gay couples sue Kansas to be allowed to file joint tax returns 1
6:57 PM — Two gay couples in the US state of Kansas are suing the state which does not allow them to take advantage of the benefits of filing a joint tax return.
US: First ever gay couple set to marry atop Rose Parade float 3
6:23 PM — A gay couple is to make history as they will on New Year's Day become the first to marry atop a float during the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
Video: Homophobic Duck Dynasty star says ‘you’ve got to marry girls when they are 15′ 12
5:53 PM — Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson who was suspended for homophobia before being reinstated has in the past advocated for underage marriage.
Malta Equality Commission: It is a human right for same-sex families to be able to adopt
3:50 PM — The equality commission in Malta has condemned recent statements "against the recognition of same-sex families" and said that it is the human right of same-sex couples to be given the right to adopt.
Despite ongoing debate, gay couples with children receive tax benefits in Israel
1:16 PM — Despite a heated, ongoing debate around the issue, the tax authority in Israel has instructed that same-sex couples with children should begin receiving tax benefits immediately.
US: Boy Scouts of America set to accept gay youth members 1
12:18 PM — On 1 January the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is to enact an historic change in policy to allow openly gay youth members to join its ranks.
30th December 2013
Coca-Cola deletes photos of gay rights protest against its Sochi 2014 sponsorship 13
7:45 PM — After inexplicably publishing them, Coca-Cola has now removed photographs published of activists protesting against its Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics sponsorship. Coca-Cola yesterday published photos online of a group of gay rights activists who recently interrupted its Christmas advertising campaign with a surprise demonstration against the company’s decision to sponsor the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. […]
Michelle Obama to newly out TV host: ‘You continue to make us all proud’ 1
7:04 PM — The US First Lady Michelle Obama has tweeted her support for a TV host who publicly revealed that she is gay this week.
Satirical video against reinstated Indian gay sex ban features Bollywood star Imran Khan 12
6:45 PM — A Bollywood star is heading up a campaign against the recently reinstated ban on gay sex in India through a satirical video highlighting ignorances around gay issues.