4th July 2014
Russell T Davies: Why aren’t there gay characters in Star Wars? 45
6:07 PM — Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies has claimed there are "vast empires" of shows where gay people don't exist.
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.
Russell Brand: Opposing equal marriage is pointless, spend time with your loved ones instead 6
11:34 AM — Russell Brand has ridiculed anti-gay activist Dr Ben Carson, advising him to take up gardening and spend more time with his loved ones.
RuPaul: I’m ready for a UK version of Drag Race 14
11:00 AM — Drag artist RuPaul has backed a British version of reality show RuPaul's Drag Race.
3rd July 2014
Pro-Putin conductor propaganda law: ‘It’s nothing to do with gay’ 18
5:15 PM — Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, who is known for his close friendship with and continual support for President Putin, has spoken about Russia's 'anti-gay' law, claiming it is "nothing to do with gay" and "never applied".
2nd July 2014
Australia: Sydney Opera House hosts festival celebrating queer Indigenous culture 2
6:40 PM — Sydney Opera House is to hold a three day festival this week, celebrating queer identities in Australia’s Aboriginal community.
Katy B: I’m not gay, but everyone thinks I am 3
6:20 PM — Singer Katy B has said that people constantly assume she is a lesbian, because she has lesbian friends.
US: School forced to cancel Spamalot over gay wedding because ‘homosexuality doesn’t exist here’ 21
5:20 PM — A school in northern Pennsylvania has been forced to cancel plans to stage Spamalot next spring, because it contains a same-sex marriage.
Video: Drag queen delivers speech destroying anti-gay protesters at Pride 10
5:06 PM — A drag queen has delivered a speech rebutting a crowd of anti-gay protesters at a Pride parade.
Conchita Wurst: It’s annoying I’m still waiting for my right to marry
12:50 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has said that it's "annoying" that politicians insist on drawn-out discussions about same-sex marriage.
Video: Joan Rivers officiates impromptu same-sex wedding at book signing 6
11:53 AM — Joan Rivers has officiated a same-sex wedding for two fans at a New York book signing.
1st July 2014
Video: Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader star in gay comedy drama 1
3:01 PM — Two Saturday Night Live actors have joined up in a film about a gay man and his sister who reclaim their relationship.
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.
30th June 2014
London Pride sees first trailer for new gay activism film set in 1980s Wales 1
6:00 PM — The first trailer of upcoming gay comedy ‘Pride’ was shown at the Trafalgar Square stage of London’s Pride event, Saturday, to mark 30 years since the origins of a gay movement which supported striking miners' unions.
Will Young: Spa ordered me to stop cuddling my boyfriend to appease homophobes 20
3:06 PM — Openly gay singer Will Young has claimed that he was told to stop cuddling his boyfriend at a spa, because "homophobes" had complained.
UK: Memorial plaque unveiled for legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein 4
2:40 PM — A commemorative blue plaque has been unveiled in honour of legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
29th June 2014
Gary Oldman: I’m an A-hole for defending homophobic rant 17
6:19 PM — Gary Oldman has conceded that he is an "A-hole" for defending the use of homophobic slurs.
True Blood star denies he quit show over planned gay storyline 12
1:43 PM — True Blood star Luke Grimes has denied that a planned gay storyline for his character was the reason he left the show.
US: Empire State Building lights up rainbow ahead of New York Pride parade
1:14 PM — The Empire State Building lit up in rainbow this week, in honour of today's New York Pride parade.
28th June 2014
UK: Sir Ian McKellen marches in London Pride parade 8
6:53 PM — Openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen marched in today's London pride parade.