18th August 2014
Family Research Council: Judges should be abolished if they keep ruling in favour of equal marriage 21
12:27 PM — The Family Research Council has called for the abolition of the judiciary, because 'unelected judges' keep ruling in favour of same-sex marriage.
Former UKIP candidate: Party is plagued with grotesque transsexuals 81
12:00 PM — Former UKIP candidateJulia Gasper has claimed that the party is "plagued" with "grotesque" transsexuals.
17th August 2014
The 7 LGBT news stories you might have missed this week
6:40 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
US: 13-year-old trans girl banned from school unless she dresses as boy 49
5:59 PM — A 13-year-old transgender girl has been banned from attending her own school, unless she dresses as a boy to do so.
US: Legal challenge to Houston equal rights law gets January court date 2
5:35 PM — A court challenge to Houston's equal rights ordinance will be heard in January.
US: Pro-gay group counters God Hates Fags church’s plans to picket Robin Williams funeral 14
12:15 PM — A pro-gay group has raised over $40,000 for one of Robin Williams' favourite charities, after the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to protest his funeral.
US: Anti-gay governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power 6
11:09 AM — Texas governor Rick Perry, who recently compared homosexuality to alcoholism, has been indicted by a grand jury for abuse of power.
16th August 2014
US: Ohio mayors sign up to support same-sex marriage
6:12 PM — Over a dozen Ohio mayors have signed a national pledge in favour of same-sex marriage.
Northampton forum launches national ‘straight allies’ campaign 1
5:48 PM — A national campaign is being launched this weekend by an LGBT forum in Northampton, in an attempt to sign up straight "allies" who believe in equality.
Chris Kluwe announces settlement in homophobic remarks lawsuit 3
5:00 PM — Former Minnesota Vikings NFL player Chris Kluwe on Friday announced that he had reached a settlement with the team after he alleged a coach made homophobic remarks.
Lesbian activist to speak at Utah congressional fundraiser
4:46 PM — A Democratic congressional candidate for a conservative district in the US state of Utah has invited a gay activist to speak at a fundraiser.
US: Arizona gay couple ask judge to recognise marriage over terminal illness 2
3:17 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Arizona has asked a federal judge to instruct the state to recognise their marriage, because one of them is terminally ill.
Bishop of Buckingham speaks out in support of same-sex marriage 12
11:50 AM — The Bishop of Buckingham has appeared at a church debate on same-sex marriage, reiterating strong support.
15th August 2014
American Bar Association votes unanimously in favour of LGBT discrimination protections 4
7:07 PM — The American Bar Association (ABA) has voted unanimously to support laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Human rights groups attempt to stop Sultan of Brunei from buying New York hotels 23
6:55 PM — Leading US advocacy group the Human rights Campaign (HRC) has made a plea for supporters to speak out against the Sultan of Brunei's attempts to acquire two hotels in New York and one in London.
US: Memorial to be held for murdered Baltimore trans woman 1
6:17 PM — A memorial will be held this weekend for one of two transgender women murdered just weeks apart in Baltimore.
Actor Lupita Nyong’o celebrates at same-sex wedding in New York 3
6:07 PM — Actor and director Lupita Nyong'o attended a same-sex wedding this week, and thanked the grooms for a "reminder that love and its declaration can be simple."
US pastor: Republicans who stay silent on same-sex marriage will face ‘consequences’ 18
5:04 PM — An anti-gay pastor has warned that there will be "consequences" for Republicans who fail to oppose same-sex marriage.
Ireland: Radio host condemned by broadcast regulator for supporting same-sex marriage 16
3:52 PM — A radio show host has been condemned by Ireland's broadcast regulator for voicing his support for same-sex marriage.
Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver joins James Franco in cast of ‘ex-gay’ biopic
2:26 PM — Charlie Carver has joined James Franco in the cast of 'Michael', a biopic film about former gay activist and 'ex-gay' campaigner Michael Glatze.