18th July 2014
US: Cleveland UCC becomes the first church to sponsor Gay Games 2014 1
6:09 PM — The United Church of Christ (UCC) in Cleveland has announced it will sponsor the international Gay Games to be hosted by the city next month, making it the first major religious denomination to do so.
17th July 2014
US: Missouri parish worker sues after being fired over her same-sex marriage 4
11:09 PM — A food pantry worker is suing the Diocese of Kansas City, St. Joseph after she was fired from her position with the parish in May over her same-sex marriage.
16th July 2014
Catholic Church defends buying bungalow for Cardinal Keith O’Brien 31
6:05 PM — A Scottish cardinal who admitted to "inappropriate behaviour" with male priests is living out retirement in a bungalow paid for by the Catholic Church.
Finland church head: It’s time we apologise to sexual minorities for cruel treatment 6
5:10 PM — The head of Finland's Lutheran Evangelical Church has issued a public apology for the harm caused by the church's previous stances on LGBT issues.
Vicar outed during live news discussion by Channel 5 presenter 34
4:15 PM — A popular vicar has been outed as gay by a presenter during a live discussion on 5 News.
14th July 2014
Bishop: Church’s approach to homosexuals is ‘sick and heartless’ 8
5:08 PM — A Mexican Catholic Bishop has said that the Church's current approach to gay people is "sick and heartless".
13th July 2014
Married gay canon: Church of England’s punishments are inconsistent and unfair 14
12:11 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has said that the Church's treatment of him is inconsistent and unfair.
12th July 2014
Ireland: Church that sells bleach as HIV ‘cure’ holding event in Dublin 42
2:11 PM — A church that attempts to cure HIV with industrial strength bleach is holding an event in Dublin.
11th July 2014
US: Virginia Family Foundation to fast for 40 days over same-sex marriage 41
6:38 PM — An anti-gay group has announced it will hold a 40-day fast to combat same-sex marriage.
Quakers have ‘underground railroad’ to help gay Ugandans escape the country 44
5:33 PM — A group of Quakers have formed an underground network to help gay Ugandans escape the country.
9th July 2014
France: Activists on trial for topless Notre Dame equal marriage protest
4:39 PM — A group of activists stood trial today after taking part in a topless pro-equal marriage protest.
8th July 2014
US: Episcopal churches go to court over $500 million in property over gay priests 5
6:04 PM — Several dozen Episcopal churches in the US state of South Carolina are suing the national church over the introduction of gay priests, stating that they should be able to retain property when they leave the church.
7th July 2014
Priest: World Cup is a ‘homosexual abomination’ because players wear gay shoes 69
5:53 PM — A Russian Orthodox Priest has claimed that the World Cup is an abomination because players wear brightly-coloured shoes.
US: Bishop in lesbian marriage forms new gay-inclusive congregation 4
4:29 PM — A bishop who was forced to resign from her Baptist church after marrying a woman has formed a new congregation.
6th July 2014
US: Kentucky Baptist church to host same-sex wedding 2
2:13 PM — A Kentucky Baptist church has made plans to host its first same-sex wedding, despite the state's same-sex marriage ban.
UK: United Reform Church fails to pass same-sex marriage 43
12:13 PM — The United Reform Church has failed to become the first mainstream church in the UK to permit same-sex weddings, delaying a decision until next year.
5th July 2014
US: Houston church groups submit signatures to trigger referendum on equality law 11
1:07 PM — Houston church groups have submitted signatures to block a planned LGBT equality law, potentially sending to to a public vote.
3rd July 2014
Priest calls on Church of England to marry gay couples 11
11:58 AM — A priest in Worcester has questioned why the Church of England opposes same-sex marriage and says "nothing short of equality is equality."
2nd July 2014
Video: Drag queen delivers speech destroying anti-gay protesters at Pride 10
5:06 PM — A drag queen has delivered a speech rebutting a crowd of anti-gay protesters at a Pride parade.
30th June 2014
US: Pastor who defied church to support gay son will attend White House pride reception 6
4:51 PM — A Southern Baptist pastor who defied his church to support gay rights will attend an event at the White House today.