20th May 2014
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urged her followers to offer a "supportive message" to UKIP councillor who said it was a "tragedy" that Section 28 was repealed.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.
US: Gay Eagle Scout urges Amazon to drop support of scouts over anti-gay discrimination 6
4:44 PM — One of the first openly gay Eagle Scouts in the US has announced that he will deliver over a petition with over a hundred thousand signatures to Amazon urging it to drop its support of the Boy Scouts of America.
Around half of High Church quits Church of Scotland amid gay minister row 20
4:20 PM — About 250 worshippers have left one of the largest congregations in the Church of Scotland amid a row over gay ministers.
US: Lesbian widow announces she is granted survivor benefits
3:08 PM — A lesbian widow of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan has announced that she has been granted the same survivor benefits as straight spouses.
Costa Coffee blocks PinkNews and Stonewall using ‘sexual orientation’ firewall 36
1:01 PM — Access to sites such as PinkNews and Stonewall is blocked by the firewalls in Costa Coffee and Joe and the Juice, under a filter category named 'Sexual Orientation'.
18th May 2014
Stonewall confirms it will no longer use hotel owned by Sultan of Brunei who wants to execute gays 120
11:23 AM — Stonewall Acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt has addressed criticism following the gay rights charity's decision not to join a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel, apologising and confirming the hotel will no longer be used for events.
17th May 2014
UKIP candidate: PinkNews was ‘bigoted’ in its reporting on my naked photos which caused ‘Nazi outrage’ 42
5:27 PM — A UKIP candidate who posed naked for an art book has responded to questions about tattoos appearing to contain Nazi symbolism to say he does not share Nazi views.
Former Tory Chairman attacks Stonewall, charities and businesses who refuse to join Dorchester boycott 7
11:58 AM — Lord Deben, who served as Conservative Party Chairman and Agriculture minister under Margaret Thatcher, has criticised Stonewall, and other charities and businesses refusing to join the boycott of s hotel chain owned by the Brunei Government.
16th May 2014
US: Idaho gay rights campaigners protest after same-sex weddings stopped in state
7:46 PM — Hundreds of campaigners took to the steps of an Idaho courthouse to protest a stay which was placed on the issue of marriage licences to same-sex couples in the state.
Campaigner may face the axe from Labour party over ‘gimp in basement’ accusations 12
7:34 PM — A Labour party member and campaigner could be thrown out of his party after suggesting a Liberal Party rival kept a "gimp" in his cellar.
France: Anti-gay group takes aim at ‘boys in skirts’ campaign against sexism 13
7:05 PM — The largest group opposed to same-sex marriage in France has now taken aim at a campaign attempting to challenge sexism by encouraging boys to go to school wearing skirts.
UKIP candidate with ‘Nazi inspired’ tattoos appears naked in photos with a cat 42
5:57 PM — A UKIP council candidate with what appear to be 'Nazi' tattoos has appeared in a photo book naked alongside another man, also naked, who looks set to snort a white powder off the back of a naked woman.
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst honoured with sausage portrait 5
4:42 PM — The winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst, has inspired a butcher near her family home to create a sausage in her honour.
Christian People’s Alliance leader: ‘God is angry over gay marriage’ 43
4:06 PM — The leader of the Christian People's Alliance has said he thinks "God is angry over gay marriage", and even suggested that it is possible that same-sex marriage caused floods.
English Democrats intend to join up with anti-Semitic and homophobic party in Europe 11
3:36 PM — The chairman of right wing political party the English Democrats has announced that the party will work with extreme right parties in Europe, should its candidates be elected.