21st July 2014
Malawi: Catholic conference to discuss ‘strange culture’ of homosexuality 15
1:38 PM — A conference of Catholic bishops in Malawi, has tabled homosexuality as a talking point, describing it as a "challenge" faced by families.
Comment: The gay community should stop attacking anyone who dares suggest sexuality is a choice 234
1:12 PM — Dr Adam Jowett, a lecturer in Social Psychology at Coventry University, argues that we should stop attacking people for suggesting sexuality is a choice.
Out presenter Evan Davis to replace Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight 9
11:45 AM — Out TV presenter Evan Davis has been announced as the new main presenter of Newsnight.
20th July 2014
US: Florida anti-gay activist says opposing equal marriage is ‘an issue worth dying for’ 55
5:09 PM — A Florida anti-gay activist has claimed that his opposition to same-sex marriage is "worth dying" over.
Canada: Catholic school district creates first transgender student policy 6
4:06 PM — A Catholic school district in Vancouver has become the first to have a specific policy for transgender students.
Former NBA star John Amaechi: Isolating anti-gay countries from Commonwealth Games won’t help equality 32
3:18 PM — Retired basketball star John Amaechi has warned against "isolating" countries with anti-gay laws, saying that events like the Commonwealth Games should be use to argue for equality.
Pet Shop Boys: Gay equality isn’t a party political issue any more 8
1:50 PM — The Pet Shop Boys have claimed that gay equality is no longer a party political issue in the UK.
Welsh Secretary, who took interns from ‘gay cure’ event sponsor, says he ‘doesn’t endorse’ cure theology 9
1:14 PM — Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb, who previously took interns from a religious charity that sponsored an 'ex-gay' event, has said he "doesn't endorse" gay cure therapy.
US: Texas Attorney General accused of ‘stalling’ same-sex marriage appeal 2
12:01 PM — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has been accused of deliberately stalling his appeal, after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.
19th July 2014
Barack Obama pays tribute to AIDS activists who died in MH17 plane crash 4
6:18 PM — US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the HIV/AIDS activists and researchers who died onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
US: Florida Governor dodges questions about same-sex marriage while Attorney General fights it 5
5:22 PM — Florida Governor Rick Scott has repeatedly dodged questions about same-sex marriage, while Attorney General Pam Bondi attempts to halt marriages by filing an appeal.
US: Ohio Statehouse keeps ban on same-sex wedding receptions 2
3:33 PM — The Ohio Statehouse will continue to ban all same-sex wedding receptions and ceremonies.
US: Supreme Court rules that Utah does not have to recognise same-sex marriages yet 1
1:51 PM — The US Supreme Court has ruled that Utah does not have to immediately recognise over 1000 same-sex marriages conducted in the state.
US: Colorado baker who refused to bake same-sex wedding cake launches new appeal 8
1:36 PM — A Colorado baker who lost a court battle after refusing to serve a gay couple has launched another appeal against the ruling.
Study: HIV death rates have halved in a decade 5
12:41 PM — According to a study, HIV-positive people are half as likely to die than they were a decade ago, and are less likely to die from AIDS-related causes.
Anti-gay Archbishop: Homophobia isn’t ‘truly unjust’ because sexual behaviour is a choice 53
11:49 AM — An anti-gay Catholic Archbishop has claimed that homophobia doesn't count as "truly unjust discrimination" because it is based on "sexual behaviour".
18th July 2014
Texas lesbian couple: Sue the bar that kicked us out for kissing 4
5:59 PM — A lesbian couple who said they were thrown out of a bar in San Antonio, Texas, are asking the city to sue the business for violating nondiscrimination laws.
Video: Texas voters say they wouldn’t vote for ‘a known heterosexual’ for President 26
4:56 PM — These voters in the US state of Texas apparently got in a bit of a mix up when they were asked whether they would vote for a heterosexual candidate for US President.
US: HBO refuses to allow anti-gay pastor Scott Lively to debate John Oliver 12
4:49 PM — TV network HBO has refused a challenge from anti-gay pastor Scott Lively to allow him to have an on-air debate with John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.
US federal court: Oklahoma must allow gay couples to marry 1
4:38 PM — A federal appeals court has ruled in favour of same-sex marriage in the US state of Oklahoma, saying that the state should allow gay and lesbian couple to marry.