1st May 2014
US: Judge dismisses defendants in Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban challenge
4:08 PM — In a trial challenging the US state of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban, a federal judge has dismissed three defendants.
Fresh controversy at college which disinvited gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black from ceremony 5
2:33 PM — A speaker due to replace disinvited gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at his former college has now pulled out of a commencement ceremony there following anti-gay sentiment made in sermons some years ago.
US: Man sentenced to six months in jail for shooting man at pride parade 6
12:54 PM — A Florida man has been sentenced to six months in prison for shooting a gay man with a BB gun at a pride parade.
30th April 2014
US: South Carolina campaign aims to educate about anti-gay bullying in schools 2
8:32 PM — A new campaign has launched in the US state of South Carolina, aiming to provide resources on anti-LGBT bullying in schools.
US: New Hampshire bill asks for clarification on out-of-state same-sex marriages 1
8:18 PM — The House in the US state of New Hampshire has sent a bill to the state governor asking for clarification on same-sex marriages from other states which took place prior to the state's own equal marriage law.
UK Government confirms it is ‘strongly against’ the practice of gay ‘conversion’ therapy 16
5:25 PM — The Government has responded to a question of what extent gay "conversion" therapy is used, to say it does not know, but that it is "strongly opposed" to the practice.
US: Lawsuit hopes to allow gay couples to marry in Ohio
4:54 PM — A lawsuit has today been filed with a view to allowing gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Ohio to marry.
US Conservative Glenn Beck: ‘If elected, Hillary Clinton will have lesbian sex in the White House’ 7
3:54 PM — US Conservative personality and radio presenter Glenn Beck has taken aim at former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying she would "have sex with a woman on the White House desk."
Chile: Capital city metro stations join effort to stamp out anti-gay discrimination
3:38 PM — Metro stations in the Chilean capital have signed up to efforts to raise awareness and acceptance of LGBT people.
Corrie star reflects on ‘daunting’ first lesbian kiss scene 5
1:27 PM — A Coronation Street actress has said she found the idea of a lesbian on-screen kiss "daunting", but that she came around to the idea.
US: Ohio civil rights attorneys plan lawsuit against same-sex marriage ban
12:48 PM — A lawsuit seeking to force the US state of Ohio to allow same-sex couples to marry is being planned by civil rights attorneys.
29th April 2014
United Methodist Church extends benefits to same-sex spouses and partners 3
11:25 PM — Despite not allowing same-sex marriage, same-sex spouses working at any general agency of the United Methodist Church will be entitled to state benefits.
US: Widowed Pennsylvania woman sues state for not recognising her marriage for tax benefits 1
11:07 PM — A woman in the US state of Pennsylvania has sued the state after it refused to recognise her out-of-state marriage to her late wife.
Trans Tory candidate and NHS diversity advisor opposes lesbian fertility rights 123
10:14 PM — A Conservative Party Candidate and equality and diversity advisor to the National Health Service has taken to Twitter to voice her opposition to lesbian couples and others using sperm banks to have children.
LGBT people in Crimea and Ukraine fear persecution under Russian anti-gay law
7:44 PM — Concerns have been raised for the safety of LGBT people in Ukraine, Crimea and Russia amid a crisis in the area.
IOC and UN agree to ‘use sport to build a better world’ following Russian anti-gay law controversy at Sochi 6
6:52 PM — Following an international outrage at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and United Nations (UN) have signed an agreement vowing to "use sport to build a better world."
What this 80-year-old did to show support for his gay grandson is pretty cool 10
12:30 PM — Some gay people worry about coming out to their grandparents - this 80-year-old showed his grandson that there was nothing to worry about.
US: Despite request, Michigan same-sex marriage ban lawsuit will take usual court route 1
12:12 PM — Despite a request from the state for an appeal against a lawsuit challenging Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to see a full panel of 15 judges, the case will take a normal course through the courts.
28th April 2014
Dolly Parton: Gay people should be allowed to suffer through marriage, just like straight people 10
8:44 PM — Country singer Dolly Parton has voiced her strong support for same-sex marriage.
Rock star Bob Mould thought gay community would ‘ostracise’ him when he came out mid-1990s 2
8:31 PM — Musician Bob Mould has reflected on coming out in the mid-1990s, saying he thought he would be "ostracised" by the gay community because of a magazine article revealing his sexuality.