4th August 2014
US: Arizona gubernatorial candidate releases anti-gay political advertisement 9
8:20 PM — Arizona gubernatorial candidate Andrew Thomas has released a anti-gay political advertisement for his campaign, calling for a defense of “faith, family and freedom.”
Christian Concern: Stonewall is an ideological propaganda machine attacking normal families 198
3:13 PM — Christian Concern has attacked LGB rights charity Stonewall, claiming it is an "ideological propaganda machine" attacking families.
NOM President Brian Brown: We also oppose the redefinition of chairs 39
12:25 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage has unveiled its opposition to the redefinition of chairs.
3rd August 2014
Daily Mail mocked for misleading ‘sperm bank for lesbians’ claim 15
1:52 PM — The Mail on Sunday has been criticised for a front page headline claiming the NHS is funding a sperm bank "for lesbians".
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: Striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law is ‘great step forward’
12:30 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the striking down of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality act, hailing it as a "great step forward".
Ugandan President: Foreign pressure had ‘nothing to do’ with striking down of anti-gay law 10
12:13 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has denied that a court's decision to strike down the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act was related to diplomatic pressure.
2nd August 2014
Australia: Liberal candidate resigns after claiming ‘shirts are for faggots’ 13
12:51 PM — A Liberal party candidate in Australia has resigned, after it had emerged that he posted a series of homophobic tweets.
UK: Man fined £280 after calling for gays to be ‘slaughtered’ on Facebook
12:29 PM — A man has been handed a £280 fine by a court, after leaving messages on a newspaper's Facebook page calling for gays to be "slaughtered".
1st August 2014
Comment: Despite today’s court ruling, the situation for gay people in Uganda remains bleak 3
6:38 PM — Dr Paul Johnson, Reader in Sociology at the University of York, responds to today's court ruling striking down Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Activists celebrate striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law 17
3:22 PM — Activists have celebrated a court ruling invalidating Uganda's anti-gay law.
Christian fundamentalist leaflet warns Gloucester gays they’ll end up in a coffin 48
2:12 PM — A Christian group has been caught distributing anti-gay flyers during a council-run carnival.
Uganda: Court strikes down ‘illegally passed’ anti-gay law 15
11:55 AM — Uganda's notorious anti-gay law has been struck down by a court, who ruled that it was passed illegally.
31st July 2014
US: Former Facebook President is donating to anti-gay Republicans 11
10:08 PM — Multi-billionaire Sean Parker, best known for creating the music service Napster and being Facebook's first president, is donating an average of six figures to anti-gay Republican candidates.
30th July 2014
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Gays will make you ‘have open sex with anybody’ 42
6:50 PM — Pat Robertson, who is well-known for criticising homosexuality, has claimed that gays will force people to have sex or else lose their homes and businesses.
US: Former ‘ex-gay’ activist encourages national ban on ‘conversion therapies’ 17
12:44 PM — Yvette Cantu Schneider has become the latest former anti-gay activist to condemn harmful gay-to-straight 'conversion therapies', and has encouraged a nation-wide ban “as quickly as possible”.
28th July 2014
Spain: LGBT people disproportionally affected by hate crime 14
5:26 PM — The majority of the hate crime in Spain so far this year has been motivated by sexual orientation or gender identity.
27th July 2014
Concerns raised that Belarus may enact anti-gay law similar to Russia’s 17
9:57 PM — Concerns have been raised by the Equal Rights Trust (ERT), that Belarus may enact a similar law to that passed in Russia last year banning the "promotion of non-traditional sexual relations."
26th July 2014
US: National Organisation for Marriage most popular in Ethiopia 15
5:51 PM — The Facebook page for the National Organisation for Marriage is more popular with Ethiopians than Americans.
US: Bill to ban youth ‘gay cure’ therapy submitted in Michigan 13
3:57 PM — A bill that would ban 'gay cure' therapy among minors has been submitted in Michigan.
UK: James Arthur to change name following homophobic lyrics row 31
2:41 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur is to change his name to get away from the "stigma" that surrounds him, after multiple rows over homophobic lyrics.