16th April 2014
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.
US: Judge rules Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 2
5:01 PM — A federal judge has ordered that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Chris Kluwe: The NFL needs to catch up with society on gay rights or it will start losing money
2:33 PM — Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe has spoken out again about the acceptance of gay football players in the league, saying it will "start losing money" if it does not "catch up with the rest of" society.
Naomi Campbell: I encourage fashion runways to include more trans models 33
1:59 PM — Supermodel Naomi Campbell has called for more trans models to be accepted on the fashion catwalks.
US judge set to order Ohio to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages
12:47 PM — A federal judge is set to rule to demand that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
13th April 2014
US: Oregon students wear ‘Gay Is Not OK’ t-shirts to school 48
9:38 PM — Four Oregon students protested the Day of Silence, which raises awareness of anti-gay bullying, by wearing t-shirts that claim 'Gay is not OK'.
US: Nevada Republicans drop opposition to same-sex marriage from platform 6
8:14 PM — The Nevada GOP has removed policies opposing same-sex marriage and abortion from its state platform.