13th April 2014
First church same-sex wedding takes place in England and Wales 2
3:37 PM — The first same-sex marriage has taken place in a church since the law changed on last month to allow gay couples to marry in England and Wales.
Church of England faces ‘crisis’ as first priest defies teachings to marry gay partner 43
1:04 PM — The first Church of England priest has broken ranks to marry his same-sex partner as a senior member warns of "crisis" if such clergy members are not "disciplined".
12th April 2014
US: Ohio rally in support of same-sex marriage planned for Saturday
2:59 PM — A rally has been planned in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, to show support for same-sex marriage in the state.
Irish gay teachers: Amendment does not go far enough to protect against discrimination 1
2:44 PM — Irish primary school teachers are concerned that proposed equality legislation may not go far enough to protect LGBT teachers against discrimination.
11th April 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit withdraws mayoral nomination 10
7:55 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was "disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools has withdrawn his nomination to become Bristol’s next Lord Mayor.
Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for ‘evil’ child abuse carried out by priests 37
7:41 PM — The Pope has asked for forgiveness for the "moral damage" caused to children through abuse carried out by clergy members.
Anti-gay protests planned in Ethiopia by religious groups claiming ‘gays rape children’ 18
7:00 PM — An anti-gay demonstration will be held in Ethiopia later in April by two groups which deem being gay "dangerous", and claim that gay people "rape children".
US: Virginia attorney general files brief supporting same-sex marriage
5:33 PM — The attorney general of the US state of Virginia has filed a brief which condemns the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.
Norway’s city halls open up for priests to bless gay couples’ marriages 3
3:57 PM — In protest against the Church of Norway's refusal to perform same-sex marriages, mayors have vowed to open up city halls to allow priests to perform blessings for gay couples' marriages.
Trans teacher reinstated by school board following parent complaints 4
3:10 PM — Following a school board meeting convened because due to complaints from parents about her gender identity, a transgender teacher has been reinstated.
Pharrell Williams announces support for same-sex marriage: ‘Equality for everybody’ 7
1:34 PM — Singer Pharrell Williams has announced his support for same-sex marriage, saying "equality for everybody".
10th April 2014
Ugandan police admit ‘infiltrating’ US-funded HIV project accused of ‘training gays’ 2
7:46 PM — Police in Uganda have admitted that they "infiltrated" a US-funded HIV project accused of attempting to "recruit" gay people.
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments over same-sex marriage ban in Utah
7:27 PM — A federal appeals court will on Thursday hear arguments in a case challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Justice Minister Chris Grayling invites trans groups to share their views on spousal veto 15
7:14 PM — The Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling, has invited trans groups to write to him with testimony surrounding the spousal veto included in the same-sex marriage legislation for England and Wales.
US: Federal judge allows recognition of marriage of Indiana gay couple due to terminal illness
6:36 PM — The marriage of a gay couple in the state of Indiana will be recognised following an emergency request due to terminal illness.
Veet pulls ad criticised for being ‘homophobic’ and ‘sexist’ 15
5:48 PM — Hair removal company Veet has pulled an advert deemed "homophobic", and "sexist", saying it will "rethink" the campaign which suggested women with leg-stubble were "dudes".
Manbar loses appeal against sound complaint but will remain open 5
5:07 PM — London gay bar Manbar has lost an appeal against a ruling over a sound complaint, but has said it will continue to stay open.
Italy: Court orders town to recognise gay couple’s marriage for first time 4
1:55 PM — A town in Italy has been ordered to recognise the marriage of a same-sex couple who married in the US.
Durex posts #EarthHour thank you featuring gay kiss following complaints over lack of same-sex couples
1:15 PM — Condom company Durex has posted a thank you ad featuring a gay kiss following an 'Earth Hour' campaign which was criticised by some for not featuring a same-sex couple.
Britain’s first openly lesbian MP Angela Eagle: I can’t believe the minister for women is anti-gay rights 32
12:27 PM — Speaking in the House of Commons today, Labour's Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle has condemned the Prime Minister's judgement for the Maria Miller situation.