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
Philadeplhia 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.
29th April 2014
US: Nation’s oldest queer bookshop to close 2
9:24 PM — The oldest queer bookshop in the US has announced it will close for good next month.
Sharon Osbourne urges fans to boycott Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 14
1:10 PM — Sharon Osbourne has backed the boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, after the country passed a ‘stone the gays’ law.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
19th April 2014
US: LGBT conference boycotts Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 2
10:42 PM — A pro-gay conference due to be held at a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei will move to a different venue, after the Asian country changed the penal code to call for gays to be stoned to death.
17th April 2014
Australia: Christian youth camp loses appeal against discrimination ruling 2
12:19 PM — A Christian youth camp which was ordered to pay damages for discriminating against a gay youth support charity in 2010 when it refused to accept its booking, has now lost its appeal against the court's ruling.
15th April 2014
Minister’s plan to segregate gay prisoners in Turkish jails alarms human rights activists 4
5:03 PM — Human rights activists have expressed alarm at the announcement of plans to build separate prisons for gay prisoners in Turkey.
13th April 2014
Linda Harvey: Young gay people should stay closeted until they can become straight 101
4:13 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey, who once dismissed the possibility that “kids are kicked out of their homes just for being who they are,” has now suggested young gay people should stay closeted to friends and family until they can become straight.
US: Store owner puts up sign with anti-gay slurs to discourage customers wearing baggy trousers 43
3:20 PM — A store owner in Georgia has been accused of homophobia after he included anti-gay slurs on a shop sign to discourage customers from wearing sagging trousers.