9th April 2015
Hooray – the gay emoji you’ve all been waiting for have finally arrived! 8
8:57 AM — A range of emoji featuring same-sex couples and families with same-sex parents has been unveiled by Apple.
Boy George: I would still play in Indiana, if they wanted me there 22
8:34 AM — Boy George has said he would not boycott the US state of Indiana, despite many calling for one over a recently introduced "religious freedom" law which has been heavily criticised for allowing anti-LGBT discrimination.
Obama calls for end to ‘devastating’ LGBT conversion therapy 12
8:12 AM — President Barack Obama has called for an end to "conversion" therapies which aim to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youths.
8th April 2015
Reports: Barry Manilow marries manager Garry Kief 21
9:50 PM — Barry Manilow has reportedly tied the knot with his manager Garry Kief.
Obama’s Executive Order outlawing workplace discriminiaton comes into effect 3
7:57 PM — An Executive Order signed by President Barack Obama that outlaws anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors has come into effect.
US radio host compares homophobic pizzeria owners to Anne Frank 17
3:50 PM — A US radio host has compared a pizzeria which said it would not provide pizzas for a same-sex wedding to Anne Frank, saying gays "trap good-hearted American families in their home."
City votes to abolish laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination 19
2:24 PM — The city of Springfield, Missouri has voted to repeal a law that protects LGBT people from discrimination.
NFL star: Openly gay player Michael Sam was a ‘publicity stunt’ 17
12:19 PM — An American football player has claimed that openly gay player Michael Sam only got drafted in the sport as a "publicity stunt".
Kendall Jenner’s Twitter account hacked: ‘My dad got the sex change’ 4
11:14 AM — The Twitter account of Bruce Jenner's daughter Kendall was hacked this week, and the perpetrators tweeted disgusting messages about the former Olympians's rumoured gender reassignment.
Elton John and Michael Stipe condemn ‘horrific’ treatment of trans prison inmates 1
8:09 AM — Sir Elton John and REM singer Michael Stipe have backed a campaign to protect the rights of transgender people in prison.
7th April 2015
John Travolta condemns ‘hearsay’ claims about personal life in Scientology doc 8
7:19 PM — John Travolta has dismissed allegations that he is being forced to stay part of the Church of Scientology over claims about his personal life.
Lesbian student WILL be allowed to wear tuxedo to prom after online pressure 6
6:43 PM — A school in Louisiana has decided not to ban a lesbian student from wearing a tuxedo to prom, after her story circulated online.
$100k raised for florist which refused to provide gay wedding flowers 9
6:08 PM — Supporters of a florist which refused to provide flowers for a gay couple's wedding have raised over $100,000 (£67,300) to pay the owners' legal fees.
Watch: YouTuber calls ‘God Hates Fags’ church to ask how to get into heaven 16
5:12 PM — A YouTuber who received homophobic messages from the Westboro Baptist Church has called them to ask how to get into heaven.
Rand Paul who called gay marriage a ‘moral crisis’ announces presidential campaign 9
3:38 PM — Republican Rand Paul, who earlier this year said same-sex marriage was "a moral crisis" has announced his intention to launch a 2016 bid to become president.
First out congressman Barney Frank advises atheist politicians to stay in the closet 22
1:39 PM — The first openly gay Member of Congress, Barney Frank, has advised politicians to remain in the closet about their atheism.
The amount of money raised to support this homophobic pizzeria is disgusting 76
11:07 AM — Donations to support a homophobic pizzeria the owners of which said they’d refuse to serve a gay wedding has reached almost a million dollars.
Michael Sam eliminated from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ 13
8:10 AM — Out gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has been eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars'.
6th April 2015
ABC News confirms ‘far-ranging’ interview with Bruce Jenner to air later this month 2
7:04 PM — ABC News has confirmed it is planning to air a "far-ranging" interview with Bruce Jenner - in which the former Olympian is widely expected to come out as transgender.
Watch: Indiana Home Shopping spoof pokes fun at state’s ‘religious freedom’ law 4
6:39 PM — Funny or Die has released a skit poking fun at Indiana's new 'religious freedom' law permitting businesses to refuse service to gay people.