26th August 2014
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Questioning teen needs “male companions” 19
9:06 PM — On a recent episode of The 700 Club, a viewer wrote to anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson asking for advice regarding her 13-year-old stepson who has “crushes on boys.”
US: Cincinnati to cover transition-related procedures under health insurance
8:00 PM — Medically necessary transition-related procedures will be covered under Cincinnati, Ohio's health insurance starting next year.
US: Study shows health insurance disparities faced by LGBT community
6:20 PM — A newly released study shows US LGBT adults are more likely to lack health insurance coverage than their non-LGBT counterparts.
Jim Parsons and other notable LGBT winners at the 66th Primetime Emmys
5:05 PM — Out actor Jim Parsons took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on The Big Bang Theory at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
25th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox to speak at NYC transgender and gender fluid arts festival
11:04 PM — Laverne Cox and her twin brother, artist M. Lamar, will have their first joint speaking engagement at a New York City festival celebrating transgender and gender fluid artists.
US: Poll finds well-being of LGBT people is lower than that of straight individuals 3
9:30 PM — A new poll has found that LGBT individuals rate lower on a well-being index than straight individuals.
US: Michigan Police investigate Detroit attacks against LGBT people
7:32 PM — Michigan police are investigating three attacks against LGBT people in Detroit's Palmer Park.
US: Study finds stressful life events are linked to cardiometabolic risk in LGB people 1
5:36 PM — A review of data from a national youth study has shown LGB youth are at significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes due to stressful life events.
22nd August 2014
Tipster alerts Grindr users of location-based security breach 9
10:17 PM — Hackers are claiming they can pinpoint the exact locations of Grindr users, right down to what room they are in.
US: Gay rights group responds to God Hates Fags church’s ALS ice bucket challenge 10
9:12 PM — LGBT rights organisation Equality House has released an ALS ice bucket challenge video in response to being challenged by the Westboro Baptist Church.
US: Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban is costing state over $20 million in revenue
7:36 PM — A recent study has estimated Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban could be costing the state over $20 million (£12,062,300).
US: Former NOM official says marriage equality will happen by next year 8
6:09 PM — A former National Organisation for Marriage official predicted in a recent speech that same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide by next year.
US: Colorado extends length of same-sex marriage ban stay
4:48 PM — A Colorado federal appeals court extended the length of a stay put in place after the state's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional.
21st August 2014
US: New York governor pushes for state to outlaw trans discrimination 2
10:35 PM — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people.
US: Federal judge rules Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
9:33 PM — A federal judge has today declared Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
US: Anonymous Capitol Hill staffer makes transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles 1
8:19 PM — An anonymous user with an IP address from the US House of Representatives repeatedly made transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles over past days before being banned by the site.
US: Florida city requires contractors to offer family benefits to same-sex couples
7:15 PM — The city of West Palm Beach in the US state of Florida will now require contractors who do business with the city amounting to $50,000 (£30,150) or more to offer equal family benefits to employees, including those in same-sex relationships.
US: Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival defends “womyn born womyn” intention 12
6:03 PM — The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival has released a list of demands in response to criticism that the event is transphobic due to its “womyn born womyn” policy.
US: Indiana appeals order to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 2
4:40 PM — The US state of Indiana is appealing yesterday's ruling that the state must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
20th August 2014
US: Supreme Court stays same-sex marriages in Virginia 9
10:11 PM — The Supreme Court has issued an order to stop same-sex marriages in Virginia, which were planned to start Thursday morning.