14th July 2014
Ian Thorpe ‘considered’ coming out in 1998 but was warned it would lose sponsorships 10
2:15 PM — Ian Thorpe considered coming out publicly in 1998, but was warned it would lose him sponsorships, according to reports.
13th July 2014
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: I’m a spendaphobe, not a homophobe 16
11:54 AM — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has dodged questions about whether he is homophobic, claiming to be a "spendaphobe" instead.
12th July 2014
GLAAD: FIFA endangers fans by doing nothing about anti-gay slurs at World Cup 3
11:55 AM — Rights groups have called on footballing body FIFA to apologise for failing to tackle the use of gay slurs at the World Cup.
11th July 2014
US: ACLU asks federal government to recognise Indiana same-sex marriages
10:43 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has asked US Attorney General Eric Holder to issue a statement saying the federal government will recognise Indiana same-sex marriages done before a federal appeals court stayed the striking down of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Gay couple claims they were kicked out of a Washington cab for kissing 9
10:11 PM — A gay couple say they were kicked out of a Washington state taxi cab last weekend after the two shared a quick kiss.
US: Faith-based leaders ask Obama to minimise religious exemption 15
9:06 PM — Over one hundred faith leaders have signed a letter addressed to President Barack Obama urging him to minimise a religious exemption in his upcoming executive order, which serves to protect LGBT people from discrimination.
Colombia: Trans women form football club and hold own ‘World Cup’ 1
1:33 PM — A group of trans women have formed an all-trans football club to celebrate the World Cup.
Canada: Toronto Mayor fresh out of rehab votes against helping homeless LGBT teens 17
11:24 AM — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has voted against a proposal that would provide help for homeless LGBT teens, the only person to do so.
10th July 2014
US: Lambda Legal endorses bill to restore contraceptive coverage 1
10:57 PM — Lambda Legal announced that it has endorsed the Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act which was introduced by congressional Democrats on Wednesday.
US: New law allows NYC transgender citizens access to gender-affirming ID
10:52 PM — On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill to create a municipal identification card for residents who face obstacles obtaining government-issued identification.
US: Colorado county clerk can continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses
9:43 PM — Colorado county clerk Hillary Hall can continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses in the state, a judge ruled Thursday.
US: The What Is Butch? Campaign brings all-butch fashion to a Pennsylvania runway
8:28 PM — The What Is Butch? Campaign, an all-butch lesbian fashion show, will be displaying in Pittsburgh this Friday.
US: This year’s 66th annual Primetime Emmy Award LGBT nominees
7:01 PM — This years 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been announced this morning by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly live from the Television Academy headquarters in Los Angeles.
Canada: Toronto Mayor fresh out of rehab refuses to applaud WorldPride organisers 16
11:40 AM — Toronto’s controversial mayor has once again come under fire in a council meeting, after he refused to join a standing ovation to praise the organisers of WorldPride Toronto.
Dominica Prime Minister: ‘We will never accept same-sex marriage’ 28
11:00 AM — The Prime Minister of Dominica has ruled out introducing same-sex marriage.
9th July 2014
US: Ohio same-sex couple denied family public pool passes 6
10:56 PM — An Ohio same-sex couple was denied family passes at a public pool due to city ordinance wording that states "a family pass must be issued to a mother and father."
US: Republican governor tells the Indiana government not to recognise same-sex marriages 1
10:35 PM — Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor and potential presidential hopeful for 2016, has instructed Indiana state agencies not to recognise same-sex marriages performed in the state since the state’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional.
US: Utah will ask the US Supreme Court to rule on state’s same-sex marriage ban 1
9:42 PM — The Utah Attorney General's Office will appeal the 10th Circuit Court's decision upholding same-sex marriage directly to the United States Supreme Court.
Pornhub asks users to stop uploading videos of Brazil ‘getting f**ked by Germany’ 4
2:47 PM — Pornhub has pleaded with users to stop uploading clips of Brazilian men "getting f**ked" by Germans in the World Cup.
8th July 2014
US: Several LGBT rights groups withdraw support of ENDA 6
10:18 PM — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and The American Civil Liberties Union announced their withdrawal of support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Tuesday in two separate statements.