21st June 2014
Rick Santorum: I made a mistake by endorsing judge who struck down marriage ban 10
11:53 AM — Rick Santorum has admitted he made a "mistake" by endorsing a judge who struck down Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban.
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
US: New York Senate blocks ‘gay cure’ therapy ban, trans anti-discrimination bill
11:18 AM — The New York Senate has blocked bills which banned 'gay cure' therapy for minors, and protected trans people from discrimination.
20th June 2014
Texas GOP Chair: Party was ‘forced’ to pass platform endorsing gay cure therapy 3
4:46 PM — The chair of the Texas Republican party has claimed that delegates were "forced" to pass a platform endorsing gay cure therapy, due to a loophole in conference rules.
Former ‘ex-gay’ activist: Rick Perry’s ignorance about homosexuality is dangerous 4
4:01 PM — A former 'ex-gay' activist has warned that Rick Perry's "ignorance" about homosexuality is common among Republicans.
UK: Gloucestershire police chief comes out during Pride event 6
2:24 PM — Gloucestershire's Chief Constable publicly came out at a Pride event this week, to cheers from the crowd.
US: Less than 2000 people show up to NOM’s anti-gay rally 20
1:01 PM — NOM's anti-gay 'March for Marriage' rally was a dismal failure, with less than 2000 people turning up.
UK: 30 schools using textbooks that teach homosexuality is a choice 76
12:25 PM — 30 schools across the UK are using textbooks which teach that AIDS can be avoided through religion, and that homosexuality is a choice.
18th June 2014
Republican congressman: Anti-gay workplace discrimination doesn’t exist 18
8:03 PM — A Republican congressman says he doesn't believe anti-gay workplace discrimination is a problem.
US: Lesbian Speaker rips into Rick Perry for ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ jibe 7
5:32 PM — The openly gay Speaker of the California Assembly has ripped into Texas Governor Rick Perry for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
US: Church expels volunteer over gay commitment ceremony 12
4:12 PM — A Michigan Church has expelled a gay volunteer, after he held a private commitment ceremony with his same-sex partner.
UK: Lotus F1 Team fired PR head over Russia gay kiss tweet
2:38 PM — Lotus F1 Team allegedly fired its PR manager, after he tweeted a picture of two men kissing on the company's Twitter feed to protest the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
Netherlands: Plans unveiled for new LGBT-only ‘Gay Village’ 27
2:01 PM — Plans in the Netherlands have been unveiled for a fenced-off 'Gay Village', to tackle hate crime fears.
US: Texas denies same-sex couple parental rights to twin sons 13
1:21 PM — A Texas gay couple have been denied parental rights to their newborn twin sons, despite biologically fathering one each.
Italy: Senate to debate same-sex civil unions in September 15
12:44 PM — Italy's Prime Minister has announced that the Senate will debate a same-sex civil unions bill in September.
16th June 2014
Canada: Ugandan gay activists finally allowed entry to speak at WorldPride Congerence 6
8:58 PM — A group of Ugandan LGBT activists who plan to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference will finally be allowed to enter Canada, after initially being denied visas.
US: Officer suspended from active duty after violent Pittsburgh pride arrest 69
7:53 PM — A police officer has been suspended from active duty, after a clip of a violent arrest at Pittsburgh Pride surfaced online.
Adam Lambert: Sam Smith not used to people ‘dissecting’ his sexuality 4
7:29 PM — Adam Lambert has said that fellow singer Sam Smith is struggling with his sexuality being "dissected" in the media.
US: Trans Pride LA evacuated due to bomb threat 5
6:09 PM — 200 people were evacuated from the Los Angeles Trans Pride festival on Saturday night, due to a bomb threat.
US: Obama to sign Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 13
5:18 PM — Barack Obama has confirmed plans to sign an Executive Order banning homophobic workplace discrimination among federal contractors.