25th June 2014
Lord Mayor of London: Homophobia still exists in the City and is bad for business 8
5:13 PM — The Lord Mayor of London is due to host a Pride in London dinner this evening, and will note that homophobia is still prevalent in the City, but that diversity must be accepted if businesses are to thrive.
Putin: It is a fictional idea that Russia is anti-gay – we don’t execute gays 14
4:39 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed international controversy surrounding his country's recently introduced anti-gay law, to say that because the country does not execute gay people, it is "fictional" that gay people are oppressed.
Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Committee passes bill to ban LGBT ‘propaganda’ 1
3:51 PM — The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan's Human Rights Committee has approved a bill banning LGBT "propaganda", and a full parliamentary vote may take place this week.
24th June 2014
US court upholds ruling that gay jurors should not be excluded from service 4
6:50 PM — A US appeals court has upheld an earlier decision by a panel which stated that gay people should not be excluded from jury duty because of their sexual orientation.
Pastor sacked for performing gay son’s wedding reinstated after appeal 1
6:27 PM — The defrocking of a pastor who officiated at his gay son's wedding has been overturned at appeal.
Gary Oldman defends Alec Baldwin following anti-gay controversy 16
5:20 PM — Actor Gary Oldman has come to the defence of Alec Baldwin who was heavily criticised for comments including calling a journalist a "cocksucking fag".
LGBT groups officially received by Spanish King and Queen for the first time 11
4:32 PM — The newly enthroned King and Queen of Spain have received representatives of the LGBT community for the first time.
US: Salon owner contacted neo-Nazis to kill ‘double minority, Mexican gay’ business rival 10
4:22 PM — A skincare expert in the US attempted to contact a neo-Nazi group in order to have a gay business rival killed off, a court heard on Monday.
Amnesty to march at Pride in London for LGBT people in Belarus
2:38 PM — Human rights charity Amnesty International has announced that it will march at Pride in London this weekend on behalf of LGBT people in Belarus.
US: Conference of Mayors urges federal courts to allow all gay couples to marry 2
12:44 PM — A group of more than 200 mayors in the US has urged federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to allow all gay couples the right to marry across the US.
23rd June 2014
UK government bans teaching creationism as science in all state schools 39
7:18 PM — The British Government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all academies and free schools.
Eastenders star: My character’s issues over accepting her gay son are only realistic 36
7:02 PM — Eastenders star Kellie Bright has spoken in an interview about her character's problems accepting her son's sexuality, saying the show has to be easy to relate to, and it is more realistic because the character is struggling.
US: Republican candidate compares same-sex marriage to polygamy 10
6:49 PM — A Republican candidate for the House in Washington state has compared same-sex marriage with polygamy.
Rainbow flag flown above Cabinet Office ahead of Pride in London 3
6:36 PM — A rainbow flag has been flown above the Cabinet office in celebration of Pride.
Republican Senator: We have to get over same-sex marriage and focus on other issues 2
5:22 PM — A Republican Senator has urged his party to get over issues such as same-sex marriage, in order to get ahead at the upcoming elections.
US: Attorney claims gay people are ‘absolute thugs’ for wanting discrimination protections 16
4:45 PM — An attorney from the anti-gay Christian legal group Liberty Counsel has said legislation to protect LGBT people against discrimination is "a tragedy", and that gay people are "absolute thugs" for trying to gain equality.
Singapore: Christians and Muslims join forces to protest against gay rights 21
4:27 PM — Christians and Muslims have joined up in Singapore in an effort to protest against a gay rights rally which last year attracted over 20,000 people.
US: First transgender priest speaks at the Washington National Cathedral 4
1:28 PM — The first ever openly transgender priest has preached at the Washington National Cathedral, urging the LGBT community to stay strong as it works towards equality.
20th June 2014
Conchita Wurst announced as headline act for Pride in London 12
11:32 PM — Organisers of Pride in London have announced that Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will headline the festival.
Defrocked pastor who performed gay son’s wedding begins appeal 5
6:40 PM — A pastor who was defrocked by his church for officiating at his gay son’s wedding begins an appeal to get his job back today.