29th April 2014
LGBT people in Crimea and Ukraine fear persecution under Russian anti-gay law
7:44 PM — Concerns have been raised for the safety of LGBT people in Ukraine, Crimea and Russia amid a crisis in the area.
IOC and UN agree to ‘use sport to build a better world’ following Russian anti-gay law controversy at Sochi 6
6:52 PM — Following an international outrage at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and United Nations (UN) have signed an agreement vowing to "use sport to build a better world."
What this 80-year-old did to show support for his gay grandson is pretty cool 10
12:30 PM — Some gay people worry about coming out to their grandparents - this 80-year-old showed his grandson that there was nothing to worry about.
US: Despite request, Michigan same-sex marriage ban lawsuit will take usual court route 1
12:12 PM — Despite a request from the state for an appeal against a lawsuit challenging Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to see a full panel of 15 judges, the case will take a normal course through the courts.
28th April 2014
Dolly Parton: Gay people should be allowed to suffer through marriage, just like straight people 10
8:44 PM — Country singer Dolly Parton has voiced her strong support for same-sex marriage.
Rock star Bob Mould thought gay community would ‘ostracise’ him when he came out mid-1990s 2
8:31 PM — Musician Bob Mould has reflected on coming out in the mid-1990s, saying he thought he would be "ostracised" by the gay community because of a magazine article revealing his sexuality.
Project to tackle homophobic bullying in schools given go ahead 25
8:11 PM — The first stage of a project to drive out homophobic and biphobic bullying in schools has been awarded to a research group and given the go ahead.
US: Louisiana Legislature kills housing anti-discrimination bill 1
7:55 PM — A bill which intended to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in housing was killed in the Louisiana Legislature on Monday.
US: Court reverses ruling to recognise Tennessee same-sex marriages 4
7:16 PM — A US federal appeals panel has reversed an earlier decision to force the state to recognise the marriages of three Tennessee gay couples.
US: Clergy members challenge North Carolina same-sex marriage ban with lawsuit 4
5:06 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban was today filed by clergy members in the state.
France: Car service driver sacked for saying ‘I don’t pick up gays’ 14
4:16 PM — A driver in a French car hire service who refused service to two gay men has been suspended.
US: President Obama appoints openly gay NBA star to fitness council 2
1:24 PM — US President Barack Obama at the weekend appointed the first openly gay NBA player to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
25th April 2014
US: Alaska Supreme Court rules gay couples deserve equal access to tax benefit 1
9:15 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Alaska on Friday ruled that same-sex couples deserve equal access to a tax benefit as straight couples.
US: Mississippi business owners declare support for equal treatment of gay people
8:58 PM — Hundreds of Mississippi business owners have declared their support for the equal treatment of gay and lesbian customers.
Hollyoaks character Blessing to come out as transgender 9
7:28 PM — A main character in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks will soon come out as transgender.
US: Lesbian couple to challenge South Dakota same-sex marriage ban
5:55 PM — A lesbian couple form the US state of South Dakota plan to challenge the state's same-sex marriage ban by marrying out-of-state.
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.