4th May 2014
US: First openly gay bishop announces divorce from partner 23
11:50 AM — Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church, has announced he is to divorce his partner.
3rd May 2014
US: Arkansas Attorney General supports equal marriage, but will continue to defend state’s ban 11
5:39 PM — The Arkansas Attorney General has announced his support for equal marriage, but says he will continue defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court.
HRC urges groups to cancel events at Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 5
5:08 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has written to every organisation holding an event at Brunei-owned hotels, urging them to relocate over the country's 'stone the gays' law.
Oregon Attorney General: NOM should not be allowed to defend marriage ban 1
3:04 PM — Oregon's Attorney General has urged a judge to turn down a motion which would allow the National Organisation for Marriage to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court.
Fox News host: Claims I was demoted because of my sexuality are horses**t 9
2:34 PM — Fox News has strongly denied claims that it demoted news anchor Shepard Smith because he planned to come out.
Russia: Putin bans pro-gay American donors from entering Russia 8
2:21 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly blacklisted several key US political donors with ties to the LGBT community, banning them from Russia.
2nd May 2014
California State Senate votes to make marriage gender neutral 3
6:57 PM — A bill changing the traditional definition of marriage from California law has been approved by the state Senate
US: Art sculpture moved, because town thinks it’s a gay orgy 33
5:48 PM — An art sculpture designed to represent unity has been moved from a Michigan town, because residents thought it was meant to be a gay orgy.
US: Man announces he will run for President, unveils anti-gay manifesto 30
3:37 PM — Tennessee-based Darrell Trigg has announced his candidacy in the 2016 US Presidential elections, and revealed several anti-gay manifesto points.
US: Tennessee wedding venue that turned away gay veterans will allow same-sex couples 1
3:05 PM — A Tennessee wedding venue that refused to allow two gay Iraq veterans to hold a commitment ceremony there has changed its policy, and will now allow same-sex ceremonies.
US: Washington state appoints first gay Supreme Court judge
2:31 PM — Washington has appointed gay judge Mary Yu, who performed the state's first same-sex marriage, to the state Supreme Court.
US: Anti-gay Pasadena official ‘placed on leave’ after Dustin Lance Black controversy 1
1:59 PM — Pasadena's public health director - who was invited to speak at a college after Dustin Lance Black was uninvited over a sex photo leak - has now been placed on leave over anti-gay remarks.
US: Georgia same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses, post rejection letters on Twitter
12:54 PM — Same-sex couples in Georgia applied for marriage licenses yesterday before posting their rejection letters online, to peacefully protest the state's marriage ban.
1st May 2014
US: Republican lawmaker warns of the dangers of gay anal sex in surreal ‘garbage truck’ letter 98
10:42 PM — A Republican state representative from South Dakota has written a letter warning of the dangers of gay sex, titled 'A One Way Alley for the Garbage Truck'.
Vice President Joe Biden: ‘No downside’ to an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination 1
10:12 PM — Vice President Biden has said there would be 'no downside' to an executive order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination, despite Obama's spokesman labelling it 'redundant'.
US: Idaho man donates cemetary plot, so lesbian veteran can be buried next to her wife 9
8:53 PM — An Idaho man has offered to give up his plot in a military cemetery, so that two lesbians barred from being interred together can still be buried side-by-side.
US: Denver Mayor celebrates a year of civil unions in Colorado 2
8:12 PM — The mayor of Denver Michael Hancock made efforts to mark the first year of same-sex civil unions in Colorado with a special reception.
Video: First trailer for ‘The Case Against 8′ HBO Prop 8 documentary 1
7:55 PM — Directors have released the first trailer for an HBO documentary following the case against California's same-sex marriage ban Prop 8.
US: Rhode Island groups warn against constitutional convention fearing anti-gay repercussions
4:50 PM — A coalition of human rights groups held a press conference on Wednesday in Rhode Island calling for the defeat of a measure to allow a constitutional convention in the state.
US: Judge dismisses defendants in Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban challenge
4:08 PM — In a trial challenging the US state of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban, a federal judge has dismissed three defendants.