5th March 2014
Congratulations! All Illinois gay couples now have the option to marry 1
2:02 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Illinois has advised that all gay couples in the state now have the option to marry, despite the state's same-sex marriage law doesn't come into effect until June.
Brighton supporters say Dispatches programme on homophobia was ‘misleading’ 3
1:40 PM — Supporters at Brighton Albion FC have criticised a Channel 4 Dispatches programme as "misleading", saying that its portrayal of homophobic abuse in the stands does not reflect the majority of opposition supporters.
Sweden cuts aid to Uganda over anti-gay legislation 10
12:55 PM — Following the lead of several countries last week, Sweden announced today that it would cut its planned aid to Uganda over recently introduced anti-gay legislation.
4th March 2014
Jason Collins set to sign second 10-day deal with Brooklyn Nets
8:03 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins may soon sign a second 10-day deal with his new team the Brooklyn Nets.
US: Over 250 gay couples apply to marry in first week marriage licences available in county 1
7:52 PM — Marriage licences have only been available to gay people for a week in Cook County, Illinois, and already 258 couples have applied to marry there.
Kansas: Gay rights groups call to have sexual orientation added to law banning discrimination 1
7:34 PM — Following the progression of a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination, gay rights groups are calling for sexual orientation to be added to a Kansas anti-discrimination law.
US: Indiana bill would deny tax benefits to same-sex couples 1
7:20 PM — Despite an instruction from the federal tax agency in the US, the state of Indiana has introduced a measure to deny tax benefits to same-sex couples.
Game allows users to create ‘gay Putin’, and play dress-up with him 16
6:39 PM — A new website has been created in order to support LGBT people in Russia, which allows users to create a 'Gay Putin', using props and outfits to add to a cartoon version of the Russian President.
Update: Kentucky Governor will hire lawyers to appeal ruling to allow out-of-state gay marriages 3
5:56 PM — Despite an announcement by the Kentucky Attorney General that he would not appeal against a ruling to recognise same-sex marriages performed in other states, its Governor has other plans.
US: State of Kentucky accepts ruling that it must recognise out-of-state gay marriages
5:27 PM — The US state of Kentucky won't fight against a ruling made last week which meant the state must immediately recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Ellen accused of being ‘transphobic and disrespectful’ over Liza Minnelli ‘impersonator’ jibe 35
12:33 PM — Television star Ellen Degeneres has been accused of being "transphobic and disrespectful", for a joke she made about Liza Minnelli whilst hosting the Oscars.
3rd March 2014
Michigan clerk says she would issue gay marriage licences if told by a judge 2
7:36 PM — Despite being called in defence of a Michigan law banning same-sex marriage, a county clerk admitted she would issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, if ordered by a judge.
House of Lords debates suicide rates among LGBT young people 13
7:12 PM — During a recent House of Lords debate on suicide amongst young people, LGBT youth were noted as being one of the groups most bullied.
US: Texas men in half-century relationship marry ‘in the name of God’ 6
6:52 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Texas who have been together for 53 years, married before a crowd of hundreds.
US: Defence witness for Michigan’s gay marriage ban dismissed by judge 4
6:28 PM — During a lawsuit challenging the US state of Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage, a witness for its defence has been banned from testifying.
Media outlets report fake story that Ugandan President’s daughter came out as gay 7
5:53 PM — Various news websites have picked up and reported a satirical website's story that the Ugandan President's daughter has come out as gay.
British Medical Association condemns ‘bad science’ used to justify Ugandan anti-gay law 8
4:02 PM — The British Medical Association (BMA), has written to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, to demand that he withdraws a law increasing penalties for those convicted of homosexuality.
‘First public gay wedding’ takes place in Burma 2
3:03 PM — The first traditional and public same-sex 'wedding', has taken place in Burma.
Video: Children join in with chants of ‘do you take it up the arse, faggots’, at football matches 44
1:46 PM — Despite promises for a "robust prosecution policy" for dealing with homophobic football fans, a new investigation reveals frightening footage which includes small children joining in with chants of the word "faggot".
1st March 2014
Sierra Leone President warns West against withholding African aid money over anti-gay laws 55
5:30 PM — The President of Sierra Leone on Saturday warned western countries against cutting aid money to African countries based on anti-gay laws.