17th September 2014
US: Gay rights attorney honoured with $625,000 ‘genius grant’ 1
2:36 PM — A civil rights attorney who pioneered the cause of same-sex marriage in the US legal system has been honoured with a 'genius grant'.
Thatcher’s Health Minister: Section 28 was a mistake and I apologise 50
1:40 PM — The former Tory Health Minister has apologised for the Section 28 ban on the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools.
15th September 2014
John Travolta: Gay affair rumours ‘just about people wanting money’ 17
4:55 PM — John Travolta has claimed that allegations he had a gay affair are just about "people wanting money".
Jersey: Church leader claims civil unions would make religious weddings illegal 39
4:14 PM — A Jersey church leader has claimed that introducing same-sex civil unions would make church weddings illegal.
14th September 2014
US: Ben & Jerry’s backs Supreme Court marriage equality brief 1
7:34 PM — Ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's has backed a brief calling on the US Supreme Court to rule on marriage equality.
US: School bans Chick-fil-A food over anti-gay donations 3
1:47 PM — A California school has banned food from the restaurant chain Chick-fil-A over its anti-gay stance.
New York: Radio hosts fired for calling trans people ‘nut jobs’ return to airwaves 8
11:41 AM — A pair of radio hosts who were fired for making transphobic comments have been given a new show just four months later.
13th September 2014
US: Smithsonian’s LGBT collection could add signs from Westboro Baptist Church 10
4:19 PM — The Smithsonian museum's new LGBT history collection could add materials from anti-gay groups.
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.