23rd April 2014
‘Too gay to function’? Mean Girls actor comes out in letter to character ten years after film release 1
3:57 PM — Ten years after the release of the film, an actor who played Damien in Mean Girls has come out as gay.
Advertising boss: It is a shame some advertisers are still ‘petrified’ of depicting diversity 5
3:07 PM — A leader in the advertising industry has spoken out to say that he thinks it is "inappropriate" that advertisers are still reluctant to show diversity in society.
Iggy Azalea: Anti-gay attitudes come from ignorance and homophobes not being around gays enough 5
12:26 PM — Rap star Iggy Azalea has spoken out to say she thinks anti-gay attitudes come from "a lack of culture".
22nd April 2014
US: Report reveals that same-sex marriage could bring $60 million to Virginia 1
8:00 PM — A US report has suggested that the state of Virginia could generate an extra $60 million if it legalised same-sex marriage.
Poll: Majority of Republican voters continue to oppose same-sex marriage 7
7:46 PM — Despite changes across the US in support of same-sex marriage, a study has shown that Republican voters continue to oppose it.
US: Lawsuit challenges Georgia’s same-sex marriage ban
7:25 PM — A lawsuit has been filed in the US state of Georgia which challenges its constitutional same-sex marriage ban.
US: Louisiana anti-discrimination bill shelved for legislative session
7:05 PM — Efforts to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity have been shelved for this legislative session.
US: Proposed Ohio amendment to legalise same-sex marriage advances
5:25 PM — A ballot measure to overturn the US state of Ohio's same-sex marriage ban has been given the green light.
US: City council indefinitely postpones consideration of anti-discrimination policy
3:28 PM — A Michigan city council has indefinitely postponed consideration of a proposal to ban discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
India: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against anti-gay law 3
2:45 PM — The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists against a recently reinstated law banning gay sex.
21st April 2014
Wyoming Governor: I believe marriage is between one man and one woman 34
7:30 PM — The governor of Wyoming has stated that he believes marriage should only be between one man and one woman.
US: Proposal would ban Boy Scout members from being California judges 3
7:10 PM — A proposal in the US state of California would ban judges from being members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the organisation's ban on gay adult leaders.
Brittney Griner: My Christian university opposed me being gay but nurtured my basketball skills
4:26 PM — Openly gay basketball star Brittney Griner has opened up about struggles with not being supported whilst attending a Christian university opposed to homosexuality.
Turkish university cancels talks on homosexuality due to Hezbullah fears 14
3:28 PM — A panel discussion on homosexuality at a Turkish university has been cancelled following fears that it may have caught the attention of Hizbullah.
Boy Scouts of America tells church it can’t host troop for keeping gay scout leader 6
12:18 PM — The Boy Scouts of America has told a church that it may no longer host a troop of which a gay man is the leader.
19th April 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury: It is ‘almost impossible’ for some Christians to accept same-sex marriage 38
9:23 AM — Admitting the "great harm" which has been done to gay and lesbian groups, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said he thinks it is "almost impossible" for some Christians around the world to accept same-sex marriage.
18th April 2014
South and North Carolina gay rights groups join up in same-sex marriage effort 4
10:24 PM — In an effort to legalise same-sex marriage in much of the Southeast of the US, North and South Carolina activists have joined forces.
US judge: States cannot ‘trample constitutional rights’ with straight marriage definitions 2
10:01 PM — A judge in a US federal appeals court looking at the state of Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban has said states should not define marriage in a way which "tramples constitutional rights."
17th April 2014
Five Westboro Baptist Church members met with 1,500-strong peaceful protest in Massachusetts 5
7:10 PM — Five members of the adamantly anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with over 1,500 peaceful protesters at a university basketball match.
Glee and Erasure stars to perform at Detroit pride festival
6:45 PM — Among the entertainment at this year's pride festival in the city of Detroit will be Glee star Alex Newell and Erasure's Andy Bell.