4th May 2014
US: Suspect pleads guilty to setting fire to Seattle gay bar on New Year’s Eve 4
2:16 PM — A man has pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge, after setting light to a Seattle gay bar on New Year's Eve.
UK: Tory candidate quits party over homophobic, anti-Muslim tweets 10
12:15 PM — A Tory local election candidate has stood down from the party, after it was revealed he had retweeted a series of homophobic and anti-Muslim messages.
US: First openly gay bishop announces divorce from partner 23
11:50 AM — Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church, has announced he is to divorce his partner.
3rd May 2014
Nigel Farage: Establishment singled out UKIP candidate who called David Cameron a gay loving nutcase 108
3:32 PM — Nigel Farage has complained the establishment are "singling out" UKIP members, after UKIP candidate Harry Perry labelled David Cameron a "gay loving nut case" and claimed that God "hates" homosexuality.
2nd May 2014
US: Man announces he will run for President, unveils anti-gay manifesto 30
3:37 PM — Tennessee-based Darrell Trigg has announced his candidacy in the 2016 US Presidential elections, and revealed several anti-gay manifesto points.
1st May 2014
Kenya: President legalises straight polygamy, gay sex still illegal 32
9:45 PM — The president of Kenya has signed a law legalising heterosexual polygamy, while maintaining a ban on gay sex.
Fresh controversy at college which disinvited gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black from ceremony 5
2:33 PM — A speaker due to replace disinvited gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at his former college has now pulled out of a commencement ceremony there following anti-gay sentiment made in sermons some years ago.
Exclusive: UKIP leaflet accuses Westminster politicians of English genocide 24
1:07 PM — PinkNews can exclusively reveal that extremist leaflets from a Christian UKIP group were handed out at the party’s March conference.
30th April 2014
Vatican: Catholic bishops will meet to discuss same-sex unions in October 45
10:35 PM — Catholic bishops will hold an 'extraordinary meeting' to discuss same-sex unions later this year, though a change in policy is unlikely.
Global Women’s Rights Awards pulls event from Brunei-owned hotel over ‘Taliban-like’ stoning law 32
9:51 PM — The organisers of the Global Women's Rights Awards have pulled their event from the Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel, after the country introduced a law calling for gays to be stoned to death.
Christians who believe gay parents ‘blight’ a child’s development hold London conference 18
4:58 PM — Anti-gay Christians who claim same-sex parents resemble a possible “blight on normal human development” have staged a conference in London.
New Zealand pastor: ‘Gays are going to hell unless they can be healed’ 30
3:31 PM — A church pastor in New Zealand has argued “gays are going to hell, and they can only avoid eternal damnation by being healed of their homosexuality”.
29th April 2014
United Methodist Church extends benefits to same-sex spouses and partners 3
11:25 PM — Despite not allowing same-sex marriage, same-sex spouses working at any general agency of the United Methodist Church will be entitled to state benefits.
NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher: We should aim for a sub-culture of ‘traditional marriage’ 11
6:46 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage's co-founder Maggie Gallagher has said that same-sex marriage opponents must shift to trying to sustain a sub-culture of 'traditional marriage'.
Mormon sexuality survey: Are you heterosexual, or heterosexual? 9
5:37 PM — A survey aimed at young Mormons asked them about their sexual orientation, without giving any predefined options other than heterosexual.
Church of England’s top female cleric would have ‘no problem’ blessing same-sex marriages 6
3:59 PM — The Dean of York - tipped as potentially being the first female bishop in England - has called the Church of England's stance over equal marriage "dreadful," saying she would have no problem blessing same-sex weddings herself.
28th April 2014
AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians 156
7:52 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that by pledging not to discriminate against their customers, Mississippi businesses are 'bullying' Christians.
US: Clergy members challenge North Carolina same-sex marriage ban with lawsuit 4
5:06 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban was today filed by clergy members in the state.
27th April 2014
Republican senator: John Kerry working against Ugandan anti-gay law would upset God 36
8:09 PM — A Republican state senator has claimed that God would be upset that Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to stop Uganda's anti-gay law.
Rowan Williams: People still say I let them down on gay rights, but an Archbishop can’t be a campaigner 26
4:51 PM — Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said that people are still upset he didn't push the gay rights agenda more than he did.