30th May 2014
US: Gay Republican candidate receives hate letter branding him a ‘n***** fag’ 13
6:06 PM — An openly gay Republican council candidate in DC has recieved a letter branding him a "n***** fag", warning "we know where you live".
Mad Men star: Playing a gay man ended my film career 26
5:22 PM — Harry Hamlin has admitted that he was frozen out of the film industry after playing a gay man in a 1982 film.
29th May 2014
Australia: School drops ban against same-sex prom pairing 4
2:19 PM — An Australian public school which refused to allow two girls to attend the debutante ball as a pair has reversed its decision.
28th May 2014
US: Historic LGBT sites to get national landmark status 7
9:31 PM — Historic LGBT sites across the US will be considered for recognition as national landmarks, it has been announced.
Moscow’s biggest gay club to reopen in new location, after attacks forced closure 20
9:12 PM — Moscow's biggest gay club will reopen in a new location, after it was forced to shut its doors following a string of anti-gay attacks.
UKIP expels newly-elected councillor who said ‘poofs and dykes’ are ‘perverts’ 35
8:53 PM — A UKIP councillor has been expelled from the party less than a week after being elected, after it emerged he referred to gay people as poofs, dykes, and perverts.
American Family Association to boycott Postal Service over Harvey Milk stamps 35
8:16 PM — The American Family Association is attempting to boycott the US Postal Service, over a stamp honouring gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
27th May 2014
La Roux: I don’t feel man or woman, gay or straight 5
10:27 PM — La Roux has said she does not feel comfortable openly labelling her sexuality, and embraces androgyny because she doesn't feel man or woman.
Fox News pundit ‘deeply hurt’ people think she’s homophobic for claims mass-murder had ‘homosexual impulses’ 110
10:01 PM — Fox News psychotherapist Robi Ludwig says she is "deeply hurt" that people think she's homophobic for claiming mass-murderer Elliot Rodger had "homosexual impulses".
Robert De Niro on gay father: ‘I wish we had spoken about it much more’ 23
9:43 PM — Robert De Niro has opened up about his gay father, the artist Robert De Niro Sr, saying he wishes they had spoken about his sexuality more.
Alabama football coach: I’ve been on teams with gay players before 1
9:13 PM — The head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide has said he would have "no problem" recruiting a gay player, because he has been on teams with "folks like that" before.
Real estate company fires Fox News pundit who claimed California shooter had ‘homosexual impulses’ 5
8:25 PM — A real estate company has cut its ties with a Fox News psychotherapist who claimed mass-murderer Elliot Rodger had "homosexual impulses", and purged her articles from its website.
26th May 2014
US: Gay male student crowned prom queen in Connecticut 10
9:54 PM — A gay male student at a Connecticut school has been crowned prom queen.
South Africa: Lesbian minister appointed to cabinet 2
8:35 PM — South African president Jacob Zuma has appointed the country's first openly gay cabinet minister.
Lord Browne: BP should send gay employees to Russia to push for change 3
6:35 PM — The former CEO of British Petroleum, Lord Browne, has said the company could send gay employees into countries like Russia which have anti-gay laws.
Openly gay UKIP MEP elected in Scotland 119
12:39 AM — An openly gay UKIP MEP has been elected in Scotland for the first time ever.
25th May 2014
UK: Sam Smith hints at sexuality in new music video 6
4:17 PM — Singer-songwriter Sam Smith has addressed rumours about his sexuality in a new music video.
Louis Smith: Tom Daley would have been outed by the press if he hadn’t come out 11
3:43 PM — Olympic gymnast Louis Smith has praised Tom Daley, saying the press would have "twisted" things if he hadn't come out when he did.
Fox News psychotherapist: California shootings were caused by ‘homosexual impulses’ 97
2:52 PM — A Fox News psychotherapist has claimed that the shooter who committed mass murder in California on Friday was acting because of "homosexual impulses".
US: Jamaican rapper Queen Ifrica dropped from concert over homophobic lyrics 10
2:31 PM — A Jamaican rapper who was due to perform a show in New York has been dropped from the line-up, after protests over her homophobic lyrics.