20th March 2014
Taiwan airs first ever gay themed family TV show
3:44 PM — Taiwan has aired its first ever gay-themed short comedy film on public television.
Australia: ACT approves new gender identity birth certificate rules for trans and intersex people 1
3:06 PM — In a unanimous and emotional vote on Thursday, new laws allowing trans and intersex people the right to alter their birth certificates were passed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Assembly.
19th March 2014
Woman of first Illinois gay marriage dies aged 65 3
8:01 PM — A woman who was a long time gay rights activist and part of the first same-sex couple to marry in the US state of Illinois, has died.
Petition started to challenge blood donation rules for gay men 17
7:42 PM — A petition has been started to challenge blood donation rules for men who have sex with men.
US: Oregon Attorney General ‘prepared to implement’ gay marriage if a judge rules to allow it 1
7:23 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Oregon has said she would be "prepared to implement", same-sex marriage, if a judge ruled to strike-down the state's ban.
US: Tennessee politicians give notice to appeal pro-gay marriage rulings 1
5:52 PM — Politicians in the US state Tennessee have filed notice that they intend to appeal against a ruling that the state must recognise same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
George Osborne announces foundation of Alan Turing Institute during 2014 budget announcement 5
3:31 PM — On announcing the 2014 budget today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne nodded to late gay codebreaker and mathematician Alan Turing, and promised to open an institute in his honour, to lead Britain ahead of other countries in big data and algorithm research.
EU ruling means women having kids through surrogacy are not automatically entitled to maternity leave
3:16 PM — Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that women who become mothers via surrogacy do not have an automatic right to maternity leave under EU law.
Stephen Fry named presenter of the year for global homophobia documentary 13
2:35 PM — Actor, presenter and journalist Stephen Fry has been honoured with an award as presenter of the year for a BBC series which saw him travel around the world looking at homophobia.
Nigel Farage appears to U-turn again on same-sex marriage 55
12:39 PM — UKIP seemed to have found itself in a bit of a pickle this week, as an apparent breakdown in internal communication led to seemingly unapproved words from Nigel Farage being sent out to the media.
18th March 2014
US: School district under fire after gay student’s coming out story banned from yearbook 7
5:39 PM — LGBT rights groups have criticised a school district in the US for refusing to publish six yearbook interviews because one of them contained dialogue about an openly gay student.
Jason Collins signed by Brooklyn Nets for remainder of NBA season 1
5:18 PM — After completing two 10-day contracts with new team the Brooklyn Nets, openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has now been signed for the remainder of the season.
Tory and Lib Dem politicians react with ‘scepticism’ to UKIP gay marriage ‘u-turn’ 10
4:43 PM — Liberal Democrat and Conservative politicians have reacted with scepticism at the announcement by Nigel Farage that UKIP will not seek to overturn same-sex marriage.
US: Judge expected to rule imminently in gay marriage ban challenge 3
4:13 PM — Gay marriage advocates in the US state of Michigan are hopefully anticipating a ruling by a federal judge, which could strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Poll: Over half of people in Japan oppose same-sex marriage 5
2:29 PM — Despite three-quarters of Japanese adults thinking society is unkind to LGBT people, just over half still oppose same-sex marriage.
Gay ‘cure’ doctor: Men should avoid listening to Adele if they ‘want to stay straight’ 49
2:12 PM — A retired US doctor who claims to be able to "cure" gay people, has advised that men should not listen to Adele because it might make them "turn" gay.
Travel: A welcoming and luxuriant cabin break in Argyll, Scotland
1:28 PM — Cabins in the woods with spectacular views, cosy features and a range of activities are available through Forest Holidays all year round.
17th March 2014
US reverend: Obama should be more like Putin in tackling gay issues 5
8:05 PM — A US evangelist has made the claim that Obama should look to Russian President Vladimir Putin for inspiration with how to handle gay rights.
Author of Russian anti-gay law sanctioned by US over role in Ukraine crisis 2
7:54 PM — The Russian politician who wrote and sponsored the country's widely condemned anti-gay law is among various political figures to be subjected to sanctions because of their role in the Ukraine crisis.
TOWIE’s Bobby Norris speaks out about ‘awful’ homophobic abuse as a teenager 1
7:31 PM — TOWIE star Bobby Norris has spoken out about the "awful" homophobic abuse he suffered when he was a teenager.