29th June 2014
US: Empire State Building lights up rainbow ahead of New York Pride parade
1:14 PM — The Empire State Building lit up in rainbow this week, in honour of today's New York Pride parade.
28th June 2014
US: Washington state to convert most domestic partnerships to marriages on Monday 6
5:54 PM — Washington state will convert thousands of existing same-sex domestic partnerships into marriages on Monday.
In Photos: Pride in London parade 2014 9
2:58 PM — London's Pride parade is in full swing, drawing crowds despite heavy rain. Take a look at some photos from the event.
UK: Pride parade sets off in London despite heavy rain 20
1:59 PM — A defiant Pride parade has set off in London with large crowds of activists, despite initial heavy rain.
27th June 2014
Israeli Education Minister: Same-sex couples aren’t families 9
4:50 PM — Israel's Education Minister has said that it is the state's "duty" to make sure that same-sex couple are not recognised as families.
Iranian lesbian: Authorities tried to ‘fix’ my sexuality by forcing me to have gender reassignment surgery 32
4:11 PM — An Iranian lesbian has said the country's authorities tried to force her into having gender reassignment surgery to "fix" her sexuality.
Rapper Angel Haze on Ireland Baldwin: We’re not ‘best friends’, we f**k 5
3:38 PM — Pansexual rapper Angel Haze has accused the press of being uncomfortable with her interracial lesbian relationship with Ireland Baldwin.
First openly gay congressman attacks Victory Fund for backing gay Republican 2
2:39 PM — The first member of Congress to come out as gay has attacked the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund for backing a gay Republican candidate against a straight pro-equality Democrat.
26th June 2014
US: L.A. strip club sued for refusing entry to lesbian unaccompanied by a man 4
3:53 PM — A lesbian is suing a Southern California strip club for allegedly refusing to allow her entry unless she was accompanied by a man.
US: Mayor makes last-ditch attempt to keep lesbian ex-Chief of Police out of job 12
3:50 PM — The career of a lesbian police chief purportedly fired for her sexuality once again hangs in the balance, just hours after a referendum seemed to confirm that she would be reinstated.
25th June 2014
Demi Lovato: My grandfather came out as gay in the 1960s 1
3:21 PM — Demi Lovato has revealed for the first time that her grandfather was gay, and came out in the 1960s.
Croatia: Parliament to vote on civil partnership law next month 6
1:30 PM — Croatia's Parliament is set to vote on a civil partnership law next month, after the draft bill finally gained approval.
US: Lesbian police chief set to be reinstated after dismissal by ‘homophobic’ mayor 3
12:57 PM — A lesbian police chief purportedly fired for her sexuality looks set to be reinstated, after residents in Latta, South Carolina, voted to shift powers away from its mayor, who has been accused of homophobia, to its town council.
24th June 2014
US: Campaign launched to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy ‘in the next five years’ 10
2:33 PM — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has today launched a campaign aiming to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy in the US within "the next five years".
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.