23rd April 2014
Gay Guardian readers blast camp comics Alan Carr, John Inman and Larry Grayson 158
12:29 PM — The Guardian has published two critical letters from readers about gay camp comedians, in response to columnist Owen Jones’s article on Alan Carr’s advert for animal charity PETA.
Survey: A third of gay men believe you can’t work as cabin crew if you are HIV positive 5
11:14 AM — Research from the National AIDS Trust reveals that nearly a third of gay men wrongly believe that if you are living with HIV you would be banned from working as cabin crew.
22nd April 2014
Matt Bomer: I’ve been married to my same-sex partner for three years 5
10:53 PM — Gay actor Matt Bomer has revealed that he's secretly been married to his same-sex partner for the past three years.
Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin: I’m absolutely for same-sex marriage 13
9:52 PM — Wrestling legend Stone Cold Steve Austin has proclaimed his strong support for same-sex marriage.
India: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against anti-gay law 2
2:45 PM — The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists against a recently reinstated law banning gay sex.
Indonesia’s first transgender boarding school reopens its doors 1
2:20 PM — An Islamic transgender boarding school has reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java.
Owen Jones: I felt ashamed for flinching at Alan Carr’s charity fairy advert 129
11:41 AM — Owen Jones says he flinched when he saw Alan Carr’s advert for animal charity PETA, but then realised he felt ashamed for having done so.
Union: Teachers are facing devastating levels of online anti-gay abuse from students 17
10:51 AM — Britain’s largest teachers' union says school children are using social media to bombard teachers with homophobic abuse.
21st April 2014
Wyoming Governor: I believe marriage is between one man and one woman 33
7:30 PM — The governor of Wyoming has stated that he believes marriage should only be between one man and one woman.
US: Proposal would ban Boy Scout members from being California judges 3
7:10 PM — A proposal in the US state of California would ban judges from being members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the organisation's ban on gay adult leaders.
Exclusive: Grindr removes advert from Christian group GodLife 11
7:04 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Grindr has confirmed it will remove an advert from a Christian group, which had been appearing to users of the gay dating app.
Brittney Griner: My Christian university opposed me being gay but nurtured my basketball skills
4:26 PM — Openly gay basketball star Brittney Griner has opened up about struggles with not being supported whilst attending a Christian university opposed to homosexuality.
Boy Scouts of America tells church it can’t host troop for keeping gay scout leader 6
12:18 PM — The Boy Scouts of America has told a church that it may no longer host a troop of which a gay man is the leader.
20th April 2014
Petition launched against ‘homoerotic’ Tom of Finland stamps 47
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."