22nd June 2014
UK: Everton bans fan from matches indefinitely over homophobic, racist tweets 5
2:55 PM — Everton Football Club has banned a fan from attending its matches indefinitely, over a series of homophobic and racist tweets.
London: Gay vicar defies Church to marry same-sex partner 19
1:55 PM — A popular London vicar has married his same-sex partner, in defiance of the Church of England's gay marriage ban.
UK: First gay clergy to marry ‘fired’ by Bishop 24
11:52 AM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has had his permission to operate revoked by a Bishop.
21st June 2014
Tristram Hunt: Textbooks that teach homosexuality is a choice are ‘dangerous’ and ‘backward’ 43
5:30 PM — Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has attacked the use of "dangerous" textbooks in British schools that teach homosexuality is a choice.
Ethan Hawke: There’s ‘almost zero’ homophobia in younger generation now 17
4:10 PM — Ethan Hawke has said there is "almost zero" homophobia in his children's generation, because of frequent portrayals of homosexuality in the media.
UK: Christian B&B owner ‘delighted’ with judge’s call for more religious freedom 81
3:34 PM — A Christian B&B owner who went to court after turning away a gay couple says she is "delighted" the judge who ruled in her case has called for more religious freedom protections.
US: Ohio group drops plans for November state ballot on equal marriage
3:05 PM — Plans for a state ballot this year to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban have shelved by groups in the state.
20th June 2014
Conchita Wurst announced as headline act for Pride in London 12
11:32 PM — Organisers of Pride in London have announced that Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will headline the festival.
TUC: Jersey should hurry up and introduce same-sex marriage 1
6:18 PM — The Trade Union Congress has called on Jersey to catch up with England and Wales, by introducing same-sex marriage.
Upcoming video game ‘Sunset Overdrive’ to allow crossdressing 2
5:52 PM — The creators of upcoming video game Sunset Overdrive have said they will allow players to be "a dude in a skirt" if they choose to.
Stonewall to be ‘guided by trans people’ on how it can support trans communities 22
5:50 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall England and Wales has asked the trans community for feedback on how it can "do more to support trans communities."
UK: Culture Club to reunite for televised concert next month 6
3:14 PM — Boy George's band Culture Club are reuniting for the first time in over a decade with a televised performance, it has been confirmed.
UK: Gloucestershire police chief comes out during Pride event 6
2:24 PM — Gloucestershire's Chief Constable publicly came out at a Pride event this week, to cheers from the crowd.
Baroness Hale: Christians should have more legal protection for anti-gay beliefs 188
1:36 PM — A Supreme Court judge who ruled against Christian B&B owners for declining service to a gay couple has said Christians need to have more 'religious freedom' protections.
UK: 30 schools using textbooks that teach homosexuality is a choice 76
12:25 PM — 30 schools across the UK are using textbooks which teach that AIDS can be avoided through religion, and that homosexuality is a choice.
19th June 2014
Actor Ralph Fiennes: I was asked not to employ a gay director in Russia 40
6:48 PM — During a recent trip to Russia, Ralph Fiennes says he was told not to employ a gay director or film any gay subject matter.
Green MP Caroline Lucas: The government must end the ‘draconian’ rules on gay men giving blood 5
5:26 PM — Caroline Lucas says she's disappointed at the government for rejecting calls to end the ban against gay men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.
Gay activist hopes to unseat Tory MP who warned of ‘aggressive homosexuals’ 12
4:46 PM — An LGBT rights campaigner is running to become a selected Labour candidate in a seat occupied by Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth.
UK Government: We don’t know how many LGBT asylum seekers were deported last year 8
3:41 PM — Baroness Susan Williams admits the government does not know how many Ugandan asylum claims were made on the basis of sexual orientation in 2013.
Diane Abbott: We are seeing ‘encouraging signs’ out of Jamaica on LGBT rights 10
2:36 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott tells PinkNews that Jamaica is taking "encouraging" political steps to rid itself of its homophobic shadow.