6th April 2014
‘Independence Day’ director shooting film about Stonewall riots 6
4:44 PM — The director of Independence Day Roland Emmerich has announced he is shooting a film about the Stonewall riots.
Germany: Lesbian-exclusive burial site opened in historic Berlin cemetery 5
3:33 PM — A new burial area exclusively for lesbians has now been opened in a historic two-century-old Berlin cemetery.
UK: Anti-hate crime Muslim campaign group attacked for supporting gay rights 11
3:15 PM — The Muslim anti-hate crime campaign group Tell MAMA has been criticised for having a "reformist agenda" after it appointed human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell as its patron.
Iain Duncan Smith warns of Tory ‘witch hunt’ against Maria Miller for her support of equal marriage 42
2:33 PM — Conservative MP and former party leader Iain Duncan Smith has come to the defence of Maria Miller over recent expenses inquiries, saying she is facing a possible Tory backlash for "the gay marriage stuff."
Blondie icon Debbie Harry comes out as bisexual 20
2:10 PM — Blondie star Debbie Harry has revealed she is bisexual and thinks "women are more sensual."
5th April 2014
US: Oregon trans student denied housing by Christian college 14
5:19 PM — A male trans student has been denied access to on-campus housing by an Oregon Christian college.
4th April 2014
US: Florida man charged with attempted murder of lesbian couple and eight children 6
10:13 PM — A Florida man has been charged with the attempted murder of a lesbian couple and their eight children, after attempting to burn their house to the ground.
Jonathan Ross: I’m developing a UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race 12
9:42 PM — Jonathan Ross has said he is helping to develop a British version of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Labour MP: Ministers are ignoring the problem of gay conversion therapy 8
6:19 PM — The government rules out the statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to guard against gay-to-straight conversion therapy, leading to criticism from Labour.
Archbishop of Canterbury defends Anglican position on gays from Ann Widdecombe attack 20
5:33 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has defended the Church of England's position on gay relationships from an attack by former MP Ann Widdecombe, saying the issue is "complex" and that "people can't help being gay".
US: Trans student told she can’t use women’s toilet at college 29
4:26 PM — A transgender student in North Carolina says a campus security officer asked her for identification to verify her gender after she exited the women’s toilet.
Sandi Toksvig collects OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace 5
3:32 PM — Sandi Toksvig has collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace just days after renewing her vows with her civil partner in front of 2,000 people.
Gay blogger Andrew Sullivan: I’m disgusted the gay community has forced Brendan Eich to quit Firefox 223
2:38 PM — Andrew Sullivan says he’s appalled at the resignation of Firefox CEO Brendan Eich, who quit yesterday following a backlash over his appointment due to his previous financial support for anti-equal marriage campaigners
UK academic: HIV vaccine research ‘to reach defining moment’ by 2020 4
1:44 PM — A leading academic predicts the next six years will determine whether developing an effective HIV vaccine is within the grasp of scientists.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Africans could be killed if the Church of England backs same-sex marriage 59
1:38 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out about the Church of England's perceived reluctance to support same-sex relationships, saying that African Anglicans could be attacked or killed as a result.
US: Governor of Mississippi signs law legalising anti-gay discrimination 11
1:33 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has signed into law a bill which could allow anti-gay discrimination by religious business owners.
Newspaper editor: Printing this picture of a gay couple kissing caused readers to shun my paper 29
12:45 PM — A local newspaper editor says placing a photo of two men kissing on the front of his paper resulted in a drop in sales.
Los Angeles: Gay men urged to get vaccinated against meningitis following outbreak 1
11:22 AM — Officials in LA have urged gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against meningitis following several deaths.
3rd April 2014
Manifesto launched by leading trans groups urging political parties to push for equality
6:16 PM — A manifesto has been launched by a number of leading trans groups to push for trans equality in the General Election manifestos of UK political parties.
Mississippi Governor pledges to sign law legalising anti-gay discrimination 7
5:08 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has indicated that he will sign into law a bill which could legalise discrimination against gay people.