8th June 2014
Hawaii: Sex education lessons to require ‘opt-in’ over fears of ‘normalising’ homosexuality 9
2:35 PM — The Hawaii Department of Education has confirmed that children will only be able to receive sex education lessons if their parents specifically opt in, over fears about homosexuality.
7th June 2014
Puerto Rico: Openly gay lawyer nominated for Supreme Court
3:22 PM — A lesbian lawyer has become the first openly gay person to be nominated for Puerto Rico's Supreme Court.
5th June 2014
US: Washington Times claims taxpayers have to pay for ‘tranny grannies’ after Medicare changes 5
10:50 PM — The Washington Times is claiming taxpayers will have to pay for "tranny grannies", after Medicare ended a ban on gender confirmation therapy.
Closeted footballer: Teammates refused to shower naked after they found out I was gay 42
9:38 PM — An anonymous gay footballer has spoken about his decision to remain in the closet, claiming his teammates refused to shower naked once they discovered his sexuality.
4th June 2014
US: Washington students cheer principal after he comes out during Pride speech 4
10:41 PM — The principal of a Washington high school was loudly cheered by his students, after coming out during a Pride speech.
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, hid sexuality over employment fears 3
9:52 PM — Sally Ride, the first female American to go to space, hid her sexuality over fears it would hurt her professional life, it has been revealed.
Met Police warned gay officers about using Grindr, ex-detective claims 37
12:38 PM — A former detective has told a tribunal that the Metropolitan Police Service warned him against using gay dating app Grindr.
Peter Tatchell: I hope the anti-gay Jehovah’s Witness wedding stationer is challenged 35
11:21 AM — Peter Tatchell is urging a gay couple who were refused service by a wedding stationer to challenge such "unlawful discrimination".
Secular Society: Wedding stationer who refuses to serve gays should be ‘prosecuted’ 42
10:51 AM — A wedding stationer who refuses to serve gay couples should be prosecuted and fined, says the National Secular Society.
3rd June 2014
UK: ‘Fascist’ club banned by UCLU after claiming ‘equality is a false god’ 34
6:51 PM — A far-right student club has been banned by the University College London Union, after allegations it is "fascist" and "homophobic".
Netherlands: Same-sex wedding ‘opt out’ for officials removed 3
3:36 PM — A loophole which allowed officials to opt out of performing same-sex weddings in the Netherlands will be removed.
2nd June 2014
US: John McCain’s daughter joins board of GLAAD 5
8:27 PM — The daughter of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain has joined the board of gay advocacy charity GLAAD.
31st May 2014
Facebook releases free Pride-themed sticker set 9
5:43 PM — Facebook has released a free range of LGBT-themed sticker emoticons, featuring various gay symbols, same-sex couples and families.
Athlete: I was expelled from Christian college for being openly gay 33
4:14 PM — A gay athlete is claiming he was expelled from a private Christian college because of his sexuality.
29th May 2014
US: Houston passes law to prevent LGBT employees from being fired 1
7:15 PM — Houston, the largest city in Texas, passed a non-discrimination ordinance on Wednesday. Yesterday, after hours of testimony, the Houston City Council passed an ordinance that bans discrimination of Houstonians on the basis of their race, sex, color, sexual orientation and gender identity, among other categories.
28th May 2014
American Family Association to boycott Postal Service over Harvey Milk stamps 35
8:16 PM — The American Family Association is attempting to boycott the US Postal Service, over a stamp honouring gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
27th May 2014
Real estate company fires Fox News pundit who claimed California shooter had ‘homosexual impulses’ 5
8:25 PM — A real estate company has cut its ties with a Fox News psychotherapist who claimed mass-murderer Elliot Rodger had "homosexual impulses", and purged her articles from its website.
24th May 2014
US: Catholic school fires gay band leader for planning to marry partner 24
6:09 PM — A private Catholic school in Georgia has fired its band leader for planning to marry his same-sex partner.
New Boy Scouts president: I won’t repeal the ban on gay adult members 7
12:44 PM — The new President of the Boy Scouts of America supports the principle of removing a ban on gay adult members, but has warned that "reopening the issue" now would provoke a split in the movement.
16th May 2014
US: No openly gay CEOs in top 1000 companies 3
9:01 PM — There are no openly gay CEOs across the 1000 biggest US companies, according to the New York Times.