18th May 2014
US: Obama nominates gay man as ambassador to Vietnam 6
12:52 PM — Barack Obama has nominated a gay diplomat to be the US ambassador to Vietnam, the first appointment of a gay US ambassador in Asia.
17th May 2014
UK: Minister bids to stop Church of Scotland’s gay clergy plans 7
12:31 PM — A Church of Scotland minister has submitted a motion which aims to destroy plans to allow gay ministers.
US: Oprah scraps Michael Sam documentary plans 5
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has indefinitely postponed plans to shoot a documentary series following gay NFL player Michael Sam.
16th May 2014
US: TV host who stormed off over gay kiss let male strippers on her show 28
10:20 PM — A talk show host who objects to gay kisses being shown on TV has previously been hoisted in the air by strippers on her morning show.
Putin: Gay Nazis are responsible for protests in Ukraine 31
9:54 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly claimed that "Gay Nazis" are responsible for anti-Russian uprisings in Ukraine.
15th May 2014
Michael Sam’s agent: Oprah documentary will not film in the Rams stadium 5
6:42 PM — Michael Sam's agent has said that an upcoming documentary about the player announced by Oprah Winfrey will not be allowed to film with his new team.
Oprah Winfrey announces Michael Sam TV documentary 1
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has commissioned a documentary about newly-drafted gay NFL player Michael Sam.
14th May 2014
Bryan Singer: I’m quite bisexual but saying I’m gay is an easy answer 16
6:12 PM — X-Men director Bryan Singer has revealed that he is actually bisexual, but prefers to identify as gay because it's a "one-syllable, easy answer".
Pope Francis would baptise aliens, but won’t marry gay couples 31
4:59 PM — Pope Francis has indicated he would be happy to baptise aliens and allow them into the church, despite his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Kent zoo: Gay penguin couple are ‘better parents’ than straight penguins 18
3:08 PM — A pair of gay penguins who are raising a baby together in a Kent zoo are doing a much better job than their straight counterparts.
US: Republican lobbyist begins boycott of Visa and St Louis Rams over openly gay NFL player 26
1:20 PM — An anti-gay Republican lobbyist has launched a boycott of Visa and the St Louis Rams, after the drafting of the NFL's first openly gay player, Michael Sam.
13th May 2014
New Zealand: Gay blood ban to be lowered from 5 years to 12 months
10:53 PM — New Zealand's Blood Service has announced it is partially relaxing its ban on gay men giving blood.
US: Gay singer Clay Aiken wins Democratic nomination for Congress bid 6
8:45 PM — Gay former American Idol star Clay Aiken has won a Democratic primary in North Carolina, securing the party's nomination to run for congress.
Brighton: Gay men urged to get tested for syphilis as rates soar
2:45 PM — Gay and bisexual men in Brighton and Hove are being advised to get tested for syphilis as rates of the sexually transmitted infection soar.
12th May 2014
US: Judge quits after ‘invasive’ reports reveal his gay hookup app profile 16
9:35 PM — A Florida judge who struck down a ban on same-sex adoption has resigned from his post, following reports that he used gay hookup app Manhunt.
Basketball player claims homophobic tweets were actually a psychology experiment 20
9:07 PM — A former basketball player is claiming homophobic tweets he posted were actually part of a "psychology experiment".
Michael Sam is dating 23-year-old swimmer Vito Cammisano 39
8:31 PM — Michael Sam's boyfriend has been revealed as 23-year-old swimmer Vito Cammisano.
Michael Sam second in NFL rookie jersey sales 5
7:04 PM — Sales of openly gay and newly drafted NFL defensive end Michael Sam's jersey are second to only one other rookie player.
11th May 2014
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
US: Nevada Republicans defend dropping opposition to same-sex marriage, after RNC attacks 12
12:36 PM — The Nevada Republican Party has defended its decision to drop opposition to same-sex marriage from its state platform, after criticism from RNC members.