28th July 2014
Ruth Hunt appointed as Chief Executive of Stonewall 86
10:56 AM — Ruth Hunt has been appointed as the Chief Executive of leading gay rights charity Stonewall.
27th July 2014
Concerns raised that Belarus may enact anti-gay law similar to Russia’s 17
9:57 PM — Concerns have been raised by the Equal Rights Trust (ERT), that Belarus may enact a similar law to that passed in Russia last year banning the "promotion of non-traditional sexual relations."
Zimbabwe: Efforts against HIV suffering through anti-gay discrimination 3
9:28 PM — Members of Zimbabwe's leading gay rights group, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) have noted anti-gay discrimination as having had a negative impact on efforts to halt new HIV infections.
US: Police chief admits signing Tea Party leader up to gay dating and porn sites 4
8:48 PM — A police chief in the US state of Wisconsin has pleaded no contest to charges of signing a local Tea Party leader up to gay porn and dating sites.
Alex Salmond: Scotland will not tolerate discrimination, we celebrate diversity 5
8:26 PM — Following calls to speak out in support of the LGBT community at the Commonwealth Games, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has sent a strong message of equality.
LGBT rights demonstrators attacked at Toronto mayor’s appreciation event 10
5:36 PM — LGBT rights activists who turned up to protest against the Toronto Mayor's alleged homophobia at an event he held were attacked and told to go home.
James Arthur wants to make ‘long term commitment’ to Stonewall following homophobia row 57
4:25 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has said he wants to make a "long term commitment" to leading gay rights charity Stonewall, months after causing controversy for recording a rap with homophobic lyrics.
India: Fifth annual Kerala Pride takes place with LGBT rights protest
12:23 PM — The fifth annual queer pride march took place in Kerala, this weekend, in the city of Kochi.
Australia: New South Wales Labor Party allows MPs to support equal marriage 24
12:11 PM — The Labor party in New South Wales, Australia, has declared support for same-sex marriage at its state conference.
25th July 2014
US Catholic Bishops: Obama’s anti-discrimination measure is ‘extreme and unprecedented’ 22
7:15 PM — A committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this week attacked US President Barack Obama for signing an executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace of federal contractors.
The Warwick rowers are back, still naked, and still fighting homophobia 14
6:53 PM — The Warwick rowing team is back with a new naked calendar, and are more committed than ever to promoting tolerance and equality.
Super Bowl Legend who said gay marriage would cause ‘anarchy’: I would support any gay player on my team 1
5:11 PM — A former NFL player and Giants' director of player development David Tyree, has said he would "absolutely support any player who identified as gay, in any way I could."
Pensioner jailed for repeated for homophobic abuse of gay neigbours 25
3:43 PM — A pensioner in Plymouth has found himself back behind bars, after breaching the terms of a suspended sentence handed down after he continually hurled abuse at his gay neighbours.
John Barrowman: People who criticised me for Commonwealth gay kiss are ‘bitter and nasty’ 27
2:04 PM — John Barrowman has responded to criticism of his Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss, to say those who reacted negatively are "bitter" and "nasty."
Italy: Second largest bank recognises same-sex marriages with equal leave 1
1:49 PM — The second largest bank in Italy has gone against the country's current non-recognition of same-sex marriage, to offer marital leave to same-sex couples so they can wed.
Australia: Same-sex couple overcome ban to attend debutante ball 2
1:32 PM — A same-sex couple has overcome a ban on attending their high school's debutante ball together.
23rd July 2014
Malaysia flies flag at half mast in Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony to remember MH17 victims 4
11:38 PM — Malaysian athletes entered the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with flags at half mast, to remember victims of the MH17 Malaysia Airlines crash.
Newly out legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe carries Commonwealth flag at opening ceremony 3
11:22 PM — Newly out swimming legend Ian Thorpe was featured in this evening's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony celebrates equality with John Barrowman gay kiss 85
10:08 PM — The opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this evening featured a kiss between actor John Barrowman and a male dancer, in celebration of equality in Scotland.
Olympic kayak hopeful talks of relief after coming out as gay 6
1:26 PM — An Olympic kayak hopeful has discussed coming out as gay, saying it was a relief, and that he had an overwhelmingly positive reaction.