1st July 2014
Blue are coming to Brighton for Pride 1
11:55 AM — Duncan James and his fellow bandmates will perform at this summer’s Brighton Pride, organisers confirm.
30th June 2014
The Sims 4 tells users to ‘be proud’ with showcase of same-sex relationships 13
6:32 PM — Hit computer game series the Sims has reached its fourth instalment, and along with promotional material for its September release, boasts LGBT-specific ads telling users to "Be Proud".
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.
Elton John to return to Russia and plans to meet up with Putin 23
4:46 PM — Sir Elton John has said he intends to travel to Russia this November to perform, and will also try to meet up with President Vladimir Putin.
John Oliver: “Calling Uganda’s laws ‘harsh’ doesn’t really do them justice.”
3:30 PM — Television host John Oliver dedicated his show on Sunday to Uganda’s anti-gay law and spoke with a transgender Ugandan activist about the influence of the US and religion on these laws.
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.
R.E.M singer Michael Stipe: I was afraid to get tested for HIV in the 80s 6
2:08 PM — R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe has said that he was reluctant to get tested for HIV in the 1980s.
Anti-gay slurs broadcast again as Mexico knocked out of World Cup 12
12:42 PM — Anti-gay slurs were broadcast yet again during Mexico's World Cup match against the Netherlands, as the team were finally knocked out of the tournament.
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.
US: More than a million people to attend New York Pride parade 13
4:02 PM — More than a million people are expected to attend New York City's Pride parade today.
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.
Sir Elton John: Government ‘messed up’ civil partnership conversion 16
12:51 PM — Sir Elton John has lambasted the government for "messing up" the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages.
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.
Video: Singapore’s Pink Dot pride rally draws record crowd of 26,000 6
3:27 PM — Singapore's sixth annual Pink Dot festival drew record crowds today, despite prominent protests from religious groups.
CNN host Richard Quest: My worst fears never materialised after coming out 1
10:44 AM — CNN host Richard Quest says his fears about being openly gay in public life "never materialised" into reality.
Sam Smith: If you want to be equal, don’t make your sexuality an issue 167
10:32 AM — Singer Sam Smith has advised people not to make their sexuality "an issue" if they want to be treated normally.
27th June 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Alec Guinness ‘begged’ me not to fight for gay rights 21
8:53 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that Star Wars actor Alec Guinness warned him against getting involved in the gay rights movement.
Christian group planning to infiltrate Pride and ‘cure’ people of HIV 65
8:31 PM — A Christian group is planning to infiltrate a Pride event to 'cure' people who have HIV.