25th March 2014
Campaigns demand FIFA bans Russia from hosting 2018 World Cup due to anti-gay law 6
3:01 PM — Campaigns in the UK and US featuring petitions with signatures from 60 countries are demanding that FIFA should relocate the 2018 World Cup from Russia.
Joey Barton leads QPR commitment to join Football V Homophobia campaign 3
12:57 PM — Joey Barton will this evening lead the Queens Park Rangers' commitment to join a leading anti-homophobia initiative.
24th March 2014
Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn comes out as gay and praises Mormons for ‘tolerance’ 20
7:51 PM — The lead singer of Neon Trees, Tyler Glenn, has come out as gay in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine, saying he was brought up Mormon, and praising the religion for being "tolerant".
US radio host: ‘The US is foolish to allow disordered gay and trans people into the army’ 21
6:23 PM — A US radio host has said she thinks certain people should not be allowed into the armed forces because they are "obsessed" with a "disorder" that they have - being LGBT.
Louis Theroux: ‘I doubt Fred Phelps was gay, he was just an angry bigot’ 25
6:02 PM — Journalist and broadcaster Louis Theroux has reflected on meeting the late Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, saying he "doubts" that he was gay.
US Justice Department ‘closely monitoring’ Michigan gay marriage situation
5:06 PM — The US Justice Department has responded to calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise the 300+ same-sex marriages which took place in Michigan before a stay, to say it is "closely monitoring" the situation.
US Attorney General pushed to recognise Michigan same-sex marriages
4:49 PM — The week after a same-sex marriage ban in the US state of Michigan was struck down, then reinstated, two counties have urged US Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise some 300 same-sex couples who married in the interim.
US: Band sells ‘good riddance’ t-shirts featuing image of Fred Phelps, with profits going to human rights charity 14
3:07 PM — A US-based band has caused controversy by selling t-shirts featuring an image of the late founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, which is famous for its 'God Hates Fags', slogan, along with the words "good riddance".
Italy: Bullied teen put into care for being gay 7
1:11 PM — A bullied gay teenager in a small Italian town was put into care because of his sexuality.
Bayern Munich faces stadium part-closure as punishment for ‘gay Gunners’ banner
12:20 PM — German football team Bayern Munich has been subjected to a part closure of its stadium after some fans displayed a banner with the words "gay Gunners" during a match against Arsenal.
22nd March 2014
Video: Stonewall boss Ruth Hunt defends Lib Dems’ equal marriage support 2
1:36 PM — In her speech at the Stonewall Equality Dinner, acting chief executive Ruth Hunt has both praised her predecessor Ben Summerskill, but defended the Lib Dems against comments he made about the party's support for equal marriage.
Graham Norton: I was going to become a dad, but I’ve left it too late now 10
12:56 PM — Comedian and presenter Graham Norton has reflected on not having become a father, saying he considered it but that he thinks he has left it too late now.
US: 85-year-old Dallas minister suspended for officiating at gay wedding 4
12:22 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has been suspended for officiating at the same-sex wedding of two men in their 80s.
US: Kalamazoo Bishop says strike-down of same-sex marriage ban ‘unfortunate and regrettable’ 24
12:01 PM — On a momentous day for same-sex couples in the US state of Michigan, one Bishop set out to voice his displeasure at the "unfortunate and regrettable" ruling.
21st March 2014
Welsh First Minister: Ugandans should be allowed to work out human rights issues ‘on their own terms’ 17
7:57 PM — Following a trip to Uganda, the First Minister of Wales has voiced his concern at the country's recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Act.
UKIP Wales ‘marriage is for the procreation of children’ statement mysteriously vanishes 17
7:32 PM — Yesterday UKIP Wales added to confusion over the party's position on same-sex marriage, claiming it was for "procreation of children", today the statement has mysteriously disappeared.
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins received ‘gay taunts’ from ‘knucklehead’ player 1
6:39 PM — The first openly-gay player to come out in a major US team sport and continue playing has said that he has already received "gay taunts" from a player on an opposing team.
Tom Daley: I was glad I inspired a man to come out, but I found out he had a wife and three kids! 12
2:29 PM — Speaking about his sexuality for the first time since coming out, Tom Daley has explained his reasons for doing so.
20th March 2014
Openly gay retired figure skater Johnny Weir confirms separation from husband 7
8:02 PM — Retired US figure skater Johnny Weir has publicly announced that he and his husband have separated.
Mosque chairman compares gays to ‘murderers, gamblers and paedophiles’ 38
7:38 PM — Adding to a controversy surrounding of censorship at the BBC, the chairman of a Birmingham mosque has made comments homosexuality to paedophilia, murder and gambling.