15th August 2014
Facebook donated $10,000 to Republican fighting same-sex marriage 22
12:11 PM — Facebook has made a $10,000 donation to Utah Republican Sean Reyes, who is currently fighting against same-sex marriage in court.
First out NBA player Jason Collins considering retirement 2
11:39 AM — Jason Collins, the first out NBA player, has revealed he is considering retiring from the sport.
13th August 2014
NFL warns all players of zero tolerance for homophobic abuse
1:14 PM — The NFL has warned all players that it will take a zero tolerance approach to homophobic slurs and anti-gay abuse.
Out Liverpool councillor discovers impersonator offering sex for cash on Grindr 4
12:03 PM — An out Liverpool councillor has discovered that someone is impersonating him on Grindr to offer sex for cash.
12th August 2014
Canary Islands: School teacher fired after revealing same-sex marriage 1
5:13 PM — A Lanzarote school teacher has been fired, after revealing in a newspaper that he is married to a man.
NOM President: Our boycott has stopped the global expansion of Starbucks 30
3:15 PM — The president of the National Organisation for Marriage has claimed that his group's boycott of Starbucks has halted the company's global expansion.
11th August 2014
Watch: Michael Sam makes debut in NFL preseason match
4:30 PM — NFL player Michael Sam has made his debut in a match for the St Louis Rams.
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 40
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.