5th August 2014
US: ‘Big Bang’ salary deal for gay actor Jim Parsons and cast 9
5:23 PM — Stars of "The Big Bang Theory" have secured a three-year deal with Warner Brothers Television, tripling their current $350,000 (£207,494) salary per episode.
4th August 2014
US: ACLU files brief asking Wisconsin federal court to rule in favour of marriage equality
11:09 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union submitted a brief Monday, asking a Wisconsin federal appeals court to rule in favor of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: A third Florida county rules the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional 1
10:17 PM — A third Florida circuit court judge ruled on Monday that the state’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
US: Arizona gubernatorial candidate releases anti-gay political advertisement 9
8:20 PM — Arizona gubernatorial candidate Andrew Thomas has released a anti-gay political advertisement for his campaign, calling for a defense of “faith, family and freedom.”
US: New bill gives religious adoption agencies the ability to reject same-sex applicants 2
6:20 PM — Two Republican political figures have introduced a bill that seeks to allow adoption and foster-care agencies the ability to deny services based on their "religious beliefs and moral convictions."
3rd August 2014
Honduras: Men caught on camera savagely beating a trans woman 1
5:01 PM — A news crew in Honduras filmed two men kicking, punching, throttling and savagely beating a trans woman.
1st August 2014
US: ESPN premieres new documentary profiling Brittney Griner
11:08 PM — ESPN has release a documentary called “Lifesize: Brittney Griner” as part of its “Nine for IX” short film series.
US: Gay Ghanaian man granted asylum 1
7:45 PM — Wednesday, a federal immigration court granted asylum to Amidu Fredrick Sinayor.
US: Boy Scouts spokesperson says the BSA won’t repeal policy against gay adult leaders 1
6:31 PM — A Boy Scouts of America leader has said that although the BSA does not believe gay men are predators or pedophiles, it will not reconsider it's policy that bans gay men from being leaders.
US: West Virginia couples ask judge to lift same-sex marriage stay
5:14 PM — Three same-sex couples challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to lift a stay put in place pending the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Virginia's marriage ban case.
31st July 2014
US: New Jersey judge dismisses challenges to gay conversion therapy ban 1
11:34 PM — A US District Court federal judge has dismissed the second challenge made on the state’s gay conversion therapy ban for the second time in the last nine months.
US: Couple marries in Washington D.C. after braving opposition in their home state 2
10:38 PM — A same-sex couple who braved an anti-LGBT rally to attempt to get a marriage license in North Carolina earlier this month legally wed in Washington D.C. this week.
US: Former Facebook President is donating to anti-gay Republicans 11
10:08 PM — Multi-billionaire Sean Parker, best known for creating the music service Napster and being Facebook's first president, is donating an average of six figures to anti-gay Republican candidates.
US: Nevada changes foster care regulations to allow HIV positive foster parents
9:15 PM — The Division of Child and Family Services in Nevada has revised its regulations for perspective foster parents, removing a requirement that stated foster parents are to be free of certain communicable diseases including HIV.
US: Chicago White Sox LGBT event causes some fans to call for a boycott 9
7:54 PM — A Chicago White Sox event intended to encourage LGBT fans to attend a White Sox baseball game next month has lead some fans to say they would boycott the game and the team.
US: South Carolina county denies same-sex marriage licenses
7:12 PM — Five-couples have had their requests for marriage licenses denied in Greenville, South Carolina this Wednesday.
US: Wisconsin Supreme Court rules in favour of domestic partnership registry
6:06 PM — Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a state law providing limited benefits to same-sex couples in domestic partnerships does not violate the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
US: Trans teen stabbed on Washington D.C. train
4:56 PM — A 15-year-old transgender girl was stabbed by a man on board a Washington D.C. train on Wednesday afternoon, according to Transit Police.
30th July 2014
US: South Carolina equal rights groups petition for state to stop defending marriage ban
11:14 PM — South Carolina Equality and the ACLU of South Carolina launched a petition Wednesday asking Attorney General Alan Wilson to stop defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Skateboarder Tony Hawk lends his support for same-sex marriage
10:37 PM — Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk recently stated his support for same-sex marriage by starring in a Human Rights Campaign video.