8th August 2014
Daniel Radcliffe: If you mind Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend, you’re not ok with gays 29
9:59 PM — Football player Michael Sam has an unexpected fan and supporter in actor Daniel Radcliffe.
United Church of Christ becomes first denomination to sponsor Gay Games 6
7:13 PM — The United Church of Christ has been announced as the first denomination to sponsor the Gay Games.
7th August 2014
US: The NBA’s first woman referee marries long time partner
10:56 PM — An out gay NBA referee married her long time partner last week.
Rugby player could face ban over homophobic abuse 7
4:46 PM — A rugby player could be banned from the sport for eight matches, over allegations of homophobic abuse.
Speed skater Blake Skjellerup: There were no role models for me as a young gay sportsman 3
2:58 PM — Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup has said that he had no role models he could positively relate to while he was struggling with his sexuality.
6th August 2014
Football team told not to support men who their penis up ‘poopers’ 17
7:03 PM — A Canadian football team has received a deluge of hateful messages after temporarily changing its logo in support of Pride.
4th August 2014
Glasgow Commonwealth Games hailed as ‘new benchmark’ for inclusivity 5
12:59 PM — The Glasgow Commonwealth Games have been praised for commitment to LGBT equality.
1st August 2014
US: ESPN premieres new documentary profiling Brittney Griner
11:08 PM — ESPN has release a documentary called “Lifesize: Brittney Griner” as part of its “Nine for IX” short film series.
Out athletes win gold and silver in same event for first time in Commonwealth Games 13
8:12 PM — Out gay athletes have taken home both the gold and silver medals in a Commonwealth Games event for the first time.
Tom Daley wins silver medal for synchronised diving at Commonwealth Games 5
7:56 PM — Tom Daley has won a silver medal for synchronised diving the Commonwealth Games.
Matthew Mitcham wins silver medal at Commonwealth Games
5:59 PM — Out Australian diving Matthew Mitcham has won a second silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.
US: NFL player disciplined for homophobic tweet has ‘learned’ from sensitivity training 2
3:04 PM — Don Jones, the Miami Dolphins player sent to sensitivity training about a homophobic tweet about Michael Sam's televised gay kiss, has said he is happy that the experience has taught him more about respect and tolerance.
31st July 2014
US: Chicago White Sox LGBT event causes some fans to call for a boycott 10
7:54 PM — A Chicago White Sox event intended to encourage LGBT fans to attend a White Sox baseball game next month has lead some fans to say they would boycott the game and the team.
Tom Daley: Coming out has been a ‘massive weight’ off my shoulders 13
2:24 PM — Tom Daley has once again thanked his fans for showing him support over his decision to come out and has dismissed suggestions of pending retirement.
First trans football player: FIFA’s lack of trans guidelines is unfair
12:19 PM — The first transgender football player to be recognised by FIFA has spoken out about the governing body’s lack of guidelines for trans people.
30th July 2014
Zambian vice president dismisses same-sex marriage question: ‘We care more about education’ 19
11:45 AM — The vice president of Zambia has dismissed a question of same-sex marriage during a visit to his roots in Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
29th July 2014
US: UFC fighter shows support for gay rights with “Legalize Gay” underpants 2
4:30 PM — UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury showed his support for gay rights during his weigh-in this past weekend.
28th July 2014
Government launches ‘Scotland believes in equality’ campaign 22
3:21 PM — The Scottish Government has launched a new campaign to promote LGBT equality.
27th July 2014
Alex Salmond: Scotland will not tolerate discrimination, we celebrate diversity 5
8:26 PM — Following calls to speak out in support of the LGBT community at the Commonwealth Games, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has sent a strong message of equality.
26th July 2014
US: New York LGBT group attacks Giants for hiring former NOM spokesman as coach 4
2:25 PM — An LGBT group has attacked the New York Giants, for hiring a former National Organisation for Marriage spokesperson as a coach.