18th August 2014
Bryan Fischer: A lesbian district attorney was to blame for Rick Perry’s indictment 16
4:04 PM — Adamantly homophobic US radio host Bryan Fischer has claimed that a lesbian district attorney was to blame for the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry over an abuse of power.
Paris Lees appointed as first openly trans Stonewall Awards panel judge 7
2:04 PM — Prominent journalist and broadcaster Paris Lees has been appointed as the first openly trans member of the Stonewall Awards judging panel.
Participants required for LGBT mental health survey 13
11:50 AM — Researchers at King’s College London are studying how stigma and discrimination contribute to mental health problems among LGBT people.
US pastor: People ‘grossly misinterpret’ the Bible on gays – Jesus just said to love everyone 24
11:20 AM — An openly gay pastor who was installed in the US state of Ohio at the weekend has said he thinks critics of homosexuality have misinterpreted the bible.
16th August 2014
US: Ohio mayors sign up to support same-sex marriage
6:12 PM — Over a dozen Ohio mayors have signed a national pledge in favour of same-sex marriage.
Northampton forum launches national ‘straight allies’ campaign 1
5:48 PM — A national campaign is being launched this weekend by an LGBT forum in Northampton, in an attempt to sign up straight "allies" who believe in equality.
Chris Kluwe announces settlement in homophobic remarks lawsuit 3
5:00 PM — Former Minnesota Vikings NFL player Chris Kluwe on Friday announced that he had reached a settlement with the team after he alleged a coach made homophobic remarks.
Lesbian activist to speak at Utah congressional fundraiser
4:46 PM — A Democratic congressional candidate for a conservative district in the US state of Utah has invited a gay activist to speak at a fundraiser.
US: Arizona gay couple ask judge to recognise marriage over terminal illness 2
3:17 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Arizona has asked a federal judge to instruct the state to recognise their marriage, because one of them is terminally ill.
Travel: Why Stockholm is the ultimate destination for a honeymoon adventure 1
2:21 PM — If you are looking for a fresh and exciting honeymoon destination, and somewhere a little different, Stockholm may just be the place.
Bishop of Buckingham speaks out in support of same-sex marriage 12
11:50 AM — The Bishop of Buckingham has appeared at a church debate on same-sex marriage, reiterating strong support.
15th August 2014
American Bar Association votes unanimously in favour of LGBT discrimination protections 4
7:07 PM — The American Bar Association (ABA) has voted unanimously to support laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Human rights groups attempt to stop Sultan of Brunei from buying New York hotels 23
6:55 PM — Leading US advocacy group the Human rights Campaign (HRC) has made a plea for supporters to speak out against the Sultan of Brunei's attempts to acquire two hotels in New York and one in London.
Actor Lupita Nyong’o celebrates at same-sex wedding in New York 3
6:07 PM — Actor and director Lupita Nyong'o attended a same-sex wedding this week, and thanked the grooms for a "reminder that love and its declaration can be simple."
West Ham bosses urge fans not to use homophobic chants at Premier League games 4
5:51 PM — A co-chair and a shareholder of West Ham football club have urged fans to avoid using homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs at Premier League matches.
National AIDS Trust appoints Deborah Gold new Chief Executive 1
4:54 PM — The National Aids Trust (NAT) has appointed Deborah Gold, formerly at Galop, as its new Chief Executive.
Chinese airline faces lawsuit for refusing to let HIV positive passengers board 4
4:32 PM — A Chinese airline faces a lawsuit after two HIV positive passengers and their HIV negative friend say they were not allowed to board a plane.
Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver joins James Franco in cast of ‘ex-gay’ biopic
2:26 PM — Charlie Carver has joined James Franco in the cast of 'Michael', a biopic film about former gay activist and 'ex-gay' campaigner Michael Glatze.
Wall Street welcomes first openly gay bank CEO on New York Stock Exchange 1
12:05 PM — The financial industry has welcomed the first openly gay CEO of a bank trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
14th August 2014
US: Bakery refuses to provide cake for lesbian vow renewal 9
7:55 PM — A bakery in the US state of Pennsylvania has refused to serve a lesbian couple for a cake to celebrate the renewal of her vows.