7th August 2014
US: Lesbian councillor called ‘filth’ during council meeting 10
2:25 PM — Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian member of Richmond Council in California, was yet again the victim of homophobic abuse during a meeting last month.
6th August 2014
US: Christian radio host Linda Harvey thinks gay people are a myth 34
4:44 PM — Anti-gay activist Linda Harvey has said that it's a "myth" that there are lots of gay people
US retailer Target publicly endorses equal marriage 4
2:53 PM — US retail giant Target has endorsed same-sex marriage for the first time, in a legal brief.
5th August 2014
Study: LGBT youths harassed online ‘three times more often’ than rest of population 3
12:20 PM — A new study has found that LGBT youths experience online harassment three times more often than the rest of the population.
3rd August 2014
Vietnam: Country’s largest Pride parade held in Hanoi 1
5:58 PM — Vietnam's largest ever Pride parade has been held in the city of Hanoi today.
Watch: Transgender 13-year-old makes heartfelt plea for acceptance 35
5:31 PM — A transgender YouTube star has posted a video urging for people to accept everyone for who they are.
2nd August 2014
Photos: Brighton Pride parade draws huge crowds 3
1:28 PM — Brighton's Pride parade drew huge crowds this morning, as revellers lined the streets for the city's celebrations.
1st August 2014
Christian fundamentalist leaflet warns Gloucester gays they’ll end up in a coffin 48
2:12 PM — A Christian group has been caught distributing anti-gay flyers during a council-run carnival.
31st July 2014
Study finds kids who read Harry Potter are more gay friendly 21
6:44 PM — A new study has found that young people who have read Harry Potter show greater acceptance of LGBT people.
30th July 2014
Survey reveals Doncaster teachers fear talking about gay issues 10
6:39 PM — A study by the National Union of Teachers in Doncaster has found that ‘a significant minority’ of teachers are reluctant to discuss gay issues in class.
Obama urged to fight for LGBT rights in Africa 6
4:33 PM — Two human rights groups have urged President Obama to bring up LGBT rights when he attends the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit next week.
28th July 2014
Video: Documentary explores Jamaica’s underground gay and trans community 4
3:02 PM — A new video documentary was released today highlighting the lives of homeless gay, bisexual and transgender (GBT) youth in Jamaica.
27th July 2014
India: Fifth annual Kerala Pride takes place with LGBT rights protest
12:23 PM — The fifth annual queer pride march took place in Kerala, this weekend, in the city of Kochi.
25th July 2014
US: Nation’s oldest gay bookshop to re-open 1
11:28 AM — The oldest gay bookshop in America is set to re-open, after being forced to close its doors earlier this year.
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”.