12th June 2014
LGBT tourism expected to be worth $202 billion in 2014 3
6:27 PM — The estimate comes as the World Travel Market, an annual business event focused around tourism, announces its decision to increase focus on the LGBT tourist market.
Eggheads star offers free theatre tickets to victims of homophobic bleach attack
6:22 PM — Former Eggheads panellist and actor CJ de Mooi has offered free theatre tickets to the victims of a homophobic bleach attack which took place outside a London nightclub.
Israel: Music video by trans star taken down following family complaint 3
5:39 PM — A music video by the first openly trans woman to perform on Eurovision has been taken down, after the family of a young person said they did not give their permission to be featured in the video.
11th June 2014
Final Fantasy XIV finally gets same-sex marriage 6
6:24 PM — The developer of the Final Fantasy computer games Sqaure Enix, has announced that same-sex marriage is finally coming to the fourteenth instalment of the series.
Peter Tatchell calls for non-discrimination pledge at the 2014 Commonwealth Games 1
4:31 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, today published an open letter to organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games calling for all participating countries to sign a non-discrimination pledge.
US: ‘God Hates Fags’ pastor’s granddaughter poses for NOH8 gay rights campaign 10
2:46 PM — Libby Phelps - the granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps - has posed for the NOH8 campaign.
Is Channel 5 weaker than UKIP when it comes to combating homophobia? 17
2:19 PM — Is Channel 5 weaker than the UK Independence Party (UKIP) when it comes to dealing with homophobes?
US: Trans woman files complaint against hookah bar that labelled her ‘gay bitch’ 14
12:30 PM — A trans woman has filed a complaint against a DC hookah bar, after a receipt labelled her group "gay bitches".
US Attorney General: Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members is a ‘relic of prejudice’ 1
11:00 AM — The US Attorney General has attacked the Boy Scouts of America for their ban on gay adult members, describing it as a "relic of prejudice".
US: Southern Baptist Convention elects leader who thinks Satan ‘broke’ homosexuals 11
10:41 AM — The Southern Baptist Convention has elected a leader who believes that homosexuality is a "con job" conceived by Satan.
US: American Family Association president admits he’s an ‘old-school prude’ 11
10:17 AM — The president of the American Family Association has described himself as an "old-school prude".
UK: Leeds rugby star declines to appeal 5-match ban for calling player ‘f**king f*g’ 6
9:22 AM — Leeds rugby player Zak Hardaker has said he will not appeal a 5-match ban he was handed by the RFL, after calling a player a "fucking fag".
10th June 2014
Anna Paquin: ‘I am proud to be a happily married bisexual mother’ 14
6:33 PM — True Blood star Anna Paquin has tweeted to say that she is "proud" to be a "happily married bisexual mother."
Olivier Award-winning playwright Kevin Elyot dies, aged 62
4:34 PM — Award-winning playwright Kevin Elyot, best known for 'My Night With Reg', has died, aged 62.
Channel 5 won’t remove Big Brother contestant who called for ‘poofs’ to be shot 45
4:26 PM — Channel 5 has confirmed that, despite calling for "poofs" to be shot on Twitter, a Big Brother contestant will not be removed from the house.
Big Brother’s Catholic topless model: Shoot poofs that use words like ‘lush’ 49
12:08 PM — A Big Brother contestant who caused controversy by saying same-sex marriage is "just not right", has also called for "poofs" who say words like "lush" to be shot.
Michael Barrymore breaks down as he talks about suicide attempt and drug use 19
10:47 AM — Michael Barrymore has spoken emotionally of how he attempted to take his own life on several occasions.
9th June 2014
UK: Leeds rugby player faces 4 to 8 match ban after calling player a ‘f**king f*g’ 13
6:13 PM — Rugby player Zak Hardaker will be banned for 4 to 8 matches after he called a player a "f**king f*g" during a match.
France: Gay magazine refuses to disqualify ‘Mr Gay’ contestant over racism allegations 55
5:54 PM — A French magazine has refused to disqualify a man from their 'Mister Gay 2014' competition, after he endorsed a far-right party and was accused of racism.
Black Gay Dads: Homophobic abuse has only brought us closer 13
4:59 PM — A gay couple who received homophobic and racist abuse after a picture of them with their daughters went viral say the incident brought them closer as a family.