21st March 2014
As ‘God Hates Fags’ founder Fred Phelps dies, Twitter mistakenly mourns Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps 8
12:30 PM — Do you know the difference between the late long-time homophobe Fred Phelps and US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps? Apparently these Twitter users don't.
20th March 2014
Chelsea Manning petitions Kansas court for legal name change 1
8:48 PM — Jailed transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning has petitioned a Kansas Court to allow her to legally change her name.
‘God Hates Fags’ church denies excommunicating founder Fred Phelps before his death 16
8:22 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church has denied reports that they had excommunicated their founder Fred Phelps, whose death was announced earlier today.
Openly gay retired figure skater Johnny Weir confirms separation from husband 7
8:02 PM — Retired US figure skater Johnny Weir has publicly announced that he and his husband have separated.
Michigan Bishop offers strong support to same-sex marriage 2
5:29 PM — A bishop in the US state of Michigan has offered his strong support to same-sex marriage, as a federal judge prepares to make a ruling on it.
‘God Hates Fags’ church founder Fred Phelps dies 52
4:05 PM — The founder of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, has died.
19th March 2014
Catholic League: Boycott Heineken, Guinness and Sam Adams, they support gay equality 67
10:07 PM — The head of the Catholic League has called for a boycott of Heineken, Guinness and Sam Adams beers, after they dropped sponsorship of St Patrick's Day parades that banned gay groups.
US: Kentucky same-sex marriage recognition ‘put on hold’ two days before taking effect 1
9:38 PM — A ruling that Kentucky must begin to recognise same-sex marriages from other states has been put on hold, just two days before it was meant to take effect.
Idaho: Gay ex-senator ‘hides in Statehouse closet’ in discrimination law protest 2
8:34 PM — A gay former Senator hid in a closet in the Idaho Statehouse for over five hours, in protest at the Senate's refusal to amend anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people.
Woman of first Illinois gay marriage dies aged 65 3
8:01 PM — A woman who was a long time gay rights activist and part of the first same-sex couple to marry in the US state of Illinois, has died.
US: Oregon Attorney General ‘prepared to implement’ gay marriage if a judge rules to allow it 1
7:23 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Oregon has said she would be "prepared to implement", same-sex marriage, if a judge ruled to strike-down the state's ban.
US: Tennessee politicians give notice to appeal pro-gay marriage rulings 1
5:52 PM — Politicians in the US state Tennessee have filed notice that they intend to appeal against a ruling that the state must recognise same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
18th March 2014
US: Teacher’s Facebook rant comparing gay-straight alliance to ‘deer poaching’ under investigation 14
10:23 PM — A bizarre Facebook rant in which a teacher compared a gay-straight alliance starting at his school to a 'street racing' or 'deer poaching' club is under investigation.
Lorde tells fans to ‘wear rainbow clothes and make out’ when Westboro Baptist Church pickets show 6
9:44 PM — Singer Lorde has struck out at the Westboro Baptist Church, after learning they plan to picket one of her shows.
US: School district under fire after gay student’s coming out story banned from yearbook 7
5:39 PM — LGBT rights groups have criticised a school district in the US for refusing to publish six yearbook interviews because one of them contained dialogue about an openly gay student.
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.