30th April 2014
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.
Project to tackle homophobic bullying in schools given go ahead 25
8:11 PM — The first stage of a project to drive out homophobic and biphobic bullying in schools has been awarded to a research group and given the go ahead.
US: Louisiana Legislature kills housing anti-discrimination bill 1
7:55 PM — A bill which intended to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in housing was killed in the Louisiana Legislature on Monday.
US: Court reverses ruling to recognise Tennessee same-sex marriages 4
7:16 PM — A US federal appeals panel has reversed an earlier decision to force the state to recognise the marriages of three Tennessee gay couples.
US: Clergy members challenge North Carolina same-sex marriage ban with lawsuit 4
5:06 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban was today filed by clergy members in the state.
France: Car service driver sacked for saying ‘I don’t pick up gays’ 14
4:16 PM — A driver in a French car hire service who refused service to two gay men has been suspended.
US: President Obama appoints openly gay NBA star to fitness council 2
1:24 PM — US President Barack Obama at the weekend appointed the first openly gay NBA player to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
25th April 2014
US: Alaska Supreme Court rules gay couples deserve equal access to tax benefit 1
9:15 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Alaska on Friday ruled that same-sex couples deserve equal access to a tax benefit as straight couples.