2nd August 2014
Stonewall exec Ruth Hunt: Under-fives should learn about equality in preschool 106
2:18 PM — Stonewall's newly-appointed chief executive Ruth Hunt has said the LGB charity may produce resources for children under the age of five, to be used in preschools.
Australia: Liberal candidate resigns after claiming ‘shirts are for faggots’ 12
12:51 PM — A Liberal party candidate in Australia has resigned, after it had emerged that he posted a series of homophobic tweets.
‘Sinister monk’ now distributing leaflets in Brighton comparing gays to paedophiles 55
11:53 AM — A 'sinister monk' is distributing homophobic leaflets in Brighton, comparing gay people to paedophiles.
US: Arkansas Attorney General launches defence of marriage ban despite ‘supporting’ same-sex marriage 1
11:16 AM — Arkansas' Attorney General has launched a bid to maintain the state's constitutional marriage ban, despite claiming to support same-sex marriage.
1st August 2014
Australia: Liberal conscience vote on same-sex marriage bill ‘highly likely’ 12
7:11 PM — It is "highly likely" that MPs from Australia's governing Liberal party will be allowed a free vote on an upcoming same-sex marriage bill for the first time.
Comment: Despite today’s court ruling, the situation for gay people in Uganda remains bleak 3
6:38 PM — Dr Paul Johnson, Reader in Sociology at the University of York, responds to today's court ruling striking down Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Northern Ireland minister: Bakery that refused same-sex marriage cake ‘has to comply with the law’ 13
4:34 PM — Newly-appointed junior Northern Ireland minister Andrew Murrison has said that a bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage must comply with discrimination laws.
Supreme Court Justice: Court will rule on same-sex marriage by 2016 or sooner 9
4:10 PM — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has said that she expects her court to rule on the issue of same-sex marriage by 2016 at latest.
Activists celebrate striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law 17
3:22 PM — Activists have celebrated a court ruling invalidating Uganda's anti-gay law.
Uganda: Court strikes down ‘illegally passed’ anti-gay law 15
11:55 AM — Uganda's notorious anti-gay law has been struck down by a court, who ruled that it was passed illegally.
Gay vicar: It would be wonderful if the government ‘talked sense’ to Church over marriage ban 14
10:58 AM — A vicar who is facing possible punishments after marrying his same-sex partner has said he would welcome intervention from the government.
31st July 2014
Study finds kids who read Harry Potter are more gay friendly 21
6:44 PM — A new study has found that young people who have read Harry Potter show greater acceptance of LGBT people.
Labour MP Geraint Davies: I’m glad court backed gay ‘cure’ ad bans 28
5:33 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour MP Geraint Davies welcomes this week's High Court ruling against anti-gay Christian charity Core Issues Trust.
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker wins the right to remain in Britain 3
4:54 PM — A lesbian asylum seeker, who faced deportation to Uganda, has won the right to remain in the UK.
Ugandan court may overturn anti-gay law tomorrow 22
1:19 PM — Uganda’s highest court could decide on Friday if the country’s draconian anti-homosexuality law should be repealed.
Brighton’s ‘Oldest Gay in the Village’ praised by David Cameron 12
10:34 AM — An LGBT campaigner in Brighton, who is fighting to have his criminal conviction for being gay overturned, has received a letter of gratitude from the Prime Minister.
30th July 2014
UK: High Court judge favours Mayor and TFL in ruling on ‘ex-gay’ bus advert ban 33
6:10 PM — A High Court judge has ruled that Mayor of London Boris Johnson did not abuse his position as Chair of Transport for London (TfL) over the banning of an 'ex-gay' bus advert.
Academic: Extend HPV vaccine to boys and gay men to help reduce cancer risk 18
4:51 PM — Boys should be vaccinated against the HPV virus as well as girls to protect them against several types of cancer, several leading clinicians say.
Obama urged to fight for LGBT rights in Africa 6
4:33 PM — Two human rights groups have urged President Obama to bring up LGBT rights when he attends the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit next week.
US: California to gain first gay governor – for one day only 1
4:21 PM — California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins is set to become the state's first openly-LGBT governor today, but will hold the office for only a matter of hours, due to quirk in the state's leadership this week.