25th July 2014
Italy: Second largest bank recognises same-sex marriages with equal leave 1
1:49 PM — The second largest bank in Italy has gone against the country's current non-recognition of same-sex marriage, to offer marital leave to same-sex couples so they can wed.
Australia: Same-sex couple overcome ban to attend debutante ball 2
1:32 PM — A same-sex couple has overcome a ban on attending their high school's debutante ball together.
23rd July 2014
Malaysia flies flag at half mast in Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony to remember MH17 victims 4
11:38 PM — Malaysian athletes entered the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with flags at half mast, to remember victims of the MH17 Malaysia Airlines crash.
Newly out legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe carries Commonwealth flag at opening ceremony 3
11:22 PM — Newly out swimming legend Ian Thorpe was featured in this evening's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony celebrates equality with John Barrowman gay kiss 85
10:08 PM — The opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this evening featured a kiss between actor John Barrowman and a male dancer, in celebration of equality in Scotland.
Olympic kayak hopeful talks of relief after coming out as gay 6
1:26 PM — An Olympic kayak hopeful has discussed coming out as gay, saying it was a relief, and that he had an overwhelmingly positive reaction.
Russian gay rights group deemed ‘foreign agent’ for ‘violating straight rights’ 16
1:05 PM — An LGBT rights organisation based in Russia has been deemed a "foreign agent" by a St Petersburg court.
Petition calls for change of civil partnership conversion regulations 14
12:48 PM — A petition has been started to urge the Government to reconsider strict regulations which mean those converting a civil partnership to marriage do not receive a marriage certificate.
US: Indiana couples object to request for full appeals court panel in gay marriage ban challenge 1
12:20 PM — Gay and lesbian couples challenging Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage have voiced opposition to a request from the state to have a full appeals court panel hear the case.
Australia: Health ministers sign declaration to eliminate all new HIV transmissions 2
11:53 AM — Health ministers representing every Australian state and territory have signed up to a commitment to end all new HIV transmissions by 2020.
Alex Salmond pushed to condemn homophobic laws in the Commonwealth 13
11:11 AM — Ahead of the launch of the Commonwealth Games today in Glasgow, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has been urged to reject anti-gay laws.
22nd July 2014
US: Man suspected of killing two gay men arrested after police chase 1
6:48 PM — A man suspected of killing two gay men, and who was being hunted by Seattle police, has been arrested in the state of New Jersey.
Mike Freer becomes Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Boles 1
4:10 PM — Out Tory MP Mike Freer has become the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Boles, the Minister tasked with implementing same-sex marriage.
Gloria De Piero: Restrictions on civil partnership conversion are ‘discriminatory and unfair’ 51
3:01 PM — Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has voiced concern over the regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage, where the ceremonies can take place, and a lack of a marriage certificate for those couples.
European Court senior advisor: Everyone has the right to define their own sexuality during asylum claims 6
2:43 PM — The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, has issued an opinion on how asylum authorities should treat cases in which they attempt to verify the sexual orientation of an asylum seeker.
Commons Speaker John Bercow: The Commonwealth must do more to support LGBT rights 27
2:06 PM — Ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tomorrow, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said it is sad that some athletes will not be able to compete because they are LGBT.
US: Colorado same-sex marriage ban arguments to be heard by federal judge
1:56 PM — A federal judge will today begin to hear arguments from couples who seek to overturn the state of Colorado's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Georgia seeks to have lawsuit challenging gay marriage ban thrown out 4
12:39 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Georgia has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Judge rejects Florida gays’ request to allow same-sex weddings to begin 2
11:52 AM — A judge has rejected a request by two gay men to allow same-sex marriages to begin in the state of Florida.
21st July 2014
Simon Cowell rejects ‘antiquated’ claims that he is gay from Tulisa drugs trial 28
7:11 PM — Management for music producer Simon Cowell have released a statement refuting claims made during N Dubz Tulisa's trial, that he is gay.