4th May 2014
US: First openly gay bishop announces divorce from partner 23
11:50 AM — Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church, has announced he is to divorce his partner.
3rd May 2014
Fox News host: Claims I was demoted because of my sexuality are horses**t 9
2:34 PM — Fox News has strongly denied claims that it demoted news anchor Shepard Smith because he planned to come out.
Russia: Putin bans pro-gay American donors from entering Russia 8
2:21 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly blacklisted several key US political donors with ties to the LGBT community, banning them from Russia.
2nd May 2014
UK: Bristol Tories choose new mayor, after councillor ‘disturbed’ by Ian McKellen school visit withdraws 18
6:53 PM — Bristol's Tory group has nominated another candidate for Lord Mayor, after councillor Chris Windows, who was embroiled in a homophobia row, removed himself from the running.
US: Art sculpture moved, because town thinks it’s a gay orgy 33
5:48 PM — An art sculpture designed to represent unity has been moved from a Michigan town, because residents thought it was meant to be a gay orgy.
LISTEN to this heart-warming story of how a 90-year-old mother reacts to her son coming out 8
3:28 PM — Rita Fischer’s reaction to her son, Jay, coming out is not only candid but utterly heart-warming.
US: Washington state appoints first gay Supreme Court judge
2:31 PM — Washington has appointed gay judge Mary Yu, who performed the state's first same-sex marriage, to the state Supreme Court.
1st May 2014
Tom Daley’s boyfriend Dustin Lance Black: People have been supportive after sex pic leak 10
9:11 PM — Tom Daley's boyfriend Dustin Lance Black has said he is glad he finally addressed the leak of pictures of him engaging in sex acts.
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.