2nd June 2014
Clare Balding: It was more powerful for me to go to Sochi than boycott it 44
2:47 PM — Famed sports broadcaster Clare Balding has spoken out about attending the Sochi Winter Olympics earlier this year, saying she thought it sent "a more powerful message" to go, rather than to boycott the games.
Christian Concern worried that a gay couple adopted children neglected by their Catholic parents 61
1:49 PM — The head of Christian Concern has spoken out to express her "concern" at the decision by a judge to allow a gay couple to adopt two children against the wishes of their Catholic birth parents, despite that they used to beat them.
30th May 2014
Norway’s FA bans pro-gay rights demos for Russian match 8
5:37 PM — The Norwegian Football Association has banned political demonstrations including a pro-gay protest during this Saturday's friendly against Russia.
US: Court to hear appeal over bakery deemed to have discriminated against gay couple 7
3:21 PM — The Civil Rights Commission in the US state of Colorado will hold a hearing in a case over whether a bakery discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to provide a cake for their wedding.
US: Wisconsin businesses begin to prepare for possibly gay marriage ban strike-down 1
12:50 PM — As judges prepare to take on a case challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, businesses in the state are also getting ready in anticipation.
Texas couple says waitress told them: ‘We don’t serve fags here’ 19
12:41 PM — A couple from the US state of Texas have said they were told "we don't serve fags here" whilst leaving a local restaurant.
Anti-bullying group to bring LGBT Day of Silence to schools in New Zealand 1
12:28 PM — A group which aims to stamp out bullying against LGBT young people is to bring the Day of Silence to schools across New Zealand.
Kyrgyzstan urged by human rights groups to scrap anti-gay bills 2
12:05 PM — The parliament in Kyrgyzstan is being urged to reject legislation which would ban "foreign agents" and "homosexual propaganda".
Lord Browne: New Russian law is about ‘political posturing, not disgust for gay people’ 9
11:43 AM — Former BP boss Lord Browne, who recently suggested the oil giant could send gay staff to countries like Russia, has now said he doesn't think Vladimir Putin is anti-gay, but just a "pragmatist".
Pennsylvania Republican: ‘Life’s too short’ to not support same-sex marriage 9
1:41 AM — One week after a federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a Representative from the state has come out in support of the right of gay couples to marry.
US: Human rights group seeks recognition of gay marriages in Michigan
1:29 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union in the state of Michigan has filed asking a judge to recognise marriages performed before an injunction was issued.
US: Utah Senator disagrees with senior colleague that ‘same-sex marriage is inevitable’ 22
1:17 AM — The junior US Senator for the US state of Utah has disagreed with a statement given by his senior colleague who said same-sex marriage across the US is inevitable.
US: Trans activist and actress Laverne Cox featured on TIME magazine cover 3
1:02 AM — US transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox has been featured on the cover of this month's TIME magazine.
29th May 2014
US: Two gay Republican groups banned from Texas state convention 26
8:17 PM — The Republican Party in Texas has banned two gay rights groups from putting up stands at the state convention, saying groups that promote gambling and marijuana legalisation are also banned.
Australia: Gay couple win legal battle to be named on birth certificate 3
7:42 PM — A lesbian couple in Queensland, Australia, have won a legal battle to have both their names added to the birth certificate of their children.
Chicken chain embroiled in anti-gay controversy moves into Canada 7
7:30 PM — A chicken chain which has become known across the US for becoming involved in an anti-gay controversy as much as its food, has taken to Canada.
US: Republican Senator admits same-sex marriage ‘will be the law of the land’ 7
4:58 PM — The Republican Senator of Utah, despite opposing marriage equality, has said it will be "the law of the land".
28th May 2014
France: Town orders advertisers to remove image almost featuring lesbian kiss 17
7:05 PM — Advertisers in the French town of Le Pecq have been told to remove an image which appears to feature two women almost kissing.
US: Wisconsin Governor unsure of whether gay marriage ban breaks US Constitution 3
6:30 PM — Despite supporting the measure, Wisconsin's Governor has expressed concern over whether a ban on same-sex marriage in the state violates the US Constitution.
Uganda: Report finds large rise in violence since anti-gay law passed 4
6:19 PM — A joint report by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch has found that since an anti-gay law was passed earlier this year, there has been a large increase in violence against gay people.