17th April 2014
Televangelist Pat Robertson: It’s impossible for Christians not to associate with gay people 14
11:48 AM — US televangelist Pat Robertson has said it would be virtually impossible for Christians not to associate or befriend "homosexual people" as they're "very creative," and so exist virtually everywhere in the arts and fashion industries.
16th April 2014
Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera leaves Canada after homophobic leaflet arrest 15
9:32 PM — Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera has finally left Canada, after an arrest for handing out 'graphic' homophobic leaflets on Monday.
Cameron Diaz: I can appreciate women, but don’t label me bisexual 2
8:55 PM — Cameron Diaz has shot down claims that she has come out as bisexual, saying that quotes from her were taken out of context.
US: Obama picks gay bishop for closing prayers at Easter Breakfast 5
8:33 PM — Barack Obama picked an openly gay bishop to deliver the closing prayers at the annual White House Easter Prayers Breakfast on Monday.
Two thousand to counter protest ‘God Hates Fags’ church in support of gay basketball player 5
8:03 PM — Over two thousand have said they will protest in support of a gay basketball player at the University of Massachusetts after the Westboro Baptist Church said it would picket him.
US: Judge halts enforcement of ruling that Ohio must recognise same-sex marriages 3
7:38 PM — After two days of deliberation, a federal judge has delayed the enforcement of a ruling which requires the state of Ohio to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
US: Louisiana House votes to keep unconstitutional sodomy law 5
7:14 PM — The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to keep a sodomy law in the state's penal code.
US: Wisconsin couple urges state Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage ban
6:52 PM — A gay couple in Wisconsin has asked the state's Supreme Court to strike down a statewide same-sex marriage ban.
US: Michigan attorneys oppose request for full appeals court panel in gay marriage case 1
1:07 PM — Attorneys in the case which persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's same-sex marriage ban have opposed a request from the state's Attorney General that the case should be taken up by a full 15-judge panel.
15th April 2014
Watch: Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada for homophobic leaflets 32
10:42 PM — Anti-gay activists Peter LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott have been arrested in Canada for distributing homophobic leaflets, days after LaBarbera was detained at the border.
US: Republican pro-gay marriage group raises $2.75m in donations 3
9:49 PM — A Republican super-PAC that aims to back candidates who support same-sex marriage has received $2.75m (£1.64m) in donations so far in 2014.
US: Man jailed for 30 months for beating disabled brother to ‘push the gay out of him’ 13
9:16 PM — An Ohio man has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail, after he tried to 'push the gay out of' his disabled brother by beating him.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: ‘Transphobic’ episode pulled off air 19
8:39 PM — TV channel Logo has pulled an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race off of all digital platforms, after critics deemed it transphobic.
US radio host: Advert featuring gay dads is like axe murder 27
8:21 PM — Christian radio host Kevin Swanson has compared 'promoting homosexuality' to murdering people with an axe.
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts: I don’t care if people feel I should have come out sooner 2
6:08 PM — Robin Roberts, co-host of Good Morning America, has dismissed the idea she should have come out sooner by saying, “Some people like their anonymity”.
Golfer who agrees that being gay is ‘an open rebellion to God’ wins Masters 15
5:52 PM — A golfer who voiced his support for a sports analyst who said gay NBA player Jason Collins' coming out was an "open rebellion to God" has won the Masters.
US: Judge considers suspending ruling demanding Ohio recognition of same-sex marriages 1
2:20 PM — A federal judge is considering putting a stay on a ruling he made ordering that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
14th April 2014
Firefox names new interim CEO, after anti-gay marriage donations row 3
9:03 PM — Mozilla has named a new interim CEO, just 11 days after Brendan Eich resigned over his donations to anti-gay marriage campaigns.
US: White House ceremony to launch stamp in honour of gay rights hero Harvey Milk 1
8:19 PM — The White House will hold a ceremony next month to launch a stamp in honour of assassinated gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
US: Human rights group sues Michigan over refusal to recognise same-sex marriages 6
8:02 PM — A human rights legal group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan over its refusal to recognise 300+ same-sex couples married in the state.