5th August 2014
US: Board rules that gay bar ‘discriminated’ by refusing entry to drag queen 10
12:03 PM — A board has ruled that a Denver gay bar illegally discriminated against a drag queen, when it refused them entry.
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law fails over ‘invalid’ signatures on petition 2
11:37 AM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law has been rejected, because not enough valid signatures were gathered.
Watch: Laverne Cox shoots down host who claimed she was ‘born a boy’ 19
11:18 AM — Transgender actress Laverne Cox has shot down a TV host who claimed she was "born a boy".
4th August 2014
US: ACLU files brief asking Wisconsin federal court to rule in favour of marriage equality
11:09 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union submitted a brief Monday, asking a Wisconsin federal appeals court to rule in favor of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: A third Florida county rules the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional 1
10:17 PM — A third Florida circuit court judge ruled on Monday that the state’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
US: Arizona gubernatorial candidate releases anti-gay political advertisement 9
8:20 PM — Arizona gubernatorial candidate Andrew Thomas has released a anti-gay political advertisement for his campaign, calling for a defense of “faith, family and freedom.”
Adam Lambert: Being out and singing with Queen could open people’s minds
6:46 PM — Queen singer Adam Lambert has praised the band's fans for accepting his sexuality.
US: New bill gives religious adoption agencies the ability to reject same-sex applicants 2
6:20 PM — Two Republican political figures have introduced a bill that seeks to allow adoption and foster-care agencies the ability to deny services based on their "religious beliefs and moral convictions."
US: Rainbow flags stolen from California LGBT centre
1:14 PM — Two rainbow flags were stolen from the Sacramento LGBT Community Centre in California on Friday night.
NOM President Brian Brown: We also oppose the redefinition of chairs 39
12:25 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage has unveiled its opposition to the redefinition of chairs.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin mocked with ‘pencil holder’ 15
11:19 AM — The creator of the Vladimir Putin butt plug has released a new pencil holder based on the Russian leader.
3rd August 2014
Watch: Transgender 13-year-old makes heartfelt plea for acceptance 35
5:31 PM — A transgender YouTube star has posted a video urging for people to accept everyone for who they are.
Listen: 16-year-old hits back over Westboro Baptist Church’s Panic! at the Disco parody 7
4:29 PM — A 16-year-old Panic! at the Disco fan has hit back at the Westboro Baptist Church for recoding a homophobic cover of one of the band's songs, by creating her own parody.
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law may fail over ‘fraudulent’ signatures on petitions 1
3:24 PM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law may be thrown out, after a large number of signatures on their petitions were declared invalid.
Europe: US Ambassador marries same-sex partner 3
1:23 PM — The US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has married his same-sex partner.
US: Minnesota Republican who voted for same-sex marriage in danger of being unseated 1
1:03 PM — A Minnesota Republican who rebelled against her party to vote for same-sex marriage is in danger of being unseated by her former campaign manager.
Ugandan President: Foreign pressure had ‘nothing to do’ with striking down of anti-gay law 10
12:13 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has denied that a court's decision to strike down the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act was related to diplomatic pressure.
2nd August 2014
US: Fox pundit who compared homosexuality to paedophiles could run for President 30
2:40 PM — A Fox pundit who claims equal marriage is a "Marxist plot" has revealed that he is considering running for President.
US: Arkansas Attorney General launches defence of marriage ban despite ‘supporting’ same-sex marriage 1
11:16 AM — Arkansas' Attorney General has launched a bid to maintain the state's constitutional marriage ban, despite claiming to support same-sex marriage.
1st August 2014
US: ESPN premieres new documentary profiling Brittney Griner
11:08 PM — ESPN has release a documentary called “Lifesize: Brittney Griner” as part of its “Nine for IX” short film series.