11th August 2014
US: Navy christens ship after ‘first lesbian astronaut’ Sally Ride 1
1:39 PM — The US Navy has christened a ship after astronaut Sally Ride, at a ceremony attended by her female partner.
8th August 2014
NOM launches boycott of Target over support for marriage equality 42
12:08 PM — The anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has launched a boycott of retail giant Target, after it announced support for marriage equality.
7th August 2014
US: Los Angeles porn permit applications down 90% since mandatory condom law 7
6:36 PM — Applications for permits to shoot pornography in Los Angeles have fallen by 90%, since the use of condoms was made mandatory earlier this year.
6th August 2014
US retailer Target publicly endorses equal marriage 4
2:53 PM — US retail giant Target has endorsed same-sex marriage for the first time, in a legal brief.
5th August 2014
Could being gay stop employers from hiring you? This study says yes 22
2:25 PM — People applying for jobs are 40% less likely to be offered an interview if they are gay or lesbian, according to research.
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law fails over ‘invalid’ signatures on petition 2
11:37 AM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law has been rejected, because not enough valid signatures were gathered.
4th August 2014
Joss Stone praises Vienna store that bans ‘homophobes, racists, and assholes’ 8
5:29 PM — Joss Stone has voiced her approval for a store in Austria that bans anyone who is "racist, sexist, homophobic or an asshole".
3rd August 2014
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2:28 PM — The NHS has withdrawn a job offer it made to gay chaplain Jeremy Pemberton, after the Church of England revoked his permission to officiate.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
Stonewall exec Ruth Hunt: Under-fives should learn about equality in preschool 106
2:18 PM — Stonewall's newly-appointed chief executive Ruth Hunt has said the LGB charity may produce resources for children under the age of five, to be used in preschools.
1st August 2014
Australia: Liberal conscience vote on same-sex marriage bill ‘highly likely’ 12
7:11 PM — It is "highly likely" that MPs from Australia's governing Liberal party will be allowed a free vote on an upcoming same-sex marriage bill for the first time.
31st July 2014
US: Utah language school fires blogger for writing about ‘homophones’ 58
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’ 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”.
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’ 50
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”.