18th July 2014
Georgia: Opera singer to hold LGBT charity concert to apologise for ‘faecal masses’ rant 21
4:48 PM — An opera singer fired for a homophobic Facebook rant has announced she is organising a benefit concert, the proceeds of which are to go to local LGBT charities.
Wentworth Miller: I was feeding a fantasy by pretending to be straight 3
3:47 PM — Actor Wentworth Miller has spoken out about his decision to remain in the closet for years, saying he was "feeding a fantasy" by doing so.
17th July 2014
US: Struggling anti-gay NOM launches boycott against JPMorgan Chase 3
2:37 PM — The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is urging supporters to boycott international mega-bank JPMorgan Chase, following claims that the bank asked employees if they were “an ally of the LGBT community”.
16th July 2014
US: AFA claims Burger King is ‘celebrating cross-dressers’ with Pride campaign 13
3:29 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that Burger King's Pride campaign encourages people to cross-dress.
Indiana anti-gay activist: I could marry my toaster, but people wouldn’t applaud it 25
2:59 PM — An Indiana anti-gay activist has complained that people wouldn't 'applaud' him marrying his toaster like they do same-sex marriage.
14th July 2014
US: Smokers protected in more states than LGBT workers 3
10:33 PM — More states have anti-discrimination laws for employees who smoke than LGBT workers.
Log Cabin Republicans: LGBT rights groups ‘ignorant of political reality’ for dropping ENDA support 11
7:21 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans group has claimed that the multitude of LGBT rights groups who have dropped their support for the ENDA are "ignorant" of political reality.
US: Board places college under review for demanding exemption to anti-discrimination law 8
4:17 PM — An accreditation board has placed a college under review, after it demanded an exemption from an anti-discrimination law.
UK: Home Office suspends worker over ‘interrogation’ of gay passport applicant 34
10:36 AM — The Home Office has ordered an investigation into allegations that a gay passport applicant was subject to invasive personal questions about his family life.
12th July 2014
US: 200 same-sex couples married in Colorado so far
4:09 PM — 200 same-sex couples have married so far in Colorado, after defiant clerks began issuing marriage licenses.
11th July 2014
Clifford Chance celebrates commitment to LGBT equality and diversity at Pride and beyond
12:50 PM — Leading law firm Clifford Chance celebrates its commitment to equality and diversity, from supporting Pride to working with its LGBT network Arcus.
Canada: Toronto Mayor fresh out of rehab votes against helping homeless LGBT teens 17
11:24 AM — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has voted against a proposal that would provide help for homeless LGBT teens, the only person to do so.
10th July 2014
Canada: Toronto Mayor fresh out of rehab refuses to applaud WorldPride organisers 16
11:40 AM — Toronto’s controversial mayor has once again come under fire in a council meeting, after he refused to join a standing ovation to praise the organisers of WorldPride Toronto.
9th July 2014
UK: Christian bakery ‘gay cake’ row taken to PMQs 36
3:40 PM — In the first question during today’s broadcast of Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron was called on to respond to the case of the bakery which may face legal action after refusing to bake a pro-equal marriage cake.
Christian group claims it healed 40 people of HIV at Pride event 30
3:25 PM — A Christian group that infiltrated a Pride event has claimed that it healed 40 people of HIV.
Russian MP wants naked Apollo removed from bank note in case he turns kids gay 34
1:46 PM — A Russian MP has demanded that a naked picture of Apollo on a banknote be removed, in case it turns children gay.
Australia: Liberal Students call for free vote on equal marriage despite party’s opposition 3
12:17 PM — The student group associated with Australia's Liberal party has called for a free vote to be held on same-sex marriage, in spite of the party's formal opposition.
8th July 2014
Evan Davis: There are more gay people at the BBC than you would think 2
4:50 PM — One of the BBC's most influential presenters Evan Davis, has praised the corporation for its efforts towards diversity.
UK: Trans city worker says big business trying hard to be inclusive 4
4:46 PM — Big businesses are trying to welcome trans employees, according to trans building consultant Antonia Belcher.
7th July 2014
US: ‘Gay Blood Drive Day’ to call for end of gay blood ban 43
7:02 PM — A Gay Blood Drive Day will be held on Friday, to protest the continuing blanket ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood in the US.