16th July 2014
US: Trans teen Jane Doe moved to juvenile home for boys in Connecticut 3
6:36 PM — A transgender 16-year-old girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after a long and tumultuous history of being under the care of the Department of Correction.
US: Jose Antonio Vargas, an out gay undocumented activist, has been released by Border Patrol 1
5:42 PM — Jose Antonio Vargas, a noted LGBT rights and undocumented rights activist, was released late Tuesday after being held by Texas Border Patrol.
15th July 2014
US: New York City Mayor calls for activist Jose Antonio Vargas to be released 1
10:57 PM — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement Tuesday calling for the release of Jose Antonio Vargas, an out gay undocumented immigrant, by Texas Border Patrol.
US: Civil rights groups ask Obama not to include a religious exemption in upcoming executive order 1
10:12 PM — Over 60 civil rights organisations have signed a letter addressed to President Barack Obama today that urges him to not include a religious exemption in his upcoming executive order that bans federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.
US: Pansexual college student fundraises tuition after being cut off by family
9:01 PM — A pansexual student at the University of Pittsburgh is crowdfunding her tuition expenses after being cut off by her family because of her sexual orientation.
US: MLB will address homophobia in baseball during the All-Star Game
8:01 PM — Major League Baseball will make an announcement this Tuesday evening that will dramatically shift their ability to combat homophobia and help gay players, coaches and staff in the league.
US: Jose Antonio Vargas, an out gay undocumented activist, currently detained in Texas
7:21 PM — Jose Antonio Vargas, noted activist for both LGBT rights and the rights of undocumented people, has been detained by Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas after attempting to board a plane to Los Angeles.
US: Colorado Attorney General asks state Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages 4
5:13 PM — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages in the state until they rule on his appeal of a lower court’s ruling that found Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
14th July 2014
US: Report shows Chicago homeless LGBT youth are in urgent need
10:49 PM — The findings of the Chicago 2014 Homeless Summit, which addressed LGBT youth homelessness in particular, are detailed in a new report that describes the urgent need of homeless youth.
US: Smokers protected in more states than LGBT workers 3
10:33 PM — More states have anti-discrimination laws for employees who smoke than LGBT workers.
Bishop: Church’s approach to homosexuals is ‘sick and heartless’ 8
5:08 PM — A Mexican Catholic Bishop has said that the Church's current approach to gay people is "sick and heartless".
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 7
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.