29th June 2014
US: New York Governor announces new HIV task force 2
5:55 PM — The Governor of New York has announced the creation of a new HIV task force, aiming to wipe out HIV in the state entirely.
Ireland: Government to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 15
5:24 PM — The Irish government is seeking to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
Israeli Education Minister: I am truly sorry for saying same-sex couples aren’t families 12
4:27 PM — Israel's Education Minister has apologised for claiming that same-sex couples aren't families earlier this week.
US: Lesbian police chief sworn back in, after being fired by homophobic mayor 8
3:40 PM — A lesbian police chief, who was fired by her town's homophobic mayor, has finally been sworn back in.
Fifth of US population now in states with ‘stayed’ marriage bans 2
2:19 PM — A fifth of the US population now lives in states where decisions striking down same-sex marriage bans have been stayed, pending appeal.
True Blood star denies he quit show over planned gay storyline 12
1:43 PM — True Blood star Luke Grimes has denied that a planned gay storyline for his character was the reason he left the show.
US: Empire State Building lights up rainbow ahead of New York Pride parade
1:14 PM — The Empire State Building lit up in rainbow this week, in honour of today's New York Pride parade.
28th June 2014
CNN host Richard Quest: My worst fears never materialised after coming out 1
10:44 AM — CNN host Richard Quest says his fears about being openly gay in public life "never materialised" into reality.
27th June 2014
US: News anchor outs Apple CEO during live discussion 1
5:21 PM — A CNBC news anchor outed Apple CEO Tim Cook during a live panel discussion, despite him never publicly addressing his sexuality.
26th June 2014
UK: Trade Union Congress to increase anti-homophobia campaigning following LGBT conference 3
5:57 PM — The annual LGBT conference of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which includes members from Unite, Unison, the National Union of Teachers and more than fifty other unions, heard Thursday how unions needed to increase their work to combat homophobia.
US: South Dakota teen forced to wear nametag at work labelled “Gaytard” 20
4:31 PM — A gay teen, working in a fast food restaurant in South Dakota, recently quick his job after being forced to wear a nametag labelled with a homophobic slur. Sixteen-year-old Tyler Brandt, who was working at a Taco John’s in Yankton, SD said that his manager insisted that he wear a nametag labelled “Gaytard”.
US: Mayor makes last-ditch attempt to keep lesbian ex-Chief of Police out of job 12
3:50 PM — The career of a lesbian police chief purportedly fired for her sexuality once again hangs in the balance, just hours after a referendum seemed to confirm that she would be reinstated.
US: Republican Senator announces support for equal marriage after HRC endorsement
12:09 PM — A Republican senator in Maine has become the fourth sitting Republican to indicate support for same-sex marriage, following an endorsement for her re-election from a major gay rights group.
25th June 2014
Malaysia: Political pressure may prevent LGBT protection in new anti-discrimination law
6:34 PM — A new draft act proposed to combat discrimination in Malaysia risks losing protections for the LGBT community after political pressure, a policy formation body has warned.
Poll: Only 13% of Americans know gays do not have federal discrimination protections 4
4:53 PM — A large majority of Americans are currently unaware that gay and lesbian people are not protected against discrimination under the workplace, a poll has found.
Activists to host International Day of Action against ‘stone-the-gays’ Sultan 4
1:54 PM — Activists in 13 cities worldwide are to hold an International Day of Action on Friday, in a continuation of the protest against anti-gay and anti-women laws in Brunei, as part of the #StopTheSultan campaign.
US: Lesbian police chief set to be reinstated after dismissal by ‘homophobic’ mayor 3
12:57 PM — A lesbian police chief purportedly fired for her sexuality looks set to be reinstated, after residents in Latta, South Carolina, voted to shift powers away from its mayor, who has been accused of homophobia, to its town council.
24th June 2014
Kim Kardashian changes mind on ‘stone the gays’ hotel boycott 30
4:44 PM — Kim Kardashian has spoken against the continuing celebrity boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, which was initiated after the introduction to Brunei of a law prescribing death-by-stoning as a punishment for same-sex activity.
23rd June 2014
UK: FA appoints new chair to anti-discrimination panel 4
3:26 PM — The Football Association has appointed a new chair to its anti-discrimination panel, pledging to tackle the issue head on.
20th June 2014
Rick Santorum: Same-sex marriage hurts the economy by destroying families 12
4:28 PM — Failed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has claimed that same-sex marriage would hurt the economy.