26th August 2014
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.
Neil Patrick Harris accepts the ALS ice bucket challenge 3
10:15 PM — Coming off his run in the acclaimed Broadway production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Neil Patrick Harris recently accepted Ben Affleck's ice bucket challenge.
US: Poll finds well-being of LGBT people is lower than that of straight individuals 3
9:30 PM — A new poll has found that LGBT individuals rate lower on a well-being index than straight individuals.
US: AIDS Healthcare Foundation comes after PrEP in new ad campaign 16
8:23 PM — Last Friday, The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, one of the world’s largest HIV/AIDS healthcare organisations, announced it would be launching a full scale media campaign against the over emphasis of Truvada.
US: Michigan Police investigate Detroit attacks against LGBT people
7:32 PM — Michigan police are investigating three attacks against LGBT people in Detroit's Palmer Park.
US: Study finds stressful life events are linked to cardiometabolic risk in LGB people 1
5:36 PM — A review of data from a national youth study has shown LGB youth are at significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes due to stressful life events.
24th August 2014
Ecuador: Same-sex unions to be formally recognised from next month 4
5:22 PM — Ecuador will begin to formally recognise the unions of same-sex couples on documents from September 15, it has been announced.
22nd August 2014
US: Gay rights group responds to God Hates Fags church’s ALS ice bucket challenge 10
9:12 PM — LGBT rights organisation Equality House has released an ALS ice bucket challenge video in response to being challenged by the Westboro Baptist Church.
US: Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban is costing state over $20 million in revenue
7:36 PM — A recent study has estimated Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban could be costing the state over $20 million (£12,062,300).
Miley Cyrus banned from Dominican Republic for ‘promoting lesbian sex’ 11
7:08 PM — A planned Miley Cyrus concert has been banned by authorities in the Dominican Republic, over concerns it would corrupt morals and promote lesbianism.
US: Former NOM official says marriage equality will happen by next year 8
6:09 PM — A former National Organisation for Marriage official predicted in a recent speech that same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide by next year.
US: Colorado extends length of same-sex marriage ban stay
4:48 PM — A Colorado federal appeals court extended the length of a stay put in place after the state's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional.
21st August 2014
US: New York governor pushes for state to outlaw trans discrimination 2
10:35 PM — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people.
US: Federal judge rules Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
9:33 PM — A federal judge has today declared Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
US: Anonymous Capitol Hill staffer makes transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles 1
8:19 PM — An anonymous user with an IP address from the US House of Representatives repeatedly made transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles over past days before being banned by the site.
US: Bronx community centre set to open after LGBT scandal
7:47 PM — Elected officials recently gathered to break ground on what will be the biggest community centre in the Bronx after a scandal rocked the LGBT community.
US: Florida city requires contractors to offer family benefits to same-sex couples
7:15 PM — The city of West Palm Beach in the US state of Florida will now require contractors who do business with the city amounting to $50,000 (£30,150) or more to offer equal family benefits to employees, including those in same-sex relationships.