12th June 2014
LGBT tourism expected to be worth $202 billion in 2014 3
6:27 PM — The estimate comes as the World Travel Market, an annual business event focused around tourism, announces its decision to increase focus on the LGBT tourist market.
Israel: Music video by trans star taken down following family complaint 3
5:39 PM — A music video by the first openly trans woman to perform on Eurovision has been taken down, after the family of a young person said they did not give their permission to be featured in the video.
11th June 2014
US: ‘God Hates Fags’ pastor’s granddaughter poses for NOH8 gay rights campaign 10
2:46 PM — Libby Phelps - the granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps - has posed for the NOH8 campaign.
10th June 2014
London to get its own rainbow crossing in time for Pride 7
2:17 PM — Authorities have announced that London is to get its own rainbow crossing ahead of Pride in London this year.
9th June 2014
UK: Brighton unveils first ‘rainbow crossing’ 3
3:54 PM — Brighton has unveiled the UK's first temporary 'rainbow crossing', to celebrate Pride month.
Australia: Gay rights campaigner Lex Watson granted honour after death 2
2:33 PM — A leading Australian gay rights campaigner who died last month has been awarded a rare posthumous honour.
US: District Attorney says officer who refused to work at Pride should quit policing 14
1:23 PM — The District Attorney for Salt Lake County has said that a police officer who refused to work at a gay pride parade should quit policing altogether.
Serbia: Belgrade Pride cancelled due to flooding 3
12:59 PM — Belgrade Pride, which is usually banned due to threats of violence, was instead this year cancelled due to flooding.
8th June 2014
South Korea: Christian protesters disrupt Seoul Pride festival 8
6:08 PM — Activists at Seoul Pride clashed with Christian protesters attempting to stop the event, according to reports.
7th June 2014
US: Utah police officer ‘on paid leave’ after refusing to work at Pride 12
4:08 PM — A Salt Lake City police officer has been placed on leave, after he refused to work at the Utah Pride parade.
5th June 2014
Stonewall: Pride needs to be more inclusive for black and trans people 42
5:44 PM — Work still needs to be done in making sure the Pride movement caters for everyone, says Stonewall’s Acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt
Blue pull out of Glasgow Pride 7
2:22 PM — Boyband Blue will not perform at this year’s Pride Glasgow, organisers have announced.
4th June 2014
US: Washington students cheer principal after he comes out during Pride speech 4
10:41 PM — The principal of a Washington high school was loudly cheered by his students, after coming out during a Pride speech.
3rd June 2014
YouTube celebrates LGBT pride with new #ProudToPlay campaign 1
4:23 PM — YouTube and Google have teamed up for America's LGBT Pride Month with a new campaign focusing on sport.
1st June 2014
Russia: Woman arrested for drawn-on Conchita Wurst beard 9
3:11 PM — A woman at a Moscow rally in honour of drag artist Conchita Wurst has been arrested for having a drawn-on beard.
31st May 2014
Cyprus holds first ever Pride march, organisers push for same-sex unions 15
6:09 PM — Cyprus has held its first ever pride march, with organisers hoping to draw attention to poor LGBT rights in the country.
Facebook releases free Pride-themed sticker set 9
5:43 PM — Facebook has released a free range of LGBT-themed sticker emoticons, featuring various gay symbols, same-sex couples and families.
Russia: Two detained by police at Moscow Pride rally 3
2:25 PM — Moscow police have detained two people for taking part in a pride rally which was denied official permission.
US: Obama proclaims June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in honour of Stonewall riots 4
1:44 PM — Barack Obama has announced that June will be recognised nationally as LGBT Pride Month, in honour of the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
30th May 2014
South Korea: Officials attempt to cancel Seoul Pride, event to go ahead regardless 4
10:08 PM — The organisers of Seoul Pride have announced the event will go ahead next week in defiance of government orders, after their permission was revoked.