4th March 2014
Ellen accused of being ‘transphobic and disrespectful’ over Liza Minnelli ‘impersonator’ jibe 35
12:33 PM — Television star Ellen Degeneres has been accused of being "transphobic and disrespectful", for a joke she made about Liza Minnelli whilst hosting the Oscars.
3rd March 2014
Michigan clerk says she would issue gay marriage licences if told by a judge 2
7:36 PM — Despite being called in defence of a Michigan law banning same-sex marriage, a county clerk admitted she would issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, if ordered by a judge.
House of Lords debates suicide rates among LGBT young people 13
7:12 PM — During a recent House of Lords debate on suicide amongst young people, LGBT youth were noted as being one of the groups most bullied.
US: Texas men in half-century relationship marry ‘in the name of God’ 6
6:52 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Texas who have been together for 53 years, married before a crowd of hundreds.
US: Defence witness for Michigan’s gay marriage ban dismissed by judge 4
6:28 PM — During a lawsuit challenging the US state of Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage, a witness for its defence has been banned from testifying.
Media outlets report fake story that Ugandan President’s daughter came out as gay 7
5:53 PM — Various news websites have picked up and reported a satirical website's story that the Ugandan President's daughter has come out as gay.
British Medical Association condemns ‘bad science’ used to justify Ugandan anti-gay law 8
4:02 PM — The British Medical Association (BMA), has written to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, to demand that he withdraws a law increasing penalties for those convicted of homosexuality.
‘First public gay wedding’ takes place in Burma 2
3:03 PM — The first traditional and public same-sex 'wedding', has taken place in Burma.
Video: Children join in with chants of ‘do you take it up the arse, faggots’, at football matches 44
1:46 PM — Despite promises for a "robust prosecution policy" for dealing with homophobic football fans, a new investigation reveals frightening footage which includes small children joining in with chants of the word "faggot".
1st March 2014
Sierra Leone President warns West against withholding African aid money over anti-gay laws 55
5:30 PM — The President of Sierra Leone on Saturday warned western countries against cutting aid money to African countries based on anti-gay laws.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to visit LGBT Russians during official trip 4
3:56 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has promised to visit LGBT people during a trip to Russia later this year.
Anti-gay marriage MP’s bill for ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ fails 32
2:59 PM — Conservative MP Peter Bone, a staunch equal marriage opponent, seemingly isn't having a very good week.
28th February 2014
US: Boy Scouts of America loses Disney funding over exclusion of gay adults 9
7:50 PM — Despite lifting its ban on gay youth members, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), may need to rethink its policy on gay adult members and volunteers, as Disney, a large donor, has cut its level of funding because of the ban.
Michigan same-sex marriage ban challenged in ongoing lawsuit
7:41 PM — A court challenge to Michigan's same-sex marriage ban wrapped up on Friday with a Harvard University professor, an expert on marriage in the US.
What would Freud say about this hilarious anti-gay marriage Texas Senator’s Twitter typo? 15
5:30 PM — When a District Judge in the US state of Texas ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage, this Senator tried to voice his angry opposition.
Video game writer: When are we going to get a gay protagonist who isn’t a one-off joke? 7
5:16 PM — A leading video games writer has criticised the lack of gay or lesbian protagonists in film and games.
Zimbabwe: Government case against leading gay rights group head thrown out
12:57 PM — A case brought by the Zimbabwean Government against the country's leading LGBT advocacy group has been thrown out by a magistrate.
US: Final order makes Kentucky recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 1
12:33 PM — The US state of Kentucky must now recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages, a US District Judge ruled in a final order given yesterday.
27th February 2014
Secondary equal marriage legislation passes House of Lords 13
7:31 PM — The secondary legislation needed for same-sex marriages to commence in England and Wales have passed in the House of Lords.
Julianne Moore praises Ellen Page for ‘wonderful’ coming out speech 3
7:03 PM — Hollywood star Julianne Moore has commended fellow actress Ellen Page for her decision to come out as gay, earlier this month.