22nd July 2014
US: Maryland changes state employee health care to include transition-related services
9:44 PM — Maryland has change its state employee health care policy to include coverage for transition-related health care.
US: Idaho activists sentenced for protesting for LGBT rights 4
9:35 PM — Twenty three activists who were arrested this February in Idaho for peaceful protests were sentenced yesterday evening in the Idaho Statehouse courtroom in Boise's 4th District Court.
US: Republican congressman announces support of same-sex marriage 2
7:36 PM — Yesterday, newly-elected US Representative David Jolly — a Florida Republican — expressed his support of same-sex marriage.
US: Colorado county clerk agrees to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses 2
5:06 PM — Hillary Hall, the county clerk who issued over three dozen same-sex marriage licenses in Boulder, Colorado, has reluctantly agreed to stop.
21st July 2014
US: Florida judge denies request to allow same-sex marriages
10:43 PM — A Florida judge denied a request Monday to permit same-sex marriages while an appeal on the state's same-sex marriage ban is pending.
US: Science magazine’s new cover receives backlash for being transmisogynistic 6
9:55 PM — Science, an academic magazine published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has debuted a cover for a July issue that has been called transmisogynistic.
US: Film streaming site creates “Netflix for Lesbians” 4
8:38 PM — A new website, Section II, has created “Netflix for Lesbians” in an attempt to reach an untouched market of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women.
US: Chelsea Manning’s lawyer is unable to confirm gender affirming treatment
8:06 PM — Chelsea Manning’s legal team is unable to confirm last week’s report of Manning receiving gender treatment, while being housed in an all-male correctional facility in Texas.
Guyana: Two stabbed to death by ‘jilted lover’ 1
6:56 PM — Two people from the LGBT community were stabbed to death in Guyana in the early hours of yesterday morning.
20th July 2014
Canada: Catholic school district creates first transgender student policy 6
4:06 PM — A Catholic school district in Vancouver has become the first to have a specific policy for transgender students.
18th July 2014
US: Obama will sign executive order banning LGBT workplace discrimination Monday 4
10:39 PM — President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring LGBT workplace discrimination by federal contractors and the federal government on Monday.
US: Utah governor says he will follow the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage benefits 2
9:00 PM — Utah governor Gary Herbert said Friday that Utah will recognize same-sex marriages if the US Supreme Court rules against extending an order preventing same-sex couples married in the state from receiving state benefits.
Russian lesbian couple seek asylum in Argentina after getting married 6
1:18 PM — A Russian lesbian couple are attempting to claim asylum in Argentina, after fleeing their home country to get married.
17th July 2014
US: Missouri parish worker sues after being fired over her same-sex marriage 4
11:09 PM — A food pantry worker is suing the Diocese of Kansas City, St. Joseph after she was fired from her position with the parish in May over her same-sex marriage.
Broadway star and gay icon Elaine Stritch dies at 89 11
10:47 PM — The legendary Tony and Emmy award-winning Broadway star and singer, Elaine Stritch passed away today at her home in Birmingham, Michigan.
US: Massachusetts mayor pledges to donate to LGBT charity in response to anti-LGBT calls 5
10:16 PM — A Massachusetts mayor is pledging to donate $5 (£3) to the North Shore Alliance of LGBT Youth each time she receives an anti-LGBT phone call for cutting ties with Gordon College.
US: Connecticut landmark ruling declares same-sex marriage rights are retroactive 1
8:18 PM — Connecticut's Supreme court has overturned two lower court rulings in a 6-0 decision declaring that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state’s approvals of civil unions in 2005 and same-sex marriage in 2008.
16th July 2014
US: Arkansas couples ask federal judge to strike down state’s same-sex marriage ban 1
11:07 PM — Attorneys for two same-sex couples asked an Arkansas federal judge Wednesday to order the striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: Trans teen Jane Doe moved to juvenile home for boys in Connecticut 3
6:36 PM — A transgender 16-year-old girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after a long and tumultuous history of being under the care of the Department of Correction.
US: Jose Antonio Vargas, an out gay undocumented activist, has been released by Border Patrol 1
5:42 PM — Jose Antonio Vargas, a noted LGBT rights and undocumented rights activist, was released late Tuesday after being held by Texas Border Patrol.