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.
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.
2nd July 2014
Instagram apologises for removing ‘inappropriate’ picture of men kissing on their wedding day 6
11:28 AM — Photo sharing site Instagram has apologised for removing a picture of two men kissing on their wedding day, after it was flagged as "inappropriate".
27th June 2014
Facebook introduces trans-friendly gender options in UK 2
12:12 PM — Facebook has introduced custom gender options in the UK, no longer forcing people to choose between just 'male' and ‘female'.
23rd June 2014
Opera Australia drops singer over anti-gay ‘faecal masses’ Facebook rant 55
12:15 PM — Opera Australia has confirmed it has released a singer from her contract, over a violent anti-gay rant posted on her Facebook page labelling gay people "faecal masses".
31st May 2014
Facebook releases free Pride-themed sticker set 9
5:43 PM — Facebook has released a free range of LGBT-themed sticker emoticons, featuring various gay symbols, same-sex couples and families.
23rd May 2014
Facebook apologises after banning Queer as Folk producer for celebrating marriage equality 24
10:58 PM — Facebook has apologised to Queer of Folk producer Del Shores, after he was banned from the site for a post celebrating marriage equality.
21st May 2014
Facebook admits ‘mistake’ in suspending user for lesbian kiss photo 8
11:34 AM — Amid a controversy after an Italian user was blocked for uploading a photo of a lesbian kiss, Facebook has admitted it made a "mistake".
20th May 2014
Apparently this photo of a lesbian kiss constitutes ‘nudity and pornography’ on Facebook 16
1:21 PM — An Italian woman said she was left stunned after Facebook suspended her user account for posting a stock photograph of two women kissing in support of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
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.
18th March 2014
US: Teacher’s Facebook rant comparing gay-straight alliance to ‘deer poaching’ under investigation 14
10:23 PM — A bizarre Facebook rant in which a teacher compared a gay-straight alliance starting at his school to a 'street racing' or 'deer poaching' club is under investigation.
28th February 2014
Blackpool teen has teeth smashed and face pummelled in alleged homophobic attack 52
12:48 PM — A student from Blackpool suffered damage to his teeth and face in an assault which he claims was motivated by homophobia.
13th February 2014
Guide: Facebook’s new gender options 15
9:38 PM — Facebook is currently rolling out an update which will allow trans and gender variant people a lot more choice when it comes to gender. We've distilled down the changes.
Facebook introduces custom gender options 6
6:53 PM — Facebook is to introduce custom gender options, instead of forcing people to choose between 'male' and 'female'.
9th January 2014
Privacy groups fear ‘serious threat’ from facial recognition app which could out gay subjects 12
4:21 PM — Privacy groups have expressed concern at a new facial recognition app as it could lead to LGBT subjects having information from multiple platforms linked against their wishes.
6th January 2014
UKIP Councillor who was ‘baffled’ by lesbians and ‘queers’ says he respects ‘lifestyle choice’ 50
11:23 AM — A UK Independence Party councillor in West Yorkshire who was “baffled” by Britain’s social acceptance of homosexuality and said that he found “female homosexuality” even stranger – denies accusations of homophobia.
3rd January 2014
UKIP Councillor admits to using wrong sized condoms and being ‘baffled’ by lesbians 103
12:08 PM — A UK Independence Party councillor in West Yorkshire is “baffled” by Britain’s social acceptance of homosexuality and says that he finds “female homosexuality” even stranger, whilst also going into great detail about his sex life.
2nd January 2014
Facebook: It was an ‘error’ to remove photo of two men kissing 14
1:02 PM — Facebook has admitted that its decision to remove an innocuous image of two men kissing was an “error”.
31st December 2013
Facebook blocks more than 100 users for posting photo of two men kissing 52
1:44 PM — Facebook has been accused of banning scores of users from posting an innocuous image of two men kissing because it “violates” the social networking platform’s “community standards”.
25th December 2013
Feature: The 10 weirdest LGBT stories of 2013 5
12:56 PM — As we do every Christmas, we have over the past few day been recounting some highlights of the previous year. Having already brought you some of the most significant stories of 2013, it is only natural to follow with the weirdest stories that we have published over the past 12 months.