18th July 2014
X Factor judge Simon Cowell to respond in court to ‘gay’ claims
12:05 PM — A spokesman for Simon Cowell says he plans to make a statement in court "as soon as possible", after a trial heard claims that the music producer is gay.
AIDS activists killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash 39
11:02 AM — A number of people due to attend an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine, according to reports.
17th July 2014
Hollyoaks actor: I can understand why gay footballers don’t want to come out
2:08 PM — Out Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has said he can understand why gay footballers might be reluctant to come out, after he received homophobic abuse on Twitter when he was mistaken for an athlete of the same name.
16th July 2014
Australia: Second poll confirms rise in support for marriage equality 1
5:39 PM — A poll has corroborated earlier findings that suggested support for marriage equality had surged.
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.
UN: Pro-gay Bollywood video is our ‘most watched ever’ 1
4:45 PM — The United Nations has said that a pro-gay Bollywood music video produced earlier this year is the most successful clip they have produced.
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.
US: AFA claims Burger King is ‘celebrating cross-dressers’ with Pride campaign 13
3:29 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that Burger King's Pride campaign encourages people to cross-dress.
Indiana anti-gay activist: I could marry my toaster, but people wouldn’t applaud it 24
2:59 PM — An Indiana anti-gay activist has complained that people wouldn't 'applaud' him marrying his toaster like they do same-sex marriage.
US: Young Republican quits after ranting about ‘United States of Gaymerica’ 8
2:19 PM — A member of the New York Young Republicans has quit, after an anti-gay rant in which he condemned the "United States of Gaymerica".
First out Tory MP Alan Duncan recommended for knighthood 3
12:48 PM — The first out Tory MP, Alan Duncan, has reportedly been recommended for a knighthood after leaving his ministerial post.
Lebanon: Anal exams still being conducted on ‘suspected homosexuals’ despite ban 15
12:15 PM — Anal examinations are still being carried out on people suspected of being gay in Lebanon, despite the country's medical board banning the practice.
Gay actor Zachary Quinto joins new ‘ex-gay’ activist biopic 7
11:44 AM — Gay actor Zachary Quinto has joined a new biopic, which will chronicle the life of an 'ex-gay' activist.
New Sailor Moon anime restores same-sex relationships 4
11:03 AM — A new version of the Sailor Moon anime is being released, with previously censored same-sex relationships restored to the series.
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: 3.4% of adults do not identify as straight, health survey finds 7
12:05 PM — The US government’s first comprehensive health survey into sexuality has found that 3.4 percent of adults do not identify themselves as being heterosexual.
14th July 2014
Out Tory MP Greg Barker steps down as minister and won’t stand again in 2015
9:53 PM — Out Tory MP Greg Barker has stepped down as Minister of State for Climate Change, and will stand down at the next election.
Dominic Grieve, who said homosexuals are ‘a bit weird’, quits as Attorney General 4
8:51 PM — Tory MP Dominic Grieve, who claimed homosexuals are 'a bit weird', has stepped down from his post as Attorney General during this evening's reshuffle.
Video: Tori Amos performs lesbian anthem at Moscow gig 11
7:00 PM — Tori Amos has performed a lesbian anthem in a Moscow concert as part of her recent world tour.
UK: Teenager victim of homophobic attack at Hampshire music festival 3
6:21 PM — A teenager was the victim of a homophobic attack at a Hampshire music festival.