11th April 2014
Trans teacher reinstated by school board following parent complaints 4
3:10 PM — Following a school board meeting convened because due to complaints from parents about her gender identity, a transgender teacher has been reinstated.
Pharrell Williams announces support for same-sex marriage: ‘Equality for everybody’ 7
1:34 PM — Singer Pharrell Williams has announced his support for same-sex marriage, saying "equality for everybody".
10th April 2014
Ugandan police admit ‘infiltrating’ US-funded HIV project accused of ‘training gays’ 2
7:46 PM — Police in Uganda have admitted that they "infiltrated" a US-funded HIV project accused of attempting to "recruit" gay people.
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments over same-sex marriage ban in Utah
7:27 PM — A federal appeals court will on Thursday hear arguments in a case challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Justice Minister Chris Grayling invites trans groups to share their views on spousal veto 15
7:14 PM — The Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling, has invited trans groups to write to him with testimony surrounding the spousal veto included in the same-sex marriage legislation for England and Wales.
US: Federal judge allows recognition of marriage of Indiana gay couple due to terminal illness
6:36 PM — The marriage of a gay couple in the state of Indiana will be recognised following an emergency request due to terminal illness.
Veet pulls ad criticised for being ‘homophobic’ and ‘sexist’ 15
5:48 PM — Hair removal company Veet has pulled an advert deemed "homophobic", and "sexist", saying it will "rethink" the campaign which suggested women with leg-stubble were "dudes".
Manbar loses appeal against sound complaint but will remain open 5
5:07 PM — London gay bar Manbar has lost an appeal against a ruling over a sound complaint, but has said it will continue to stay open.
Italy: Court orders town to recognise gay couple’s marriage for first time 4
1:55 PM — A town in Italy has been ordered to recognise the marriage of a same-sex couple who married in the US.
Durex posts #EarthHour thank you featuring gay kiss following complaints over lack of same-sex couples
1:15 PM — Condom company Durex has posted a thank you ad featuring a gay kiss following an 'Earth Hour' campaign which was criticised by some for not featuring a same-sex couple.
Britain’s first openly lesbian MP Angela Eagle: I can’t believe the minister for women is anti-gay rights 32
12:27 PM — Speaking in the House of Commons today, Labour's Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle has condemned the Prime Minister's judgement for the Maria Miller situation.
9th April 2014
Mike Huckabee: I’m not homophobic, I’m just on the right side of the Bible 33
8:01 PM — Republican Mike Huckabee has told a crowd of supporters that he is "not homophobic", insisting, "I am just on the right side of the Bible.
OKCupid founder: I regret accidentally supporting a politician with anti-gay views 4
7:37 PM — The founder of dating website OKCupid has broken his silence, speaking out to say he regrets supporting a Republican politician he did not know opposed same-sex marriage.
This former Republican Senator has a moving message about same-sex marriage 3
6:40 PM — This former Republican Senator has joined up with a same-sex marriage campaign to offer a moving message of support to same-sex couples who want to marry.
Students at this university found the best way to show how accepting they are 12
6:17 PM — Students at the University of Virginia have started a photo campaign hoping to show togetherness and acceptance.
US University basketball player comes out: ‘I don’t want to hide and be someone I’m not’ 10
5:29 PM — A basketball player at the University of Massachusetts has become the first first division men's basketball player to come out as gay.
Lib Dem Baroness Barker: I hope Nicky Morgan will use her position to make life better for all women 4
4:41 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker has said she hopes the newly appointed Minister for Women will take the opportunity to "make life better" for lesbian, bi and trans women, despite having voted against same-sex marriage.
US: Teacher suspended after parents complained because she is transgender 6
3:56 PM — A teacher in the US state of Texas has been told not to return to her classes after parents complained that they did not want a transgender person to teach their children.
Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero: ‘Nicky Morgan must speak for all women, regardless of sexuality’ 4
1:51 PM — Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has criticised the appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women, as she voted against same-sex marriage.
8th April 2014
Radio host: ‘If gays aren’t stopped, US Christians will be killed like Jewish people in Nazi Germany’ 71
7:32 PM — A US radio host has made the claim that "Hitler was trying to create a race of super gay male soldiers," saying the "Nazi Party was homosexual."