24th April 2014
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.
US: Lawsuit challenges Georgia’s same-sex marriage ban
7:25 PM — A lawsuit has been filed in the US state of Georgia which challenges its constitutional same-sex marriage ban.
US: Louisiana anti-discrimination bill shelved for legislative session
7:05 PM — Efforts to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity have been shelved for this legislative session.
US: Proposed Ohio amendment to legalise same-sex marriage advances
5:25 PM — A ballot measure to overturn the US state of Ohio's same-sex marriage ban has been given the green light.
US: City council indefinitely postpones consideration of anti-discrimination policy
3:28 PM — A Michigan city council has indefinitely postponed consideration of a proposal to ban discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
India: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against anti-gay law 3
2:45 PM — The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists against a recently reinstated law banning gay sex.
21st April 2014
Wyoming Governor: I believe marriage is between one man and one woman 34
7:30 PM — The governor of Wyoming has stated that he believes marriage should only be between one man and one woman.
US: Proposal would ban Boy Scout members from being California judges 3
7:10 PM — A proposal in the US state of California would ban judges from being members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the organisation's ban on gay adult leaders.