7th November 2014
US: Kansas asks court to block ruling in favour of same-sex marriage
2:02 PM — After a ruling ordering the state to stop enforcing its same-sex marriage ban, Kansas has now asked for a stay to be issued to temporarily block the ruling.
6th November 2014
US: Federal court upholds four states’ same-sex marriage bans 11
10:59 PM — Four states have had their bans on same-sex marriage upheld, in a first in the legal battle to allow gay and lesbian couples across the US to marry.
Latvian foreign minister ‘proudly’ comes out as gay: ‘Good luck all of you…’ 24
9:43 PM — Latvia's foreign minister has come out as gay on his official Twitter page, announcing he is "proud to be gay".
US: Many Missouri counties not issuing marriage licences to gay couples 3
4:51 PM — Despite a ruling yesterday striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, many counties in Missouri are not issuing marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples.
Stephen Fry quits Twitter over safety concerns 12
4:21 PM — Gay actor, presenter and broadcaster Stephen Fry has temporarily quit Twitter over safety concerns.
US: Houston ordered to stop offering benefits to gay city employees 3
3:57 PM — The US city of Houston has been ordered by a district judge to stop offering benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees.
Putin named ‘most powerful person in the world’ for a second time 19
3:28 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the most powerful person in the world for a second year in a row.
Tory and Labour frontbench call for new review of ‘discriminatory’ gay blood ban 4
2:29 PM — Tory Energy Minister Amber Rudd and Shadow Scotland Secretary Margaret Curran have called for a fresh review on the restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood.
US: Missouri same-sex marriage ban struck down 1
1:56 PM — A ban on same-sex marriage in the US state of Missouri has been declared unconstitutional.
5th November 2014
WATCH: Tory MP Michael Fabricant: ‘Gay men have to lie in order to give blood’ 2
5:55 PM — In a video aired on the BBC today, Tory MP Michael Fabricant calls for the equalisation of blood donation rules for men who have sex with men.
Gay choir to take over Manchester trams following brutal homophobic attack 10
12:47 AM — A gay and lesbian choir has announced that it will take over Manchester's Metrolink with performances on the trains following a homophobic attack in the city.
US: Kansas ordered to stop enforcing gay marriage ban 3
12:31 AM — The US state of Kansas has been ordered by a federal judge to stop enforcing a ban on gay and lesbian couples marrying.
4th November 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant to push for end to ‘illogical’ gay blood donation rules in BBC interview 19
5:05 PM — Conservative MP Michael Fabricant’s campaign to allow gay men to donate blood moves forward tomorrow when a short film and an interview will take place on the BBC.
The world’s second strongest man comes out as gay 20
4:50 PM — The world's second strongest man has come out as gay to an overwhelmingly positive response from fans and followers.
Popular London gay bar to be forced to close 7
4:30 PM — The owners of a popular gay bar in East London have been told they will need to find a new home for the venue as the property's lease will not be renewed.
Iceland: Lawsuit challenges ban on gay men donating blood 4
1:13 PM — Describing the current policy as "a clear example of discrimination", a man in Iceland is set to sue in order to lift the ban on gay men donating blood.
3rd November 2014
Italy: Teacher tells students homosexuality is an ‘illness’ which can be ‘cured’ 16
6:16 PM — A teacher in the Italian city of Turin is to be investigated after telling a class of students that homosexuality is an "illness" which can be "cured".
Australia: Preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the ACT cost taxpayers over $800k 3
5:20 PM — The federal Government's succesful lawsuit against same-sex couples marrying in the ACT, has cost taxpayers over $800,000 (£435,000) in legal bills.
WWE wrestler: Coming out has made me the happiest I’ve ever been 3
2:10 PM — A WWE wrestler who came out as gay last year has said doing so made him the "happiest he's ever been".
Gay rights group honours rapper Macklemore 3
12:08 PM — US rap star Macklemore has been honoured by LGBT rights organisation the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).