28th August 2014
Stonewall to begin three-month consultation period on trans issues 6
1:31 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall England and Wales will this weekend begin a three-month long consultation period around trans issues, and how best to work with the trans community.
Tory MP who called same-sex marriage ‘arrogant’, defects to UKIP 56
11:38 AM — A Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, calling it "arrogant", has announced his defection to UKIP, and will re-stand for his seat in a by-election.
27th August 2014
Top Pentagon officials say it is ‘likely’ that trans soldiers will soon be allowed to serve openly 8
7:09 PM — Transgender soldiers may soon be allowed to serve openly in the US military, according to a report by top Pentagon officials.
New Zealand: Bar manager injured in attack by surprised straight drinkers 16
6:33 PM — A bar manager from Wellington was attacked by a group of straight punters who hadn't realised their were in a gay bar.
Watch: Gay rugby teams train together ahead of Bingham Cup
5:30 PM — Despite rainy weather, members of gay rugby teams from across the globe got stuck into a huge training session ahead of the Bingham Cup in Sydney.
Tory Lord Fowler to make appearance at London gay lifestyle store 5
4:56 PM — Former Tory Health Secretary Lord Fowler will this week appear at a gay lifestyle store and licensed sex shop in London's Soho to speak on HIV and AIDS.
Venue slammed by campaigners for allowing anti-gay Ugandan politicians at conference 26
2:18 PM — The London venue set to host a Ugandan conference next month has been criticised by human rights campaigners because it features politicians who supported the country's anti-gay legislation.
Man faces jail for spraying six people with ‘noxious substance’ in homophobic attack
2:02 PM — A man who sprayed six people with a "noxious substance" in a homophobic attack outside a London gay club is expected to face jail.
UK: Motion to introduce gender neutral passports gains cross party support 7
1:01 PM — A motion which calls on the Government to issue gender neutral passports to those who identify as non-gender, bi-gender and intersex, has gained support from dozens of MPs.
26th August 2014
US: Judge compares same-sex marriage bans to laws prohibiting interracial marriage 6
7:29 PM — As attorneys general in both Wisconsin and Indiana appealed to have their same-sex marriage bans reinstated, one judge compared the laws to those which banned interracial marriages.
Kazakhstan: Mayor says media are ‘brainwashing’ children with gay ‘propaganda’ 40
7:01 PM — The mayor of the capital of Kazakhstan capital Astana has accused the international media of "promoting" homosexuality, and "brainwashing" children.
Sarah Palin did the ice bucket challenge, and it was pretty bizarre 13
4:40 PM — Sarah Palin has taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and it was one of the most bizarre things we've ever seen.
US: Hundreds queue up to hear same-sex marriage arguments in appeals court 3
4:28 PM — Hundreds of people have queued up outside a federal appeals court, with the hopes of hearing arguments for and against same-sex marriage in the US states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
Eddie Izzard: Being attacked for being a transvestite has prepared me for politics 23
3:19 PM — Comedian, and London mayoral hopeful Eddie Izzard has spoken about being abused and assaulted because he is a transvestite to say he thinks it has made him tougher, and therefore more prepared for politics.
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments against Wisconsin and Indiana gay marriage bans
12:38 PM — A federal appeals court panel will today hear arguments in cases challenging the same-sex marriage bans in the states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
Inquiry results into ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor to be made public 3
12:18 PM — The results of an inquiry into a former UKIP councillor expelled for claiming that David Cameron's decision to legalise same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK, will be made public this week.
23rd August 2014
Sydney Mardi Gras organisers blame $177,664 loss on negative publicity 7
6:49 PM — Organisers of Sydney's Mardi Gras have blamed a financial loss on high ticket prices and negative publicity.
Managers’ Association boss urged to quit for calling homophobic texts ‘friendly banter’ 26
6:06 PM — The League Managers' Association's chief executive is facing calls to quit over a statement he put out referring to racist and homophobic texts as "friendly banter."
Orange is the New Black actress kicks off Manchester Pride 1
4:57 PM — Manchester Pride has kicked off today with thousands of revellers, and a parade led by Orange is the New Black's Lea DeLaria.
US: Women’s college accepts trans students for the first time 2
4:20 PM — A women's college in the US state of California has accepted a female trans woman student for the first time.