22nd July 2014
US: Susan Sarandon supports marriage equality in new HRC video
10:57 PM — Susan Sarandon has voiced her support for marriage equality in a “Americans For Marriage Equality” video by the Human Rights Campaign.
US: Lesbian kicked out of Michigan water park for wearing men’s swimwear 3
10:07 PM — An Indiana woman claims she was kicked out of a Michigan water park because she is a lesbian and was wearing men's swimming trunks.
US: Maryland changes state employee health care to include transition-related services
9:44 PM — Maryland has change its state employee health care policy to include coverage for transition-related health care.
21st July 2014
US: Florida judge denies request to allow same-sex marriages
10:43 PM — A Florida judge denied a request Monday to permit same-sex marriages while an appeal on the state's same-sex marriage ban is pending.
US: Science magazine’s new cover receives backlash for being transmisogynistic 6
9:55 PM — Science, an academic magazine published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has debuted a cover for a July issue that has been called transmisogynistic.
US: Film streaming site creates “Netflix for Lesbians” 2
8:38 PM — A new website, Section II, has created “Netflix for Lesbians” in an attempt to reach an untouched market of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women.
18th July 2014
US: Obama will sign executive order banning LGBT workplace discrimination Monday 4
10:39 PM — President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring LGBT workplace discrimination by federal contractors and the federal government on Monday.
US: Utah governor says he will follow the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage benefits 2
9:00 PM — Utah governor Gary Herbert said Friday that Utah will recognize same-sex marriages if the US Supreme Court rules against extending an order preventing same-sex couples married in the state from receiving state benefits.
17th July 2014
US: Missouri parish worker sues after being fired over her same-sex marriage 4
11:09 PM — A food pantry worker is suing the Diocese of Kansas City, St. Joseph after she was fired from her position with the parish in May over her same-sex marriage.
US: Massachusetts mayor pledges to donate to LGBT charity in response to anti-LGBT calls 5
10:16 PM — A Massachusetts mayor is pledging to donate $5 (£3) to the North Shore Alliance of LGBT Youth each time she receives an anti-LGBT phone call for cutting ties with Gordon College.
16th July 2014
US: Arkansas couples ask federal judge to strike down state’s same-sex marriage ban 1
11:07 PM — Attorneys for two same-sex couples asked an Arkansas federal judge Wednesday to order the striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
Artist brings Conchita Wurst’s image to Paris streets
9:16 PM — Street artist Suriani has taken Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst's image to the streets of Paris.
US: Trans teen Jane Doe moved to juvenile home for boys in Connecticut 3
6:36 PM — A transgender 16-year-old girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after a long and tumultuous history of being under the care of the Department of Correction.
US: Jose Antonio Vargas, an out gay undocumented activist, has been released by Border Patrol 1
5:42 PM — Jose Antonio Vargas, a noted LGBT rights and undocumented rights activist, was released late Tuesday after being held by Texas Border Patrol.
15th July 2014
US: New York City Mayor calls for activist Jose Antonio Vargas to be released 1
10:57 PM — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement Tuesday calling for the release of Jose Antonio Vargas, an out gay undocumented immigrant, by Texas Border Patrol.
US: Civil rights groups ask Obama not to include a religious exemption in upcoming executive order 1
10:12 PM — Over 60 civil rights organisations have signed a letter addressed to President Barack Obama today that urges him to not include a religious exemption in his upcoming executive order that bans federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.
US: Pansexual college student fundraises tuition after being cut off by family
9:01 PM — A pansexual student at the University of Pittsburgh is crowdfunding her tuition expenses after being cut off by her family because of her sexual orientation.
US: Jose Antonio Vargas, an out gay undocumented activist, currently detained in Texas
7:21 PM — Jose Antonio Vargas, noted activist for both LGBT rights and the rights of undocumented people, has been detained by Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas after attempting to board a plane to Los Angeles.
US: Colorado Attorney General asks state Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages 4
5:13 PM — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages in the state until they rule on his appeal of a lower court’s ruling that found Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
14th July 2014
US: Report shows Chicago homeless LGBT youth are in urgent need
10:49 PM — The findings of the Chicago 2014 Homeless Summit, which addressed LGBT youth homelessness in particular, are detailed in a new report that describes the urgent need of homeless youth.