26th August 2014
Eddie Izzard: Being attacked for being a transvestite has prepared me for politics 23
3:19 PM — Comedian, and London mayoral hopeful Eddie Izzard has spoken about being abused and assaulted because he is a transvestite to say he thinks it has made him tougher, and therefore more prepared for politics.
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments against Wisconsin and Indiana gay marriage bans
12:38 PM — A federal appeals court panel will today hear arguments in cases challenging the same-sex marriage bans in the states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
Inquiry results into ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor to be made public 3
12:18 PM — The results of an inquiry into a former UKIP councillor expelled for claiming that David Cameron's decision to legalise same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK, will be made public this week.
23rd August 2014
Sydney Mardi Gras organisers blame $177,664 loss on negative publicity 7
6:49 PM — Organisers of Sydney's Mardi Gras have blamed a financial loss on high ticket prices and negative publicity.
Managers’ Association boss urged to quit for calling homophobic texts ‘friendly banter’ 26
6:06 PM — The League Managers' Association's chief executive is facing calls to quit over a statement he put out referring to racist and homophobic texts as "friendly banter."
Orange is the New Black actress kicks off Manchester Pride 1
4:57 PM — Manchester Pride has kicked off today with thousands of revellers, and a parade led by Orange is the New Black's Lea DeLaria.
US: Women’s college accepts trans students for the first time 2
4:20 PM — A women's college in the US state of California has accepted a female trans woman student for the first time.
Brittney Griner named defensive player of the year by WNBA
2:46 PM — Brittney Griner has been named the Defensive Player of the Year by the WNBA.
Kellie Maloney: ‘When I was 18 I lived as a girl for two years’ 54
12:47 PM — Openly trans boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has spoken out about living as a woman, and said she first did so over 40 years ago, when she was 18.
Google and YouTube to receive GLAAD Award in San Francisco
11:51 AM — Google and YouTube are set to receive a GLAAD award next month in San Francisco.
22nd August 2014
UK: Woman left living in fear after homophobic attack 38
7:30 PM — A woman from Oakham in Rutland has said she is living in fear after she was subjected to a homophobic attack.
US: Gay Democrats urge Florida not to appeal against ruling to allow gay marriages
7:06 PM — Gay Democrats in the US state of Florida have urged Attorney General Pam Bondi and Governor Rick Scott not to appeal against a ruling which struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Malky Mackay admits sending racist and homophobic text messages was ‘unacceptable’ 1
6:57 PM — Football manager Malky Mackay has admitted sending offensive text messages, and has said he thinks it is "completely unacceptable."
Homophobic Ugandan Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to appear at London conference 70
6:22 PM — Have you ever wanted to meet the homophobic Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, and champion of the country's anti-gay law? Now is your chance.
Conchita Wurst teams up with Karl Lagerfeld for fashion shoot 10
5:53 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst may be breaking into the fashion world as she has appeared in a photo shoot with legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld.
US: Oregon attorneys to receive legal fees following gay marriage ruling
5:08 PM — Attorneys who fought for same-sex marriage in the US state of Oregon, will receive legal fees and court costs back after a ruling to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
London hate crime victim: I’m feel more inclined to be open about my sexuality now 2
1:56 PM — The victim in a homophobic hate crime says he feels more likely to be open about his sexuality in public following the attack.
Football managers association apologises for labelling homophobic texts as ‘banter’ 27
12:07 PM — The League Managers' Association (LMA) has apologised for a statement it released which referred to allegations of racism, homophobia and sexism as "friendly text message banter".
21st August 2014
Subway customer launched into homophobic tirade over sandwich he didn’t like 19
6:59 PM — Police are seeking a customer of Subway in Liverpool who launched into a homophobic rant as he did not like the sandwich he ordered, and threatened violence against staff.
Football manager vows to fight ‘shocking’ allegations of homophobia 2
6:48 PM — Football manager Malky Mackay has responded to allegations that he was involved in the sending of homophobic, racist and sexist texts, to say he will defend himself against accusations made against him.