25th April 2014
Mozilla names new CTO in wake of CEO’s Prop 8 support furore 4
5:35 PM — Mozilla has named a new CTO in the wake of a controversy surrounding a briefly appointed CEO after it was revealed that he supported anti-gay marriage efforts.
Former NFL player: I played with six openly gay teammates in my career 2
5:25 PM — A former NFL player has again spoken out about having played with several openly gay teammates during his career.
US: Group of Illinois religious leaders offer to perform same-sex marriages
3:52 PM — A list of religious clergy happy to perform same-sex marriages has been compiled by a gay rights group.
24th April 2014
US: 74-year-old lesbian veteran denied request to be buried with late wife 5
8:05 PM — A US veteran in the state of Idaho has been told that she may not be buried with her partner as same-sex marriages are not recognised there.
US: Both sides in lawsuit urge judge to strike-down Oregon same-sex marriage ban 1
7:44 PM — A federal judge was urged on Wednesday to strike down the state of Oregon's same-sex marriage ban by the state itself, as well as the plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought against it.
Canada: Quebec pays for gay couple’s surrogacy costs for first time
7:17 PM — The government in Quebec has for the first time allowed a gay male couple to claim expenses towards having a child through surrogacy.
US: Gay rights group seeks to intervene in challenge to Ohio same-sex marriage ban 2
5:16 PM — A leading gay rights group seeks to intervene in a case challenging Ohio's same-sex marriage ban to push for a ruling to allow gay couples to marry in the state.
Gay NBA star Jason Collins named one of TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ 1
4:24 PM — Openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has been featured as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, a year after coming out.
Overwhelming interest in Tom of Finland stamps crashes online store on first day of sale 5
2:59 PM — High international demand for a series of Tom of Finland stamps has caused the website selling them to crash.
Half of High Church to quit Church of Scotland over plan to introduce gay ministers 11
1:24 PM — The Stornoway High Church is divided with half of its congregation set to quit the Church of Scotland over plans to allow gay ministers.
23rd April 2014
US: Federal court to hear challenge against Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban 4
7:03 PM — A federal appeals court will today hear arguments in a case to challenge the state of Oregon's same-sex marriage ban.
Petition for lesbian asylum seeker to stay in UK reaches 165,000 signatures 9
6:49 PM — A petition to stop a lesbian asylum seeker in the UK from being sent back to a death sentence in Nigeria has passed 165,000 signatures.
Gay kiss photographic exhibition cancelled after Vatican threat will be shown in NYC 10
6:30 PM — A photographic exhibition which was originally due to be shown in Rome, but which was cancelled after a legal threat from the Vatican has found a new life in NYC.
US university student claims he was kicked out of fraternity for being gay 5
5:45 PM — A student at the University of Central Florida has started a campaign after he says he was made to leave a fraternity because he is openly gay.
US: Republicans attempt to oust Democratic Governor who allowed gay joint tax returns 6
5:08 PM — Republicans in the US state of Missouri have begun a campaign to impeach the state's governor for allowing same-sex couples to file joint tax returns.
‘Too gay to function’? Mean Girls actor comes out in letter to character ten years after film release 1
3:57 PM — Ten years after the release of the film, an actor who played Damien in Mean Girls has come out as gay.
Advertising boss: It is a shame some advertisers are still ‘petrified’ of depicting diversity 5
3:07 PM — A leader in the advertising industry has spoken out to say that he thinks it is "inappropriate" that advertisers are still reluctant to show diversity in society.
Iggy Azalea: Anti-gay attitudes come from ignorance and homophobes not being around gays enough 5
12:26 PM — Rap star Iggy Azalea has spoken out to say she thinks anti-gay attitudes come from "a lack of culture".
22nd April 2014
US: Report reveals that same-sex marriage could bring $60 million to Virginia 1
8:00 PM — A US report has suggested that the state of Virginia could generate an extra $60 million if it legalised same-sex marriage.
Poll: Majority of Republican voters continue to oppose same-sex marriage 7
7:46 PM — Despite changes across the US in support of same-sex marriage, a study has shown that Republican voters continue to oppose it.