20th April 2014
Petition launched against ‘homoerotic’ Tom of Finland stamps 42
9:56 PM — A petition has been launched, demanding the cancellation of a collection of Finnish stamps featuring homoerotic art.
UK: Artist creates Tom Daley portrait out of homophobic tweets 6
4:36 PM — An artist has created a portrait of Tom Daley, made up of homophobic tweets sent to the Olympic diver after he came out last year.
Drag queen Panti Bliss nominated for ‘Pride of Ireland’ awards 1
2:53 PM — Drag queen Panti Bliss has been nominated for several Pride of Ireland awards, after giving a heartwarming speech about oppression in January.
Cliff Richard: ‘If I was gay, would it make any difference?’ 39
2:22 PM — Sir Cliff Richard has addressed long-standing rumours about his sexuality, saying he hopes it wouldn't make a difference whether he is gay or not.
19th April 2014
Brazil: Homophobic football shirts on sale before World Cup 4
9:43 PM — Homophobic t-shirts are on sale in Brazil, two months before the start of the World Cup.
Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon: I cried most nights before I came out 7
5:56 PM — Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon has said that being in the closet took a huge toll on him, and that he cried most nights before he came out.
18th April 2014
US judge: States cannot ‘trample constitutional rights’ with straight marriage definitions 2
10:01 PM — A judge in a US federal appeals court looking at the state of Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban has said states should not define marriage in a way which "tramples constitutional rights."
Arsenal boss: Society needs to ask why football does not have openly gay players 13
6:05 PM — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the absence of openly gay footballers in the Premier League.
Michael Lucas: Gay men are not too busy enjoying bareback orgies to take PrEP 4
3:26 PM — Gay porn producer Michael Lucas has called on the president of America’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation to resign for describing medication used to prevent HIV infection as a "party drug".
Tom Daley’s boyfriend Dustin Lance Black furious after college bans him from event over sex photos 78
12:01 PM — Dustin Lance Black has slammed administrators at his former college after they withdrew an invitation to speak at an upcoming ceremony due to old naked photos of the star.
17th April 2014
UFC champion denies sending homophobic messages, says he was hacked
9:20 PM — A UFC mixed martial arts fighter has denied that he sent homophobic messages over Instagram, claiming that his phone was stolen.
Five Westboro Baptist Church members met with 1,500-strong peaceful protest in Massachusetts 5
7:10 PM — Five members of the adamantly anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with over 1,500 peaceful protesters at a university basketball match.
Glee and Erasure stars to perform at Detroit pride festival
6:45 PM — Among the entertainment at this year's pride festival in the city of Detroit will be Glee star Alex Newell and Erasure's Andy Bell.
Heritage Lottery Fund awards Stonewall over £68,000 for gay history project 1
2:10 PM — The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Stonewall £68,800 for a new project charting its involvement with the gay rights movement over the last 25 years.
US: Appeals court set to hear arguments in Oklahoma gay marriage case 1
1:02 PM — The same appeals court which last week heard arguments around Ohio's same-sex marriage ban one week ago is now gearing up to do the same for Oklahoma.
Australia: Christian youth camp loses appeal against discrimination ruling 2
12:19 PM — A Christian youth camp which was ordered to pay damages for discriminating against a gay youth support charity in 2010 when it refused to accept its booking, has now lost its appeal against the court's ruling.
Televangelist Pat Robertson: It’s impossible for Christians not to associate with gay people 14
11:48 AM — US televangelist Pat Robertson has said it would be virtually impossible for Christians not to associate or befriend "homosexual people" as they're "very creative," and so exist virtually everywhere in the arts and fashion industries.
16th April 2014
Two thousand to counter protest ‘God Hates Fags’ church in support of gay basketball player 5
8:03 PM — Over two thousand have said they will protest in support of a gay basketball player at the University of Massachusetts after the Westboro Baptist Church said it would picket him.
Survey: UK sixth most tolerant towards homosexuality 47
7:02 PM — Less than a fifth of people in the UK think homosexuality is "morally unacceptable", the sixth lowest out of 40 countries surveyed.
Over 100,000 tell IOC: No more Olympic Games in countries with anti-gay laws 2
6:28 PM — More than 100,000 people have signed an All Out petition calling on the International Olympic Committee to make sure that future Olympic events are not held in countries with anti-gay laws.