17th June 2014
Gay MEP attacked with acid: I am now more determined than ever to end hate-mongering 4
3:30 PM — An Austrian MEP who was attacked with acid whilst making a speech at Vienna Pride last weekend, has responded to say the attack has made her more determined to end hate-mongering.
Russia rejects proposal to extend anti-gay law to ban all sexual materials for minors 5
3:11 PM — The lower house of the Russian Parliament today voted to reject a measure which would have extended an anti-gay law to mean that no sexual materials would be shown to minors.
First civil union takes place in Malta 3
12:48 PM — The first ever civil union has been registered in Malta, since parliament voted to introduce the new law earlier this year.
16th June 2014
US: Lawsuits challenging Colorado same-sex marriage ban to go to court
6:35 PM — Two lawsuits which challenge a ban on same-sex marriage in the US state of Colorado will be heard in court on Monday.
US: Wisconsin couples refused full refund for marriage licence fee before stay 2
6:06 PM — Same-sex couples in one county of the US state of Wisconsin are being told they will not receive a full refund for their $100 (£60) marriage licence application fee, despite a stay preventing them from actually marrying.
US: Atlantic City targets gay tourists through a range of events 1
5:53 PM — Atlantic City is targeting gay tourists through a range of events taking place over the next few months.
US: Kansas counties inconsistent in same-sex divorce record
4:46 PM — Same-sex couples who wish to divorce, are finding inconsistencies in Kansas counties, with one allowing divorces, and others refusing to do so.
New Father of the Bride movie to explore same-sex marriage 9
4:03 PM — A new Father of the Bride film has been announced, and will explore same-sex marriage.
Solider gets honourable discharge 35 years after being kicked out of US Army for being gay
2:59 PM — A soldier has been given an honourable discharge thirty five years after being kicked out of the army for being a lesbian.
US: Pittsburgh Mayor presides over 19 same-sex weddings
2:28 PM — The mayor of the city of Pittsburgh officiated at the weddings of 19 couples at the weekend.
13th June 2014
Laverne Cox announces that she is dating: ‘I believe in love and respect’
6:36 PM — Famed transgender actress Laverne Cox has spoken out about finding time to date, despite a busy schedule.
UK: Green Party councillors call for end of ‘discriminatory’ gay and bisexual blood donation ban 4
5:32 PM — Green Party councillors on the Brighton and Hove City Council have called for the end to the bar against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex with a man.
US: Nebraska Supreme Court refuses to allow lesbian couple to divorce 2
5:04 PM — A lesbian couple in the US state of Nebraska have been told by the state's Supreme Court that the may not divorce.
Ellen Page to Texas Governor who compared homosexuality to alcoholism: ‘Are you for real?’
4:51 PM — Actress Ellen Page has responded to the Governor of Texas who compared the homosexual "lifestyle" to alcoholism this week, to simply ask: "Are you for real?"
US: Wisconsin judge to hold hearing following same-sex marriage ban strike-down
3:04 PM — A federal judge is to hold a hearing today, one week after she struck-down the state of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban, during which she may temporarily stop same-sex couples from marrying.
Is the artificial intelligence bot that beat the Turing Test homophobic? 12
2:32 PM — Eugene Goostman has made the news recently, as he apparently became the first artificial intelligence to pass the Turing test. But is he homophobic?
First gay Ontario Premier wins majority in election 8
11:45 AM — The first female and first openly gay Premier of Ontario has won a majority in the province elections.
Man charged in London homophobic bleach attack
10:05 AM — A man has been charged in a homophobic attack on three London clubbers in which they were sprayed in the face with bleach.
12th June 2014
Oklahoma candidate: Gay people are ‘worthy of death’ and should be stoned 21
7:00 PM — A House candidate in the state of Oklahoma who admits that he wants to apply "Biblical principles to the law", has said that gay people are "worthy of death", and should be stoned.
US embassy in Tel Aviv faces internet backlash for raising pride flag 13
6:40 PM — The US embassy in Tel Aviv has received a backlash of online comments for raising a rainbow flag in celebration of pride week.