22nd May 2014
London’s Manbar regains entertainment licence following noise complaint
1:51 PM — A bar in London's Soho has regained its entertainment licence, after it lost an appeal at a noise complaint hearing.
Church patriarch: ‘God sent Balkan floods because Conchita Wurst is too wild’ 57
12:20 PM — The patriarchs of the Serbian Orthodox church and of Montenegro have blamed devastating floods in the Balkans on Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, saying "God sent the rains as a reminder that people should not join the wild side."
21st May 2014
US: Four couples challenge Montana’s ban on same-sex marriage 1
7:50 PM — Four Montana couples filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday.
Poll finds that 55% of Americans approve of same-sex marriage 2
7:37 PM — According to a new poll, support for same-sex marriage in the US is at its highest ever at 55%.
US: Gay couples flock to register to marry after judge deems Pennsylvania ban unconstitutional 1
7:12 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Pennsylvania have rushed to obtain marriage licences, as a judge struck down its same-sex marriage ban.
Church of Scotland edges closer to allowing gay ministers with General Assembly vote 4
6:51 PM — The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted in favour of a proposal which could eventually lead to the ordination of ministers in civil partnerships.
Boy Scouts of America lowers age limit for programs, affecting openly gay youth members 9
5:37 PM — In a move which will impact on openly gay youth members over the age of 18, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has reduced its age of eligibility for youth programs down from 21.
Facebook admits ‘mistake’ in suspending user for lesbian kiss photo 8
11:34 AM — Amid a controversy after an Italian user was blocked for uploading a photo of a lesbian kiss, Facebook has admitted it made a "mistake".
20th May 2014
US: Pennsylvania same-sex marriage ban struck down 3
7:42 PM — In a ruling made on Tuesday a federal judge deemed Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
US: Pennsylvania counties ready to issue same-sex marriage licences if court rules in favour
6:58 PM — Counties in the US state of Pennsylvania have announced they are ready to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state, should a ruling, expected today, allow it.
Bollywood star: Indian anti-gay law contradicts our culture- ‘it’s completely OK to be gay’ 3
6:38 PM — Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor has spoken about India's anti-gay law to say that it contradicts the country's culture, and that the film industry could begin to explore same-sex relationships.
Eastenders’ lesbian couple to start a family, actress confirms 3
6:11 PM — A lesbian couple in popular BBC soap Eastenders are to try for a baby, actress Luisa Bradshaw has confirmed.
Stonewall celebrates 25th birthday with #LotsToDo message 13
5:46 PM — Celebrating 25 years to the day that Stonewall was founded, Europe's largest rights charity has released a message that a lot has been achieved but that there is still "lots to do".
US: Utah must recognise 1,000 same-sex marriages performed before injunction 3
3:49 PM — A federal judge has ruled that the marriages of more than a thousand same-sex couples in the US state of Utah performed before a stay was issue to stop them from taking place, must be recognised by the state.
US: Republican politician claims standardised tests will make kids ‘become homosexual’ 16
3:07 PM — A politician in the US state of Florida has claimed that education standards set by the Obama administration will force children to "become as homosexual as they possibly can."
Apparently this photo of a lesbian kiss constitutes ‘nudity and pornography’ on Facebook 16
1:21 PM — An Italian woman said she was left stunned after Facebook suspended her user account for posting a stock photograph of two women kissing in support of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
19th May 2014
Arkansas Governor candidate: Politicians should be able to override courts’ rulings on same-sex marriage 16
7:51 PM — A candidate hoping to become the Republican nominee for Arkansas Governor has said the state Legislature should have the power to override state courts' rulings on issues like same-sex marriage.
US radio host: Sensitivity training for homophobic comments is like ‘communist re-education camps’ 9
6:41 PM — A US Christian radio host has said he thinks sensitivity training for NFL players who make homophobic remarks is like sending people to "communist re-education camps".
MEP candidate urges followers to offer ‘supportive message’ to pro-Section 28 UKIP councillor 20
5:39 PM — A candidate for the European Parliament has urged her followers to offer a "supportive message" to UKIP councillor who said it was a "tragedy" that Section 28 was repealed.
US: Decision expected in case challenging Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban
5:12 PM — A federal judge is expected on Monday to rule in a case challenging the US state of Oregon's undefended same-sex marriage ban.