24th April 2014
US: NOM ‘very pleased’ judge will hear its request to defend equal marriage ban 1
10:18 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage is 'very pleased' an Oregon judge will hear their request to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban, despite hearing the opening arguments for overturning the ban unopposed.
US: Three polyamorous lesbians expecting first child together 4
9:38 PM — Three polyamorous lesbians have announced they are expecting their first child together, and claim to be the first lesbian throuple to have a baby.
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams wishes for ‘gay marriage legal everywhere’ 1
8:43 PM — Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has said that she wishes same-sex marriage would be legal everywhere.
Canada: Quebec pays for gay couple’s surrogacy costs for first time
7:17 PM — The government in Quebec has for the first time allowed a gay male couple to claim expenses towards having a child through surrogacy.
Overwhelming interest in Tom of Finland stamps crashes online store on first day of sale 4
2:59 PM — High international demand for a series of Tom of Finland stamps has caused the website selling them to crash.
Bahrain: Transgender prostitutes lose appeal against jail term 1
1:34 PM — Two transgender prostitutes in Bahrain have lost an appeal against a six-month jail sentence.
23rd April 2014
Petition for lesbian asylum seeker to stay in UK reaches 165,000 signatures 8
6:49 PM — A petition to stop a lesbian asylum seeker in the UK from being sent back to a death sentence in Nigeria has passed 165,000 signatures.
Gay kiss photographic exhibition cancelled after Vatican threat will be shown in NYC 7
6:30 PM — A photographic exhibition which was originally due to be shown in Rome, but which was cancelled after a legal threat from the Vatican has found a new life in NYC.
Iggy Azalea: Anti-gay attitudes come from ignorance and homophobes not being around gays enough 5
12:26 PM — Rap star Iggy Azalea has spoken out to say she thinks anti-gay attitudes come from "a lack of culture".
22nd April 2014
Russia: Proposed law would force people with HIV to join database, submit fingerprints 23
9:29 PM — A law has been proposed in Russia that would force anyone with HIV to join a database, and submit their details and fingerprints to the government.
Brunei delays introducing law allowing gays to be stoned to death 20
3:08 PM — The introduction of Brunei’s new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity has been delayed.
India: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against anti-gay law 2
2:45 PM — The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists against a recently reinstated law banning gay sex.
Indonesia’s first transgender boarding school reopens its doors 1
2:20 PM — An Islamic transgender boarding school has reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java.
21st April 2014
Indiana Judge: ‘No valid reason’ to not recognise terminally ill lesbian’s marriage 1
5:33 PM — An Indiana judge has said there was no valid reason to avoid recognising a terminally ill woman's marriage to her partner, explaining his ruling in their favour earlier this month.
India: Trans woman runs for parliament as independent anti-corruption candidate 2
4:56 PM — An Indian trans woman has become the first ever to run for a seat in parliament, as an independent candidate.
India: Supreme Court urged to consider review of anti-gay law after third gender ruling 2
3:31 PM — A law that re-criminalised homosexuality in India could be heading back to the country's Supreme Court, after a separate ruling in favour of trans people.
Turkish university cancels talks on homosexuality due to Hezbullah fears 14
3:28 PM — A panel discussion on homosexuality at a Turkish university has been cancelled following fears that it may have caught the attention of Hizbullah.
Christian group advertises on Grindr, denies trying to ‘change’ gays 29
2:33 PM — A Christian group that is running a large-scale advertising campaign on Grindr says it isn't trying to save people from homosexuality.
Canada: Human rights tribunal to probe ‘homophobic’ Catholic school 4
1:59 PM — A human rights tribunal will look into a teenager's claims that the Catholic school he attends engages in "homophobic discrimination".
20th April 2014
Petition launched against ‘homoerotic’ Tom of Finland stamps 47
9:56 PM — A petition has been launched, demanding the cancellation of a collection of Finnish stamps featuring homoerotic art.