US: Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival defends “womyn born womyn” intention 6
6:03 PM — The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival has released a list of demands in response to criticism that the event is transphobic due to its “womyn born womyn” policy.
20th August 2014
US: Arkansas city passes non-discrimination ordinance after 10 hour public discussion 1
5:13 PM — After close to 10 hours of public discussion, an Arkansas city became the first in the state to pass a non-discrimination ordinance protecting individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
US reality star: Trans people ‘endanger’ children 12
4:11 PM — A US reality star has voiced her opposition to a bill that would grant trans people more rights.
19th August 2014
US: Creationist theme park refuses to hire gays, pretty much anyone else 49
1:05 PM — A Creationist theme park in Kentucky is refusing to hire gay people.
17th August 2014
US: Legal challenge to Houston equal rights law gets January court date 2
5:35 PM — A court challenge to Houston's equal rights ordinance will be heard in January.
15th August 2014
US: New York farm receives hefty fine for refusing to host same-sex wedding 12
5:16 PM — Owners of a New York farm have been ordered to pay $13,000 in fines and restitution to a same-sex couple for refusing to host their wedding on their property.
13th August 2014
US: Orlando outlaws discrimination againt trans people 1
2:45 PM — Orlando has extended its anti-discrimination laws to cover transgender people.
11th August 2014
US: George Takei helps Boy Scouts-inspired web series secure funding
9:09 PM — Actor and activist George Takei has helped Camp Abercorn, a web series based partly on the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America, meet its fundraising goal.
8th August 2014
US radio host: Ban gay marriage because gays are a crime against nature 11
6:57 PM — US Seventh Day Adventist pastor Mat Staver has claimed that gay marriage should not be allowed because of the prejudice homosexuality has suffered in the past.
7th August 2014
US: Lesbian councillor called ‘filth’ during council meeting 10
2:25 PM — Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian member of Richmond Council in California, was yet again the victim of homophobic abuse during a meeting last month.
5th August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law fails over ‘invalid’ signatures on petition 2
11:37 AM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law has been rejected, because not enough valid signatures were gathered.
1st August 2014
Northern Ireland minister: Bakery that refused same-sex marriage cake ‘has to comply with the law’ 13
4:34 PM — Newly-appointed junior Northern Ireland minister Andrew Murrison has said that a bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage must comply with discrimination laws.
31st July 2014
Study finds kids who read Harry Potter are more gay friendly 21
6:44 PM — A new study has found that young people who have read Harry Potter show greater acceptance of LGBT people.
US: Trans teen stabbed on Washington D.C. train
4:56 PM — A 15-year-old transgender girl was stabbed by a man on board a Washington D.C. train on Wednesday afternoon, according to Transit Police.
30th July 2014
US: Oregon lesbian couple sues cab driver who left them stranded 1
6:42 PM — An Oregon lesbian couple has filed a lawsuit against a taxi cab driver who left them on the side of a motorway last summer because the couple displayed affection in his cab.
29th July 2014
US: Former Florida Governor promises to ban LGBT discrimination if elected
10:32 PM — Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced last Tuesday that he will sign five executive orders benefiting the LGBT community on his first day back in office if he’s elected in November.
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.
25th July 2014
US Catholic Bishops: Obama’s anti-discrimination measure is ‘extreme and unprecedented’ 19
7:15 PM — A committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this week attacked US President Barack Obama for signing an executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace of federal contractors.
22nd July 2014
US: Lesbian kicked out of Michigan water park for wearing men’s swimwear 18
10:07 PM — An Indiana woman claims she was kicked out of a Michigan water park because she is a lesbian and was wearing men's swimming trunks.
Commons Speaker John Bercow: The Commonwealth must do more to support LGBT rights 27
2:06 PM — Ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tomorrow, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said it is sad that some athletes will not be able to compete because they are LGBT.