30th April 2014
Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana given 18-month suspended jail term 4
5:16 PM — Dolce and Gabbana have each been sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion.
29th April 2014
US: Boy Scouts reject leadership application from gay scout outed on Facebook 14
10:29 PM — The Boy Scouts of America have rejected the leadership application of a gay scout who was outed by friends on a Facebook post.
US: Man receives $450k settlement from New York over ‘gay entrapment’ arrest 12
10:03 PM — A man who was arrested for agreeing to have consensual sex with an undercover officer has reached a $250,000 out-of-court settlement with New York.
US: Nation’s oldest queer bookshop to close 2
9:24 PM — The oldest queer bookshop in the US has announced it will close for good next month.
Ellen Page: I felt awkward around gay people before I came out 3
9:00 PM — Ellen Page has said she felt 'awkward' around gay people before she came out publicly.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer compares disliking Earl Grey tea to disliking gay men 57
11:45 AM — A UKIP MEP says the public should be able to freely and openly dislike gay people like they would different types of tea.
28th April 2014
US: President Obama appoints openly gay NBA star to fitness council 2
1:24 PM — US President Barack Obama at the weekend appointed the first openly gay NBA player to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
26th April 2014
US: School board votes not to ban ‘Two Boys Kissing’ book 10
4:07 PM — A Virginia school board has voted unanimously against banning a gay-themed young adult novel, after a lengthy public hearing.
US: South Carolina town rallies round fired lesbian police chief 2
3:20 PM — A South Carolina town has rallied round a lesbian police chief who was fired by the town's mayor.
Angel Haze: Being gay in hip-hop is still really stigmatised 1
2:40 PM — Rapper Angel Haze has spoken out about homophobia within hip-hop, saying that a 'stigma' still exists around gay people.
Gay Neon Trees singer: Mormon leaders say terrible things, but I’m not throwing away my faith 10
1:19 PM — Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn has said he still considers himself a Mormon after coming out, despite the 'terrible' things that have been said by some of the church leaders.
25th April 2014
Pet Shop Boys to unveil Alan Turing tribute at Proms 5
11:03 PM — The Pet Shop Boys have announced a work honouring gay codebreaker Alan Turing, which they will debut at the BBC Proms.
Dan Savage: If there is a gay mafia, it’s the slowest mafia on earth 6
9:30 PM — Gay columnist Dan Savage has joked about claims of a 'gay mafia', saying that if it exists, it's the slowest mafia on Earth.
Former NFL player: I played with six openly gay teammates in my career 2
5:25 PM — A former NFL player has again spoken out about having played with several openly gay teammates during his career.
24th April 2014
AFA: It’s not safe for Christians to be photographers, bakers, florists, teachers, innkeepers… 88
11:21 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that it is impossible for Christians to work in a range of different professions, because 'homosexuals' will 'wreck' their careers.
Precious star Gabourey Sidibe: I’ve always wanted to play a gay character
10:38 PM — Precious star Gabourey Sidibe has said she was excited to play a lesbian in an upcoming film, because she 'thought it would be fun'.
Canada: Quebec pays for gay couple’s surrogacy costs for first time
7:17 PM — The government in Quebec has for the first time allowed a gay male couple to claim expenses towards having a child through surrogacy.
Madonna upsets fans by branding vegetable ‘gay’ in Buzzfeed game 85
11:00 AM — The Queen of Pop has been criticised for describing kale as “gay”.
22nd April 2014
Matt Bomer: I’ve been married to my same-sex partner for three years 6
10:53 PM — Gay actor Matt Bomer has revealed that he's secretly been married to his same-sex partner for the past three years.
Human Rights Watch: Louisiana voting to keep sodomy law is ‘state-endorsed homophobia’
10:23 PM — The LGBT director of Human Rights Watch has said the decision by the Louisiana House to keep a sodomy law is 'state-endorsed homophobia'.