29th April 2014
US: Boy Scouts reject leadership application from gay scout outed on Facebook 14
10:29 PM — The Boy Scouts of America have rejected the leadership application of a gay scout who was outed by friends on a Facebook post.
US: Nation’s oldest queer bookshop to close 2
9:24 PM — The oldest queer bookshop in the US has announced it will close for good next month.
US: Department of Education confirms anti-trans discrimination is illegal
8:03 PM — The US Department of Education has confirmed that discrimination against transgender students is prohibited under an existing policy from the 1970s.
US: Kentucky shop removes ‘no gays’ window sticker, replaces it with anti-gay sign 36
7:30 PM — A printing shop in Kentucky has removed a window sticker which banned gay customers, replacing it with a sign that condemns homosexuality.
28th April 2014
US: Sailor discharged from Navy for being transgender 12
9:58 PM — A transgender sailor says he was discharged from the US Navy last year because of his gender identity.
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.
27th April 2014
US: Picketers target Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 8
4:21 PM — Picketers are targeting a luxury hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, after he signed a law calling for gay people to be stoned to death.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
UK: Government computer used to label Canadian author a ‘homophobe’ on Wikipedia 13
6:16 PM — A government computer was used to vandalise author David Gilmour's Wikipedia entry and call him a homophobe.
US: South Carolina town rallies round fired lesbian police chief 2
3:20 PM — A South Carolina town has rallied round a lesbian police chief who was fired by the town's mayor.
US: Christian college attempts to shut down student newspaper over pro-gay article 13
12:59 PM — A Christian university is confiscating copies of the campus's student newspaper, after it ran a story about a gay student.
AFA: Harvey Milk stamp is honouring a ‘known sexual predator’ and ‘paedophile’ 19
12:19 PM — The American Family Association has attacked the release of a stamp in honour of gay rights hero Harvey Milk, describing him as a 'known sexual predator'.
25th April 2014
Dan Savage: If there is a gay mafia, it’s the slowest mafia on earth 6
9:30 PM — Gay columnist Dan Savage has joked about claims of a 'gay mafia', saying that if it exists, it's the slowest mafia on Earth.
US: Trans teacher still banned from classroom, after being fired and reinstated 5
8:09 PM — A transgender teacher who was fired by a Texas school says she is being kept away from the classroom, despite officially being reinstated.
24th April 2014
AFA: It’s not safe for Christians to be photographers, bakers, florists, teachers, innkeepers… 88
11:21 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that it is impossible for Christians to work in a range of different professions, because 'homosexuals' will 'wreck' their careers.
21st April 2014
Exclusive: Grindr removes advert from Christian group GodLife 12
7:04 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Grindr has confirmed it will remove an advert from a Christian group, which had been appearing to users of the gay dating app.
20th April 2014
Petition launched against ‘homoerotic’ Tom of Finland stamps 50
9:56 PM — A petition has been launched, demanding the cancellation of a collection of Finnish stamps featuring homoerotic art.
US: New York pub banned from becoming gay bar 9
3:25 PM — A New York pub has been banned from re-branding into a gay bar by its landlord.
UK: Nursery worker, fired for refusing to read ‘gay stories’ to children, sues for religious discrimination 169
2:04 PM — A Christian nursery worker, who was fired after giving a Bible to a lesbian colleague and refusing to read 'gay stories' to children, is suing her former employer for religious discrimination.
18th April 2014
Tom Daley’s boyfriend Dustin Lance Black furious after college bans him from event over sex photos 83
12:01 PM — Dustin Lance Black has slammed administrators at his former college after they withdrew an invitation to speak at an upcoming ceremony due to old naked photos of the star.