31st May 2014
US: Obama proclaims June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in honour of Stonewall riots 4
1:44 PM — Barack Obama has announced that June will be recognised nationally as LGBT Pride Month, in honour of the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
US: Kansas Democrat defects to Republicans over ‘homosexual agenda’ 11
1:30 PM — An anti-gay Kansas Democrat has announced she will defect to the Republicans, citing the "homosexual agenda" and Democratic "hostility" to her views.
30th May 2014
South Korea: Officials attempt to cancel Seoul Pride, event to go ahead regardless 4
10:08 PM — The organisers of Seoul Pride have announced the event will go ahead next week in defiance of government orders, after their permission was revoked.
US: Anti-gay Republican attacks Fox News for not being homophobic enough 10
7:51 PM — An anti-gay Republican activist has claimed that Fox News is "buying the homosexual propaganda" by failing to be homophobic enough, saying the network is influenced by "homosexual friends".
Zambia: Verdict in sodomy case ‘postponed indefinitely’ 1
6:31 PM — Two men accused of having sex 'against the order of nature' continue to be held, after their trial verdict was postponed indefinitely.
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.