9th May 2014
Russian authorities approve IDAHOT event for activist – despite anti-gay laws
6:59 PM — An annual event aimed at tackling homophobic attitudes has been approved despite the introduction of Russia's anti-gay laws last summer
Study: Sexual orientation determines reactions to pheromones 5
5:58 PM — A new study has found a link between a person's sexual orientation and their ability to react to different pheromones.
US: Toyota advert breaks new ground with same-sex couple 2
4:55 PM — The first car ad campaign believed to feature a same-sex couple has been unveiled in California by Toyota
Jamaica: LGBT rights groups partner with government to tackle HIV rates
4:02 PM — Jamaica has seen an increase in campaign efforts to reduce the growing spread of HIV within the gay community
8th May 2014
Prominent American author believes UK is more welcoming than US of LGBT characters 7
6:55 PM — The UK is more accepting of gay and bisexual characters in their books, according to author Cassandra Clare.
Philadelphia will host ‘America’s First Queer Jazz Festival’
6:01 PM — America's first LGBT jazz festival will take place in Philadelphia later this year.
France: Lesbian daughter kidnapped by family after escaping arranged marriage 7
4:43 PM — A family who kidnapped their lesbian daughter after she fled an arranged marriage have been caught by police.
Japan: 70% of LGBT pupils bullied in school, 30% contemplate suicide 6
3:40 PM — A new study in Japan has revealed that LGBT school pupils suffer from some of the highest rates of bullying in the country.
Activists ‘gobsmacked’ after Camden Council lists ‘transsexualism’ as a ‘mental illness’ 25
12:38 PM — LGBT are campaigners outraged after ‘transsexualism’ is listed alongside mental illness on Camden Council housing forms.
7th May 2014
UK: Lesbian couple furious over attempt to cancel their wedding reception 8
6:05 PM — A lesbian couple in Derbyshire were left furious after an attempt to cancel their wedding reception by an anonymous caller.
Nintendo refuses to incorporate gay relationships into upcoming video game 13
5:39 PM — Nintendo has rejected a campaign that sought to add same-sex relationships into one of its upcoming games
Gay Ugandan seeking refuge in US after threats are made on his life 1
4:38 PM — A Ugandan LGBT activist is seeking refuge in the US for fears his life will be in danger if he returns to the African nation
Little Rascals actor speaks of suffering homophobic abuse in new song 6
1:10 PM — The song, “It gets better” was written by Blake McIver in an effort to help those bullied because of their sexuality.
US black pastor group: America is being ‘re-engineered’ by gay activists 22
11:40 AM — America is disappearing and is being “re-engineered” by LGBT advocates, says The Coalition of African-American pastors.
6th May 2014
Denmark: Health Minister urged to lift gay blood ban 4
5:02 PM — Denmark's ban prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood is being criticised for lacking scientific evidence.
Bollywood actress refuses to stop campaigning for LGBT rights, despite death threats 8
12:37 PM — Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly says she will not stop fighting for LGBT rights, despite threats on her life and the lives of her children.
Leaflet distributed in Cambridgeshire claiming to ‘cure homosexuals of their disease’ 23
11:41 AM — A leaflet claiming gay men can be “cured” of their homosexuality is being distributed through Ely, Cambridgeshire.
5th May 2014
Study: Straight women judge emotions and thoughts better than lesbian women 12
4:04 PM — The study found that heterosexual women were more accurate at judging the emotions and thoughts of someone.
2nd May 2014
California State Senate votes to make marriage gender neutral 3
6:57 PM — A bill changing the traditional definition of marriage from California law has been approved by the state Senate
LISTEN to this heart-warming story of how a 90-year-old mother reacts to her son coming out 8
3:28 PM — Rita Fischer’s reaction to her son, Jay, coming out is not only candid but utterly heart-warming.