22nd August 2014
Football managers association apologises for labelling homophobic texts as ‘banter’ 27
12:07 PM — The League Managers' Association (LMA) has apologised for a statement it released which referred to allegations of racism, homophobia and sexism as "friendly text message banter".
21st August 2014
Subway customer launched into homophobic tirade over sandwich he didn’t like 19
6:59 PM — Police are seeking a customer of Subway in Liverpool who launched into a homophobic rant as he did not like the sandwich he ordered, and threatened violence against staff.
Football manager vows to fight ‘shocking’ allegations of homophobia 2
6:48 PM — Football manager Malky Mackay has responded to allegations that he was involved in the sending of homophobic, racist and sexist texts, to say he will defend himself against accusations made against him.
BBC2 commissions first transgender sitcom 20
5:33 PM — BBC2 has commissioned the first transgender sitcom in Britain, which was selected following a talent search.
US: Hundreds of gay Michigan couples seek recognition of their marriages
4:09 PM — Same-sex couples in the US state of Michigan have sought a court order forcing the state to recognise their marriages.
UK: Top law firm says number of same-sex marriages in first three months is ‘surprisingly low’ 8
2:53 PM — A leading family lawyer has said he is "surprised" at the "low take up" of same-sex marriage since the law changed on 29 March.
FA to investigate football bosses accused of sending homophobic texts 3
12:57 PM — A football manager who had been a favourite to take over at Crystal Palace is now being investigated by the FA for allegedly sending a string of racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
‘God Loves Gays’ billboard at Westboro Baptist Church gets full funding 3
12:41 PM — A campaign to erect billboards reading 'God Loves Gays' in Topeka, Kansas, home of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, has raised 100% of its funding.
UK: Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker’s deportation postponed
12:26 PM — The deportation of a Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker who said she was not given a chance to submit evidence to support her case, has been temporarily postponed.
UK: Over 1,400 same-sex weddings have taken place so far in England and Wales 28
10:45 AM — The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the number of same-sex marriages which took place in the first three months since the law changed.
20th August 2014
Video: Conchita Wurst rejects ice bucket challenge, but responds in her own way 20
7:42 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has rejected the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but instead opted to respond in a different way.
US: Parents beat 8-year-old to death because he played with dolls 59
7:32 PM — The parents of an eight-year-old beat "every inch" of him, until he was dead, because he played with dolls, a court heard.
Coronation Street star: Gays tell me I’m ‘a disgrace’ to the community 49
6:17 PM — Out Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton has spoken about being ridiculed for his character, and being told that he is a "disgrace" to the gay community.
US: Trans girl allowed to return to school, despite being previously told she could not 1
5:44 PM — A 13-year-old transgender girl has been allowed to return to school after being previously told she was banned unless she dressed as a boy.
US: Couples reject Utah request for more time to appeal against same-sex marriage
5:24 PM — Couples in the US state of Utah have expressed opposition to the state's request to have more time to file its appeal.
US: Virginia officials prepare for same-sex marriages to begin 3
4:22 PM — Officials in the US state of Virginia are preparing for same-sex marriages to begin on Thursday, as long as the US Supreme Court does not intervene.
UK: Campaign started to stop deportation of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 9
12:44 PM — A campaign has been started to halt the deportation of a Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker who was told she could no longer work with children when she came out as gay.
Home Secretary Theresa May considers plans to implement new domestic abuse crime 5
12:19 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May is consulting on creating a new office to cover domestic abuse.
18th August 2014
US: Couples ask Arkansas court not to delay same-sex marriages from taking place
7:30 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Arkansas have asked for the state Supreme Court not to delay same-sex couples from marrying until the US Supreme Court rules on proceedings.
Russia: Anti-gay extremist sentenced to five years in a penal colony 14
6:30 PM — A Russian extremist whose whose gang was alleged to have tortured gay teenagers and forced them to come out, has been sentenced to five years in a penal colony.