26th March 2014
Adidas quietly allows ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ on customisable trainers, but still bans ‘bi’ and ‘trans’ 5
12:58 PM — A month on from criticisms faced for banning the words "gay" and "lesbian" from its range of customisable trainers, Adidas has allowed them, but still bans "bi" and "trans" from being used.
25th March 2014
Michigan asks for extra two days gay marriage suspension to allow Supreme Court to rule 1
6:37 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Michigan has asked for a further suspension of same-sex marriage in the state, to allow the US Supreme Court to rule.
Mosque leader tells Channel 4 News: ‘It is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim’ 21
6:21 PM — The leader of a Birmingham mosque has caused further controversy as he has reiterated a claim that "it is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim."
Lawyers argue that Michigan will lose business if gay marriage ban remains 3
5:58 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of the plaintiffs in a case to have the same-sex marriage ban struck down in Michigan have argued that the state will lose business if it remains.
Couple at centre of Michigan debate urge state to allow gay marriages immediately
4:25 PM — The couple at the centre of a debate around the US state of Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage, have argued that a temporary stay which blocked same-sex marriages from taking place, did not follow procedure.
Fundraising drive launched by organisation supporting older LGBT people 4
4:09 PM — Opening Doors London has launched its latest fundraising drive to support older LGBT people across London.
Michigan Governor to follow any court ruling on same-sex marriage 3
3:48 PM — The Republican Governor of the US state of Michigan has said he will follow a ruling in either direction on same-sex marriage in the state.
Campaigns demand FIFA bans Russia from hosting 2018 World Cup due to anti-gay law 6
3:01 PM — Campaigns in the UK and US featuring petitions with signatures from 60 countries are demanding that FIFA should relocate the 2018 World Cup from Russia.
Joey Barton leads QPR commitment to join Football V Homophobia campaign 3
12:57 PM — Joey Barton will this evening lead the Queens Park Rangers' commitment to join a leading anti-homophobia initiative.
24th March 2014
Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn comes out as gay and praises Mormons for ‘tolerance’ 20
7:51 PM — The lead singer of Neon Trees, Tyler Glenn, has come out as gay in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine, saying he was brought up Mormon, and praising the religion for being "tolerant".
US radio host: ‘The US is foolish to allow disordered gay and trans people into the army’ 21
6:23 PM — A US radio host has said she thinks certain people should not be allowed into the armed forces because they are "obsessed" with a "disorder" that they have - being LGBT.
Louis Theroux: ‘I doubt Fred Phelps was gay, he was just an angry bigot’ 25
6:02 PM — Journalist and broadcaster Louis Theroux has reflected on meeting the late Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, saying he "doubts" that he was gay.
US Justice Department ‘closely monitoring’ Michigan gay marriage situation
5:06 PM — The US Justice Department has responded to calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise the 300+ same-sex marriages which took place in Michigan before a stay, to say it is "closely monitoring" the situation.
US Attorney General pushed to recognise Michigan same-sex marriages
4:49 PM — The week after a same-sex marriage ban in the US state of Michigan was struck down, then reinstated, two counties have urged US Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise some 300 same-sex couples who married in the interim.
US: Band sells ‘good riddance’ t-shirts featuing image of Fred Phelps, with profits going to human rights charity 14
3:07 PM — A US-based band has caused controversy by selling t-shirts featuring an image of the late founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, which is famous for its 'God Hates Fags', slogan, along with the words "good riddance".
Italy: Bullied teen put into care for being gay 7
1:11 PM — A bullied gay teenager in a small Italian town was put into care because of his sexuality.
Bayern Munich faces stadium part-closure as punishment for ‘gay Gunners’ banner
12:20 PM — German football team Bayern Munich has been subjected to a part closure of its stadium after some fans displayed a banner with the words "gay Gunners" during a match against Arsenal.
22nd March 2014
Video: Stonewall boss Ruth Hunt defends Lib Dems’ equal marriage support 2
1:36 PM — In her speech at the Stonewall Equality Dinner, acting chief executive Ruth Hunt has both praised her predecessor Ben Summerskill, but defended the Lib Dems against comments he made about the party's support for equal marriage.
Graham Norton: I was going to become a dad, but I’ve left it too late now 10
12:56 PM — Comedian and presenter Graham Norton has reflected on not having become a father, saying he considered it but that he thinks he has left it too late now.
US: 85-year-old Dallas minister suspended for officiating at gay wedding 4
12:22 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has been suspended for officiating at the same-sex wedding of two men in their 80s.