29th April 2014
US: Boy Scouts reject leadership application from gay scout outed on Facebook 14
10:29 PM — The Boy Scouts of America have rejected the leadership application of a gay scout who was outed by friends on a Facebook post.
US: Man receives $450k settlement from New York over ‘gay entrapment’ arrest 12
10:03 PM — A man who was arrested for agreeing to have consensual sex with an undercover officer has reached a $250,000 out-of-court settlement with New York.
US: Kentucky shop removes ‘no gays’ window sticker, replaces it with anti-gay sign 36
7:30 PM — A printing shop in Kentucky has removed a window sticker which banned gay customers, replacing it with a sign that condemns homosexuality.
NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher: We should aim for a sub-culture of ‘traditional marriage’ 11
6:46 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage's co-founder Maggie Gallagher has said that same-sex marriage opponents must shift to trying to sustain a sub-culture of 'traditional marriage'.
South Africa: Minister of Justice launches new programme to help stop anti-gay violence 3
5:38 PM — The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development in South Africa has launched a new programme to tackle violence against the country's LGBT community.
Sharon Osbourne urges fans to boycott Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 14
1:10 PM — Sharon Osbourne has backed the boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a ‘stone the gays’ law.
28th April 2014
Ellen DeGeneres backs boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 15
8:15 PM — TV host Ellen DeGeneres has backed the boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a ‘stone the gays’ law.
AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians 156
7:52 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that by pledging not to discriminate against their customers, Mississippi businesses are 'bullying' Christians.
27th April 2014
US: South Carolina Senate could reverse House’s cuts to universities over ‘gay books’ 1
7:35 PM — The South Carolina Senate could step in to prevent savage cuts to two universities who stocked 'gay-themed' reading material.
Eurovision: Petitions call for removal of Austrian bearded drag queen 55
7:08 PM — Petitions calling for the removal of Austria's Eurovision entry have received thousands of signatures.
EFF: Gay dating sites being used to entrap men across Middle East 14
6:07 PM — The Electronic Frontier Foundation has warned that gay dating sites are being used by police to entrap men across the Middle East.
US: Picketers target Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 8
4:21 PM — Picketers are targeting a luxury hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, after he signed a law calling for gay people to be stoned to death.
UK: Merseyside police commissioner vows action after increase in hate crimes 3
3:01 PM — Merseyside's police commissioner has vowed to take action to stamp out hate crimes, after statistics showed they increased in 2013.
26th April 2014
UK: Government computer used to label Canadian author a ‘homophobe’ on Wikipedia 13
6:16 PM — A government computer was used to vandalise author David Gilmour's Wikipedia entry and call him a homophobe.
Human Rights Watch: Obama should use Malaysia visit to raise sodomy ban
1:50 PM — Human Rights Watch has said that Barack Obama should use his visit to Malaysia to raise gay rights issues in the country.
US: Christian college attempts to shut down student newspaper over pro-gay article 13
12:59 PM — A Christian university is confiscating copies of the campus's student newspaper, after it ran a story about a gay student.
Australia: Indian gay student granted asylum after being held captive by family 6
11:55 AM — A gay Indian student whose family attempted to force him into an arranged marriage with a woman has been granted asylum in Australia.
25th April 2014
US: Mississippi business owners declare support for equal treatment of gay people
8:58 PM — Hundreds of Mississippi business owners have declared their support for the equal treatment of gay and lesbian customers.
US: Virginia Christian group planning 40-day hunger strike over same-sex marriage 95
7:48 PM — An evangelical Christian group in Virginia have announced they will hold a 40-day hunger strike in protest of same-sex marriage.
North Korea: Gay judge who compiled UN human rights report labelled ‘disgusting old lecher’ 10
7:22 PM — North Korea's state media has attacked a gay judge responsible for a UN report on human rights violations in the country, labelling him a 'disgusting old lecher'.