18th June 2014
US Senate unanimously confirms first openly gay black federal judge 4
12:31 PM — The US Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of the first openly gay black judge in the federal courts.
Greek bishop: Gays are a ‘perversion’ and pride is a ‘disgrace’ 58
11:53 AM — A leading Greek Orthodox bishop has said homosexuality is a "perversion of the human existence", and that a gay pride festival is a "disgrace and a challenge."
17th June 2014
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments around four same-sex marriage bans
6:22 PM — A federal appeals court is to hear arguments around same-sex marriage bans in four US states.
Gay MP Mike Freer appointed as Tory Vice Chair 3
5:38 PM — Openly gay MP Mike Freer has been appointed to the position of Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party with a remit for equalities.
US: Judge sceptical of Colorado’s defence of same-sex marriage ban
5:11 PM — In a hearing on Monday, a federal judge seemed sceptical about the future of the state of Colorado's same-sex marriage ban, and the state's defences of it.
Tory MP Simon Kirby: Those in civil partnerships must be able to convert to marriage 20
4:25 PM — Tory MP Simon Kirby has contacted Equalities Minister Sajid Javid to push for the faster introduction of legislation to allow couples in civil partnerships to be able to convert to marriage.
Gay MEP attacked with acid: I am now more determined than ever to end hate-mongering 4
3:30 PM — An Austrian MEP who was attacked with acid whilst making a speech at Vienna Pride last weekend, has responded to say the attack has made her more determined to end hate-mongering.
Russia rejects proposal to extend anti-gay law to ban all sexual materials for minors 5
3:11 PM — The lower house of the Russian Parliament today voted to reject a measure which would have extended an anti-gay law to mean that no sexual materials would be shown to minors.
First civil union takes place in Malta 3
12:48 PM — The first ever civil union has been registered in Malta, since parliament voted to introduce the new law earlier this year.
16th June 2014
US: Lawsuits challenging Colorado same-sex marriage ban to go to court
6:35 PM — Two lawsuits which challenge a ban on same-sex marriage in the US state of Colorado will be heard in court on Monday.
US: Wisconsin couples refused full refund for marriage licence fee before stay 2
6:06 PM — Same-sex couples in one county of the US state of Wisconsin are being told they will not receive a full refund for their $100 (£60) marriage licence application fee, despite a stay preventing them from actually marrying.
US: Atlantic City targets gay tourists through a range of events 1
5:53 PM — Atlantic City is targeting gay tourists through a range of events taking place over the next few months.
US: Kansas counties inconsistent in same-sex divorce record
4:46 PM — Same-sex couples who wish to divorce, are finding inconsistencies in Kansas counties, with one allowing divorces, and others refusing to do so.
New Father of the Bride movie to explore same-sex marriage 9
4:03 PM — A new Father of the Bride film has been announced, and will explore same-sex marriage.
Solider gets honourable discharge 35 years after being kicked out of US Army for being gay
2:59 PM — A soldier has been given an honourable discharge thirty five years after being kicked out of the army for being a lesbian.
US: Pittsburgh Mayor presides over 19 same-sex weddings
2:28 PM — The mayor of the city of Pittsburgh officiated at the weddings of 19 couples at the weekend.
13th June 2014
Laverne Cox announces that she is dating: ‘I believe in love and respect’
6:36 PM — Famed transgender actress Laverne Cox has spoken out about finding time to date, despite a busy schedule.
UK: Green Party councillors call for end of ‘discriminatory’ gay and bisexual blood donation ban 4
5:32 PM — Green Party councillors on the Brighton and Hove City Council have called for the end to the bar against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex with a man.
US: Nebraska Supreme Court refuses to allow lesbian couple to divorce 2
5:04 PM — A lesbian couple in the US state of Nebraska have been told by the state's Supreme Court that the may not divorce.
Ellen Page to Texas Governor who compared homosexuality to alcoholism: ‘Are you for real?’
4:51 PM — Actress Ellen Page has responded to the Governor of Texas who compared the homosexual "lifestyle" to alcoholism this week, to simply ask: "Are you for real?"