2nd January 2014
Duck Dynasty family: ‘We all learned a lot’ from homophobia controversy 23
2:35 PM — The son and wife of Phil Robertson, US TV star who came under fire for homophobia recently, have both said they "learned a lot" from the ordeal.
Bahrain court gives initial approval to gender reassignment for two trans men 3
1:34 PM — Two trans men working for the government in Bahrain have been given initial approval for gender reassignment.
US: TV stations cut away from same-sex wedding atop historic parade float 13
12:20 PM — Multiple television stations cut away from a same-sex wedding which took place in a historic California parade yesterday.
1st January 2014
US: First ever same-sex wedding takes place at historic parade 3
7:38 PM — A gay couple has become the first to marry as part of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
NFL player denies being gay amid rumours about his sexuality 17
7:06 PM — NFL player Aaron Rodgers has publicly denied being gay following much speculation around his sexual orientation.
YMCA songwriter will not perform at Sochi in protest against anti-gay law 23
6:16 PM — The lead singer of the Village People has said he will not perform YMCA in protest against Russia's anti-gay law at Sochi later this year.
US: Tennessee project encourages businesses to support LGBT community
2:53 PM — A new initiative has been launched in the US state of Tennessee to encourage businesses to support the LGBT community.
US: Utah asks Supreme Court to put stay on same-sex marriages 7
12:53 PM — The US state of Utah has officially filed to ask the US Supreme Court to put on hold the issue of marriage licences to same-sex couples.
US: Boy Scouts of America begins to permit gay members 2
12:14 PM — After changing its policy on gay members back in May the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has finally enacted the new rules.
31st December 2013
Rylan Clark: Tom Daley’s coming out shouldn’t have been such big news 25
7:20 PM — X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother star Rylan Clark has spoken out about Tom Daley's coming out to say that it shouldn't have caused such a fuss.
US: Gay couples sue Kansas to be allowed to file joint tax returns 1
6:57 PM — Two gay couples in the US state of Kansas are suing the state which does not allow them to take advantage of the benefits of filing a joint tax return.
US: First ever gay couple set to marry atop Rose Parade float 3
6:23 PM — A gay couple is to make history as they will on New Year's Day become the first to marry atop a float during the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
Video: Homophobic Duck Dynasty star says ‘you’ve got to marry girls when they are 15′ 12
5:53 PM — Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson who was suspended for homophobia before being reinstated has in the past advocated for underage marriage.
Malta Equality Commission: It is a human right for same-sex families to be able to adopt
3:50 PM — The equality commission in Malta has condemned recent statements "against the recognition of same-sex families" and said that it is the human right of same-sex couples to be given the right to adopt.
Despite ongoing debate, gay couples with children receive tax benefits in Israel
1:16 PM — Despite a heated, ongoing debate around the issue, the tax authority in Israel has instructed that same-sex couples with children should begin receiving tax benefits immediately.
US: Boy Scouts of America set to accept gay youth members 1
12:18 PM — On 1 January the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is to enact an historic change in policy to allow openly gay youth members to join its ranks.
30th December 2013
Coca-Cola deletes photos of gay rights protest against its Sochi 2014 sponsorship 13
7:45 PM — After inexplicably publishing them, Coca-Cola has now removed photographs published of activists protesting against its Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics sponsorship. Coca-Cola yesterday published photos online of a group of gay rights activists who recently interrupted its Christmas advertising campaign with a surprise demonstration against the company’s decision to sponsor the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. […]
Michelle Obama to newly out TV host: ‘You continue to make us all proud’ 1
7:04 PM — The US First Lady Michelle Obama has tweeted her support for a TV host who publicly revealed that she is gay this week.
Satirical video against reinstated Indian gay sex ban features Bollywood star Imran Khan 12
6:45 PM — A Bollywood star is heading up a campaign against the recently reinstated ban on gay sex in India through a satirical video highlighting ignorances around gay issues.
US: Connecticut health insurers ordered to provide gender reassignment cover
6:28 PM — All providers of health insurance in the US state of Connecticut will now be required to cover gender reassignment and hormone therapy for those with gender dysphoria, the state insurance department has ordered.