9th December 2014
New York allows trans people to change their birth certificate without surgery 1
12:36 PM — New York City Council has passed a bill allowing trans people to change the gender on their birth certificate without providing proof of surgery.
WATCH: YouTube star Connor Franta comes out as gay 31
11:51 AM — YouTuber Connor Franta has come out as gay in an emotional video on his channel.
ACLU files motion to have Kansas same-sex married couples recognised for benefits 1
8:48 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday filed a request for a preliminary injunction, which would stop officials from denying benefits to same-sex married couples.
8th December 2014
Pastor: Gays should live in houses where the toilets don’t work 68
6:25 PM — A Christian pastor has made the bizarre claim that people who support same-sex marriage should move to houses where the plumbing doesn't work.
US: Michigan Republicans pass bill permitting discrimination against gays 24
3:47 PM — Republicans in the Michigan House of Representatives have passed a bill that would permit religious people to discriminate on the grounds of sexuality.
US: Tampa prepares same-sex weddings ads ahead of legal deadline 3
2:41 PM — Tampa Bay is ready to promote itself as a gay wedding venue - before same-sex marriage is even legal in Florida.
Salvation Army: Homophobia claims are a ‘myth’ 48
1:30 PM — The Salvation Army has dismissed claims that it has a poor record on LGBT rights.
7th December 2014
US: Alaska gay couple get death threats as sign declares town a ‘fag free zone’ 20
4:51 PM — An Alaska gay couple are being targeted by homophobes, who have vandalised their property and declared the town a "fag free zone".
6th December 2014
Kansas minister: I get death threats for performing same-sex weddings 6
1:02 PM — One of the first ministers in Kansas to perform same-sex weddings has revealed that she is getting frequent death threats.
US court: Hate preacher Scott Lively should stand trial for crimes against humanity 29
12:30 PM — An appeals court has refused to dismiss a case against homophobic pastor Scott Lively, who is set to stand trial for crimes against humanity.
US: Transgender woman shot dead in LA ‘while knocking on door for help’ 9
11:57 AM — A transgender woman has been shot and killed in Los Angeles, while pounding on the door of a house seeking help.
5th December 2014
12-year-old cheerleader takes his own life after anti-gay bullying 90
7:54 PM — A 12-year-old male cheerleader has taken his own life after horrific homophobic bullying.
Sam Smith nominated for six 2015 Grammys 15
6:42 PM — Out gay singer Sam Smith has been nominated for six Grammys for the 2015 honours.
US: Congress kills the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 11
6:28 PM — The final attempt to pass a law outlawing discrimination against LGBT people in employment has failed.
US: Minnesota approves transgender sport policy despite hate group’s ad campaign 3
5:15 PM — Minnesota's high school sports body has passed a transgender-friendly policy, despite a campaign against it.
Baseball player calls reporter a ‘prick’ for asking why he opposes equal marriage 29
3:47 PM — Baseball player Torii Hunter - who has recorded political adverts opposing same-sex marriage - labelled a reporter a "prick" for asking about them.
Pastor who wants to ‘stone homos’ by Christmas to receive coal instead of presents 10
1:14 PM — A pastor who claims AIDS could be wiped out by Christmas if "homos" were stoned to death is on Santa's naughty list this year...
US: Gay rights pioneer pleads not guilty to sex abuse charge 2
12:40 PM — An influential gay rights activist has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.
Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘honoured’ to have anti-discrimination bill named after him 2
11:50 AM — Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he is 'honoured' to have an Alabama bill which would outlaw anti-gay employment discrimination named after him.
Rapper reignites feud with Perez Hilton: ‘You’re still a faggot, lol’ 36
10:52 AM — A rapper who last year had a long-standing Twitter feud with gay blogger Perez Hilton has reignited the fight, telling him: "You will always be a faggot."