29th June 2014
US: Empire State Building lights up rainbow ahead of New York Pride parade
1:14 PM — The Empire State Building lit up in rainbow this week, in honour of today's New York Pride parade.
28th June 2014
UK: Rainbow crossing unveiled in London for Pride
12:15 PM — London's own rainbow crossing has been unveiled, ahead of the city's Pride parade.
25th June 2014
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively backs cringeworthy ‘Rainbow’ song 24
4:42 PM — Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively has backed the release of a new song condemning the use of the rainbow as a pride symbol.
16th June 2014
Austria: Gay MEP attacked with acid at Vienna pride parade 12
2:51 PM — Austria's first openly gay MEP has been attacked with acid during Vienna's pride parade.
9th June 2014
UK: Brighton unveils first ‘rainbow crossing’ 3
3:54 PM — Brighton has unveiled the UK's first temporary 'rainbow crossing', to celebrate Pride month.
6th June 2014
Canada: Over half of senior students at Catholic school wear pro-gay rainbow socks to graduate 6
4:59 PM — At a Catholic school graduation in Canada, over half of students made a statement in support of their school's gay-straight alliance, by wearing rainbow socks.
10th May 2014
Eurovision: Host banned from wearing rainbows by contest organisers 23
2:48 PM — One of this year's Eurovision hosts has revealed that he has been banned from wearing rainbows by the contest's organisers, because it would be 'political'.
7th February 2014
Russia: Gay Dutch snowboarder is first to protest at Olympics 3
3:34 PM — A Dutch snowboarder is the first athlete to protest against Russia's anti-gay laws, at an Olympic event in Sochi yesterday.
Azerbaijan: Suicide of leading gay rights activist sparks first ‘LGBT news conference’ 2
11:17 AM — The suicide of a gay rights activist in Azerbaijan last month has prompted the city of Baku's first ever LGBT news conference, in which activists established plans to drive for fresh legislation to protect sexual minorities, as well as "Day of Pride" to mark the late campaigner's passing.
4th February 2014
Rainbow appears over Scottish parliament before equal marriage vote 10
5:52 PM — A rainbow has appeared in the sky above Scottish parliament, hours before a vote on equal marriage.
8th December 2013
Italy: Rainbow-themed Christmas lights blasted as ‘provocative and ideological’ 20
10:49 AM — Rainbow-themed Christmas lights set up in Rome to commemorate the recent suicide of a gay teenager have stirred controversy recently, after a far-right group blasted the idea as "provocative and ideological."
12th November 2013
Poland: Giant rainbow set on fire by far-right thugs 16
5:02 PM — Far-right protesters have burnt a rainbow piece of artwork during an event to commemorate Poland's national independence in the capital Warsaw.
7th November 2013
UK: Ebay apologises to lesbian couple after banning pro-gay Christmas T-shirts 10
1:59 PM — Ebay has apologised to a lesbian couple from Yorkshire after it banned the sale of Christmas T-shirts featuring innocuous rainbow scarves because they were listed as items of “gay interest”.
13th October 2013
Gay boxer Orlando Cruz loses in shot for title fight 4
2:37 PM — Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz lost his bid for the featherweight title Saturday night in Las Vegas, after being knocked down in the seventh round by veteran Orlando Salido.
16th September 2013
Joey Barton becomes first footballer to wear anti-homophobia rainbow laces 17
2:09 PM — Football star Joey Barton says “people’s sexuality shouldn't be an issue” in the sport
17th August 2013
Swedish athlete at Moscow Athletics Championship advised to change her rainbow painted nails 35
4:36 PM — The Swedish high jumper who painted her fingernails in the colours of the rainbow to campaign against anti-gay laws in Russia has been told she could be in violation of the code of conduct at the world championships.
25th June 2013
Google introduces rainbow search bar in commemoration of Stonewall riots 12
6:31 PM — Google has added a gay easter egg, which changes the search bar into rainbow colours when certain search terms are entered, to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots this week.
22nd June 2013
US: Pride cancelled in Wisconsin city due to safety concerns 12
12:58 AM — The organiser of what was to be the city of Wausau, Wisconsin's first ever pride parade, has cancelled the event, becuse some of those involved feared for their safety after a backlash from the community.
3rd June 2013
Brazil: Sao Paulo Pride draws over one million people 5
6:43 PM — Over one million people attended Sao Paulo Pride on Sunday. The annual event is the world's largest Pride event in Brazil's largest city.
29th May 2013
Australia: Removed Sydney rainbow crossing to be replaced with permanent installation 6
3:52 PM — A permanent installation is to be made in Sydney, following outrage when a rainbow crossing was removed in April, despite strong calls to leave it in place.