24th March 2014
Russia: Thugs attack members of St Patrick’s Day flash mob mistaking them for gay activists 26
3:28 PM — A group of thugs in the Russian city of Irkutsk beat up members of a St Patrick's day flashmob recently, mistakenly believing they were gay activists.
US: Band sells ‘good riddance’ t-shirts featuing image of Fred Phelps, with profits going to human rights charity 14
3:07 PM — A US-based band has caused controversy by selling t-shirts featuring an image of the late founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, which is famous for its 'God Hates Fags', slogan, along with the words "good riddance".
Stonewall rejects allegations from Ben Summerskill that chair of board was sacked 12
2:58 PM — Stonewall has denied accusations by its former chief executive Ben Summerskill that Jacqueline Davies’ departure as chair of the board was a result of being pushed from the role.
US: National Organisation for Marriage co-founder admits equal marriage will happen ‘in all 50 states’ 22
2:50 PM — The co-founder of the the anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has admitted that "we are now in the 'gay marriage in all 50 states' phase whether we like it or not."
Ellen Page responds to letter sent from anti-gay pastor – ‘my soul isn’t struggling’ 7
1:55 PM — Hollywood actress Ellen Page, who came out as gay last month, has responded to a letter from a pastor she received denouncing her sexuality.
UK: Police investigating homophobic armed street robbery in Birmingham
1:23 PM — Police are investigating a street robbery which took place in Birmingham's gay district in the early hours this morning, believing it to be a homophobic attack.
Italy: Bullied teen put into care for being gay 7
1:11 PM — A bullied gay teenager in a small Italian town was put into care because of his sexuality.
France: Bus driver fired after dousing lesbian couple with bottle of water for sharing a kiss
12:56 PM — A public bus driver in northern France has reportedly been fired after he doused a teenage lesbian couple with a bottle of water after they shared a kiss in front of him.
Bayern Munich faces stadium part-closure as punishment for ‘gay Gunners’ banner
12:20 PM — German football team Bayern Munich has been subjected to a part closure of its stadium after some fans displayed a banner with the words "gay Gunners" during a match against Arsenal.
UK: 18-year-old committed suicide after relationship with unnamed gay TV comedian
12:11 PM — An inquest has heard of how an 18-year-old fashion student killed himself months after he was reportedly groomed by an unnamed gay TV comedian.
23rd March 2014
US: Michigan same-sex marriage ban reinstated by order of stay in appeals court 2
11:38 AM — Not long after a judge declared Michigan's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, an appeals court has now issued a stay against the ruling.
Gay man barred from Dorset country pub for ‘flirting’ with barman 86
11:18 AM — A man in Dorset has claimed to have been branded a "predatory gay man" after he was banned from his local pub for complimenting a male bartender.
Canterbury gay bar owner ‘threatened’ with anti-gay arson attacks and city council licence withdrawals 40
10:51 AM — The owner of a gay bar in Canterbury has recently claimed to have been target of an onslaught of anti-gay threats and visitors, including one vicar who offered to "cleanse" his customers of their homosexuality, and another man who threatened to burn down the building.
Video: US Vice President Joe Biden says ‘it’s outrageous’ that ENDA is still even being debated 3
10:16 AM — US Vice President Joe Biden has identified gay rights as an "inseparable part of America's promotion of human rights" in a call he made to Congress on Saturday to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
22nd March 2014
Video: Stonewall boss Ruth Hunt defends Lib Dems’ equal marriage support 2
1:36 PM — In her speech at the Stonewall Equality Dinner, acting chief executive Ruth Hunt has both praised her predecessor Ben Summerskill, but defended the Lib Dems against comments he made about the party's support for equal marriage.
US: Kalamazoo Bishop says strike-down of same-sex marriage ban ‘unfortunate and regrettable’ 24
12:01 PM — On a momentous day for same-sex couples in the US state of Michigan, one Bishop set out to voice his displeasure at the "unfortunate and regrettable" ruling.
21st March 2014
Welsh First Minister: Ugandans should be allowed to work out human rights issues ‘on their own terms’ 17
7:57 PM — Following a trip to Uganda, the First Minister of Wales has voiced his concern at the country's recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Stonewall co-founder: Ben Summerskill is damaging charity by attacking staff, trustees and sponsors 16
7:21 PM — The former chair of the board of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says Ben Summerskill is "in danger of undermining" his legacy with the gay rights charity due to critical remarks on Twitter.
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins received ‘gay taunts’ from ‘knucklehead’ player 1
6:39 PM — The first openly-gay player to come out in a major US team sport and continue playing has said that he has already received "gay taunts" from a player on an opposing team.
Do you think penis size matters? This study says it does – but only in some situations 23
6:08 PM — According to a new study, penis size does matter to some people, but they may not be the ones you would expect.