30th May 2014
Pennsylvania Republican: ‘Life’s too short’ to not support same-sex marriage 9
1:41 AM — One week after a federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a Representative from the state has come out in support of the right of gay couples to marry.
US: Human rights group seeks recognition of gay marriages in Michigan
1:29 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union in the state of Michigan has filed asking a judge to recognise marriages performed before an injunction was issued.
US: Utah Senator disagrees with senior colleague that ‘same-sex marriage is inevitable’ 22
1:17 AM — The junior US Senator for the US state of Utah has disagreed with a statement given by his senior colleague who said same-sex marriage across the US is inevitable.
US: Trans activist and actress Laverne Cox featured on TIME magazine cover 3
1:02 AM — US transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox has been featured on the cover of this month's TIME magazine.
29th May 2014
US: Two gay Republican groups banned from Texas state convention 26
8:17 PM — The Republican Party in Texas has banned two gay rights groups from putting up stands at the state convention, saying groups that promote gambling and marijuana legalisation are also banned.
Australia: Gay couple win legal battle to be named on birth certificate 3
7:42 PM — A lesbian couple in Queensland, Australia, have won a legal battle to have both their names added to the birth certificate of their children.
Chicken chain embroiled in anti-gay controversy moves into Canada 7
7:30 PM — A chicken chain which has become known across the US for becoming involved in an anti-gay controversy as much as its food, has taken to Canada.
US: Republican Senator admits same-sex marriage ‘will be the law of the land’ 7
4:58 PM — The Republican Senator of Utah, despite opposing marriage equality, has said it will be "the law of the land".
28th May 2014
France: Town orders advertisers to remove image almost featuring lesbian kiss 17
7:05 PM — Advertisers in the French town of Le Pecq have been told to remove an image which appears to feature two women almost kissing.
US: Wisconsin Governor unsure of whether gay marriage ban breaks US Constitution 3
6:30 PM — Despite supporting the measure, Wisconsin's Governor has expressed concern over whether a ban on same-sex marriage in the state violates the US Constitution.
Uganda: Report finds large rise in violence since anti-gay law passed 4
6:19 PM — A joint report by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch has found that since an anti-gay law was passed earlier this year, there has been a large increase in violence against gay people.
US: Anti-gay group fined over $50,000 for breaking Maine campaign laws 1
6:04 PM — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), national anti-gay marriage group, has been fined more than $50,000 (£30,000) for breaking Maine's campaign finance laws.
Arsene Wenger: A gay Premier League footballer may never come out 8
5:46 PM — According to Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger, a gay footballer may never come out whilst playing in the Premier League due to "media interest."
US: Anti-gay group asks Supreme Court to suspend Oregon marriage ruling 2
4:12 PM — A group strongly opposed to same-sex marriage has asked the Supreme Court to suspend a ruling in the state of Oregon which allowed gay and lesbian couples to wed.
Author, poet and activist Maya Angelou dies aged 86 8
3:06 PM — Famed American author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died, aged 86.
US: Pittsburgh Mayor ‘thrilled’ to officiate at same-sex weddings 1
2:26 PM — The mayor of Pittsburgh has said he is "thrilled" at the idea of officiating at same-sex weddings, and will begin doing so in June.
Failed MEP candidate: ‘All hate crime victims like Matthew Shepard are frauds’ 104
1:10 PM — A failed MEP candidate with the English Democrats who recently said Daniel Radcliffe leads a "queer mafia", has taken to her blog to claim that "hate crimes are frauds".
Law Commission report recommends ‘stronger’ responses to anti-LGBT hate crimes
12:32 PM — A report published today by the Law Commission recommends that a "stronger and more coherent" response to hate crimes against LGBT people is taken.
US: Pennsylvania county under 2013 stay finally begins issuing same-sex marriage licences
11:39 AM — A whole week after same-sex marriage became legal in the US state of Pennsylvania, one of the state's counties has finally begun issuing marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples following a delay caused by a stay issued against its register of wills in 2013.
27th May 2014
US: Only one state has an unchallenged ban on same-sex marriage 2
7:37 PM — There is now only one state in the US with a ban on same-sex marriage which is not being challenged in court.