20th August 2014
US: Virginia officials prepare for same-sex marriages to begin 3
4:22 PM — Officials in the US state of Virginia are preparing for same-sex marriages to begin on Thursday, as long as the US Supreme Court does not intervene.
UK: Campaign started to stop deportation of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 9
12:44 PM — A campaign has been started to halt the deportation of a Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker who was told she could no longer work with children when she came out as gay.
Home Secretary Theresa May considers plans to implement new domestic abuse crime 5
12:19 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May is consulting on creating a new office to cover domestic abuse.
18th August 2014
US: Couples ask Arkansas court not to delay same-sex marriages from taking place
7:30 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Arkansas have asked for the state Supreme Court not to delay same-sex couples from marrying until the US Supreme Court rules on proceedings.
Russia: Anti-gay extremist sentenced to five years in a penal colony 14
6:30 PM — A Russian extremist whose whose gang was alleged to have tortured gay teenagers and forced them to come out, has been sentenced to five years in a penal colony.
Woman said having a gay husband led her to illegally claim £17,000 in benefits
5:13 PM — A woman illegally claimed more than £17,000 in benefits by saying she was not married, and gave her reason as being because her husband was gay.
South Africa: Teenage ‘corrective rape’ victim found murdered 3
4:42 PM — An eighteen-year-old lesbian was the victim of "corrective rape", before she was murdered, according to reports.
Bryan Fischer: A lesbian district attorney was to blame for Rick Perry’s indictment 16
4:04 PM — Adamantly homophobic US radio host Bryan Fischer has claimed that a lesbian district attorney was to blame for the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry over an abuse of power.
Paris Lees appointed as first openly trans Stonewall Awards panel judge 7
2:04 PM — Prominent journalist and broadcaster Paris Lees has been appointed as the first openly trans member of the Stonewall Awards judging panel.
Participants required for LGBT mental health survey 13
11:50 AM — Researchers at King’s College London are studying how stigma and discrimination contribute to mental health problems among LGBT people.
US pastor: People ‘grossly misinterpret’ the Bible on gays – Jesus just said to love everyone 24
11:20 AM — An openly gay pastor who was installed in the US state of Ohio at the weekend has said he thinks critics of homosexuality have misinterpreted the bible.
16th August 2014
US: Ohio mayors sign up to support same-sex marriage
6:12 PM — Over a dozen Ohio mayors have signed a national pledge in favour of same-sex marriage.
Northampton forum launches national ‘straight allies’ campaign 1
5:48 PM — A national campaign is being launched this weekend by an LGBT forum in Northampton, in an attempt to sign up straight "allies" who believe in equality.
Chris Kluwe announces settlement in homophobic remarks lawsuit 3
5:00 PM — Former Minnesota Vikings NFL player Chris Kluwe on Friday announced that he had reached a settlement with the team after he alleged a coach made homophobic remarks.
Lesbian activist to speak at Utah congressional fundraiser
4:46 PM — A Democratic congressional candidate for a conservative district in the US state of Utah has invited a gay activist to speak at a fundraiser.
US: Arizona gay couple ask judge to recognise marriage over terminal illness 2
3:17 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Arizona has asked a federal judge to instruct the state to recognise their marriage, because one of them is terminally ill.
Travel: Why Stockholm is the ultimate destination for a honeymoon adventure 1
2:21 PM — If you are looking for a fresh and exciting honeymoon destination, and somewhere a little different, Stockholm may just be the place.
Bishop of Buckingham speaks out in support of same-sex marriage 12
11:50 AM — The Bishop of Buckingham has appeared at a church debate on same-sex marriage, reiterating strong support.
15th August 2014
American Bar Association votes unanimously in favour of LGBT discrimination protections 4
7:07 PM — The American Bar Association (ABA) has voted unanimously to support laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Human rights groups attempt to stop Sultan of Brunei from buying New York hotels 23
6:55 PM — Leading US advocacy group the Human rights Campaign (HRC) has made a plea for supporters to speak out against the Sultan of Brunei's attempts to acquire two hotels in New York and one in London.