29th July 2014
US: Illinois Department of Insurance addresses transgender discrimination in coverage
5:47 PM — The Illinois Department of Insurance released a bulletin to insurance providers on Monday addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage.
US: UFC fighter shows support for gay rights with “Legalize Gay” underpants 2
4:30 PM — UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury showed his support for gay rights during his weigh-in this past weekend.
28th July 2014
US: South Carolina won’t stop supporting the state’s same-sex marriage ban 3
11:06 PM — South Carolina will continue to fight a lawsuit over its same-sex marriage ban even though a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over the state ruled Virginia's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional on Monday.
US: North Carolina to drop opposition to same-sex marriage 6
10:45 PM — In the wake of Virginia's same-sex marriage ban being ruled as unconstitutional, North Carolina's attorney general has said that prosecutors will not continue to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Florida man arrested for illegally towing cars at Gay Days festival
10:13 PM — The owner of a Florida tow truck company is facing charges of illegally towing vehicles that belonged to participants in Orlando's Gay Days events in June.
US: Child caregiver fired over “lifestyle choices” 17
8:52 PM — A gay child caregiver has been fired from his position at a Christian charity in Texas.
US: Federal appeals court strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban 7
8:19 PM — A Virginia federal appeals court struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban on Monday.
US: Out gay politician to run for Chicago mayor in 2015
7:36 PM — Dennis Sneyers, an out gay politician from Illinois, has announced plans to run for mayor of Chicago in 2015.
Video: Documentary explores Jamaica’s underground gay and trans community 4
3:02 PM — A new video documentary was released today highlighting the lives of homeless gay, bisexual and transgender (GBT) youth in Jamaica.
27th July 2014
LGBT rights demonstrators attacked at Toronto mayor’s appreciation event 10
5:36 PM — LGBT rights activists who turned up to protest against the Toronto Mayor's alleged homophobia at an event he held were attacked and told to go home.
26th July 2014
US: Miami judge overturns Florida’s same-sex marriage ban 1
12:04 AM — A Miami judge has overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that impacts Miami-Dade County.
25th July 2014
US: Alaska extends workers’ compensation benefits to same-sex partners
11:04 PM — Alaska Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Friday that same-sex partners of workers killed on the job should have access to compensation under Alaska law.
US: Child advocate office criticises the handling of trans teen Jane Doe’s case
11:01 PM — Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate issued a statement Wednesday criticising the Department of Children and Families for its handling of transgender teen Jane Doe's case.
US: House Representative minimises religious exemption in ENDA 2
8:17 PM — Congressman Jared Polis, an out gay sponsor for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), minimised the religious exemption in the bill earlier this week without an official announcement.
Artist makes dresses out of condoms to raise awareness of HIV 1
6:00 PM — Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘the sheath dress’, a Brazilian artist has created a collection of clothes made completely from expired or damaged condoms.
US: Same-sex marriage would bring $181.6 million to Texas over 3 years
4:09 PM — A new study says legalising same-sex marriage in Texas would generate an estimated $181.6 million dollars (£107,000,000) for the state's economy and create over 1,500 new jobs over three years.
24th July 2014
US: Arizona attorneys say same-sex marriage is not valid because couples cannot reproduce 18
11:18 PM — Arizona attorneys defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court documents by saying it is justified because same-sex couples cannot reproduce without the help of a third person.
US: Legal briefs filed in Indiana and Wisconsin cases are majority anti-gay
11:12 PM — Marriage equality opponents have filed legal briefs citing everything from political theory to social stability to biblical text in the federal court cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin's same-sex marriage bans.
US: Washington state program gives at-risk groups access to PrEP for no cost
10:11 PM — The Washington State Department of Health has started a drug assistance program that helps state residents at risk of HIV infections pay for expensive daily pill that could reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
US: HRC calls for stronger protection of transgender women 2
9:49 PM — The Human Rights Commission, in response to the murder of Mia Henderson in Baltimore, has called for stronger laws to protect transgender women.