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".
1st July 2014
Cuba: Gay kissing sit-in held to celebrate Pride in Havana 1
5:26 PM — Around 20 people took part in a public same-sex kissing session on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots and help break taboos gay kissing in Cuba.
US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants 6
5:16 PM — A study conducted by the Equal Rights Centre and Freedom to Work concludes that employers favour applications from straight applicants.
Rupert Everett: Being gay was a huge issue throughout much of my career 17
1:53 PM — British actor Rupert Everett says for much of his career being gay seemed like something that would limit his future.
Bioware reveals first gay character for Dragon Age: Inquisition game 4
1:02 PM — The latest instalment of hit video game Dragon Age will feature its first prominent gay character.
30th June 2014
Pictures: Boy Scouts march in New York Pride parade despite gay adult member ban 1
7:08 PM — A contingency of Boy Scouts have marched in the New York Pride parade for the first time, in spite of the organisation's ban on adult gay members.
US: Supreme Court rules that religious freedom applies to businesses 33
5:21 PM — The US Supreme Court has ruled that businesses can use religious freedom laws to avoid providing some medical coverage, in a ruling which could impact future LGBT court cases.
US: Pastor who defied church to support gay son will attend White House pride reception 6
4:51 PM — A Southern Baptist pastor who defied his church to support gay rights will attend an event at the White House today.
Will Young: Spa ordered me to stop cuddling my boyfriend to appease homophobes 20
3:06 PM — Openly gay singer Will Young has claimed that he was told to stop cuddling his boyfriend at a spa, because "homophobes" had complained.
UK: Memorial plaque unveiled for legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein 4
2:40 PM — A commemorative blue plaque has been unveiled in honour of legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
R.E.M singer Michael Stipe: I was afraid to get tested for HIV in the 80s 6
2:08 PM — R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe has said that he was reluctant to get tested for HIV in the 1980s.
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.
Anti-gay slurs broadcast again as Mexico knocked out of World Cup 12
12:42 PM — Anti-gay slurs were broadcast yet again during Mexico's World Cup match against the Netherlands, as the team were finally knocked out of the tournament.
US: Apple CEO Tim Cook marches in San Francisco Pride parade 1
11:36 AM — Apple CEO Tim Cook marched in the San Francisco Pride parade yesterday.
29th June 2014
US: Six arrested after protesting ‘prison-themed’ Pride party 25
9:39 PM — At least six people were arrested in San Francisco on Saturday, after protesting outside a 'prison-themed' Pride party.
Gary Oldman: I’m an A-hole for defending homophobic rant 17
6:19 PM — Gary Oldman has conceded that he is an "A-hole" for defending the use of homophobic slurs.
Fox News pundit: Equal marriage is a ‘Marxist plot’ from the New World Order 17
4:59 PM — A Fox News pundit has claimed that same-sex marriage is a "plot" conceived by the New World Order to impose communism.
Israeli Education Minister: I am truly sorry for saying same-sex couples aren’t families 12
4:27 PM — Israel's Education Minister has apologised for claiming that same-sex couples aren't families earlier this week.
US: More than a million people to attend New York Pride parade 13
4:02 PM — More than a million people are expected to attend New York City's Pride parade today.
True Blood star denies he quit show over planned gay storyline 12
1:43 PM — True Blood star Luke Grimes has denied that a planned gay storyline for his character was the reason he left the show.