22nd July 2014
US: College denies it refused to house trans student 1
6:30 PM — A Christian college in Oregon has denied claims that it refused to provide on-campus accommodation for a trans student, but said he would not be allowed to live in dorms without having gender reassignment surgery.
21st July 2014
Italy: Catholic school ‘fires teacher for refusing to deny being a lesbian’ 7
6:07 PM — An Catholic school in Italy has allegedly dismissed a teacher for failing to deny being gay, saying that it needs to “protect the school environment”.
Bryan Fischer: Obama is ordering Christians to ‘drop dead’ by outlawing discrimination 26
5:53 PM — Anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer has claimed that Barack Obama is ordering every Christian to drop dead, by signing an Executive Order outlawing anti-gay workplace discrimination.
Panic! at the Disco donate to LGBT charity after Westboro Baptist Church picket 1
4:58 PM — The band Panic! at the Disco have struck back at the Westboro Baptist Church for recording a parody of one of their songs.
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.
20th July 2014
US: Florida anti-gay activist says opposing equal marriage is ‘an issue worth dying for’ 54
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.
Gay vicar who defied Church to marry same-sex partner opens post office inside church 8
2:42 PM — A popular gay vicar who defied the Church of England to marry his same-sex partner has raised eyebrows again, by opening a post office in one of his churches.
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.
19th July 2014
US: Baker who refuses to bake same-sex wedding cakes won’t make Halloween cakes either 26
5:46 PM — A Colorado baker who is in the midst of a legal battle after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding says he won't make cakes for Halloween either.
US: Pennsylvania church attempts to block reinstatement of pastor who officiated gay son’s wedding
4:45 PM — A Methodist pastor who was defrocked after officiating at his gay son's wedding could have his reinstatement blocked by the church.
Anti-gay Archbishop: Homophobia isn’t ‘truly unjust’ because sexual behaviour is a choice 52
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
US: Cleveland UCC becomes the first church to sponsor Gay Games 2014 1
6:09 PM — The United Church of Christ (UCC) in Cleveland has announced it will sponsor the international Gay Games to be hosted by the city next month, making it the first major religious denomination to do so.
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.
17th July 2014
US: Missouri parish worker sues after being fired over her same-sex marriage 4
11:09 PM — A food pantry worker is suing the Diocese of Kansas City, St. Joseph after she was fired from her position with the parish in May over her same-sex marriage.
16th July 2014
Catholic Church defends buying bungalow for Cardinal Keith O’Brien 31
6:05 PM — A Scottish cardinal who admitted to "inappropriate behaviour" with male priests is living out retirement in a bungalow paid for by the Catholic Church.
Finland church head: It’s time we apologise to sexual minorities for cruel treatment 6
5:10 PM — The head of Finland's Lutheran Evangelical Church has issued a public apology for the harm caused by the church's previous stances on LGBT issues.
Vicar outed during live news discussion by Channel 5 presenter 27
4:15 PM — A popular vicar has been outed as gay by a presenter during a live discussion on 5 News.
15th July 2014
US: Retired United Methodist minister sets himself on fire to protest against racism, homophobia 17
2:54 PM — Family and colleagues of a retired United Methodist minister who set himself on fire to protest against racism and homophobia have spoken about his life-long fight for equal rights.
14th July 2014
UK: Church of England votes to allow women Bishops, but still no gay Bishops 9
5:51 PM — The Church of England had voted to allow women bishops, though there are still no openly gay bishops in the UK.