19th December 2014
Walmart is encouraging workers to become gay, pundit claims 21
5:36 PM — Homophobic activist Peter LaBarbera has claimed that Walmart is actively encouraging its workers to become gay.
‘Fault in Our Stars’ actor Ansel Elgort: I’m not gay, I like girls ‘a lot’ 29
4:49 PM — Actor Ansel Elgort felt strongly about denying gay rumours, that he has taken to Twitter to tell fans how much he likes girls.
Nickelodeon anime Legends of Korra hints at lesbian romance 52
3:57 PM — Nickelodeon's anime series The Legend of Korra has seemingly confirmed rumours of a lesbian relationship between the main character and her best friend.
US extends non-discrimination laws to transgender people 96
2:38 PM — The US Justice Department has reinterpreted existing laws to prevent workplace discrimination against trans people.
Salvation Army bans gay people from serving as officers unless celibate 39
2:02 PM — An internal document circulated by the Salvation Army bans gay people from serving as officers, unless they remain celibate.
WATCH: Robbie Rogers talks about ‘super awkward’ sex with a guy for the first time 9
1:32 PM — Out US football star Robbie Rogers has spoken in an interview about being proud to have come out as gay, and the first time he slept with a guy.
US: Anti-gay pastor arrested for sexually harassing a man 33
12:59 PM — Pastor Gaylard Williams of anti-gay Praise Cathedral Church of God in Indiana has been arrested for sexually harassing a man at a lake.
This twice-divorced Florida politician is trying to stall same-sex weddings 29
11:43 AM — Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi - who has divorced two husbands - has made a desperate attempt to halt impending same-sex weddings.
Duck Dynasty son ‘doesn’t know’ if being gay is a choice 27
11:20 AM — Willie Robertson, son of "homophobic" Phil, has said he is still trying to work out if being gay is a choice.
18th December 2014
Tim Cook donates ‘substantial’ amount to gay rights in Southern states
5:47 PM — Apple's CEO Tim Cook has donated a "substantial" amount of money towards promoting gay rights in southern US states.
US: Anti-vaccine group claims vaccines can turn children gay 16
1:11 PM — An American anti-vaccine group is claiming that parents who vaccinate their children face the possibility of their children becoming gay.
US: Florida grants first divorce to gay couple 1
12:57 PM — A same-sex couple has been granted a divorce for the first time in the US state of Florida.
US: Syphilis on the rise among gay and bisexual men
10:58 AM — The number of cases of syphilis in the US jumped 10% from 2012 to 2013, with gay and bisexual men accounting for 75% of the increase, new figures show.
17th December 2014
US radio host: Gays will die out because ‘they don’t reproduce’ 70
6:04 PM — A US radio host has claimed that gay people will soon die out because "they can't reproduce".
Martina Navratiolva marries long-term partner Julia Lemigova 2
2:22 PM — Tennis champion Martina Navratilova has married her partner Julia Lemigova in New York.
This high-school football star came out as gay at his prom 6
11:28 AM — This high-school senior and footballer has shared his coming out story, and how he danced to Taylor Swift at his prom.
16th December 2014
US: Appeals court overturns ruling that trans inmate must have gender reassignment surgery 33
6:49 PM — In a blow for a trans inmate, an appeals court has overturned a previous ruling which said she should be given gender reassignment surgey whilst in prison.
Jeb Bush, who called same-sex marriage ‘a distraction’, hints at 2016 presidential run 14
5:47 PM — Jeb Bush, who has a dubious record on LGBT rights, has announced he will "actively explore" a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Family Research Council ‘doesn’t know’ if gays should be executed 12
5:26 PM — A representative of US hate group Family Research Council has said he doesn’t know whether gay people should be executed. In a segment on the group’s radio station, Craig James spoke to a caller who suggested gay people who sued anti-gay businesses should be put to death. Mr James said: “I don’t know about the […]
Boston St Patrick’s Day parade reverses ban on gay veterans 5
2:27 PM — The organisers of Boston's St Patrick's Day parade have allowed a group of LGBT veterans to march.