24th April 2014
Overwhelming interest in Tom of Finland stamps crashes online store on first day of sale 5
2:59 PM — High international demand for a series of Tom of Finland stamps has caused the website selling them to crash.
Half of High Church to quit Church of Scotland over plan to introduce gay ministers 11
1:24 PM — The Stornoway High Church is divided with half of its congregation set to quit the Church of Scotland over plans to allow gay ministers.
23rd April 2014
US: Federal court to hear challenge against Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban 4
7:03 PM — A federal appeals court will today hear arguments in a case to challenge the state of Oregon's same-sex marriage ban.
Petition for lesbian asylum seeker to stay in UK reaches 165,000 signatures 9
6:49 PM — A petition to stop a lesbian asylum seeker in the UK from being sent back to a death sentence in Nigeria has passed 165,000 signatures.
Gay kiss photographic exhibition cancelled after Vatican threat will be shown in NYC 10
6:30 PM — A photographic exhibition which was originally due to be shown in Rome, but which was cancelled after a legal threat from the Vatican has found a new life in NYC.
US university student claims he was kicked out of fraternity for being gay 5
5:45 PM — A student at the University of Central Florida has started a campaign after he says he was made to leave a fraternity because he is openly gay.
US: Republicans attempt to oust Democratic Governor who allowed gay joint tax returns 6
5:08 PM — Republicans in the US state of Missouri have begun a campaign to impeach the state's governor for allowing same-sex couples to file joint tax returns.
‘Too gay to function’? Mean Girls actor comes out in letter to character ten years after film release 1
3:57 PM — Ten years after the release of the film, an actor who played Damien in Mean Girls has come out as gay.
Advertising boss: It is a shame some advertisers are still ‘petrified’ of depicting diversity 5
3:07 PM — A leader in the advertising industry has spoken out to say that he thinks it is "inappropriate" that advertisers are still reluctant to show diversity in society.
Iggy Azalea: Anti-gay attitudes come from ignorance and homophobes not being around gays enough 5
12:26 PM — Rap star Iggy Azalea has spoken out to say she thinks anti-gay attitudes come from "a lack of culture".
22nd April 2014
US: Report reveals that same-sex marriage could bring $60 million to Virginia 1
8:00 PM — A US report has suggested that the state of Virginia could generate an extra $60 million if it legalised same-sex marriage.
Poll: Majority of Republican voters continue to oppose same-sex marriage 7
7:46 PM — Despite changes across the US in support of same-sex marriage, a study has shown that Republican voters continue to oppose it.
US: Lawsuit challenges Georgia’s same-sex marriage ban
7:25 PM — A lawsuit has been filed in the US state of Georgia which challenges its constitutional same-sex marriage ban.
US: Louisiana anti-discrimination bill shelved for legislative session
7:05 PM — Efforts to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity have been shelved for this legislative session.
US: Proposed Ohio amendment to legalise same-sex marriage advances
5:25 PM — A ballot measure to overturn the US state of Ohio's same-sex marriage ban has been given the green light.
US: City council indefinitely postpones consideration of anti-discrimination policy
3:28 PM — A Michigan city council has indefinitely postponed consideration of a proposal to ban discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
India: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against anti-gay law 3
2:45 PM — The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists against a recently reinstated law banning gay sex.
21st April 2014
Wyoming Governor: I believe marriage is between one man and one woman 34
7:30 PM — The governor of Wyoming has stated that he believes marriage should only be between one man and one woman.
US: Proposal would ban Boy Scout members from being California judges 3
7:10 PM — A proposal in the US state of California would ban judges from being members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the organisation's ban on gay adult leaders.
Brittney Griner: My Christian university opposed me being gay but nurtured my basketball skills
4:26 PM — Openly gay basketball star Brittney Griner has opened up about struggles with not being supported whilst attending a Christian university opposed to homosexuality.