3rd March 2014
New York Mayor joins equality march as main St Patrick’s Day parade bans gays 5
8:40 PM — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday joined a pro-gay St Patrick's Day march, due to the state's main parade banning gay groups.
Michigan clerk says she would issue gay marriage licences if told by a judge 2
7:36 PM — Despite being called in defence of a Michigan law banning same-sex marriage, a county clerk admitted she would issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, if ordered by a judge.
US journalist: ‘Gays are sore winners’ for opposing Arizona bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 17
7:25 PM — US Journalist George Will, has called the gay community "sore winners" over vetoed legislation in Arizona.
House of Lords debates suicide rates among LGBT young people 13
7:12 PM — During a recent House of Lords debate on suicide amongst young people, LGBT youth were noted as being one of the groups most bullied.
US: Texas men in half-century relationship marry ‘in the name of God’ 6
6:52 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Texas who have been together for 53 years, married before a crowd of hundreds.
Sports Minister: We must do all we can to tackle homophobia in football 10
6:37 PM — Minister for Sport and Equalities Helen Grant has welcomed news that 15 out of 20 Premier League clubs are now supporting a leading anti-homophobia initiative.
Media outlets report fake story that Ugandan President’s daughter came out as gay 7
5:53 PM — Various news websites have picked up and reported a satirical website's story that the Ugandan President's daughter has come out as gay.
London: Gay vicar vows to defy Church marriage ban and marry partner 4
5:35 PM — A north London vicar vows to marry his partner of 14 years despite the risk that he could be thrown out of the Church of England.
‘First public gay wedding’ takes place in Burma 2
3:03 PM — The first traditional and public same-sex 'wedding', has taken place in Burma.
Ugandan MP David Bahati: Losing foreign aid is a small price to pay for having a law against homosexuality 21
2:55 PM — The author of Uganda's anti-gay law says the decision of several western countries to halt foreign aid donations is a small price to pay for protecting the nation’s moral values.
Robert Mugabe defends Ugandan anti-gay law by saying: It’s a ‘human right’ for men to marry women 34
12:31 PM — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has thrown his weight behind Uganda's anti-gay legislation by saying it’s a “human right” for men to marry women.
UK Equality ministers to boycott Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine crisis 10
11:42 AM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will not attend the Sochi Winter Paralympics due to the crisis in Ukraine.
Greens deny funding cut to Brighton Pride
10:57 AM — The Green Party in Brighton and Hove is rejecting claims made by Labour and the Conservatives that it supports cutting funding to the city’s Pride festival.
2nd March 2014
Hong Kong: Lawmakers to debate bill for equal recognition of ‘non-operative’ transgender people 2
5:02 PM — Lawmakers in Hong Kong are set to debate over a bill that would allow transgender people unwilling to undergo full gender reassignment surgery to have the same rights as 'post-operative' transsexuals.
US poll: 56% support marriage for same-sex couples 2
4:17 PM — A new poll published recently has found that 56% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples.
Australia: 10,000 attendees march in biggest Sydney Mardi Gras so far 10
3:44 PM — This year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade was one the largest ever, with over 10,000 attendees joining to celebrate in the march.
1st March 2014
Sierra Leone President warns West against withholding African aid money over anti-gay laws 53
5:30 PM — The President of Sierra Leone on Saturday warned western countries against cutting aid money to African countries based on anti-gay laws.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to visit LGBT Russians during official trip 4
3:56 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has promised to visit LGBT people during a trip to Russia later this year.
Anti-gay marriage MP’s bill for ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ fails 30
2:59 PM — Conservative MP Peter Bone, a staunch equal marriage opponent, seemingly isn't having a very good week.
28th February 2014
US: Boy Scouts of America loses Disney funding over exclusion of gay adults 9
7:50 PM — Despite lifting its ban on gay youth members, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), may need to rethink its policy on gay adult members and volunteers, as Disney, a large donor, has cut its level of funding because of the ban.