31st May 2014
Cyprus holds first ever Pride march, organisers push for same-sex unions 15
6:09 PM — Cyprus has held its first ever pride march, with organisers hoping to draw attention to poor LGBT rights in the country.
Facebook releases free Pride-themed sticker set 9
5:43 PM — Facebook has released a free range of LGBT-themed sticker emoticons, featuring various gay symbols, same-sex couples and families.
Athlete: I was expelled from Christian college for being openly gay 33
4:14 PM — A gay athlete is claiming he was expelled from a private Christian college because of his sexuality.
US: Reviewers pretend ‘we don’t serve fags’ restaurant is a cruising hotspot 6
3:15 PM — Reviewers are mocking a restaurant accused of refusing to serve a gay couple, by reviewing it as if it were a gay cruising hotspot.
US: Less than half of Americans think people are born gay 38
2:43 PM — Less than half of Americans believe people are born gay, while over a third now believe homosexuality is caused by upbringing and external factors.
Russia: Two detained by police at Moscow Pride rally 3
2:25 PM — Moscow police have detained two people for taking part in a pride rally which was denied official permission.
Florida Attorney General: Same-sex marriage would cause ‘significant public harm’ 21
2:02 PM — Florida's Attorney General is claiming that recognising same-sex marriage would cause significant harm to the state, in her legal briefs defending a marriage ban.
US: Obama proclaims June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in honour of Stonewall riots 4
1:44 PM — Barack Obama has announced that June will be recognised nationally as LGBT Pride Month, in honour of the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
US: Kansas Democrat defects to Republicans over ‘homosexual agenda’ 11
1:30 PM — An anti-gay Kansas Democrat has announced she will defect to the Republicans, citing the "homosexual agenda" and Democratic "hostility" to her views.
30th May 2014
South Korea: Officials attempt to cancel Seoul Pride, event to go ahead regardless 4
10:08 PM — The organisers of Seoul Pride have announced the event will go ahead next week in defiance of government orders, after their permission was revoked.
US: Anti-gay Republican attacks Fox News for not being homophobic enough 10
7:51 PM — An anti-gay Republican activist has claimed that Fox News is "buying the homosexual propaganda" by failing to be homophobic enough, saying the network is influenced by "homosexual friends".
Zambia: Verdict in sodomy case ‘postponed indefinitely’ 1
6:31 PM — Two men accused of having sex 'against the order of nature' continue to be held, after their trial verdict was postponed indefinitely.
US: Gay Republican candidate receives hate letter branding him a ‘n***** fag’ 13
6:06 PM — An openly gay Republican council candidate in DC has recieved a letter branding him a "n***** fag", warning "we know where you live".
Mad Men star: Playing a gay man ended my film career 26
5:22 PM — Harry Hamlin has admitted that he was frozen out of the film industry after playing a gay man in a 1982 film.
29th May 2014
Australia: School drops ban against same-sex prom pairing 4
2:19 PM — An Australian public school which refused to allow two girls to attend the debutante ball as a pair has reversed its decision.
28th May 2014
US: Historic LGBT sites to get national landmark status 7
9:31 PM — Historic LGBT sites across the US will be considered for recognition as national landmarks, it has been announced.
Moscow’s biggest gay club to reopen in new location, after attacks forced closure 20
9:12 PM — Moscow's biggest gay club will reopen in a new location, after it was forced to shut its doors following a string of anti-gay attacks.
UKIP expels newly-elected councillor who said ‘poofs and dykes’ are ‘perverts’ 35
8:53 PM — A UKIP councillor has been expelled from the party less than a week after being elected, after it emerged he referred to gay people as poofs, dykes, and perverts.
American Family Association to boycott Postal Service over Harvey Milk stamps 35
8:16 PM — The American Family Association is attempting to boycott the US Postal Service, over a stamp honouring gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
27th May 2014
La Roux: I don’t feel man or woman, gay or straight 5
10:27 PM — La Roux has said she does not feel comfortable openly labelling her sexuality, and embraces androgyny because she doesn't feel man or woman.