7th July 2014
US: Pennsylvania clerk takes appeal against same-sex marriage to Supreme Court 8
3:40 PM — A Pennsylvania clerk who is fighting for the right to defend the state's already-removed same-sex marriage ban has taken her appeal to the Supreme Court.
6th July 2014
Joan Rivers refuses to apologise for claiming Michelle Obama is ‘a transgender’ 226
12:35 PM — Joan Rivers has scoffed at calls to apologise after she claimed that President Barack Obama is gay and his wife Michelle is "a transgender".
5th July 2014
US: Federal court rejects attempt to appeal against equal marriage in Pennsylvania 3
6:40 PM — An appeals court has rejected a county clerk's attempt to appeal against same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.
Ruth Hunt: People didn’t want a lesbian to represent gay people 65
4:36 PM — Stonewall's acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt has said that she received criticism when she was appointed, because people didn't want a woman in charge of an LGB group.
US: Austin lingerie shop owner admits he ‘messed up’ by refusing to serve trans woman 5
3:02 PM — The owner of an Austin lingerie shop has conceded it was "dumb" of him to refuse to allow a trans woman to have a bra fitting.
Canada: British trans woman files human rights complaint over detention in men’s prison 18
2:33 PM — A British trans woman has filed a human rights complaint, after she was detained in a men's prison in Canada.
US: Houston church groups submit signatures to trigger referendum on equality law 11
1:07 PM — Houston church groups have submitted signatures to block a planned LGBT equality law, potentially sending to to a public vote.
US: California gender recognition law comes into effect 2
12:37 PM — A new California law which makes it easier for trans people to change their legal name and gender has come into effect.
Study: Children raised by same-sex parents are ‘healthier and happier’ 31
11:44 AM — Children raised by same-sex parents are both healthier and happier than others, a study has found.
4th July 2014
Tony Perkins: Obama is ‘exporting’ homosexuality around the world 31
6:48 PM — The president of the American Family Association has claimed that Barack Obama is "exporting" homosexuality around the world.
Was one of the Founding Fathers gay? 7
5:38 PM — One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America could have been gay.
United Nations to recognise same-sex marriage everywhere 3
1:06 PM — The United Nations has announced that it will globally extend its employee benefits to workers in same-sex marriages .
UK: Only one in eight teachers trained to deal with homophobic bullying 4
12:06 PM — Just one in eight teachers are trained to deal with homophobic bullying in schools, a poll has found.
2nd July 2014
UK: High Court judge probes London ban of ‘ex-gay’ bus ad
1:24 PM — A High Court judge is this week investigating accusations that Boris Johnson banned a bus ad from an 'ex-gay' group for political reasons.
1st July 2014
US: University System of Georgia to recognise same-sex spouses in retirement plans
5:35 PM — The University System of Georgia has extended the tax benefits in its retirement plan to same-sex spouses of employees, despite the state’s continued ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants 6
5:16 PM — A study conducted by the Equal Rights Centre and Freedom to Work concludes that employers favour applications from straight applicants.
Obama: ‘Gay college professor shaped my views on LGBT issues’ 3
4:55 PM — President Obama last night thanked Lawrence Goldyn, his gay college professor and friend, for shaping his views on LGBT rights.
Clifford Chance launches LGBT art exhibition in London and New York 1
12:51 PM — London-based law firm Clifford Chance has opened the doors on its seventh annual LGBT art exhibition, in a transatlantic celebration of gay pride.
US: Anti-trans Texans accused of electoral fraud in petition to overturn Equal Rights Ordinance 7
12:05 PM — Anti-trans lobbyists in Houston, Texas have been accused of using illegal electoral methods in their attempts to overturn a recent pro-LGBT equality ordinance.
30th June 2014
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.