11th May 2014
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
10th May 2014
US: Oregon ‘turn away the gays’ ballot scrapped 3
2:22 PM — A campaign in favour of a ballot to allow a 'religious freedom' exemption to anti-discrimination laws in Oregon has been dropped.
9th May 2014
Russian authorities approve IDAHOT event for activist – despite anti-gay laws
6:59 PM — An annual event aimed at tackling homophobic attitudes has been approved despite the introduction of Russia's anti-gay laws last summer
4th May 2014
US: Salvation Army refuses to house homeless transgender woman because she hasn’t had surgery 7
9:16 PM — A Dallas woman who was left homeless last month has claimed the Salvation Army refused to house her because she is transgender, and hasn't had surgery.
Brazil: Activists march for discrimination laws at Sao Paulo Pride
8:24 PM — Rights activists in Brazil are calling for a law to protect against discrimination, as they gather for one of the world's largest pride parades in Sao Paulo.
3rd May 2014
Fox News host: Claims I was demoted because of my sexuality are horses**t 9
2:34 PM — Fox News has strongly denied claims that it demoted news anchor Shepard Smith because he planned to come out.
1st May 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: ‘No downside’ to an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination 1
10:12 PM — Vice President Biden has said there would be 'no downside' to an executive order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination, despite Obama's spokesman labelling it 'redundant'.
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: Milwaukee County bans discrimination based on gender identity
8:43 PM — Milwaukee County in Wisconsin has banned discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and expression.
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.
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
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.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
US: Two trans people sue New Jersey police departments for ‘humiliation’ 2
5:04 PM — Two trans people are suing separate New Jersey police departments, both alleging that they were discriminated against.
US: South Carolina town rallies round fired lesbian police chief 2
3:20 PM — A South Carolina town has rallied round a lesbian police chief who was fired by the town's mayor.
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: Trans teacher still banned from classroom, after being fired and reinstated 5
8:09 PM — A transgender teacher who was fired by a Texas school says she is being kept away from the classroom, despite officially being reinstated.
23rd April 2014
Secular Society: Scotland has left the door open for registrars to discriminate against gay couples 22
2:49 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The National Secular Society criticises the Scottish Government for putting local authorities in an “invidious position” of having to decide individually whether it is permissible for religious registrars to discriminate against gay couples.
21st April 2014
India: Trans woman runs for parliament as independent anti-corruption candidate 2
4:56 PM — An Indian trans woman has become the first ever to run for a seat in parliament, as an independent candidate.
18th April 2014
US: Lesbian police chief fired by mayor who said: I’d rather have an alcoholic look after my child 33
7:22 PM — An openly gay chief of police has been fired by a South Carolina mayor who was caught saying he preferred alcoholics to gay people.