24th June 2014
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.
Mexico coach defends homophobic chants at World Cup: ‘It’s not that bad’ 27
6:19 PM — The coach of the Mexican national football squad has defended fans following the announcement of a FIFA investigation into the use of a homophobic slur at World Cup matches.
Stonewall to be ‘guided by trans people’ on how it can support trans communities 22
5:50 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall England and Wales has asked the trans community for feedback on how it can "do more to support trans communities."
US: Louisville Mayor comes out in support of same-sex marriage 1
5:13 PM — The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, has officially come out in support of same-sex marriage.
Dutch media outlets ‘extremely annoyed’ by ‘Gay Village’ hoax 8
1:22 PM — Dutch media outlets have responded badly to the announcement that plans for an LGBT-only 'Gay Village' backed up by officials, were actually a hoax intended to draw attention to LGBT issues.
US: White House announces more federal benefits for gay married couples 3
12:59 PM — In line with the US Supreme Court's strike down of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year, the White House will announce today that benefits will be extended to all married same-sex couples across the US.
Texas Governor admits he ‘stepped right in it’ by comparing gays to alcoholics 16
12:18 PM — The Governor of Texas Rick Perry, has admitted that he "stepped right in it", when he compared homosexuals to alcoholics, saying he should have talked about employment instead.
US imposes sanctions against Uganda for anti-gay law 8
12:07 PM — The US has announced sanctions against Uganda, following the implementation of a law which further criminalises homosexuality.
US: Presbyterian church votes to accept same-sex marriage 6
11:22 AM — The US Presbyterian Church voted on Thursday in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry.
19th June 2014
US: Legal battle over use of gay kiss photo ends in settlement 3
6:27 PM — A legal battle over the allegedly illegal use of a photograph of a gay couple kissing by has been settled out of court two years after it began.