22nd March 2014
Video: Stonewall boss Ruth Hunt defends Lib Dems’ equal marriage support 2
1:36 PM — In her speech at the Stonewall Equality Dinner, acting chief executive Ruth Hunt has both praised her predecessor Ben Summerskill, but defended the Lib Dems against comments he made about the party's support for equal marriage.
Graham Norton: I was going to become a dad, but I’ve left it too late now 10
12:56 PM — Comedian and presenter Graham Norton has reflected on not having become a father, saying he considered it but that he thinks he has left it too late now.
US: 85-year-old Dallas minister suspended for officiating at gay wedding 4
12:22 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has been suspended for officiating at the same-sex wedding of two men in their 80s.
US: Kalamazoo Bishop says strike-down of same-sex marriage ban ‘unfortunate and regrettable’ 24
12:01 PM — On a momentous day for same-sex couples in the US state of Michigan, one Bishop set out to voice his displeasure at the "unfortunate and regrettable" ruling.
21st March 2014
Welsh First Minister: Ugandans should be allowed to work out human rights issues ‘on their own terms’ 17
7:57 PM — Following a trip to Uganda, the First Minister of Wales has voiced his concern at the country's recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Act.
UKIP Wales ‘marriage is for the procreation of children’ statement mysteriously vanishes 17
7:32 PM — Yesterday UKIP Wales added to confusion over the party's position on same-sex marriage, claiming it was for "procreation of children", today the statement has mysteriously disappeared.
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins received ‘gay taunts’ from ‘knucklehead’ player 1
6:39 PM — The first openly-gay player to come out in a major US team sport and continue playing has said that he has already received "gay taunts" from a player on an opposing team.
Tom Daley: I was glad I inspired a man to come out, but I found out he had a wife and three kids! 12
2:29 PM — Speaking about his sexuality for the first time since coming out, Tom Daley has explained his reasons for doing so.
20th March 2014
Openly gay retired figure skater Johnny Weir confirms separation from husband 7
8:02 PM — Retired US figure skater Johnny Weir has publicly announced that he and his husband have separated.
Mosque chairman compares gays to ‘murderers, gamblers and paedophiles’ 38
7:38 PM — Adding to a controversy surrounding of censorship at the BBC, the chairman of a Birmingham mosque has made comments homosexuality to paedophilia, murder and gambling.
UKIP Wales adds to gay marriage confusion with statement claiming ‘marriage is for procreation’ 13
6:44 PM — UKIP Wales added to the confusion over the party's policy regarding same-sex marriage, by releasing a statement saying it agreed with Nigel Farage's opposition to it, but went further when explaining its reasons.
Michigan Bishop offers strong support to same-sex marriage 2
5:29 PM — A bishop in the US state of Michigan has offered his strong support to same-sex marriage, as a federal judge prepares to make a ruling on it.
‘God Hates Fags’ church founder Fred Phelps dies 52
4:05 PM — The founder of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, has died.
Taiwan airs first ever gay themed family TV show
3:44 PM — Taiwan has aired its first ever gay-themed short comedy film on public television.
Australia: ACT approves new gender identity birth certificate rules for trans and intersex people 1
3:06 PM — In a unanimous and emotional vote on Thursday, new laws allowing trans and intersex people the right to alter their birth certificates were passed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Assembly.
19th March 2014
Woman of first Illinois gay marriage dies aged 65 3
8:01 PM — A woman who was a long time gay rights activist and part of the first same-sex couple to marry in the US state of Illinois, has died.
Petition started to challenge blood donation rules for gay men 17
7:42 PM — A petition has been started to challenge blood donation rules for men who have sex with men.
US: Oregon Attorney General ‘prepared to implement’ gay marriage if a judge rules to allow it 1
7:23 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Oregon has said she would be "prepared to implement", same-sex marriage, if a judge ruled to strike-down the state's ban.
US: Tennessee politicians give notice to appeal pro-gay marriage rulings 1
5:52 PM — Politicians in the US state Tennessee have filed notice that they intend to appeal against a ruling that the state must recognise same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
George Osborne announces foundation of Alan Turing Institute during 2014 budget announcement 5
3:31 PM — On announcing the 2014 budget today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne nodded to late gay codebreaker and mathematician Alan Turing, and promised to open an institute in his honour, to lead Britain ahead of other countries in big data and algorithm research.