11th May 2014
US: Nevada Republicans defend dropping opposition to same-sex marriage, after RNC attacks 12
12:36 PM — The Nevada Republican Party has defended its decision to drop opposition to same-sex marriage from its state platform, after criticism from RNC members.
Michael Sam celebrates NFL draft by kissing boyfriend on TV 26
11:25 AM — Gay footballer Michael Sam celebrated his historic draft to the St Louis Rams, by kissing his boyfriend on live TV.
Michael Sam makes history as first openly gay NFL player 10
12:03 AM — Michael Sam has made history, becoming the first openly gay player on an NFL team, as he joins the St Louis Rams in the final stage of the draft.
10th May 2014
US: Catholic school teacher quits over new contract that tells her to condemn her gay son 56
6:04 PM — An Ohio Catholic school teacher has quit, rather than sign a new morality contract which requires her to condemn her gay son's homosexuality.
Michael Sam could become the NFL’s first openly gay player today 1
3:13 PM — If drafted to an NFL team today in rounds 4-7, Michael Sam would become the first openly gay player in the league.
UK: NHS boards attacked by religious groups after urging for gay-inclusive sex education 23
1:54 PM — NHS boards in Scotland have been attacked by religious groups, after lobbying ministers to weaken the ability to opt out of sex education.
9th May 2014
Nintendo: We pledge to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life sequel 16
10:40 PM — Nintendo has responded to criticism of its decision to exclude same-sex relationships from upcoming game Tomodachi Life.
US: Republican congressman compares gay rights advocates to Nazis 30
9:32 PM — A Republican has compared gay rights advocates to Nazis in the US House of Representatives.
US: BSA membership down 6% since compromise to allow gay scouts 7
9:10 PM — The Boy Scouts of America lost over 6% of its membership in the past year, after voting to allow openly gay scouts but keep a ban on gay scout leaders.
Russia: Sims game rated ‘adults only’ over same-sex relationships 12
8:41 PM — The latest Sims game has been rated 'Adults Only' in Russia, because it contains same-sex relationships.
8th May 2014
US: Hallmark introduces ‘two mums’ Mother’s Day card 7
10:36 PM — Card manufacturer Hallmark has introduced a Mother's Day card for people with lesbian parents.
GLAAD: Nintendo is sending a ‘hurtful message’ by refusing to allow gay relationships in video game 18
10:08 PM — GLAAD has attacked Nintendo's decision to ban same-sex relationships in video game Tomodachi Life, branding it "hurtful".
7th May 2014
Monica Lewinsky: Suicide of gay teenager moved me to speak out 9
9:34 PM — Monica Lewinsky, the presidential aide who famously had an affair with Bill Clinton, has said the suicide of a gay teenager moved her to finally break her silence.
Nintendo refuses to incorporate gay relationships into upcoming video game 13
5:39 PM — Nintendo has rejected a campaign that sought to add same-sex relationships into one of its upcoming games
Little Rascals actor speaks of suffering homophobic abuse in new song 6
1:10 PM — The song, “It gets better” was written by Blake McIver in an effort to help those bullied because of their sexuality.
6th May 2014
Bollywood actress refuses to stop campaigning for LGBT rights, despite death threats 8
12:37 PM — Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly says she will not stop fighting for LGBT rights, despite threats on her life and the lives of her children.
5th May 2014
UK: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black move in together 25
9:57 PM — Tom Daley and boyfriend Dustin Lance Black have moved in together, according to reports.
Toronto announces attempt to break world record for largest mass gay wedding 4
9:26 PM — Toronto's deputy mayor has announced an attempt to break a world record for the world's largest mass gay wedding.
4th May 2014
Brazil: Activists march for discrimination laws at Sao Paulo Pride
8:24 PM — Rights activists in Brazil are calling for a law to protect against discrimination, as they gather for one of the world's largest pride parades in Sao Paulo.
Cuba to host international LGBT conference for the first time ever 7
8:02 PM — Cuba will next week host an international LGBT conference for the first time ever.