9th July 2014
Australia: Liberal Students call for free vote on equal marriage despite party’s opposition 3
12:17 PM — The student group associated with Australia's Liberal party has called for a free vote to be held on same-sex marriage, in spite of the party's formal opposition.
Vine’s most popular user apologises for calling HIV a ‘fag’ disease 40
11:34 AM — A popular user of social video Vine has apologised, after he insisted HIV was a "gay thing" and screamed the homophobic slur "fag".
UK: Men appear in court over Grindr blackmail charges
11:20 AM — Two men have appeared in court, accused of blackmailing users of the gay hookup app Grindr.
8th July 2014
Evan Davis: There are more gay people at the BBC than you would think 2
4:50 PM — One of the BBC's most influential presenters Evan Davis, has praised the corporation for its efforts towards diversity.
Video: Ukrainian gay club attacked in violent neo-Nazi attack 6
4:29 PM — A video has emerged of the moment 20 neo-nazis burst into the Pomada gay club in Kyiv.
7th July 2014
US: ‘Gay Blood Drive Day’ to call for end of gay blood ban 43
7:02 PM — A Gay Blood Drive Day will be held on Friday, to protest the continuing blanket ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood in the US.
Priest: World Cup is a ‘homosexual abomination’ because players wear gay shoes 69
5:53 PM — A Russian Orthodox Priest has claimed that the World Cup is an abomination because players wear brightly-coloured shoes.
Documentary about gay athletes secretly filmed at Sochi Olympics 8
5:25 PM — A documentary about the lives of gay athletes was secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, it has been revealed.
Bryan Fischer: We discriminate against necrophiliacs, why not gays? 21
5:07 PM — Anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer has claimed that discrimination against gay people isn't a problem, because we also discriminate against necrophiliacs.
Christian Concern: Elton John is ‘staggeringly arrogant’ for saying Jesus would support gay rights 48
2:52 PM — Christian Concern has attacked Sir Elton John for claiming that if Jesus were alive, he would support gay rights.
Anti-gay group accidentally uses photo from photographer who takes adorable gay pictures 7
2:23 PM — The anti-gay group NOM attempted to celebrate the 'sanctity of marriage' with a picture from a photographer who takes adorable photos of gay couples.
Kenya: 60 people reportedly arrested in gay bar raid 9
11:03 AM — 60 people have been arrested during a raid on a gay bar in Kenya, according to a report.
6th July 2014
Ukraine: Kyiv Pride organisers condemn authorities for cancelling event 16
7:00 PM — The organisers of Kyiv Pride have attacked the Ukrainian authorities for forcing the cancellation of the event.
Denmark: Copenhagen quietly renames city centre ‘Rainbow Square’ 6
5:01 PM — Copenhagen has quietly renamed a square in its city centre "Rainbow Square", in honour of the LGBT movement.
Spain: One million take part in ‘Europe’s largest’ Pride in Madrid 12
3:24 PM — Over a million people took part in Madrid Pride yesterday, in what organisers claim is Europe's largest LGBT Pride parade.
If only the parents of all gay children were like this couple 8
2:50 PM — A video of two Sikh parents proudly standing by their gay son has been released by the Asian Pride Project.
Legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe to address sexuality in Parkinson interview 44
1:28 PM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe will address his sexuality in an interview with Michael Parkinson next week.
Australian gay rugby team wins first professional match 10
1:07 PM — The Sydney Convicts have made history, becoming the first ever gay rugby team to win a professional-level match.
Joan Rivers refuses to apologise for claiming Michelle Obama is ‘a transgender’ 226
12:35 PM — Joan Rivers has scoffed at calls to apologise after she claimed that President Barack Obama is gay and his wife Michelle is "a transgender".
UK: United Reform Church fails to pass same-sex marriage 43
12:13 PM — The United Reform Church has failed to become the first mainstream church in the UK to permit same-sex weddings, delaying a decision until next year.