5th September 2014
US: Anti-gay former Virginia Governor found guilty of corruption 9
11:51 AM — Virginia's anti-gay former governor has been found guilty of multiple corruption charges.
Gloria De Piero: I hope rainbow laces will show that there is no place in football for homophobia 5
11:20 AM — Labour's shadow minister for women and equalities Gloria De Piero writes for PinkNews on the return of Stonewall's rainbow laces campaign, saying football is a family sport, and that there should be no place for homophobia.
Stonewall sends rainbow laces to every Premier League footballer to tackle homophobia 12
11:05 AM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has sent rainbow laces to every premiership footballer and professional club in Britain in support of gay players and fans.
4th September 2014
‘Extremely encouraging support by Justice Minister on PSHE bill’, says Caroline Lucas 4
4:52 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has praised Justice Minister Simon Hughes for backing her Private Members’ Bill on statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Bahamas pride weekend cut short following death threats 1
1:59 PM — Pride weekend in the Bahamas was cut short after a series of death threats.
Justice Minister calls on Lib Dem MPs to vote for sex education bill 6
12:00 PM — Justice Minister Simon Hughes says a bill to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education statutory will receive the support of Liberal Democrat MPs.
Sky Sports reporter finds support in footballers after coming out as gay 28
11:11 AM — A Sky Sports reporter has said he has received messages of support from many footballers and managers after coming out as gay in a magazine interview.
3rd September 2014
Leeds Rhinos exec claims homophobic slur investigation is a ‘witch hunt’ 16
7:40 PM — A Leeds Rhinos exec has claimed that a second investigation into the alleged use of homophobic slurs by one of his players is a "witch hunt".
Former ‘ex-gay’ activist: I’m glad that courts are striking down marriage bans 12
6:16 PM — A former 'ex-gay' activist is glad that courts are striking down same-sex marriage bans that he helped lobby for.
US: Michael Sam signed to Dallas Cowboys 8
5:30 PM — Out NFL player Michael Sam has been signed to the practice team of the Dallas Cowboys.
US: New York St Patrick’s Day parade ends ban on gay groups 14
5:12 PM — New York's St Patrick's Day parade will allow gay groups to march next year for the first time.
Julie Bindel: All women should try being a lesbian 50
4:35 PM — Feminist writer Julie Bindel has claimed that all women should 'try' lesbianism.
TUC: Austerity is causing LGBT services to suffer 9
3:56 PM — The Trades Union Congress has warned that government austerity is causing harm to voluntary and community-focussed LGBT organisations.
Laverne Cox joins MTV lesbian comedy ‘Faking It’ 1
1:36 PM — Laverne Cox has signed up to the second season of lesbian comedy series Faking It.
West Wing star Allison Janney: I won’t kiss gay women 28
12:30 PM — West Wing star Allison Janney has said that she wouldn't want to kiss a lesbian.
Sam Smith: I don’t want to be a spokesperson for gay people 15
11:32 AM — Recently out singer Sam Smith has said that he is not trying to be a 'spokesperson' for gay rights.
2nd September 2014
US: Michael Sam reportedly in talks to join the Dallas Cowboys 7
11:12 PM — Openly gay football player Michael Sam could be joining the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.
Activist hoists flag from mountain in protest over Russian anti-gay laws 5
6:42 PM — A gay rights campaigner has climbed the highest mountain in Europe to fly a rainbow flag from its peak in a swipe at Russia's homophobic laws.
NFL player: ESPN is to blame for Michael Sam being a free agent 3
5:16 PM — An NFL player posted to Twitter that ESPN is to blame for Michael Sam not getting picked up by another NFL team.
Equality Network: How will Scottish independence impact on LGBT rights?
4:46 PM — Scotland’s Equality Network has called on the country’s main political parties to outline how the independence question could impact on LGBT rights.