18th March 2014
Jason Collins signed by Brooklyn Nets for remainder of NBA season 1
5:18 PM — After completing two 10-day contracts with new team the Brooklyn Nets, openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has now been signed for the remainder of the season.
US: Judge expected to rule imminently in gay marriage ban challenge 3
4:13 PM — Gay marriage advocates in the US state of Michigan are hopefully anticipating a ruling by a federal judge, which could strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Gay ‘cure’ doctor: Men should avoid listening to Adele if they ‘want to stay straight’ 49
2:12 PM — A retired US doctor who claims to be able to "cure" gay people, has advised that men should not listen to Adele because it might make them "turn" gay.
Philadelphia man uses gay sex ad to blackmail victim 9
12:05 PM — A man in the US city of Philadelphia faces five years in jail for blackmailing a man who responded to the offer of sex in an online advert.
17th March 2014
Chick-fil-A boss: I learned a lot from gay marriage controversy, but haven’t changed my mind 11
10:22 PM — Chick-fil-A boss Dan Cathy has said that he regrets getting the company entangled in controversy over anti-gay marriage donations, but that he hasn't changed his mind.
US: School bans 9-year-old boy from wearing My Little Pony bag 32
9:52 PM — A North Carolina school has ordered a 9-year old boy to stop wearing his My Little Pony bag, as it makes him a target for bullies.
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively marches in Boston St Patrick’s parade, gays remain banned 17
9:14 PM — Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively, who supported Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' bill, was allowed to take part in Boston's St Patrick's Day parade, while a group of gay veterans remained banned.
US reverend: Obama should be more like Putin in tackling gay issues 5
8:05 PM — A US evangelist has made the claim that Obama should look to Russian President Vladimir Putin for inspiration with how to handle gay rights.
New York Times illustrations say boycott of Barilla pasta ‘has ended’ 1
5:00 PM — A series of illustrations for the New York Times have claimed that gay people have ceased their boycott of Barilla pasta, the chairman of which said he would never include a gay family in an ad.
Rupert Murdoch: Boycott Guinness because it supports gay inclusion on St Patrick’s Day 48
3:21 PM — Rupert Murdoch says gay rights groups have "bullied" Guinness into pulling out of New York City's St Patrick's Day Parade.
16th March 2014
‘God Hates Fags’ Church founder Fred Phelps about to die, claims estranged son 41
11:25 PM — Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church is about to die, according to his estranged son
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.
15th March 2014
Texas man killed his daughter and girlfriend because they were gay, claims mother 9
1:49 PM — A father from Texas killed his daughter and her girlfriend because he was disgusted with the former being a lesbian, her mother has claimed.
US: Tennessee must recognise some same-sex marriages, rules judge 1
12:31 PM — A federal judge has made a preliminary ruling which could pave the way for the recognition of same-sex marriages in Tennessee.
14th March 2014
US: San Diego wins dispute with man arrested for wearing ‘just a loincloth’ to Pride 11
10:32 PM — A man who was arrested for 'public nudity' after wearing a loincloth to San Diego pride has had his lawsuit against the city dismissed.
US: Heineken joins boycott of NYC St Patrick’s parade over ban on gay groups 11
9:42 PM — Beer-maker Heineken has dropped its sponsorship of New York's St Patrick's Day parade, as a group of gay veterans will not be allowed to march.
UN Human Rights Chief: Nigeria’s anti-gay law ‘violates international law’ 11
8:32 PM — The UN human rights chief has warned Nigeria that the country's new anti-gay law is in violation of international law.
US: Retired bishop faces formal complaints for officiating at gay wedding 1
7:41 PM — A retired bishop is facing formal complaints over his decision to officiate at a same-sex wedding in Alabama.
Was it really necessary for a shop to block this magazine cover featuring lesbian brides? 3
5:31 PM — This shop in the US state of Wisconsin has found itself the subject of strong criticism, as it made an executive decision to block the front cover of a magazine because it shows a pair of lesbian brides almost touching each other.
NYC: Deaths from AIDS-related illnesses falls to 609
5:11 PM — Officials say the number of people dying from AIDS-related illnesses in New York City has fallen, but it still stands at a very high figure.