20th June 2014
US: White House announces more federal benefits for gay married couples 3
12:59 PM — In line with the US Supreme Court's strike down of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year, the White House will announce today that benefits will be extended to all married same-sex couples across the US.
Texas Governor admits he ‘stepped right in it’ by comparing gays to alcoholics 16
12:18 PM — The Governor of Texas Rick Perry, has admitted that he "stepped right in it", when he compared homosexuals to alcoholics, saying he should have talked about employment instead.
US imposes sanctions against Uganda for anti-gay law 8
12:07 PM — The US has announced sanctions against Uganda, following the implementation of a law which further criminalises homosexuality.
US: Presbyterian church votes to accept same-sex marriage 6
11:22 AM — The US Presbyterian Church voted on Thursday in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry.
19th June 2014
US: Legal battle over use of gay kiss photo ends in settlement 3
6:27 PM — A legal battle over the allegedly illegal use of a photograph of a gay couple kissing by has been settled out of court two years after it began.
US to announce new measures against Uganda following introduction of anti-gay law 12
5:45 PM — The US will today announce new measures against Uganda, following the introduction of a new anti-gay law introduced earlier this year.
Pastor sacked for officiating at gay son’s wedding to begin appeal 3
5:18 PM — A pastor who was defrocked by his church for officiating at his gay son’s wedding will begin an appeal to get his job back.
US: Texas Governor stands by comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism 7
4:57 PM — The Governor of Texas has stood by comments he made comparing homosexuality to alcoholism, saying the comments "stand on their own."
US radio host: Laverne Cox and her ‘gender confusion’ are part of Satan’s plan to ‘undermine America’ 11
4:21 PM — A US radio host has taken aim at trans activist and actress Laverne Cox, saying that her appearance on a TIME magazine cover is part of Satan's "strategy to undermine the moral base of America."
US: County clerk to pursue federal appeal against same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania 4
2:33 PM — A county clerk in the US state of Pennsylvania has said she plans to appeal against same-sex marriage in the state at a federal level, after a judge rejected her attempt to do so.
Netherlands LGBT-only ‘gay village’ revealed as a hoax 8
12:37 PM — Reports that an LGBT-only village would be built in a town in the Netherlands have been revealed as a hoax.
US: Presbyterian Church to vote on allowing same-sex marriage 2
11:36 AM — The US Presbyterian church will on Friday vote on whether or not to allow same-sex marriages to take place.
18th June 2014
US: Fort Lauderdale approves resolution in support of same-sex marriage 1
5:37 PM — Commissioners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have passed a resolution which pushes for the state to introduce same-sex marriage.
Sacked pastor who officiated at gay son’s wedding continues appeal for reinstatement 1
5:18 PM — A pastor who was defrocked by his church for officiating at his gay son's wedding has said he would like to have his job back.
Steve Martin kills gay ‘Father of the Bride 3′ rumours 5
4:09 PM — Actor Steve Martin has put an end to rumours about a third instalment of the Father of the Bride franchise, which had been rumoured to include a gay son, saying he knows nothing about it.
US: White House officials to meet with gay rights activists
3:28 PM — Just days after President Barack Obama agreed to sign an executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, White House officials are to meet with gay rights activists.
US Senate unanimously confirms first openly gay black federal judge 4
12:31 PM — The US Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of the first openly gay black judge in the federal courts.
Greek bishop: Gays are a ‘perversion’ and pride is a ‘disgrace’ 58
11:53 AM — A leading Greek Orthodox bishop has said homosexuality is a "perversion of the human existence", and that a gay pride festival is a "disgrace and a challenge."
17th June 2014
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments around four same-sex marriage bans
6:22 PM — A federal appeals court is to hear arguments around same-sex marriage bans in four US states.
Gay MP Mike Freer appointed as Tory Vice Chair 3
5:38 PM — Openly gay MP Mike Freer has been appointed to the position of Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party with a remit for equalities.