4th July 2014
Russell T Davies: Why aren’t there gay characters in Star Wars? 45
6:07 PM — Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies has claimed there are "vast empires" of shows where gay people don't exist.
Julie Bindel: You can choose to be gay – I chose to live my life as a lesbian 109
12:35 PM — Feminist writer Julie Bindel has claimed that gay and lesbian people can choose to be attracted to people of the same sex.
UK: Only one in eight teachers trained to deal with homophobic bullying 4
12:06 PM — Just one in eight teachers are trained to deal with homophobic bullying in schools, a poll has found.
2nd July 2014
Katy B: I’m not gay, but everyone thinks I am 3
6:20 PM — Singer Katy B has said that people constantly assume she is a lesbian, because she has lesbian friends.
US: Indiana court orders recognition of terminally ill lesbian’s marriage 1
10:48 AM — An appeals court has ordered that Indiana recognise a terminally ill lesbian's marriage, after a previous ruling stayed all same-sex marriage in the state.
1st July 2014
Cuba: Gay kissing sit-in held to celebrate Pride in Havana 1
5:26 PM — Around 20 people took part in a public same-sex kissing session on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots and help break taboos gay kissing in Cuba.
30th June 2014
US: Supreme Court rules that religious freedom applies to businesses 33
5:21 PM — The US Supreme Court has ruled that businesses can use religious freedom laws to avoid providing some medical coverage, in a ruling which could impact future LGBT court cases.
29th June 2014
US: Six arrested after protesting ‘prison-themed’ Pride party 25
9:39 PM — At least six people were arrested in San Francisco on Saturday, after protesting outside a 'prison-themed' Pride party.
US: More than a million people to attend New York Pride parade 13
4:02 PM — More than a million people are expected to attend New York City's Pride parade today.
US: Lesbian police chief sworn back in, after being fired by homophobic mayor 8
3:40 PM — A lesbian police chief, who was fired by her town's homophobic mayor, has finally been sworn back in.
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.