29th August 2014
US: Missouri fire department can’t extend same-sex partner benefits 1
8:49 PM — A Missouri fire department won't consider extending same-sex partner benefits because the state constitution won’t allow it.
US: Florida courts forced to decide on same-sex marriage
4:13 PM — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s request that two same-sex marriage cases be delayed, until a US Supreme Court Ruling was issued on the matter, was denied by a Miami-based appeals court.
Canadian Olympic luger aims to tackle homophobia through pride 1
12:41 PM — A Canadian out Olympic luger who came out earlier this year has said he wants to tackle homophobia in sport through participating in conversations throughout pride.
28th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox apologises for reading letter by a trans inmate convicted of rape 24
10:24 PM — Actress and activist Laverne Cox recently apologised for participating in a video in which she read a letter by convicted rapist Synthia China Blast.
US: Detroit couple claims their mail carrier won’t deliver mail because they are gay 2
9:08 PM — A Detroit same-sex couple believes they aren't reciving mail because their mail carrier learned they are gay.
Watch: Dolly Parton takes the ALS ice bucket challenge 5
7:52 PM — Country singer and LGBT supporter Dolly Parton is the latest LGBT-friendly celebrity to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge.
US: Oregon federal court says NOM can’t defend the state’s marriage ban 2
6:38 PM — A federal appeals court in Oregon dismissed the National Organisation for Marriage's effort to appeal a ruling allowing same-sex marriage in the state.
US: California bill outlawing trans and gay panic defenses headed to governor 8
5:21 PM — A California bill looking to ban gay and transgender "panic” defenses in court is headed to the governor.
Sailor comes out in first for Chile’s armed forces 3
9:58 AM — A sailor in Chile has become the first serving member of the country’s armed forces to come out as gay.
27th August 2014
US: Florida Supreme Court asked to rule on same-sex marriage
11:00 PM — The state Supreme Court in Florida is being asked to decide the constitutionality of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Transgender woman concedes Oklahoma House District 88 4
8:36 PM — Retired Oklahoma City police officer and US Army veteran Paula Sophia conceded the race for District 88 in Oklahoma’s House of Representatives. An out transgendered woman Sophia trailed Jason Dunnington by 22 votes.
US: HIV positive priest charged with felony in Ohio 2
7:36 PM — An HIV positive priest in Cleveland is being charged with a felony for allegedly soliciting a park ranger under an outdated HIV criminalisation law.
US: Radio hosts “play” ignorant with openly gay rapper Cakes da Killa
5:44 PM — It appears that not all misconceptions of gay life have been dispelled as the openly gay rapper Cakes da Killa appeared on the Hot 97 Morning Show, and was asked not about his music but whether it was “the penis directly that turned him on.”
US: Same-sex marriage debate heating up in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals 4
5:03 PM — Yesterday, the three-seat US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard testimony for Indiana and Wisconsin same-sex marriage bans, and the judges look poised to hand down a federal victory for marriage equality.
US: Anti-gay former governor living with a priest who had sex with a man 6
3:41 PM — A former anti-gay governor in Virginia is living with a Catholic priest who was caught having sex with a man in 2002.
26th August 2014
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Questioning teen needs “male companions” 25
9:06 PM — On a recent episode of The 700 Club, a viewer wrote to anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson asking for advice regarding her 13-year-old stepson who has “crushes on boys.”
US: Cincinnati to cover transition-related procedures under health insurance 1
8:00 PM — Medically necessary transition-related procedures will be covered under Cincinnati, Ohio's health insurance starting next year.
US: Study shows health insurance disparities faced by LGBT community
6:20 PM — A newly released study shows US LGBT adults are more likely to lack health insurance coverage than their non-LGBT counterparts.
Jim Parsons and other notable LGBT winners at the 66th Primetime Emmys
5:05 PM — Out actor Jim Parsons took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on The Big Bang Theory at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
25th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox to speak at NYC transgender and gender fluid arts festival 1
11:04 PM — Laverne Cox and her twin brother, artist M. Lamar, will have their first joint speaking engagement at a New York City festival celebrating transgender and gender fluid artists.