7th July 2014
Report explores what it is like to be LGBT and Muslim in the US 38
6:34 PM — A documentary released last week by Al Jazeera America, explored issued faced by people both LGBT and Muslim in America.
Priest: World Cup is a ‘homosexual abomination’ because players wear gay shoes 69
5:53 PM — A Russian Orthodox Priest has claimed that the World Cup is an abomination because players wear brightly-coloured shoes.
Documentary about gay athletes secretly filmed at Sochi Olympics 8
5:25 PM — A documentary about the lives of gay athletes was secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, it has been revealed.
Bryan Fischer: We discriminate against necrophiliacs, why not gays? 21
5:07 PM — Anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer has claimed that discrimination against gay people isn't a problem, because we also discriminate against necrophiliacs.
US: Bishop in lesbian marriage forms new gay-inclusive congregation 4
4:29 PM — A bishop who was forced to resign from her Baptist church after marrying a woman has formed a new congregation.
US: Pennsylvania clerk takes appeal against same-sex marriage to Supreme Court 8
3:40 PM — A Pennsylvania clerk who is fighting for the right to defend the state's already-removed same-sex marriage ban has taken her appeal to the Supreme Court.
Anti-gay group accidentally uses photo from photographer who takes adorable gay pictures 7
2:23 PM — The anti-gay group NOM attempted to celebrate the 'sanctity of marriage' with a picture from a photographer who takes adorable photos of gay couples.
US: Trans women told to remove ‘wigs and makeup’ for driver’s license photo 15
1:33 PM — Two West Virginia trans women were ordered to remove their wigs, makeup and jewellery in order to take photos for their driver's licenses.
Wikipedia holds Pride ‘edit-a-thons’ to improve LGBT-related content 3
1:01 PM — Wikipedia launched a campaign this year to encourage the further development of LGBT information across their website.
6th July 2014
US: Mississippi law legalising anti-gay discrimination now in effect 26
5:59 PM — A Mississippi law that legalises anti-gay discrimination on the grounds of 'religious freedom' has come into effect.
Republican John Boehner: I’m suing Obama over his ‘flippant dismissal’ of the Constitution 31
5:27 PM — The Speaker of the US House of Representatives has defended his decision to sue President Obama over his "abuse" of executive orders.
US: Kentucky Baptist church to host same-sex wedding 2
2:13 PM — A Kentucky Baptist church has made plans to host its first same-sex wedding, despite the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Joan Rivers refuses to apologise for claiming Michelle Obama is ‘a transgender’ 225
12:35 PM — Joan Rivers has scoffed at calls to apologise after she claimed that President Barack Obama is gay and his wife Michelle is "a transgender".
5th July 2014
US: Federal court rejects attempt to appeal against equal marriage in Pennsylvania 3
6:40 PM — An appeals court has rejected a county clerk's attempt to appeal against same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.
US: Parents of gay suicide teen condemn repeal of cyberbullying law 6
3:31 PM — Parents of a teenager who committed suicide after his gay sexual encounter was posted online have condemned the repeal of a New York cyberbullying law.
US: Austin lingerie shop owner admits he ‘messed up’ by refusing to serve trans woman 5
3:02 PM — The owner of an Austin lingerie shop has conceded it was "dumb" of him to refuse to allow a trans woman to have a bra fitting.
US: Houston church groups submit signatures to trigger referendum on equality law 11
1:07 PM — Houston church groups have submitted signatures to block a planned LGBT equality law, potentially sending to to a public vote.
US: California gender recognition law comes into effect 2
12:37 PM — A new California law which makes it easier for trans people to change their legal name and gender has come into effect.
Vice President Joe Biden: Equal marriage is the civil rights issue of our day 4
12:05 PM — Joe Biden has declared that equal marriage is the "civil rights issue of our day", while giving a speech marking Independence Day.
4th July 2014
Tony Perkins: Obama is ‘exporting’ homosexuality around the world 31
6:48 PM — The president of the American Family Association has claimed that Barack Obama is "exporting" homosexuality around the world.