31st May 2014
Facebook releases free Pride-themed sticker set 9
5:43 PM — Facebook has released a free range of LGBT-themed sticker emoticons, featuring various gay symbols, same-sex couples and families.
30th May 2014
Anti-bullying group to bring LGBT Day of Silence to schools in New Zealand 1
12:28 PM — A group which aims to stamp out bullying against LGBT young people is to bring the Day of Silence to schools across New Zealand.
29th May 2014
Cyprus Pride march to highlight the lack of LGBT rights 1
4:08 PM — The first Gay Pride march to take place in Cyprus will highlight the lack of a legal rights movement for the LGBT community in the country.
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.
28th May 2014
US: Historic LGBT sites to get national landmark status 7
9:31 PM — Historic LGBT sites across the US will be considered for recognition as national landmarks, it has been announced.
24th May 2014
Lib Dem peer Brian Paddick: I was trapped in an abusive relationship 6
3:57 PM — Liberal Democrat peer Brian Paddick has revealed he was in an abusive relationship with his former partner, when he was Britain's most senior gay police officer.
23rd May 2014
Did Fred Phelps die a man who didn’t ‘hate’ gays? 14
6:59 PM — The infamous founder of the Westboro Baptist Church apparently had a more liberal view on the LGBT community before passing away, claims a family member.
Germany: Gay couples receive limited adoption rights 7
5:51 PM — The German Parliament has ruled that same-sex couples in civil unions can legally adopt a partner's child.
22nd May 2014
WNBA launches new campaign to get more LGBT fans
12:08 PM — The US Women’s National Basketball Association is launching a new marketing campaign directly targeting the LGBT community.
21st May 2014
Larry Kramer: Gay icon Barbra Streisand finds gay sex ‘distasteful’ 66
10:07 PM — Playwright Larry Kramer has claimed that gay icon Barbra Streisand is "uncomfortable" with gay sex, and held up production of The Normal Heart because she found it "distasteful".
Glee star Jane Lynch on growing up gay: ‘It was almost like I had a disease’ 2
10:32 AM — Jane Lynch has opened up about how she lived a life of "secrecy" during her struggle to accept her sexual orientation as a teenager.
17th May 2014
Lynne Featherstone: We must find a way forward for LGBT rights in Africa 5
1:20 PM — Former Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone has said the international community "must find a way forward in these most difficult of circumstances" to improve LGBT rights in Africa.
11th May 2014
UK: Petition calls on Channel Islands to introduce same-sex marriage and reform equality laws 12
6:17 PM — A petition is calling on the Channel Islands to catch up with the mainland UK, by legalising same-sex marriage and introducing new equality laws.
9th May 2014
Russian authorities approve IDAHOT event for activist – despite anti-gay laws
6:59 PM — An annual event aimed at tackling homophobic attitudes has been approved despite the introduction of Russia's anti-gay laws last summer
Poll: 53% of LGBT people are not out at work 11
12:55 PM — A poll by a leading US human rights group has found that over half of LGBT people are still in the closet at work.
8th May 2014
Philadelphia will host ‘America’s First Queer Jazz Festival’
6:01 PM — America's first LGBT jazz festival will take place in Philadelphia later this year.
Activists ‘gobsmacked’ after Camden Council lists ‘transsexualism’ as a ‘mental illness’ 25
12:38 PM — LGBT are campaigners outraged after ‘transsexualism’ is listed alongside mental illness on Camden Council housing forms.
4th May 2014
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.
3rd May 2014
Russia: Putin bans pro-gay American donors from entering Russia 8
2:21 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly blacklisted several key US political donors with ties to the LGBT community, banning them from Russia.
2nd May 2014
LISTEN to this heart-warming story of how a 90-year-old mother reacts to her son coming out 8
3:28 PM — Rita Fischer’s reaction to her son, Jay, coming out is not only candid but utterly heart-warming.