21st August 2014
‘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.
Woman said having a gay husband led her to illegally claim £17,000 in benefits
5:13 PM — A woman illegally claimed more than £17,000 in benefits by saying she was not married, and gave her reason as being because her husband was gay.
South Africa: Teenage ‘corrective rape’ victim found murdered 3
4:42 PM — An eighteen-year-old lesbian was the victim of "corrective rape", before she was murdered, according to reports.
Bryan Fischer: A lesbian district attorney was to blame for Rick Perry’s indictment 16
4:04 PM — Adamantly homophobic US radio host Bryan Fischer has claimed that a lesbian district attorney was to blame for the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry over an abuse of power.
Paris Lees appointed as first openly trans Stonewall Awards panel judge 7
2:04 PM — Prominent journalist and broadcaster Paris Lees has been appointed as the first openly trans member of the Stonewall Awards judging panel.
Participants required for LGBT mental health survey 13
11:50 AM — Researchers at King’s College London are studying how stigma and discrimination contribute to mental health problems among LGBT people.
US pastor: People ‘grossly misinterpret’ the Bible on gays – Jesus just said to love everyone 24
11:20 AM — An openly gay pastor who was installed in the US state of Ohio at the weekend has said he thinks critics of homosexuality have misinterpreted the bible.
16th August 2014
US: Ohio mayors sign up to support same-sex marriage
6:12 PM — Over a dozen Ohio mayors have signed a national pledge in favour of same-sex marriage.