31st July 2014
US: Utah language school fires blogger for writing about ‘homophones’ 44
12:40 PM — A social-media strategist at a Utah language learning center claims to have been fired for a blog post about homophones, due to concerns that it would lead the school to be associated with homosexuality.
30th July 2014
US: Former ‘ex-gay’ activist encourages national ban on ‘conversion therapies’ 10
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”.
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.
Equalities minister Nicky Morgan appoints Stonewall education head as special advisor 29
3:24 PM — Equalities minister Nicky Morgan has appointed Stonewall's head of education as a special advisor.
25th July 2014
Tim Gunn: I’m ‘conflicted’ about letting trans people be models 17
5:47 PM — Tim Gunn has said he is "conflicted" about letting trans women be models because they have the "bone structure of a man".
Pastor: Take your children out of schools to avoid the ‘demonic homosexual mafia’ 48
2:30 PM — An anti-gay pastor has called on parents to take their children out of schools to avoid the "demonic homosexual mafia" making them gay.
US: Nation’s oldest gay bookshop to re-open 1
11:28 AM — The oldest gay bookshop in America is set to re-open, after being forced to close its doors earlier this year.
24th July 2014
US: Editor fired for homophobic blog post sues for ‘religious discrimination’ 9
6:07 PM — A newspaper editor dismissed for a homophobic blog post has announced he will sue his former employer for religious discrimination.
21st July 2014
Former Colts coach: I wouldn’t have taken gay player Michael Sam 13
6:26 PM — Former Colts coach Tony Dungy has claimed that he "wouldn't have taken" Michael Sam if he were still in charge of a team.
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”.
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.
20th July 2014
Chris Kluwe attacks three-match ban for NFL coach who called for gays to be ‘nuked’ 5
9:14 PM — NFL punter Chris Kluwe has criticized the Minnesota Vikings for only handing a three-match ban to a coach who called for gays to be "nuked".
New Dungeons & Dragons rules embrace sexuality and gender identity 127
7:02 PM — The new rules for roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons embrace different gender expressions and sexualities for the first time.
Rapper Troy Ave is obsessed with asking people to pick between a gay son or a ‘retarded’ son 30
4:38 PM — Rapper Troy Ave has come under fire for a series of tweets repeatedly asking people to pick between having a gay son or a "retarded" son.
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.
19th July 2014
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.
US: NFL team suspends coach for 3 games after he called for gays to be nuked 9
12:07 PM — The Minnesota Vikings have suspended their coach for three matches, after he allegedly made homophobic comments to a player.
18th July 2014
Georgia: Opera singer to hold LGBT charity concert to apologise for ‘faecal masses’ rant 21
4:48 PM — An opera singer fired for a homophobic Facebook rant has announced she is organising a benefit concert, the proceeds of which are to go to local LGBT charities.
Wentworth Miller: I was feeding a fantasy by pretending to be straight 3
3:47 PM — Actor Wentworth Miller has spoken out about his decision to remain in the closet for years, saying he was "feeding a fantasy" by doing so.
17th July 2014
US: Struggling anti-gay NOM launches boycott against JPMorgan Chase 3
2:37 PM — The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is urging supporters to boycott international mega-bank JPMorgan Chase, following claims that the bank asked employees if they were “an ally of the LGBT community”.