13th September 2014
San Francisco supervisor backs drag queens over Facebook ‘stage name’ bans 1
3:39 PM — A San Francisco supervisor has called on Facebook to meet with drag artists who are protesting the website's ban on stage names.
US: Survey finds homophobia is still rife in Hollywood 10
3:19 PM — A study has found that over half of LGBT actors think directors are less likely to hire people because of their sexuality.
Photos: Firearms cops wear Rainbow Laces 13
12:31 PM — The Rainbow Laces campaign has found support from a team more used to riot gear than football gear.
12th September 2014
Canada: Anti-gay Toronto mayor Rob Ford drops re-election bid 10
6:28 PM — Toronto's anti-gay mayor Rob Ford has dropped his re-election bid after being hospitalised with a tumour.
US: ‘Wicked’ composer attacks school that cancelled Spamalot over same-sex wedding
4:32 PM — Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz has signed a letter condemning a school that cancelled a production of Spamalot, because it contains a same-sex wedding.
US: Male security guard accused of sexting under-age girls, but partner says he’s gay 14
3:40 PM — A gay security guard at a Denver school has been accused of sending explicit texts to under-age girls.
Wind farm boss steps down after saying Stephen Gately ‘had it coming’ 14
1:54 PM — A renewable energy company boss has resigned, after posting a series of homophobic comments on social media.
10th September 2014
Ireland: Government advances bill to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 4
5:00 PM — The Irish government will advance a bill to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
Finland: Store refuses to stock homoerotic Tom of Finland stamps to avoid ‘offending’ customers 7
4:01 PM — A Finnish supermarket chain has refused to stock any of the range of stamps produced to commemorate the influential gay artist Tom of Finland.
Ireland: Bishop files complaint after Christian charity awards grant to LGBT centre 19
2:28 PM — A Catholic Bishop has filed a complaint on "moral grounds" after a religious charity awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
Strictly star James Jordan: Dance shows shouldn’t allow same-sex couples 46
12:38 PM — Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan has said he doesn't think two men should be allowed to dance together on the show.
8th September 2014
Joey Barton: I don’t know if a football player will come out soon 9
12:04 PM — Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton says he doesn't know whether a football player would feel safe enough to come out as gay.
Founder of anti-gay Chick-fil-A restaurant chain dies 31
11:42 AM — The founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain - which donates money to anti-gay groups - has died.
7th September 2014
Florida Attorney General: My opposition to same-sex marriage isn’t personal, I have many gay friends 47
12:06 PM — Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi has claimed that defending a ban on same-sex marriage doesn't make her a homophobe - because she has many gay friends.
Survey: Nearly half of gay police officers experience homophobia at work 8
11:26 AM — Almost half of gay police officers have experienced homophobia at work, according to a new survey.
6th September 2014
US: Lesbian teacher fired by Catholic school for getting pregnant 6
1:44 PM — A teacher has been fired by a Catholic school, because she is expecting a child with her wife.
Billie Jean King: Sexuality is still an issue for athletes 1
11:21 AM — Tennis legend Billie Jean King has warned that sexuality is still an issue for athletes.
5th September 2014
US: Obama appoints lesbian Google exec as chief technical officer 3
7:11 PM — Out Google executive Megan Smith has been appointed as the White House's new chief technical officer.
3rd September 2014
Julie Bindel: All women should try being a lesbian 50
4:35 PM — Feminist writer Julie Bindel has claimed that all women should 'try' lesbianism.
TUC: Austerity is causing LGBT services to suffer 9
3:56 PM — The Trades Union Congress has warned that government austerity is causing harm to voluntary and community-focussed LGBT organisations.