24th July 2014
British Athletes Commission promises to improve support for LGBT sportspeople
6:24 PM — The British Athletes Commission (BAC), the members’ association for the UK’s professional athletes, has pledged to ensure it is providing enough support for LGBT sportspeople. After the end of the Commonwealth Games in August, the BAC and Pride Sports, an organisation which aims to end homophobia in UK sport, will hold a consultation with LGBT […]
23rd July 2014
Review: A documentary about Divine, who “stood for all outsiders” 5
5:30 PM — Jeffery Schwarz’s documentary ‘I am Divine’ was widely distributed in London cinemas last weekend for the first time since it premiered at the 27th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in 2013.
Australian LGBT group calls for withdrawal from Commonwealth over anti-gay laws 8
1:18 PM — An Australian LGBT group has called for the country to withdraw from the Commonwealth, over its "total failure" to address anti-gay laws.
22nd July 2014
GLAAD report raises concerns over LGBT portrayals in Hollywood 1
6:19 PM — A report released on Tuesday shows that Hollywood has a way to go when it comes to LGBT equality in film.
21st July 2014
Lesbians told to ‘move or die’ following Michigan break-in 6
6:50 PM — Following a break-in during which their wedding photographs were destroyed, a lesbian couple were told to "move or die", in letters scrawled across a wall.
Italy: Catholic school ‘fires teacher for refusing to deny being a lesbian’ 7
6:07 PM — An Catholic school in Italy has allegedly dismissed a teacher for failing to deny being gay, saying that it needs to “protect the school environment”.
18th July 2014
Atari announce new iOS Pride simulator game 1
1:33 PM — Atari has announced a new LGBT-themed game for iPhone and iPad in which players organise a Pride parade.
15th July 2014
US: MLB will address homophobia in baseball during the All-Star Game
8:01 PM — Major League Baseball will make an announcement this Tuesday evening that will dramatically shift their ability to combat homophobia and help gay players, coaches and staff in the league.
14th July 2014
Video: Film hopes to challenge the portrayal of LGBT people on film 3
5:45 PM — A new film project has been launched with the hopes of challenging the portrayal of LGBT people on film.
11th July 2014
Canada: Toronto Mayor fresh out of rehab votes against helping homeless LGBT teens 17
11:24 AM — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has voted against a proposal that would provide help for homeless LGBT teens, the only person to do so.
10th July 2014
US: This year’s 66th annual Primetime Emmy Award LGBT nominees
7:01 PM — This years 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been announced this morning by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly live from the Television Academy headquarters in Los Angeles.
Home Office defends deportation of gay asylum seeker to Cameroon 4
2:47 PM — The Home Office has defended the pending deportation of a gay asylum seeker to Cameroon, as the department is criticised by a senior judge.
9th July 2014
Ukraine LGBT activist: Government ‘failed exam’ by cancelling Kyiv Pride 2
6:05 PM — A Ukrainian LGBT activist has said that the country's government failed a crucial test by cancelling Kyiv's pride parade.
Jersey: First ever LGBT rally will take place on Saturday following equal marriage disappointment 2
5:00 PM — Jersey's first ever LGBT rally will take place on Saturday, in response to the stalling of a bill to make same-sex marriage legal there.
8th July 2014
Video: Ukrainian gay club attacked in violent neo-Nazi attack 6
4:29 PM — A video has emerged of the moment 20 neo-nazis burst into the Pomada gay club in Kyiv.
7th July 2014
Report explores what it is like to be LGBT and Muslim in the US 38
6:34 PM — A documentary released last week by Al Jazeera America, explored issued faced by people both LGBT and Muslim in America.
6th July 2014
Ukraine: Kyiv Pride organisers condemn authorities for cancelling event 16
7:00 PM — The organisers of Kyiv Pride have attacked the Ukrainian authorities for forcing the cancellation of the event.
2nd July 2014
UK: Bisexual asylum seeker’s deportation flight to Jamaica cancelled 21
4:59 PM — A bisexual man who was due to be deported this morning learnt that his flight had been cancelled last night.
1st July 2014
US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants 6
5:16 PM — A study conducted by the Equal Rights Centre and Freedom to Work concludes that employers favour applications from straight applicants.
Thailand: Major newspaper ‘parody’ describes gang-rape of LGBT activist and politician 4
4:30 PM — A major newspaper in Thailand has published a fictional account of the gang rape of Aum Neko, a LGBT activist and Jakrapob Penkair, a prominent politician.