6th May 2014
US: Hawaii to cease defence of law banning same-sex marriage
12:48 PM — Five months after the state legalised same-sex marriage, officials in the US state of Hawaii have announced that the state will no longer defend a law banning it.
5th May 2014
Poll: Two thirds of NFL fans think Michael Sam’s sexuality does not matter 1
9:15 PM — Many have speculated on the possible effect of NFL hopeful Michael Sam coming out as gay earlier this year, but two thirds of fans now think it will have no effect on his career.
Watch: Oklahoma ad shows that same-sex marriage ‘makes families stronger’ 1
4:47 PM — A new advert in support of same-sex marriage will be shown from Monday in the US state of Oklahoma.
First openly gay Episcopal bishop announces divorce from husband 1
4:37 PM — The US Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, has announced that he and his husband are to divorce.
US: Eagle Scout to be shown the door due to Boy Scouts gay adult ban 1
3:25 PM — Twin Eagle Scouts Liam and August earned the award last week, but one of them is being forced to leave the organisation because he is gay.
Gay South African artist found guilty of exhibitionism for tying rooster to his penis in Paris 21
2:46 PM — A South African artist has been found guilty by a Paris court of sexual exhibitionism for a performance during which he tied a rooster to his penis.
New Zealand: Continued influx of gay Australian couples marrying expected to continue 5
2:21 PM — A continued influx of same-sex Australian couples looking to marry is expected in New Zealand.
US: Appeals court to hear appeal against gender reassignment for trans inmate 3
1:19 PM — A federal appeals court is set on Thursday to hear arguments from prison officials in an appeal against a ruling that an inmate must be given gender reassignment surgery.
Australia: Rugby player suspended for calling opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’ 12
11:37 AM — An Australian rugby player has been suspended for two games after calling an opponent a "f***ing gay c**t".
2nd May 2014
MEP candidate: World AIDS Day ‘congratulates’ people for ‘spreading the disease’ 38
7:00 AM — An MEP candidate for South East England has criticised World AIDS Day, claiming it "congratulates" people for "spreading this disease."
1st May 2014
US: Denver Mayor celebrates a year of civil unions in Colorado 2
8:12 PM — The mayor of Denver Michael Hancock made efforts to mark the first year of same-sex civil unions in Colorado with a special reception.
Video: First trailer for ‘The Case Against 8′ HBO Prop 8 documentary 1
7:55 PM — Directors have released the first trailer for an HBO documentary following the case against California's same-sex marriage ban Prop 8.
South East England MEP candidate: Daniel Radcliffe and the Pope bullied Mozilla CEO into quitting 41
7:23 PM — An MEP candidate standing for the South East of England has claimed that Daniel Radcliffe and a "queer mafia" including the Pope were responsible for "victimising" former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich into stepping down.
MEP candidate: Ban Grindr to stop gay MPs from ‘violating democracy’ 111
6:23 PM — An MEP candidate standing in South East England has said there are "hundreds" of gay MPs, and that Grindr should be banned to stop them from "violating democracy".
US: Rhode Island groups warn against constitutional convention fearing anti-gay repercussions
4:50 PM — A coalition of human rights groups held a press conference on Wednesday in Rhode Island calling for the defeat of a measure to allow a constitutional convention in the state.
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.