20th August 2014
Minnesota Vikings to introduce zero tolerance for homophobia policy 4
3:44 PM — The Minnesota Vikings NFL team will implement a zero tolerance policy for homophobia, as part of a legal settlement with former player Chris Kluwe.
19th August 2014
US: Smithsonian museum adding LGBT history collection 3
3:55 PM — The Smithsonian Museum has announced a new collection to mark the history of LGBT people, which will include props from TV show Will & Grace.
18th August 2014
Uganda: Anti-gay organisation lays off all staff after losing US aid 11
6:11 PM — An anti-gay organisation in Uganda which lost its US funding earlier this year has had to lay off all of its paid staff.
Former UKIP candidate: Party is plagued with grotesque transsexuals 85
12:00 PM — Former UKIP candidateJulia Gasper has claimed that the party is "plagued" with "grotesque" transsexuals.
15th August 2014
US: California shelves law to ban bareback porn 3
2:02 PM — The California Senate has shelved a law that would have banned the filming of bareback porn in the state.
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 42
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.