12th April 2014
US: Police identify suspect in ‘Grindr rape and robbery’ case 10
8:49 PM — Police have released a photo of a man suspected of holding at gunpoint, sexually assaulting and robbing a man he met on Grindr.
US: Louisiana committee votes 9-6 to remove sodomy law from penal code 5
7:04 PM — A House of Representatives committee in Louisiana has finally voted to remove a sodomy law from the state's penal code, eleven years after it was declared unconstitutional.
11th April 2014
Canada: Anti-gay activist detained at border for spreading ‘hate propaganda’ 13
9:34 PM — Leading anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera was detained at the Canadian border for his extremist views, which the country deemed 'hate propaganda'.
9th April 2014
TV host: Honey Maid is ‘incurring the wrath’ of straight people by making pro-gay video 8
8:57 PM — A TV host has warned cracker manufacturer Honey Maid that they are 'incurring the wrath' of straight people by making a pro-gay viral video.
6th April 2014
US: ‘Chick-fil-A for gays’ pro-equality fried chicken restaurant opens 9
8:52 PM — A pro-gay fried chicken restaurant that provides free condoms with your meal has opened in Chicago.
‘Independence Day’ director shooting film about Stonewall riots 6
4:44 PM — The director of Independence Day Roland Emmerich has announced he is shooting a film about the Stonewall riots.
5th April 2014
US: Oregon trans student denied housing by Christian college 15
5:19 PM — A male trans student has been denied access to on-campus housing by an Oregon Christian college.
US State Department suspends Ugandan HIV organisation over police raid 2
3:49 PM — Following a police raid on a US-funded HIV clinic in Uganda, the State Department has suspended funding.
3rd April 2014
US: Obama opens Medicare to same-sex married couples 4
8:14 PM — Married same-sex couples are now able to apply for Medicare benefits regardless of in which state they live, it was announced today.
2nd April 2014
US: Newly out Arizona senator told to ‘act more gay’ by colleague 6
9:56 PM — Newly-out Arizona Senator Steve Gallardo has been told to 'act more gay' by a colleague attempting to have him removed as party whip.
Family Research Council: Allowing gays in the military has caused its ‘absolute destruction’ 22
8:30 PM — The vice-president of the Family Research Council has said that the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell in 2011 has caused the 'absolute destruction' of the US military.
Campaign aims to raise funds for custody battle over trans boy 1
6:47 PM — A campaign has been started to raise money towards a lawsuit to allow a woman to keep custody of her trans son.
31st March 2014
US: Department of Justice announces nationwide police ‘transgender training’ 8
12:42 PM — The US Department of Justice has announced a scheme to will provide training on transgender issues to police forces nationwide.
27th March 2014
Obama: Russia should protect gays, not target them 4
3:39 PM — Barack Obama has chided Russia for its continued anti-gay laws and policies, in a wide-ranging speech in Brussels.
24th March 2014
US: Over 300 gay married couples ‘left in limbo’ after Michigan marriage ban put back in place 3
9:34 PM — Michigan is still refusing to clarify the legal status of the over 300 same-sex couples who legally married before a same-sex marriage ban was put back in place.
20th March 2014
‘God Hates Fags’ church founder Fred Phelps dies 52
4:05 PM — The founder of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, has died.
19th March 2014
US: Tennessee politicians give notice to appeal pro-gay marriage rulings 1
5:52 PM — Politicians in the US state Tennessee have filed notice that they intend to appeal against a ruling that the state must recognise same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
18th March 2014
Lorde tells fans to ‘wear rainbow clothes and make out’ when Westboro Baptist Church pickets show 6
9:44 PM — Singer Lorde has struck out at the Westboro Baptist Church, after learning they plan to picket one of her shows.
16th March 2014
NYC pastor: ‘Jesus would stone homos – stoning is still the law’ 75
10:31 AM — Dr James Manning, a New York City pastor who recently blamed Obama for “releasing homo demons on the black man,” is now calling on Christians to stone gay people.
14th March 2014
US: Boston Beer Company drops sponsorship of St Patrick’s Day Parade over gay veteran ban 7
2:59 PM — The Boston Beer Company has dropped its sponsorship of the South Boston Saint Patrick's Day Parade over a ban on gay veterans.