7th August 2014
Italy: Ex-MP fined for admitting he would ‘never hire’ gays 5
11:31 AM — A former Italian MP has been fined €10,000 after claiming he would never hire a gay person.
6th August 2014
Football team told not to support men who their penis up ‘poopers’ 17
7:03 PM — A Canadian football team has received a deluge of hateful messages after temporarily changing its logo in support of Pride.
Eurovision 2015 confirmed for Vienna after Conchita Wurst win 3
6:13 PM — Next year's Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Vienna, it has been confirmed.
US: Head of North Carolina campaign to ban same-sex marriage thinks gay people are ‘defying God’ 9
5:49 PM — The head of the group that masterminded North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban has said gay people are "defying" God.
Lib Dem councillor resigns after being called ‘dirty bloody homosexual’ 110
4:20 PM — A Lib Dem councillor in Somerset has resigned, and condemned homophobic bullying from councillors in other parties.
Russia: Creators of truth or dare game fined under ‘gay propaganda’ law 4
3:16 PM — The Russian creators of a truth-or-dare style card game have been hit with a fine, for 'promoting' homosexuality among minors.
Strictly star Robin Windsor withdraws from show over back injury 1
1:18 PM — Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor has dropped out of the show over a back injury.
5th August 2014
US: Court rejects another appeal from Pennsylvania clerk who won’t stop fighting equal marriage 16
4:23 PM — A court has denied yet another attempt by a Pennsylvania clerk to appeal a ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
AFA President: Freedom of religion only applies to Christians 19
3:12 PM — The president of the American Family Association has claimed that freedom of religion only apply to Christians.
Could being gay stop employers from hiring you? This study says yes 22
2:25 PM — People applying for jobs are 40% less likely to be offered an interview if they are gay or lesbian, according to research.
Ugandan Archbishop: Parliament should pass another anti-gay law 30
1:11 PM — The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has called on the country's parliament to re-approve an anti-gay law that was struck down by a court last week.
Church of England claims bishop’s decision to block gay chaplain from NHS job was ‘autonomous’ 24
12:47 PM — The Church of England has claimed the decision to block a married gay chaplain from taking up a job with the NHS was taken 'autonomously' by a bishop.
Study: LGBT youths harassed online ‘three times more often’ than rest of population 3
12:20 PM — A new study has found that LGBT youths experience online harassment three times more often than the rest of the population.
US: Board rules that gay bar ‘discriminated’ by refusing entry to drag queen 10
12:03 PM — A board has ruled that a Denver gay bar illegally discriminated against a drag queen, when it refused them entry.
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law fails over ‘invalid’ signatures on petition 2
11:37 AM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law has been rejected, because not enough valid signatures were gathered.
4th August 2014
Adam Lambert: Being out and singing with Queen could open people’s minds
6:46 PM — Queen singer Adam Lambert has praised the band's fans for accepting his sexuality.
Northern Ireland: Letting agent awarded £20,000 after being labelled gay online
4:56 PM — A letting agent has been awarded damages by a court, over internet posts which claimed he was gay.
Christian Concern: Stonewall is an ideological propaganda machine attacking normal families 198
3:13 PM — Christian Concern has attacked LGB rights charity Stonewall, claiming it is an "ideological propaganda machine" attacking families.
National Secular Society: ‘Urgent review’ needed after Church blocks gay chaplain from NHS job 10
2:39 PM — The National Secular Society has called for the government to hold an urgent review, after a gay chaplain was blocked from taking up an NHS job because he married his same-sex partner.
Holby star David Ames: I used to be clinically overweight, but now I feel comfortable in my own skin 4
1:47 PM — Holby City star David Ames has revealed that he used to weigh nearly 16 stone, but slimmed down in order to "feel comfortable" in his skin.