16th March 2015
Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rimes: I really hate the word ‘diversity’ 4
4:37 PM — Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rimes has spoken about why she hates the word 'diversity', while accepting an award from the Human Rights Campaign.
25th February 2015
New Zealand: Banks and police stations vandalised by ‘pinkwashing’ activists 70
1:38 PM — Banks and police stations in New Zealand have been vandalised by queer activists - just days after a Pride-themed cash machine was targeted.
22nd February 2015
Christian publisher cancels author’s book deal after he comes out 59
2:58 PM — A Christian book publisher has scrapped an author's book deal - after he came out as queer.
27th January 2015
Google apologises for translating ‘gay’ as faggot, fairy, and pansy boy 8
12:38 PM — Google has issued an apology - after a translation tool suggested a number of offensive translations for the word "gay".
2nd December 2014
London: Queer couple told they should sit apart in and not kiss in ‘a family restaurant’ 166
6:54 PM — A couple who identify as queer have said they were told they should not sit together or kiss because they were in a "family restaurant".
18th October 2014
UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom, who called lesbian ‘a queer’, quits party because it’s ‘too politically correct’ 14
2:31 PM — Former MEP Godfrey Bloom has quit the United Kingdom Independence Party - claiming it has become too "politically correct".
17th October 2014
Pictures: Art book portrays Jesus as a gay man 18
12:35 PM — An art book has attracted controversy for portraying Jesus Christ as a young gay man living in the modern world.
26th September 2014
Annie Lennox: The word ‘gay’ is irrelevant 22
12:12 PM — Singer Annie Lennox has argued that the word "gay" is irrelevant because it should be "nobody's effing business."
9th September 2014
EA to issue fix for ban on the word ‘gay’ in Sims 4 character names 6
12:20 PM — Electronic Arts (EA) has said it will issue a fix for an issue which prevents users of the Sims 4 from using gay, lesbian and bisexual name references in character names.
12th August 2014
Designer creates lesbian-themed emojis
3:36 PM — One US-based designer noticed important images missing from the average smartphone library: lesbian themed emojis.
25th July 2014
Trans* Pride festival to be held in Brighton this weekend 1
12:04 PM — The second ever Trans* Pride Brighton festival is set to open this evening.
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.
21st July 2014
US: Film streaming site creates “Netflix for Lesbians” 4
8:38 PM — A new website, Section II, has created “Netflix for Lesbians” in an attempt to reach an untouched market of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women.
Two new videos explore different forms of gender expression 4
2:34 PM — Two videos released in the last month explore expressions of non-traditional gender identities.
16th July 2014
London: New performance explores what it means to be queer in a capitalist world
1:46 PM — A new performance art exhibition 'Of Saints and Go-go Boys,' will take place in London, exploring what it means to be queer in the modern world.
2nd July 2014
Australia: Sydney Opera House hosts festival celebrating queer Indigenous culture 2
6:40 PM — Sydney Opera House is to hold a three day festival this week, celebrating queer identities in Australia’s Aboriginal community.
London: Queer Social Centre to open despite ‘unlawful police harassment’ 13
5:54 PM — A squatter-run "queer social centre" is to open in Brixton today, in protest at the commercialisation of LGBTQI events.
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.
17th June 2014
UK: Councillor quits Labour Party after calling colleague ‘queer’ 58
1:23 PM — A councillor who hurled homophobic abuse at a colleague during a public row has resigned from the Labour Party along with his wife.
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.