18th August 2014
US: Most Republicans would be upset if they had a gay child, poll finds 15
3:53 PM — A majority of Republicans would be upset if they had a son or daughter who came out to them as gay.
US: Pro-gay Republican group to spend $2 million on midterm elections 2
2:35 PM — A pro-gay Republican group has announced a $2 million funding boost to its midterm primary campaigns.
Family Research Council: Judges should be abolished if they keep ruling in favour of equal marriage 19
12:27 PM — The Family Research Council has called for the abolition of the judiciary, because 'unelected judges' keep ruling in favour of same-sex marriage.
Daniel Radcliffe: If people think you’re gay, your career is doing well 8
11:36 AM — Daniel Radcliffe has joked that interest in his sexuality shows that his career is doing well.
US pastor: People ‘grossly misinterpret’ the Bible on gays – Jesus just said to love everyone 24
11:20 AM — An openly gay pastor who was installed in the US state of Ohio at the weekend has said he thinks critics of homosexuality have misinterpreted the bible.
Expendables 3 director: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character is gay 4
11:15 AM — The director of The Expendables 3 has hinted that Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in the film is in a relationship with Jet Li's.
17th August 2014
US: 13-year-old trans girl banned from school unless she dresses as boy 49
5:59 PM — A 13-year-old transgender girl has been banned from attending her own school, unless she dresses as a boy to do so.
US: Legal challenge to Houston equal rights law gets January court date 2
5:35 PM — A court challenge to Houston's equal rights ordinance will be heard in January.
Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons: I am not engaged to boyfriend
2:57 PM — Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons has denied rumours that he is engaged to long-term boyfriend Todd Spiewak.
Jane Lynch picks up Emmy award for Hollywood Game Night 1
1:35 PM — Out TV star Jane Lynch has picked up a second Emmy, this time for hosting NBC show Hollywood Game Night.
US: Pro-gay group counters God Hates Fags church’s plans to picket Robin Williams funeral 14
12:15 PM — A pro-gay group has raised over $40,000 for one of Robin Williams' favourite charities, after the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to protest his funeral.
Uzo Aduba wins Emmy for lesbian Orange is the New Black character Crazy Eyes 2
11:37 AM — Actress Uzo Aduba has picked up an Emmy for playing lesbian Orange is the New Black character Crazy Eyes.
US: Anti-gay governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power 6
11:09 AM — Texas governor Rick Perry, who recently compared homosexuality to alcoholism, has been indicted by a grand jury for abuse of power.
16th August 2014
US: Ohio mayors sign up to support same-sex marriage
6:12 PM — Over a dozen Ohio mayors have signed a national pledge in favour of same-sex marriage.
Chris Kluwe announces settlement in homophobic remarks lawsuit 3
5:00 PM — Former Minnesota Vikings NFL player Chris Kluwe on Friday announced that he had reached a settlement with the team after he alleged a coach made homophobic remarks.
Lesbian activist to speak at Utah congressional fundraiser
4:46 PM — A Democratic congressional candidate for a conservative district in the US state of Utah has invited a gay activist to speak at a fundraiser.
US: Arizona gay couple ask judge to recognise marriage over terminal illness 2
3:17 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Arizona has asked a federal judge to instruct the state to recognise their marriage, because one of them is terminally ill.
15th August 2014
US: Supreme Court Justice to decide Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban stay 2
11:16 PM — Attorneys representing two same-sex couples in Virginia's same-sex marriage ban case have until Monday evening to respond to a request to stay the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Tabloid mag falsely reports breakup between Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka 3
10:22 PM — Tabloid magazine The National Enquirer has released an article claiming actor Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka are splitting up, calling Burtka Harris' “gay lover.”
Watch: Andrew Rannells talks Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Jimmy Fallon 1
10:17 PM — Actor Andrew Rannells discussed his upcoming role as Hedwig in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.