20th April 2014
US: Alabama woman charged with murder of son’s gay lover
4:07 PM — An Alabama woman has been charged with the murder of her son's gay lover, after he was gunned down outside a truck stop.
US: New York pub banned from becoming gay bar 6
3:25 PM — A New York pub has been banned from re-branding into a gay bar by its landlord.
UK: Nursery worker, fired for refusing to read ‘gay stories’ to children, sues for religious discrimination 112
2:04 PM — A Christian nursery worker, who was fired after giving a Bible to a lesbian colleague and refusing to read 'gay stories' to children, is suing her former employer for religious discrimination.
Rachel Maddow: Louisiana voting to keep sodomy law is like chicken running round with its head cut off
1:30 PM — News anchor Rachel Maddow has ridiculed Louisiana's state legislature for voting to keep an unconstitutional sodomy law.
19th April 2014
US: LGBT conference boycotts Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 2
10:42 PM — A pro-gay conference due to be held at a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei will move to a different venue, after the Asian country changed the penal code to call for gays to be stoned to death.
US: Missing car of murdered lesbian couple recovered in Houston 1
9:06 PM — A car belonging to a lesbian couple who were found murdered next to a dumpster last month in Texas has been recovered.
US: Colorado faith leaders form coalition to back same-sex marriage 10
5:29 PM — Faith leaders in Colorado have formed a coalition to lobby in favour of same-sex marriage.
China: Censors clamp down on gay Sherlock fan fiction 4
4:52 PM — China's media regulator is reportedly clamping down on gay Sherlock fan fiction online.
US: Cook County celebrates 1000th same-sex marriage in less than two months 4
3:47 PM — An Illinois county which decided to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples early has celebrated its thousandth gay wedding.
Arkansas judge: I will rule on same-sex marriage ban within fortnight 1
3:22 PM — An Arkansas judge has said he will issue a ruling on a same-sex marriage case within the next two weeks.
US: Washington police seek suspect after alleged anti-gay assault in nightclub
2:58 PM — Olympia police are searching for a man who punched a gay man in the face and yelled anti-gay slurs at him in a nightclub.
US: Mother sentenced to life in prison for murdering 4-year-old she thought was gay 16
2:19 PM — An Oregon mother has been sentenced to life in prison for beating her four-year-old son to death, because she thought he was gay.
Archbishop of Canterbury: It is ‘almost impossible’ for some Christians to accept same-sex marriage 36
9:23 AM — Admitting the "great harm" which has been done to gay and lesbian groups, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said he thinks it is "almost impossible" for some Christians around the world to accept same-sex marriage.
18th April 2014
South and North Carolina gay rights groups join up in same-sex marriage effort 1
10:24 PM — In an effort to legalise same-sex marriage in much of the Southeast of the US, North and South Carolina activists have joined forces.
US judge: States cannot ‘trample constitutional rights’ with straight marriage definitions 2
10:01 PM — A judge in a US federal appeals court looking at the state of Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban has said states should not define marriage in a way which "tramples constitutional rights."
US: Lesbian police chief fired by mayor who said: I’d rather have an alcoholic look after my child 33
7:22 PM — An openly gay chief of police has been fired by a South Carolina mayor who was caught saying he preferred alcoholics to gay people.
Ethiopia: Church activists who claim ‘gays rape children’ drop planned protests 24
2:08 PM — Religious groups which deem being gay "dangerous" and claim that gay people "rape children" have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in Ethiopia’s capital.
Gay X-Men director ‘grabbed buttocks’ and treated me like ‘meat’, says alleged victim 40
1:03 PM — The man accusing Bryan Singer, the director of the X-Men films, of raping him as a teenager has told reporters that he was treated "like a piece of meat".
17th April 2014
US: ‘Gay cure’ defence group sells coffee to raise legal funds 8
11:11 PM — A group which defends against challenges to 'ex-gay' therapy has started selling coffee to raise legal funds
US: Off-Broadway musical heads to South Carolina to protest ‘gay book’ funding cut
10:43 PM — A South Carolina college will protest lawmakers' decisions to cut their funding over their stocking of a 'gay book', by hosting a performance of the musical based on it.