28th April 2014
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.
US: Mississippi business owners declare support for equal treatment of gay people
8:58 PM — Hundreds of Mississippi business owners have declared their support for the equal treatment of gay and lesbian customers.
Hollyoaks character Blessing to come out as transgender 9
7:28 PM — A main character in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks will soon come out as transgender.
US: Lesbian couple to challenge South Dakota same-sex marriage ban
5:55 PM — A lesbian couple form the US state of South Dakota plan to challenge the state's same-sex marriage ban by marrying out-of-state.
Mozilla names new CTO in wake of CEO’s Prop 8 support furore 4
5:35 PM — Mozilla has named a new CTO in the wake of a controversy surrounding a briefly appointed CEO after it was revealed that he supported anti-gay marriage efforts.
Former NFL player: I played with six openly gay teammates in my career 2
5:25 PM — A former NFL player has again spoken out about having played with several openly gay teammates during his career.
US: Group of Illinois religious leaders offer to perform same-sex marriages
3:52 PM — A list of religious clergy happy to perform same-sex marriages has been compiled by a gay rights group.
24th April 2014
US: 74-year-old lesbian veteran denied request to be buried with late wife 5
8:05 PM — A US veteran in the state of Idaho has been told that she may not be buried with her partner as same-sex marriages are not recognised there.
US: Both sides in lawsuit urge judge to strike-down Oregon same-sex marriage ban 1
7:44 PM — A federal judge was urged on Wednesday to strike down the state of Oregon's same-sex marriage ban by the state itself, as well as the plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought against it.
Canada: Quebec pays for gay couple’s surrogacy costs for first time
7:17 PM — The government in Quebec has for the first time allowed a gay male couple to claim expenses towards having a child through surrogacy.
US: Gay rights group seeks to intervene in challenge to Ohio same-sex marriage ban 2
5:16 PM — A leading gay rights group seeks to intervene in a case challenging Ohio's same-sex marriage ban to push for a ruling to allow gay couples to marry in the state.
Gay NBA star Jason Collins named one of TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ 1
4:24 PM — Openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has been featured as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, a year after coming out.
Overwhelming interest in Tom of Finland stamps crashes online store on first day of sale 5
2:59 PM — High international demand for a series of Tom of Finland stamps has caused the website selling them to crash.
Half of High Church to quit Church of Scotland over plan to introduce gay ministers 11
1:24 PM — The Stornoway High Church is divided with half of its congregation set to quit the Church of Scotland over plans to allow gay ministers.
23rd April 2014
US: Federal court to hear challenge against Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban 4
7:03 PM — A federal appeals court will today hear arguments in a case to challenge the state of Oregon's same-sex marriage ban.
Petition for lesbian asylum seeker to stay in UK reaches 165,000 signatures 9
6:49 PM — A petition to stop a lesbian asylum seeker in the UK from being sent back to a death sentence in Nigeria has passed 165,000 signatures.
Gay kiss photographic exhibition cancelled after Vatican threat will be shown in NYC 10
6:30 PM — A photographic exhibition which was originally due to be shown in Rome, but which was cancelled after a legal threat from the Vatican has found a new life in NYC.