14th April 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Lynton Crosby didn’t get my joke about having a relationship with a llama 6
5:55 PM — Michael Fabricant says his recent departure as Tory vice chairman all goes back to a joke designed to highlight his pro-gay credentials, which failed to amuse Lynton Crosby.
Malta: Labour Party flies rainbow flag on eve of civil unions vote 2
5:49 PM — The Labour Party of Malta has flown a rainbow flag at its headquarters on the day that Parliament is set to vote on a civil unions bill.
Tom of Finland stamps launched to commemorate ‘proud homoeroticism’ of gay artist 39
4:28 PM — A range of Tom of Finland stamps is set to launch in Finland to commemorate the "proud homoeroticism" of the influential gay artist.
London: Labour MP to raise case of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker with Home Office
3:59 PM — Labour MP John Cryer has intervened in the case of a lesbian asylum seeker living in east London who is facing deportation to Uganda.
Chris Kluwe: The NFL needs to catch up with society on gay rights or it will start losing money
2:33 PM — Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe has spoken out again about the acceptance of gay football players in the league, saying it will "start losing money" if it does not "catch up with the rest of" society.
Naomi Campbell: I encourage fashion runways to include more trans models 33
1:59 PM — Supermodel Naomi Campbell has called for more trans models to be accepted on the fashion catwalks.
UK: Terminally ill gay man dies three days after marrying husband 8
1:48 PM — A gay man has died three days after marrying his partner of 23 years in Oldham.
Mayor of North Down: Rocks were thrown at me because I’m gay 3
11:19 AM — The Mayor of North Down, Andrew Muir, says he has experienced "quite a significant amount of discrimination, harassment and violence" for being an openly gay politician.
13th April 2014
US: San Francisco Pride names Chelsea Manning ‘Honorary Grand Marshal’ again 2
6:59 PM — San Francisco Pride has confirmed that Wikileaks soldier Chelsea Manning will be Honorary Grand Marshal of this year's parade, after similar plans were scuppered last year.
US: Oklahoma trans policewoman runs for State House 5
6:10 PM — An Oklahoma transgender policewoman has announced that she will run for election to the state's House of Representatives.
Linda Harvey: Young gay people should stay closeted until they can become straight 101
4:13 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey, who once dismissed the possibility that “kids are kicked out of their homes just for being who they are,” has now suggested young gay people should stay closeted to friends and family until they can become straight.
US: Arizona trans woman convicted of ‘manifesting prostitution’ charge 8
4:01 PM — A Phoenix trans woman has been found guilty of a prostitution-related charge, after speaking out against a Bible-based 'rehabilitation' programme.
US: Store owner puts up sign with anti-gay slurs to discourage customers wearing baggy trousers 43
3:20 PM — A store owner in Georgia has been accused of homophobia after he included anti-gay slurs on a shop sign to discourage customers from wearing sagging trousers.
Watch: Ellen Page presents ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox with GLAAD award
1:32 PM — Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has been presented with GLAAD's top media award, by newly-out actress Ellen Page.
Nigel Evans says he is owed £130,000 after ‘witch-hunt’ case cost him his life savings 13
1:05 PM — MP Nigel Evans, who was acquitted on all rape and sexual assault charges on Thursday, has said the Crown Prosecution Service should pay his £130,000 legal bill after costing him his life savings.
12th April 2014
US: NYC school blocks girl from taking transgender boyfriend to prom 115
10:41 PM — A New York school has blocked a girl from taking her transgender boyfriend to prom.
US: Ohio rally in support of same-sex marriage planned for Saturday
2:59 PM — A rally has been planned in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, to show support for same-sex marriage in the state.
Irish gay teachers: Amendment does not go far enough to protect against discrimination 1
2:44 PM — Irish primary school teachers are concerned that proposed equality legislation may not go far enough to protect LGBT teachers against discrimination.
11th April 2014
Anti-gay protests planned in Ethiopia by religious groups claiming ‘gays rape children’ 18
7:00 PM — An anti-gay demonstration will be held in Ethiopia later in April by two groups which deem being gay "dangerous", and claim that gay people "rape children".
Norway’s city halls open up for priests to bless gay couples’ marriages 3
3:57 PM — In protest against the Church of Norway's refusal to perform same-sex marriages, mayors have vowed to open up city halls to allow priests to perform blessings for gay couples' marriages.