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.
24th May 2014
UK: Gay miners’ strike film wins Queer Palm award at Cannes 16
1:38 PM — A British film about gay activists supporting the miners' strike has been awarded the unofficial 'Queer Palm' award at Cannes Film Festival.
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.
7th March 2014
Former Take That boss loses court battle over use of the word ‘queer’ 3
12:01 PM — The former manager of Take That has lost a legal battle with a gay nightclub over use of the word "queer".
4th March 2014
Former Miss Kentucky comes out: ‘I am queer’ 3
9:31 PM — A former Miss Kentucky pageant winner has come out as queer, after a judge in the state struck down a law banning recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.
3rd December 2013
Six of the most hideous reactions to Tom Daley’s coming out video 75
1:30 PM — As countless social media users around the globe celebrated and congratulated Tom Daley for coming out yesterday (some fans commiserated that he is in a relationship), sadly some took to Twitter to vent their homophobic views.
17th October 2013
US mayor: ‘God is against queers and don’t ram gay marriage down my throat!’ 41
3:41 PM — The mayor of a small town in South Carolina is under fire for responding to the arrival of equal marriage elsewhere by saying “I don’t want it rammed down by throat”, and for repeatedly using the word “queer”.
20th September 2013
Godfrey Bloom MEP who called lesbian a ‘queer’ suspended for calling women ‘sluts’ & hitting reporter 30
6:01 PM — A UKIP MEP who allegedly called a lesbian politician “queer” has had the whip removed after joking that a group of female activists were "sluts".
7th August 2013
UKIP MEP who allegedly called lesbian MEP ‘queer’ embroiled in race row 54
1:37 PM — UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom who allegedly called a lesbian politician “queer” has become embroiled in a race row after using the phrase "Bongo Bongo Land".
8th July 2013
US: Big Brother airs footage of homophobic and racist comments by housemates 5
3:58 PM — Big Brother in the US has aired footage taken of a housemate who made homophobic and racist comments, following calls for the comments to be revealed to the public.