4th June 2014
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, hid sexuality over employment fears 3
9:52 PM — Sally Ride, the first female American to go to space, hid her sexuality over fears it would hurt her professional life, it has been revealed.
Met Police warned gay officers about using Grindr, ex-detective claims 37
12:38 PM — A former detective has told a tribunal that the Metropolitan Police Service warned him against using gay dating app Grindr.
Peter Tatchell: I hope the anti-gay Jehovah’s Witness wedding stationer is challenged 35
11:21 AM — Peter Tatchell is urging a gay couple who were refused service by a wedding stationer to challenge such "unlawful discrimination".
Secular Society: Wedding stationer who refuses to serve gays should be ‘prosecuted’ 42
10:51 AM — A wedding stationer who refuses to serve gay couples should be prosecuted and fined, says the National Secular Society.
3rd June 2014
UK: ‘Fascist’ club banned by UCLU after claiming ‘equality is a false god’ 34
6:51 PM — A far-right student club has been banned by the University College London Union, after allegations it is "fascist" and "homophobic".
Netherlands: Same-sex wedding ‘opt out’ for officials removed 3
3:36 PM — A loophole which allowed officials to opt out of performing same-sex weddings in the Netherlands will be removed.
2nd June 2014
US: John McCain’s daughter joins board of GLAAD 5
8:27 PM — The daughter of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain has joined the board of gay advocacy charity GLAAD.
31st May 2014
Facebook releases free Pride-themed sticker set 9
5:43 PM — Facebook has released a free range of LGBT-themed sticker emoticons, featuring various gay symbols, same-sex couples and families.
Athlete: I was expelled from Christian college for being openly gay 33
4:14 PM — A gay athlete is claiming he was expelled from a private Christian college because of his sexuality.
29th May 2014
US: Houston passes law to prevent LGBT employees from being fired 1
7:15 PM — Houston, the largest city in Texas, passed a non-discrimination ordinance on Wednesday. Yesterday, after hours of testimony, the Houston City Council passed an ordinance that bans discrimination of Houstonians on the basis of their race, sex, color, sexual orientation and gender identity, among other categories.
28th May 2014
American Family Association to boycott Postal Service over Harvey Milk stamps 35
8:16 PM — The American Family Association is attempting to boycott the US Postal Service, over a stamp honouring gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
27th May 2014
Real estate company fires Fox News pundit who claimed California shooter had ‘homosexual impulses’ 5
8:25 PM — A real estate company has cut its ties with a Fox News psychotherapist who claimed mass-murderer Elliot Rodger had "homosexual impulses", and purged her articles from its website.
24th May 2014
US: Catholic school fires gay band leader for planning to marry partner 24
6:09 PM — A private Catholic school in Georgia has fired its band leader for planning to marry his same-sex partner.
New Boy Scouts president: I won’t repeal the ban on gay adult members 7
12:44 PM — The new President of the Boy Scouts of America supports the principle of removing a ban on gay adult members, but has warned that "reopening the issue" now would provoke a split in the movement.
16th May 2014
US: No openly gay CEOs in top 1000 companies 3
9:01 PM — There are no openly gay CEOs across the 1000 biggest US companies, according to the New York Times.
15th May 2014
Catholic church fires woman who feeds homeless over same-sex marriage 32
4:18 PM — A 58-year old cancer survivor has been fired from her job feeding the homeless, because she's in a same-sex marriage.
14th May 2014
TUC: LGBT workers face a ‘mental health crisis’ caused by austerity 21
5:11 PM — LGBT workers are facing a “mental health crisis” caused by “recession and austerity”, says TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady.
13th May 2014
Stena Line to appeal decision to award sacked dock worker £45,000 over anti-gay abuse 12
10:50 AM — A Belfast dock worker sacked after reacting to homophobic abuse in his job has been awarded £45,000 in compensation – although his employer, Stena Line, is to appeal.
10th May 2014
US: Catholic school teacher quits over new contract that tells her to condemn her gay son 56
6:04 PM — An Ohio Catholic school teacher has quit, rather than sign a new morality contract which requires her to condemn her gay son's homosexuality.
8th May 2014
GLAAD: Nintendo is sending a ‘hurtful message’ by refusing to allow gay relationships in video game 18
10:08 PM — GLAAD has attacked Nintendo's decision to ban same-sex relationships in video game Tomodachi Life, branding it "hurtful".