30th June 2014
US: Pastor who defied church to support gay son will attend White House pride reception 6
4:51 PM — A Southern Baptist pastor who defied his church to support gay rights will attend an event at the White House today.
R.E.M singer Michael Stipe: I was afraid to get tested for HIV in the 80s 6
2:08 PM — R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe has said that he was reluctant to get tested for HIV in the 1980s.
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.
29th June 2014
Sir Elton John: Government ‘messed up’ civil partnership conversion 16
12:51 PM — Sir Elton John has lambasted the government for "messing up" the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages.
28th June 2014
UK: Sir Ian McKellen marches in London Pride parade 8
6:53 PM — Openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen marched in today's London pride parade.
26th June 2014
UK: Trade Union Congress to increase anti-homophobia campaigning following LGBT conference 3
5:57 PM — The annual LGBT conference of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which includes members from Unite, Unison, the National Union of Teachers and more than fifty other unions, heard Thursday how unions needed to increase their work to combat homophobia.
23rd June 2014
US: Bill Clinton to pay tribute to gay rights heroes in televised message 4
5:56 PM — Bill Clinton is to back gay rights in a televised message this week, to mark the first anniversary of the repeal of DOMA.
21st June 2014
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
16th June 2014
Canada: Ugandan gay activists finally allowed entry to speak at WorldPride Congerence 6
8:58 PM — A group of Ugandan LGBT activists who plan to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference will finally be allowed to enter Canada, after initially being denied visas.
US: Senate bill proposes creation of an LGBT rights envoy 2
1:01 PM — A Senate bill proposes the creation of an LGBT Envoy, to work against discrimination and violence around the world.
14th June 2014
Chris Christie: Texas Governor was wrong to compare homosexuality to alcoholism 4
12:51 PM — Republican Chris Christie has rebuked Texas governor Rick Perry, for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
9th June 2014
Australia: Gay rights campaigner Lex Watson granted honour after death 2
2:33 PM — A leading Australian gay rights campaigner who died last month has been awarded a rare posthumous honour.
Serbia: Belgrade Pride cancelled due to flooding 3
12:59 PM — Belgrade Pride, which is usually banned due to threats of violence, was instead this year cancelled due to flooding.
8th June 2014
US: Texas Republicans approve ‘gay cure’ therapy endorsement 11
1:38 PM — The Texas Republican party has adopted a state platform that endorses the use of therapy to 'cure' homosexuality.
7th June 2014
Gay Republican group ‘stop fighting’ endorsement of ‘gay cure’ therapy in Texas platform 15
4:37 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans group has said it will stop fighting attempts to introduce an endorsement of 'gay cure' therapy in the Texas Republican platform.
2nd June 2014
US: John McCain’s daughter joins board of GLAAD 5
8:27 PM — The daughter of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain has joined the board of gay advocacy charity GLAAD.
1st June 2014
Russia: Woman arrested for drawn-on Conchita Wurst beard 9
3:11 PM — A woman at a Moscow rally in honour of drag artist Conchita Wurst has been arrested for having a drawn-on beard.
31st May 2014
Cyprus holds first ever Pride march, organisers push for same-sex unions 15
6:09 PM — Cyprus has held its first ever pride march, with organisers hoping to draw attention to poor LGBT rights in the country.
US: Kansas Democrat defects to Republicans over ‘homosexual agenda’ 11
1:30 PM — An anti-gay Kansas Democrat has announced she will defect to the Republicans, citing the "homosexual agenda" and Democratic "hostility" to her views.
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.