20th July 2014
Two and a Half Men exec: It won’t surprise me if sham gay marriage storyline offends people 20
12:28 PM — The executive producer of Two and a Half Men has said he "won't be surprised" if people are offended by a storyline in which Ashton Kutcher's straight character Walden enters into a same-sex marriage to make it easier for him to adopt a child.
19th July 2014
UK: ‘Glee’ ordered to change name after losing trademark ruling 17
6:38 PM — Hit TV show Glee has been ordered to change its name in the UK by the High Court, after losing a trademark battle.
US: Baker who refuses to bake same-sex wedding cakes won’t make Halloween cakes either 36
5:46 PM — A Colorado baker who is in the midst of a legal battle after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding says he won't make cakes for Halloween either.
Sainsbury’s attacked for covering up gay magazines, leaving Zoo uncovered 27
3:01 PM — A Sainsbury's store has been criticized for covering the fronts of gay magazines, while half-naked women on the front of Zoo and FHM remained uncovered.
18th July 2014
US: Flyers for ‘Straight White Guy Festival’ distributed in Ohio 41
5:43 PM — Flyers for a Straight White Guy Festival have been distributed in Ohio.
Comedian Rufus Hound to star in upcoming gay drama series Cucumber 8
5:13 PM — Comedian Rufus Hound has signed up to appear in Channel 4's upcoming gay drama series Cucumber.
Video: Texas voters say they wouldn’t vote for ‘a known heterosexual’ for President 26
4:56 PM — These voters in the US state of Texas apparently got in a bit of a mix up when they were asked whether they would vote for a heterosexual candidate for US President.
US: HBO refuses to allow anti-gay pastor Scott Lively to debate John Oliver 13
4:49 PM — TV network HBO has refused a challenge from anti-gay pastor Scott Lively to allow him to have an on-air debate with John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.
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.
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson engaged to long-term partner 2
3:20 PM — Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has revealed that he is engaged to his long-term boyfriend.
US: Westboro Baptist Church releases homophobic Panic! at the Disco parody 5
3:10 PM — Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have released a homophobic parody song of a Panic! at the Disco hit, ahead of a planned picket of the band's upcoming Kansas City concert.
Manchester police unveil new Pride-themed patrol car 18
3:00 PM — Greater Manchester Police have unveiled a new rainbow-themed patrol car, as part of a bid to tackle hate crime reporting.
Two and a Half Men to end with sham gay marriage and adoption 8
2:51 PM — Popular US television series 'Two and a Half Men' is coming to an end, and producers have announced that in its next and final season, Ashton Kutcher's straight character Walden will enter into a same-sex marriage to make it easier for him to adopt a child.
Atari announce new iOS Pride simulator game 1
1:33 PM — Atari has announced a new LGBT-themed game for iPhone and iPad in which players organise a Pride parade.
Singapore: Destruction of children’s books halted by public outcry 9
1:29 PM — The planned pulping of editions of two children’s books removed from libraries earlier this month have been halted today due to outcry over censorship.
Scotland: STV attacked for refusing to allow drag queen in Pride coverage 10
12:39 PM — Pride Glasgow has attacked Scottish broadcaster STV, for refusing to allow a drag queen to appear in its Pride coverage.
X Factor judge Simon Cowell to respond in court to ‘gay’ claims
12:05 PM — A spokesman for Simon Cowell says he plans to make a statement in court "as soon as possible", after a trial heard claims that the music producer is gay.
17th July 2014
Broadway star and gay icon Elaine Stritch dies at 89 11
10:47 PM — The legendary Tony and Emmy award-winning Broadway star and singer, Elaine Stritch passed away today at her home in Birmingham, Michigan.
UK: ‘Straight’ lap dancing club approved for Liverpool’s gay quarter, despite local worries 33
6:17 PM — Liverpool Council leaders have approved plans for a lap-dancing club in the city’s gay quarter, despite local objections that it may lead to conflict between the straight and gay communities.