6th April 2014
US: ‘Chick-fil-A for gays’ pro-equality fried chicken restaurant opens 9
8:52 PM — A pro-gay fried chicken restaurant that provides free condoms with your meal has opened in Chicago.
Newt Gingrich accuses gay rights activists of ‘new fascism’ over Firefox CEO 40
5:16 PM — Newt Gingrich has described public pressure by gay rights groups that led to the resignation of the Mozilla CEO as 'new fascism'.
‘Independence Day’ director shooting film about Stonewall riots 6
4:44 PM — The director of Independence Day Roland Emmerich has announced he is shooting a film about the Stonewall riots.
Mormon leaders: God will always be opposed to ‘redefining marriage’ 42
3:25 PM — A senior member of the Mormon church has reaffirmed that God is opposed to 'redefining' marriage to include same-sex couples.
Blondie icon Debbie Harry comes out as bisexual 20
2:10 PM — Blondie star Debbie Harry has revealed she is bisexual and thinks "women are more sensual."
5th April 2014
Michigan Attorney General requests 15-judge appeals court panel for same-sex marriage case 2
5:47 PM — The attorney general in the US state of Michigan has asked for all fifteen appeals court judges to sit on an appeals panel in a case challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Oregon trans student denied housing by Christian college 15
5:19 PM — A male trans student has been denied access to on-campus housing by an Oregon Christian college.
Herman Cain blog: Homosexuals are like the Borg from Star Trek 30
4:44 PM — A blog on the website of former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has compared gay people to the Borg, an evil cyborg collective from Star Trek.
US: Virginia school board to consider banning ‘Two Boys Kissing’ book 8
4:02 PM — A Virginia school board is considering banning Two Boys Kissing, a gay young adult novel by David Levithan, from high schools.
US State Department suspends Ugandan HIV organisation over police raid 2
3:49 PM — Following a police raid on a US-funded HIV clinic in Uganda, the State Department has suspended funding.
TV host Bill Maher: Firefox CEO got ‘whacked’ by the gay mafia 113
3:22 PM — TV host Bill Maher has said that a 'gay mafia' was responsible for the ousting of Mozilla's CEO over donations to anti-gay marriage groups.
4th April 2014
US: Florida man charged with attempted murder of lesbian couple and eight children 6
10:13 PM — A Florida man has been charged with the attempted murder of a lesbian couple and their eight children, after attempting to burn their house to the ground.
Obama spokesman: It would be ‘redundant’ to ban anti-gay workplace discrimination with executive order 2
9:19 PM — White House press spokesman Jay Carney has claimed it would be 'redundant' for Barack Obama to issue an executive order to ban workplace discrimination.
This company takes a lot of anti-gay comments and turns them into ‘love’ 6
6:47 PM — When US-based food company Honey Maid launched its ‘This is Wholesome’ ad last month which was inclusive of all families, it did not expect to see a strong negative backlash. What the company did do with the negative comments, including those from organisations such as One Million Moms, however, is turn them into love. Hiring […]
US: Judge to strike down Ohio same-sex marriage ban 3
6:11 PM — A federal judge has announced that he plans to issue a ruling to strike down the state of Ohio's same-sex marriage ban, meaning it must recognise the marriages of same-sex couples performed elsewhere.
US: Trans student told she can’t use women’s toilet at college 29
4:26 PM — A transgender student in North Carolina says a campus security officer asked her for identification to verify her gender after she exited the women’s toilet.
Gay blogger Andrew Sullivan: I’m disgusted the gay community has forced Brendan Eich to quit Firefox 223
2:38 PM — Andrew Sullivan says he’s appalled at the resignation of Firefox CEO Brendan Eich, who quit yesterday following a backlash over his appointment due to his previous financial support for anti-equal marriage campaigners
US: Governor of Mississippi signs law legalising anti-gay discrimination 11
1:33 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has signed into law a bill which could allow anti-gay discrimination by religious business owners.
Los Angeles: Gay men urged to get vaccinated against meningitis following outbreak 1
11:22 AM — Officials in LA have urged gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against meningitis following several deaths.
3rd April 2014
US: World Vision board member resigns in protest over gay staff ban 3
9:44 PM — A World Vision board member has stepped down in protest at the Christian charity's decision to reinstate a ban on married gay staff.