4th July 2014
US: Indiana judge grants first same-sex divorce 1
2:06 PM — An Indiana judge has granted a couple the first same-sex divorce in the state.
Julie Bindel: You can choose to be gay – I chose to live my life as a lesbian 109
12:35 PM — Feminist writer Julie Bindel has claimed that gay and lesbian people can choose to be attracted to people of the same sex.
UK: Only one in eight teachers trained to deal with homophobic bullying 4
12:06 PM — Just one in eight teachers are trained to deal with homophobic bullying in schools, a poll has found.
Russell Brand: Opposing equal marriage is pointless, spend time with your loved ones instead 6
11:34 AM — Russell Brand has ridiculed anti-gay activist Dr Ben Carson, advising him to take up gardening and spend more time with his loved ones.
US: Wisconsin Governor fought for marriage ban while his son served as witness at gay wedding 3
10:46 AM — The son of the Governor of Wisconsin served as a witness at a family same-sex wedding last month, despite his father supporting efforts to put a same-sex marriage ban back in place.
3rd July 2014
Ice-T ‘The gay male is gay and I have no problem with that’ 33
6:08 PM — US rap legend Ice-T says gay men are not to blame for the “pussyfication” of the male sex.
2nd July 2014
Katy B: I’m not gay, but everyone thinks I am 3
6:20 PM — Singer Katy B has said that people constantly assume she is a lesbian, because she has lesbian friends.
Video: Drag queen delivers speech destroying anti-gay protesters at Pride 10
5:06 PM — A drag queen has delivered a speech rebutting a crowd of anti-gay protesters at a Pride parade.
US: Barack Obama to sign new executive order to outlaw anti-trans discrimination 4
4:20 PM — Barack Obama has announced he will sign a new executive order outlawing anti-trans discrimination people among federal contractors.
Instagram apologises for removing ‘inappropriate’ picture of men kissing on their wedding day 6
11:28 AM — Photo sharing site Instagram has apologised for removing a picture of two men kissing on their wedding day, after it was flagged as "inappropriate".
1st July 2014
Cuba: Gay kissing sit-in held to celebrate Pride in Havana 1
5:26 PM — Around 20 people took part in a public same-sex kissing session on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots and help break taboos gay kissing in Cuba.
US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants 6
5:16 PM — A study conducted by the Equal Rights Centre and Freedom to Work concludes that employers favour applications from straight applicants.
Rupert Everett: Being gay was a huge issue throughout much of my career 17
1:53 PM — British actor Rupert Everett says for much of his career being gay seemed like something that would limit his future.
Bioware reveals first gay character for Dragon Age: Inquisition game 4
1:02 PM — The latest instalment of hit video game Dragon Age will feature its first prominent gay character.
30th June 2014
Pictures: Boy Scouts march in New York Pride parade despite gay adult member ban 1
7:08 PM — A contingency of Boy Scouts have marched in the New York Pride parade for the first time, in spite of the organisation's ban on adult gay members.
US: Supreme Court rules that religious freedom applies to businesses 33
5:21 PM — The US Supreme Court has ruled that businesses can use religious freedom laws to avoid providing some medical coverage, in a ruling which could impact future LGBT court cases.
US: Pastor who defied church to support gay son will attend White House pride reception 6
4:51 PM — A Southern Baptist pastor who defied his church to support gay rights will attend an event at the White House today.
Will Young: Spa ordered me to stop cuddling my boyfriend to appease homophobes 20
3:06 PM — Openly gay singer Will Young has claimed that he was told to stop cuddling his boyfriend at a spa, because "homophobes" had complained.
UK: Memorial plaque unveiled for legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein 4
2:40 PM — A commemorative blue plaque has been unveiled in honour of legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
R.E.M singer Michael Stipe: I was afraid to get tested for HIV in the 80s 6
2:08 PM — R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe has said that he was reluctant to get tested for HIV in the 1980s.