23rd July 2014
Russian gay rights group deemed ‘foreign agent’ for ‘violating straight rights’ 16
1:05 PM — An LGBT rights organisation based in Russia has been deemed a "foreign agent" by a St Petersburg court.
22nd July 2014
US: College denies it refused to house trans student 2
6:30 PM — A Christian college in Oregon has denied claims that it refused to provide on-campus accommodation for a trans student, but said he would not be allowed to live in dorms without having gender reassignment surgery.
15th July 2014
US: MLB will address homophobia in baseball during the All-Star Game
8:01 PM — Major League Baseball will make an announcement this Tuesday evening that will dramatically shift their ability to combat homophobia and help gay players, coaches and staff in the league.
US: Retired United Methodist minister sets himself on fire to protest against racism, homophobia 17
2:54 PM — Family and colleagues of a retired United Methodist minister who set himself on fire to protest against racism and homophobia have spoken about his life-long fight for equal rights.
14th July 2014
Archbishop Desmond Tutu: God weeps when he witnesses homophobia 13
1:01 PM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said that he "didn't choose" to become a defender of gay rights, but that God urges people to "live amicably" and reject homophobia.
13th July 2014
Obama fist bumps Texas restaurant employee for gay rights protest 13
2:00 PM — President Barack Obama fist bumped an employee at an Austin barbecue restaurant, after he loudly protested for gay rights.
7th July 2014
US: Missouri county will not be defending state’s ban on same-sex marriage 3
10:47 PM — Missouri's Jackson County will not fight a lawsuit challenging Missouri’s current ban on same-sex marriage.
Christian Concern: Elton John is ‘staggeringly arrogant’ for saying Jesus would support gay rights 48
2:52 PM — Christian Concern has attacked Sir Elton John for claiming that if Jesus were alive, he would support gay rights.
3rd July 2014
Labour leaders pay tribute to Stonewall founder and Labour politician Michael Cashman 2
2:13 PM — Tony Blair was among several Labour figures to pay tribute to Michael Cashman at a party marking his contribution to politics and LGBT rights.
2nd July 2014
US: Life of a trans activist is celebrated, not forgotten 1
10:09 PM — Wednesday, the LGBT community remembered the life of trans activist Sylvia Rivera on what would have been her 63rd birthday.
27th June 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Alec Guinness ‘begged’ me not to fight for gay rights 21
8:53 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that Star Wars actor Alec Guinness warned him against getting involved in the gay rights movement.
Singapore: Pink Dot gay rally to deploy security for first time after increased opposition
1:06 PM — Organisers of Singapore’s annual gay rights rally are to deploy security personnel for the first time, amid fears that increased religious opposition might blight this year’s event.
25th June 2014
Hillary Clinton: I was ‘ridiculed’ by Uganda’s President when I challenged him on gay rights 11
6:52 PM — Hillary Clinton says she was “ridiculed” by President Yoweri Museveni when she confronted him about Uganda’s anti-gay legislation.
19th June 2014
UK Government: We don’t know how many LGBT asylum seekers were deported last year 8
3:41 PM — Baroness Susan Williams admits the government does not know how many Ugandan asylum claims were made on the basis of sexual orientation in 2013.
Diane Abbott: We are seeing ‘encouraging signs’ out of Jamaica on LGBT rights 10
2:36 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott tells PinkNews that Jamaica is taking "encouraging" political steps to rid itself of its homophobic shadow.
12th June 2014
Hillary Clinton: There’s an ‘increasing backlash’ against LGBT rights 45
6:11 PM — Hillary Clinton says there’s an “increasing backlash” against LGBT rights around the world.
6th June 2014
Comment: How Europe has influenced the UK’s journey on LGBT rights 26
2:38 PM — With Britain increasingly questioning its relationship with Europe, Juris Lavrikovs, from ILGA-Europe, charts for PinkNews how membership of the EU has helped progress LGBT equality.
Catholics who oppose gay marriage should vote DUP, says Health Minister 44
1:37 PM — Edwin Poots says his party’s opposition to same-sex marriage makes it a good choice for social conservative Catholics.
5th June 2014
George Takei hopes Japan will follow in America’s footsteps for equal rights 3
7:06 PM — Star Trek actor George Takei, has admitted that he hopes gay rights will become more of a dominant part of society in his country of ancestry, Japan.
Jamaican newspaper: Banning same-sex marriage is hypocritical 4
12:37 PM — A leading newspaper in Jamaica has questioned the country’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it amounts to “hypocrisy”.