3rd July 2014
US: Arguments heard in Florida same-sex marriage case
6:07 PM — Attorneys for six same-sex Florida couples, the state of Florida, and supporters of the state's current same-sex marriage ban met in court Wednesday in a lawsuit that looks to bring equal marriage to the state.
2nd July 2014
US: Researcher pleads not guilty in HIV vaccine fraud case
10:55 PM — Dong-Pyou Han, a former Iowa State University scientist, pleaded not guilty Tuesday regarding charges that he falsified research for an HIV vaccine to secure large amounts of federal funding.
US: Life of a trans activist is celebrated, not forgotten 1
10:09 PM — Wednesday, the LGBT community remembered the life of trans activist Sylvia Rivera on what would have been her 63rd birthday.
US: New Hampshire Supreme Court sides with ex-partner of girl’s biological mother in custody case 1
9:13 PM — New Hampshire Supreme Court has unanimously sided with the ex-partner of a 12-year-old girl's biological mother in a custody case, making the ex-partner a parent under law. The ruling came on Wednesday, making New Hampshire the fourth state in the US to extend parental protections to same-sex parents, regardless of whether they have a biological connection to the child.
US: Burger King wants you to be proud of your meat 13
5:49 PM — In honour of LGBT Pride month, the fast food giant Burger King is serving a limited-edition Proud Whopper, exclusively available at the Market Street location in San Francisco.
UK: Bisexual asylum seeker’s deportation flight to Jamaica cancelled 21
4:59 PM — A bisexual man who was due to be deported this morning learnt that his flight had been cancelled last night.
1st July 2014
US: Colorado clerk refuses to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses 1
10:42 PM — Boulder County's clerk Hillary Hall will continue issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite threats of unspecified legal action by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. The announcement made Tuesday comes after Hall was offered an extension by Suthers' office to consider their request to ask the Colorado State Supreme Court to rule on whether or not she can continue issuing the licenses.
US: Indiana Attorney General urged to acknowledge marriage of lesbian couple battling cancer
8:31 PM — Lambda Legal has filed papers with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an attempt to have a stay lifted on the marriage of one lesbian couple currently battling ovarian cancer. The organization however, that has urged Attorney General Greg Zoeller to allow the recognition of Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler’s marriage, has again been met with resistance.
US: Austin transwoman denied service at lingerie shop 16
7:36 PM — A Texas transwoman was denied service at an Austin lingerie store, Petticoat Fair, after being asked to provide identification stating she was female. The woman, Kylie Jack, was also told she needed to have bottom surgery before being able to have a fitting.
Cuba: Gay kissing sit-in held to celebrate Pride in Havana 1
5:26 PM — Around 20 people took part in a public same-sex kissing session on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots and help break taboos gay kissing in Cuba.
US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants 6
5:16 PM — A study conducted by the Equal Rights Centre and Freedom to Work concludes that employers favour applications from straight applicants.
Obama: ‘Gay college professor shaped my views on LGBT issues’ 3
4:55 PM — President Obama last night thanked Lawrence Goldyn, his gay college professor and friend, for shaping his views on LGBT rights.
UK: Bisexual man to be deported to Jamaica 10
4:53 PM — A bisexual man looks set to be deported to Jamaica tomorrow after his legal review against deportation was rejected by a court in Leeds today.
Brazil: World Cup protesters mark Stonewall riots anniversary
4:43 PM — Thousands of protesters marched through Rio De Janeiro on Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
Moment of truth for Jamaica: 25,000 rally in support of anti-gay law 11
3:56 PM — LGBT rights lawyer Maurice Tomlinson says last weekend’s rally in support of Jamaica’s buggery law was a “very frightening” moment.
Mexico City: Thousands celebrate pride and call for an end to homophobia 2
12:44 PM — Twelve thousand turned out in the streets of Mexico’s capital to celebrate pride on Saturday, under the protective gaze of around 1,900 police officers.
30th June 2014
US: New Orleans mayor quietly confirms support of equal marriage
11:22 PM — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has signed a statement by the group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry in support of marriage equality. Mayor Landrieu, a Catholic Democrat, has a history of supporting civil unions, but hadn't come out in support of equal marriages until now.
US: Supreme Court upholds California’s ‘gay cure’ therapy ban 5
4:37 PM — The US Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal against California's ban on therapy that aims to 'cure' homosexuality in under-18s.
Canada: Toronto WorldPride festival attracts crowds, ‘streets overflowing’ 3
3:41 PM — Over 12,000 marched in the WorldPride parade yesterday in Toronto, in the culmination of the week-long festival.
UK: Verdict postponed on bisexual Orashia Edwards’ fight to stop deportation to Jamaica 1
1:13 PM — A bisexual man battling deportation to Jamaica had his legal review today in Leeds.