7th May 2014
Beverly Hills City Council asks Brunei Sultan to sell hotel amid ‘stone the gays’ law controversy 6
12:42 PM — The city council in Beverly Hills has passed a resolution condemning Brunei's law to introduce death by stoning as a penalty for homosexuality, and urged the country's Sultan to sell a hotel subject of a boycott.
Uganda: Trial begins of two men charged under anti-gay law 2
12:20 PM — The trial of two men in Uganda charged with engaging in acts "against the order of nature", under a new anti-gay law has begun.
6th May 2014
Man files challenge in Utah court to be allowed to marry his ‘porn-filled’ laptop 71
7:03 PM — A man in the US state of Utah has filed a challenge linked to same-sex marriage action in the state, to be allowed to marry his "porn-filled" Apple laptop.
Michael Sam’s sexuality could be a ‘distraction’ in NFL draft, say insiders 8
6:41 PM — Insiders have speculated that openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam may have damaged his chances of being drafted by coming out.
Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon confirms he is dating CSI actor Gerald McCullouch 30
6:26 PM — The NCAA's first openly gay basketball player Derrick Gordon, has announced his relationship with CSI actor Gerald McCullouch.
Human rights campaigners call for Brunei to be removed from the Commonwealth 21
5:42 PM — Human rights campaigners are calling for Brunei's membership to the Commonwealth to be suspended over its decision to introduce death by stoning as punishment for homosexuality.
US: NYC trans woman wins name-change legal battle 2
5:23 PM — A trans woman in New York City has won a legal battle over a case to remove problematic language from her name change order.
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: The Government can’t be part time in the fight against homophobia 9
2:58 PM — Michael Cashman MEP has criticised the Culture Secretary for his apparent decision to block a minister from attending a European summit against homophobia.
Petition calls for Michael Gove to add HIV to compulsory sex education topics 7
1:40 PM — A petition has been started calling on the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove to ensure that young people are educated on HIV.
US: Hawaii to cease defence of law banning same-sex marriage
12:48 PM — Five months after the state legalised same-sex marriage, officials in the US state of Hawaii have announced that the state will no longer defend a law banning it.
5th May 2014
Poll: Two thirds of NFL fans think Michael Sam’s sexuality does not matter 1
9:15 PM — Many have speculated on the possible effect of NFL hopeful Michael Sam coming out as gay earlier this year, but two thirds of fans now think it will have no effect on his career.
Watch: Oklahoma ad shows that same-sex marriage ‘makes families stronger’ 1
4:47 PM — A new advert in support of same-sex marriage will be shown from Monday in the US state of Oklahoma.
First openly gay Episcopal bishop announces divorce from husband 1
4:37 PM — The US Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, has announced that he and his husband are to divorce.
US: Eagle Scout to be shown the door due to Boy Scouts gay adult ban 1
3:25 PM — Twin Eagle Scouts Liam and August earned the award last week, but one of them is being forced to leave the organisation because he is gay.
Gay South African artist found guilty of exhibitionism for tying rooster to his penis in Paris 21
2:46 PM — A South African artist has been found guilty by a Paris court of sexual exhibitionism for a performance during which he tied a rooster to his penis.
New Zealand: Continued influx of gay Australian couples marrying expected to continue 5
2:21 PM — A continued influx of same-sex Australian couples looking to marry is expected in New Zealand.
US: Appeals court to hear appeal against gender reassignment for trans inmate 3
1:19 PM — A federal appeals court is set on Thursday to hear arguments from prison officials in an appeal against a ruling that an inmate must be given gender reassignment surgery.
Australia: Rugby player suspended for calling opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’ 12
11:37 AM — An Australian rugby player has been suspended for two games after calling an opponent a "f***ing gay c**t".
2nd May 2014
MEP candidate: World AIDS Day ‘congratulates’ people for ‘spreading the disease’ 38
7:00 AM — An MEP candidate for South East England has criticised World AIDS Day, claiming it "congratulates" people for "spreading this disease."
1st May 2014
US: Denver Mayor celebrates a year of civil unions in Colorado 2
8:12 PM — The mayor of Denver Michael Hancock made efforts to mark the first year of same-sex civil unions in Colorado with a special reception.