6th June 2014
Canada: Over half of senior students at Catholic school wear pro-gay rainbow socks to graduate 6
4:59 PM — At a Catholic school graduation in Canada, over half of students made a statement in support of their school's gay-straight alliance, by wearing rainbow socks.
LGBT legal support organisation fights for charitable status at tribunal 2
3:19 PM — Leading LGBT legal organisation The Human Dignity Trust is fighting to be recognised as a charity at a tribunal today, and states that the Charity Commission "fundamentally misunderstands" its work.
5th June 2014
US: Openly gay Republican advances in race for California House seat 5
7:34 PM — Openly gay Republican candidate Carl DeMaio was selected by voters as one of the top two in a blanket primary to represent California's 52nd congressional district.
ILGA-Europe condemns Slovak amendment banning same-sex marriage 2
7:22 PM — ILGA-Europe has condemned the Parliament of Slovakia for passing a constitutional amendment ruling out same-sex marriage becoming law in the near future.
US: Washington state clarifies that health benefits must be offered to gay spouses
7:09 PM — The US state of Washington has released a letter reminding companies that health benefits must be provided to same-sex married couples.
Watch what happens when a gay couple are made to leave a restaurant for kissing 34
6:52 PM — This hidden camera show has explored what happens when a gay couple is abused or asked to leave a restaurant for making a public display of affection - and there is definitely a mixed bag of reactions.
The most gay-friendly city in the US might not be the one you’d expect 3
6:22 PM — A list of the most gay-friendly cities in the US is out, and the one that took the top spot might not be what you were expecting.
Communities Minister: Wedding stationer refusing gay couples is like a B&B turning away black people 9
5:17 PM — Communities Minister Stephen Williams has commented on the case of a wedding stationer which refused to provide her services to a gay couple because she is a Jehovah's Witness, to say it is similar to people being turned away from B&Bs for being black or Irish.
University College London Hospital unblocks access to PinkNews on public wifi 3
4:14 PM — The University College London Hospital (UCLH) has removed a block on patients, guests and staff accessing PinkNews, and other LGBT news sites, saying it had not been aware that such websites were blocked.
University College London Hospital wifi firewall blocks access to PinkNews using ‘sexuality’ category 9
12:03 PM — The University College London Hospital wifi firewall blocks access to LGBT news sites such as PinkNews, based on a category called "sexuality sites".
4th June 2014
US: Mississippi’s largest city rejects anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ law 1
7:32 PM — Mississippi's largest city, Jackson, has rejected a "religious freedom" law which allows businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.
US: Two-thirds of same-sex marriage licences in Minnesotan county are for North Dakotans
7:17 PM — Almost two-thirds of same-sex marriage licences in a Minnesota county bordering North Dakota, were issued to same-sex couples with at least one resident of the North Dakota.
Judge denies anti-gay group’s request to join gay marriage ban defence
7:04 PM — A judge in Miami has denied a request by the anti-gay legal organisation Liberty Counsel, to join the defence of the state of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.
Yelp removes fake sex-reviews of restaurant which ‘does not serve fags’ 2
7:02 PM — Review site Yelp, has defended its policy meaning false accounts of gay sexual encounters are removed from venues which discriminate against gay people.
Study aims to reduce self harm and suicide among LGBT young people 4
6:23 PM — Lancaster University is leading a £300,000 study which aims to reduce the rates of suicide and self-harm in LGBT young people.
Slovak constitution amended to specifically ban same-sex relationships 14
5:22 PM — The constitution of Slovakia has been amended to define marriage as specifically the "unique bond between a man and a woman".
Norton removes ‘Sexual Orientation’ firewall category following PinkNews report 9
3:08 PM — Internet security provider Norton, has responded to criticism of a firewall category named 'Sexual Orientation', which had blocked the public from accessing sites such as PinkNews and Stonewall in public spaces, to remove it.
2nd June 2014
US: Group of pastors urges Pennsylvania Governor to appeal gay marriage ruling 13
7:38 PM — A group of pastors in the US state of Pennsylvania has urged its Governor to reconsider a decision not to appeal a ruling made by a judge to strike down a ban on same-sex marriage.
Viral video star Antoine Dodson: ‘If my son was gay I’d ‘try to fix him’, but I love him regardless 14
7:20 PM — The star of a viral video from 2010, Antoine Dodson, has said he would try to "fix" his newborn son if he turned out to be gay but that he would "still support him no matter what."
Australian rules football player comes out: ‘I’m not sure if sports are ready for gay players’ 6
7:11 PM — An Australian rules footballer has come out as gay, admitting that he went off the idea of playing after he realised he is gay.