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.
US: Topeka, home of ‘God Hates Fags’ church, passes gay equality laws 10
1:44 PM — Topeka, home of the Westboro Baptist Church, has passed equality laws banning anti-gay discrimination.
UK: Charity Commission probes Islamic charity which calls for gays to be put to death 26
1:15 PM — The Charity Commission is investigating an Islamic charity whose leaders are accused of anti-Semitism and calling for homosexuals to be put to death.
24th May 2014
Peter Tatchell: Commonwealth Games should require pledge against athlete selection discrimination 30
7:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has spoken out the Commonwealth Games, due to be held in Glasgow this summer, saying that countries should have to pledge not to discriminate through athlete selection.
US: Catholic school fires gay band leader for planning to marry partner 24
6:09 PM — A private Catholic school in Georgia has fired its band leader for planning to marry his same-sex partner.
US: Bryan Singer files for immediate dismissal of ‘provably false’ sex abuse lawsuit 1
5:38 PM — X-Men director Bryan Singer has filed a motion calling for the immediate dismissal of a sex abuse lawsuit against him.
Former BP Chief: I stayed in the closet because I internalised being gay as wrong 5
4:22 PM — The former Chief Executive of BP has opened up about his "double-life" in the closet while running the company, in a book discussing homophobia in business.
Lib Dem peer Brian Paddick: I was trapped in an abusive relationship 6
3:57 PM — Liberal Democrat peer Brian Paddick has revealed he was in an abusive relationship with his former partner, when he was Britain's most senior gay police officer.
UK: Gay miners’ strike film wins Queer Palm award at Cannes 16
1:38 PM — A British film about gay activists supporting the miners' strike has been awarded the unofficial 'Queer Palm' award at Cannes Film Festival.
UK: Court denies attempt by Slovak parents to block adoption by gay couple 28
1:19 PM — A court has rejected an attempt by Slovak parents to block the adoption of their children by a same-sex couple.
New Boy Scouts president: I won’t repeal the ban on gay adult members 7
12:44 PM — The new President of the Boy Scouts of America supports the principle of removing a ban on gay adult members, but has warned that "reopening the issue" now would provoke a split in the movement.
23rd May 2014
Facebook apologises after banning Queer as Folk producer for celebrating marriage equality 24
10:58 PM — Facebook has apologised to Queer of Folk producer Del Shores, after he was banned from the site for a post celebrating marriage equality.
Canada: Gay Ugandan activists due to speak at WorldPride Conference denied entry 11
9:13 PM — Canada has refused to grant entry to ten Ugandan LGBT activists invited to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference in Toronto next month.