14th August 2014
US: Bakery refuses to provide cake for lesbian vow renewal 9
7:55 PM — A bakery in the US state of Pennsylvania has refused to serve a lesbian couple for a cake to celebrate the renewal of her vows.
US: San Francisco gay man dies of injuries sustained in attack 7
7:19 PM — A gay man who was attacked near San Francisco's Castro neighbourhood earlier this week has died from his injuries.
Video: Lady Gaga reads thank you letter from lesbian fan 3
5:36 PM — Lady Gaga took time out of her Vancouver show this week to read a letter given to her by a lesbian fan.
US: Arizona rules transgender man can divorce his wife 1
4:46 PM — An Arizona appeals court has decided a transgender man can pursue a divorce from his wife, reversing a decision from a lower court judge who refused to end the marriage.
13th August 2014
US: Deceased teen’s tissue donation rejected because he was gay 6
11:06 PM — A deceased teen's organs have been partially rejected for donation because he was gay.
US: Neil Patrick Harris talks about sleeping with women before coming out 5
9:35 PM — Actor and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris recently talked to Glamour about his sexual exploits with women before coming out as gay.
US: Video shows transgender woman attacked in a NYC subway station 40
8:56 PM — An unidentified transgender woman was attacked in a New York City subway station recently, and the attack was caught on film.
US: New York Police search for suspects in anti-gay attack
7:45 PM — The New York Police Department is looking for two suspects in connection with an anti-gay attack.
US: Camp Aranu’tiq provides trans youth a safe, accepting summer camp experience
5:17 PM — A non-traditional summer camp is making a difference for transgender and gender-variant children who are often barred from the experience of summer camp.
12th August 2014
US: New study cites benefits of same-sex marriage for all of Michigan
11:01 PM — Lifting the current stayed ruling on same-sex marriage in Michigan would generate an estimated $53.2 million in spending to the state’s economy, according to a new study.
US: Ex-wife of anti-gay Texas group leader left him for a woman 9
10:38 PM — Only a few months before Texas politician Jonathan Saenz became president of anti-gay group Texas Values, his wife left him for a woman.
US: ACLU threatens to sue US Military over Chelsea Manning’s lack of treatment
9:06 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has sent a letter to several top military official Monday, stating they will sue the US Military if Chelsea Manning's gender dysphoria continues to go untreated.
US: Montana mayor rejects anti-discrimination legislation 3
8:52 PM — The Billings City Council in Montana has rejected an ordinance to ban discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
US: New Jersey court ruling recognises the significance of LGBT parental rights
7:21 PM — Last week a New Jersey appellate court ruling recognised that a parent with no biological or legal ties to a child may still be entitled to custodial rights as a 'Psychological Parent'.
Photos: Gay couple takes Doctor Who themed engagement photos 13
6:49 PM — Devoted Doctor Who fans decided to queer the series for their engagement photos. And the results are fabulous.
US: Attorneys want Indiana’s federal appeals court to overturn same-sex marriage ruling
5:56 PM — After a judge ruling last month striking down the same-sex marriage ban, the Indiana attorney's general office wants a federal appeals court to overturn the decision.
Photos: AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in New York City
4:56 PM — A portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt is in New York City for a two-day public display.
Designer creates lesbian-themed emojis
3:36 PM — One US-based designer noticed important images missing from the average smartphone library: lesbian themed emojis.
11th August 2014
US: Delaware school suspends all summer reading after lesbian-themed book causes controversy 4
10:43 PM — A high school in Delaware has eliminated summer reading for incoming freshmen because one of the books on the reading list featured a lesbian main character.
US: George Takei helps Boy Scouts-inspired web series secure funding
9:09 PM — Actor and activist George Takei has helped Camp Abercorn, a web series based partly on the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America, meet its fundraising goal.