4th August 2014
National Secular Society: ‘Urgent review’ needed after Church blocks gay chaplain from NHS job 10
2:39 PM — The National Secular Society has called for the government to hold an urgent review, after a gay chaplain was blocked from taking up an NHS job because he married his same-sex partner.
NOM President Brian Brown: We also oppose the redefinition of chairs 39
12:25 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage has unveiled its opposition to the redefinition of chairs.
3rd August 2014
Bishop of Gloucester, who backed same-sex blessings, steps down for personal reasons 17
7:03 PM — The Bishop of Gloucester, who had called for the Church of England to take a more conciliatory approach to same-sex couples, has stepped down with immediate effect.
Listen: 16-year-old hits back over Westboro Baptist Church’s Panic! at the Disco parody 7
4:29 PM — A 16-year-old Panic! at the Disco fan has hit back at the Westboro Baptist Church for recoding a homophobic cover of one of the band's songs, by creating her own parody.
NHS withdraws job offer from married gay chaplain after Church of England punishment 36
2:28 PM — The NHS has withdrawn a job offer it made to gay chaplain Jeremy Pemberton, after the Church of England revoked his permission to officiate.
2nd August 2014
‘Sinister monk’ now distributing leaflets in Brighton comparing gays to paedophiles 57
11:53 AM — A 'sinister monk' is distributing homophobic leaflets in Brighton, comparing gay people to paedophiles.
1st August 2014
Christian fundamentalist leaflet warns Gloucester gays they’ll end up in a coffin 48
2:12 PM — A Christian group has been caught distributing anti-gay flyers during a council-run carnival.
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
US: Nine former leaders of ‘ex-gay’ movement back NCLR campaign to ban ‘conversion therapy’ 3
6:36 PM — Nine former leaders of the 'ex-gay' movement have published an open letter in support of the #BornPerfect campaign of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), which aims to ban 'conversation therapy' across the US within five years.
Survey: One in 200 UK churchgoers in same-sex relationships 26
11:54 AM — One in 200 churchgoers has entered into a formal relationship with someone of the same sex, new research shows.
30th July 2014
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Gays will make you ‘have open sex with anybody’ 42
6:50 PM — Pat Robertson, who is well-known for criticising homosexuality, has claimed that gays will force people to have sex or else lose their homes and businesses.
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.
Ex-Tory Chair: Govt should protect gay vicars who marry from Church sacking 15
3:22 PM — Lord Fowler says the government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry.
US: Former ‘ex-gay’ activist encourages national ban on ‘conversion therapies’ 17
12:44 PM — Yvette Cantu Schneider has become the latest former anti-gay activist to condemn harmful gay-to-straight 'conversion therapies', and has encouraged a nation-wide ban “as quickly as possible”.
29th July 2014
US: Michigan Democrat introduces law that will ban gay conversion therapy 2
2:58 PM — Democratic State Representative Adam Zemke of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has sponsored legislation outlawing conversion therapies in the state of Michigan.
28th July 2014
Sweden resumes financial aid to Uganda 8
2:56 PM — Sweden has resumed financial aid provisions to Uganda after six-month suspension in response to anti-gay law passed in February.
Christian mom tells the world she discovered hardcore gay porn on her son’s phone 121
12:12 PM — A writer for one of the largest Christian websites in the US has given her account of finding hardcore porn on her son's phone, but also takes the opportunity to call homosexuality "not real sexuality", and not "normal".
26th July 2014
US: National Organisation for Marriage most popular in Ethiopia 15
5:51 PM — The Facebook page for the National Organisation for Marriage is more popular with Ethiopians than Americans.
25th July 2014
US Catholic Bishops: Obama’s anti-discrimination measure is ‘extreme and unprecedented’ 22
7:15 PM — A committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this week attacked US President Barack Obama for signing an executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace of federal contractors.
Republican candidate: ‘No one can change gender’ and ‘trans people can’t go to church’ 13
6:19 PM — A Republican candidate for the Colorado House of Representatives has said it is “untrue” that a person can change their gender.