23rd June 2014
US: Family Research Council accidentally cites poll proving people are in favour of gay rights 17
8:06 PM — The Family Research Council has accidentally cited a poll which found people were overwhelmingly in favour of workplace discrimination laws, while trying to argue against them.
Canada: Tweet-powered Pride flag unveiled for WorldPride in Toronto 2
2:09 PM — The week-long WorldPride festival is under way in Toronto, with a special Twitter-powered Pride flag unveiled as part of the festivities.
22nd June 2014
US: Man finally arrested over shooting of teen lesbian couple 1
1:10 PM — A man has finally been arrested for the alleged shooting a teenage lesbian couple, after a two-year manhunt.
21st June 2014
US: New York party promoter banned from using phrase ‘NYC Pride’ 3
12:43 PM — A New York party promoter has been banned from using the phrase 'NYC Pride' in its advertising, following legal action from the city's pride parade organisers.
20th June 2014
UK: Gloucestershire police chief comes out during Pride event 6
2:24 PM — Gloucestershire's Chief Constable publicly came out at a Pride event this week, to cheers from the crowd.
18th June 2014
Republican congressman: Anti-gay workplace discrimination doesn’t exist 18
8:03 PM — A Republican congressman says he doesn't believe anti-gay workplace discrimination is a problem.
US: Lesbian Speaker rips into Rick Perry for ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ jibe 7
5:32 PM — The openly gay Speaker of the California Assembly has ripped into Texas Governor Rick Perry for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
16th June 2014
US: Trans Pride LA evacuated due to bomb threat 5
6:09 PM — 200 people were evacuated from the Los Angeles Trans Pride festival on Saturday night, due to a bomb threat.
14th June 2014
Chris Christie: Texas Governor was wrong to compare homosexuality to alcoholism 4
12:51 PM — Republican Chris Christie has rebuked Texas governor Rick Perry, for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
Equality campaigners recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 13
11:56 AM — Several LGBT equality campaigners have been recognised in today's Queen's Birthday Honours List.
12th June 2014
Sochi-gold medal winning Canadian hockey star comes out as gay 4
4:37 PM — Four time Olympic gold medallist Charline Labonte has announced that she is gay in an online statement.
11th June 2014
RAF officer jailed after secretly filming naked lesbian colleague 2
5:08 PM — An RAF officer has been jailed after secretly filming his naked colleague, and sending the photos to her girlfriend.
8th June 2014
Welsh minister: Government ‘must do more’ to improve LGBT domestic abuse services 3
2:12 PM — A Welsh minister has admitted her government "must do more" to improve the country's domestic abuse services for LGBT people.
7th June 2014
Puerto Rico: Openly gay lawyer nominated for Supreme Court
3:22 PM — A lesbian lawyer has become the first openly gay person to be nominated for Puerto Rico's Supreme Court.
4th June 2014
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, hid sexuality over employment fears 3
9:52 PM — Sally Ride, the first female American to go to space, hid her sexuality over fears it would hurt her professional life, it has been revealed.
31st May 2014
Tegan and Sara: We choose to be visible to inspire others 2
7:23 PM — Lesbian twin pop duo Tegan and Sara have opened up about their childhood, in a video for the It Got Better campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.