12th March 2014
European Parliament adopts new data protection laws for LGBT people 7
3:13 PM — The European Parliament today adopted new data protection laws which will protect private information relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.
US: Kansas bill would ban anti-LGBT discrimination
1:54 PM — Less than one month after a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination was passed in the Kansas House, a politician has drafted a bill to ban such discrimination.
11th March 2014
Lesbian couple to be first to marry at the Roman Baths 2
8:06 PM — A lesbian couple from London have announced they will be the first to exchange vows at the Roman Baths.
US: Arizona Governor’s office worked on gay discrimination legislation before she vetoed it
7:29 PM — Despite condemning and vetoing a bill which would have given Arizona business owners the right to discriminate against gay couples, the state's Governor actually had her office work on the legislation.
Game of Thrones star comes out as gay 14
7:05 PM — The actor who plays a leading Game of Thrones character has come out as gay, saying he had been "waiting for someone to ask about" his sexuality.
California Governor: Gay rights activists have been on the ‘cutting edge’ of pushing for equality 1
6:30 PM — The Governor for the US state of California, Jerry Brown, has commended gay rights advocates for their "courage" in being on "the cutting edge" of pushing for equality over recent decades.
Michelle Bachmann: ‘Americans are bullied and intimidated by gays’ 15
6:01 PM — Michelle Bachmann has claimed that the American people have been "bullied" by gay people.
Columnist Julie Burchill: Trans women are just ‘big white blokes who have cut their cocks off’ 481
4:28 PM — Columnist and writer Julie Burchill has caused offence to the trans community yet again by taking to the comments section of an article to claim that trans women shouldn't call themselves women.
Zach Galifianakis jokes he would make ‘same sex divorce illegal’ in weird Obama interview
2:46 PM — In a strange comedy interview, actor and personality Zach Galifianakis joked to President Barack Obama that he would "make same-sex divorce illegal", if he were made President.
US doctors make ‘call to action’ after second child appears to have been ‘cured’ of HIV
1:11 PM — After a second child in the US appears to have been "cured" of HIV through intensive early treatment, doctors have made a "call to action" to learn more about the incidents.
10th March 2014
US: Church drops case against pastor who officiated at gay son’s wedding 16
7:53 PM — A US church has dropped a case against a NYC pastor who was accused of going against its teachings by officiating at his gay son's wedding.
Gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam releases rainbow range of #StandWithSam t-shirts 2
6:57 PM — Recently out gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has announced a new range of clothing and accessories featuring rainbow logos and 'Stand with Sam', and 'SamStrong' slogans.
Lorde shoots down Taylor Swift lesbian ‘joke’ 5
5:21 PM — Music star Lorde did not take kindly to comments made about her friendship with Taylor Swift by a radio host, who joked that the pair might be lesbians.
Swedish anti-homophobia campaigner in ‘critical condition’ after ‘Nazi’ stabbing 7
12:57 PM — A Swedish anti-homophobia campaigner is said to be in critical condition following a stabbing during an assault by right-wing activists over the weekend.
8th March 2014
Transphobic Twitter trolls mock contestant on BBC’s The Voice 4
11:44 PM — A number of Twitter users took to the microblogging site during The Voice UK this evening to send abusive messages mocking a contestant's perceived gender identity.
US: Idaho protesters arrested and charged after trying to hold vigil
12:56 PM — Protesters have been arrested and charged with trespassing, after they attempted to hold an all-night vigil at the Idaho Statehouse.
7th March 2014
US: Decision expected on challenge to Michigan gay marriage ban within two weeks
7:59 PM — The presiding judge in a lawsuit challenging the US state of Michigan's ban on same-sex couples marrying, has said he expects to rule in the next two weeks.
BBC game show host defends contestant against transphobic Twitter trolls: ‘Grow up and get a life’ 50
6:56 PM — A BBC television host has jumped to the defence of a contestant who appeared on a game show yesterday, after a barrage of transphobic tweets were sent about her.
Gay-straight alliance advocates win partial victory in school ban battle 1
2:15 PM — Students who wish to form a gay-straight alliance club at their Florida school have won a partial victory in a lawsuit brought against the school board which banned them from doing so.
US: Final arguments in Michigan gay marriage ban lawsuit scheduled for Friday
2:03 PM — Final arguments for and against Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage will be heard on Friday following a week of passionate testimony from both sides.