13th May 2014
Bishop of Cork voices support for gay equality: ‘Don’t let people drive you away’ 45
4:16 PM — The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Paul Colton, has spoken impassionately in support of gay equality.
US: Appeals court to hear arguments around Virginia same-sex marriage ban 1
2:18 PM — An appeals court in the US state of Virginia will today hear arguments around the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Lawsuit challenges Alaska same-sex marriage ban 1
1:05 PM — Five gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Alaska filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
12th May 2014
Michael Sam second in NFL rookie jersey sales 5
7:04 PM — Sales of openly gay and newly drafted NFL defensive end Michael Sam's jersey are second to only one other rookie player.
Miley Cyrus makes date rape joke: ‘Everyone’s a little bit gay… all it takes is one cocktail’ 18
5:32 PM — Miley Cyrus has drawn controversy after stating at a London gig at the weekend that "everyone's a little bit gay... all it takes is one cocktail", before making a joke about date rape drugs.
Arkansas Attorney General asks court for stay to suspend same-sex marriage 4
4:52 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Arkansas has filed with the state's highest court asking for a stay to suspend a ruling to allow same-sex marriage.
Stag attack victim Dr Kate Stone celebrates removal of trans references from newspaper articles 7
2:04 PM — Following a life threatening attack on a Cambridge academic by a stag, six national newspapers have admitted that it was irrelevant to include in their reports on the incident that she is transgender.
NFL’s Michael Sam could still be sacked for being gay under Missouri law 8
12:58 PM — Despite being an unlikely potential turn of events, newly-drafted St Louis Rams defensive linesman Michael Sam could be sacked by the team under Missouri law.
Over 700 Stonewall supporters take to Brighton streets for Equality Walk 1
12:31 PM — More than 700 supporters of the leading gay rights charity Stonewall, took to the streets of Brighton on Sunday for its eleventh annual equality Walk.
UN study finds gays increasingly accepted in Philippines, but hate crimes remain a threat 5
12:15 PM — A study backed by the UN has found that while LGBT people have become more accepted in the Philippines, discrimination still persists.
Archbishop of Canterbury to unveil anti-homophobia initiative for Church of England schools 30
11:51 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is set to announce anti-homophobia measures to be implemented in Church of England schools.
11th May 2014
Michael Sam makes history as first openly gay NFL player 10
12:03 AM — Michael Sam has made history, becoming the first openly gay player on an NFL team, as he joins the St Louis Rams in the final stage of the draft.
10th May 2014
Michael Sam could become the NFL’s first openly gay player today 1
3:13 PM — If drafted to an NFL team today in rounds 4-7, Michael Sam would become the first openly gay player in the league.
9th May 2014
US: Bill seeks to grant equal social security rights to same-sex couples
8:48 PM — A new bill seeks to allow the US Social Security Administration to give equal rights for benefits to legally married gay and lesbian coupes.
Hotel cancellations over Brunei ‘stone the gays’ law reach $1.5 million 15
8:29 PM — The losses faced by the Beverly Hills Hotel in the midsts of a boycott over Brunei's anti-gay laws have reached an estimated $1.5 million (£900,000).
Video: NFL hopeful Michael Sam lands Visa endorsement deal
8:05 PM — NFL hopeful Michael Sam has proven that being openly gay has not affected his chances of an endorsement, landing a deal with Visa.
US: Attorney for Kentucky Governor argues that gay couples ‘can’t naturally procreate’ so shouldn’t marry 8
5:40 PM — Attorneys acting on behalf of the Governor of Kentucky have argued that same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry because they cannot "naturally procreate."
Republican lobbyist threatens to ‘financially rough up’ any NFL team which drafts Michael Sam 25
5:26 PM — A US Republican Lobbyist has taken aim at any NFL team willing to draft openly gay player Michael Sam, saying the team will "get roughed up financially".
MEP candidate: I hope the ‘guilt’ of same-sex marriage ‘kills’ the ‘queer gangsters’ 235
4:23 PM — An MEP candidate for South East England has claimed that "queer thugs and gangsters" used "violence" to campaign for same-sex marriage.
US: Indiana to appeal against ruling to recognise terminally ill woman’s marriage 8
3:41 PM — The US state of Indiana has surprised same-sex marriage advocates by announcing it will appeal against a ruling which means it must recognise the marriage of one gay couple.