21st August 2014
US: Bronx community centre set to open after LGBT scandal
7:47 PM — Elected officials recently gathered to break ground on what will be the biggest community centre in the Bronx after a scandal rocked the LGBT community.
US: Florida city requires contractors to offer family benefits to same-sex couples
7:15 PM — The city of West Palm Beach in the US state of Florida will now require contractors who do business with the city amounting to $50,000 (£30,150) or more to offer equal family benefits to employees, including those in same-sex relationships.
US: Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival defends “womyn born womyn” intention 12
6:03 PM — The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival has released a list of demands in response to criticism that the event is transphobic due to its “womyn born womyn” policy.
US: Indiana appeals order to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 2
4:40 PM — The US state of Indiana is appealing yesterday's ruling that the state must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
20th August 2014
US: Supreme Court stays same-sex marriages in Virginia 9
10:11 PM — The Supreme Court has issued an order to stop same-sex marriages in Virginia, which were planned to start Thursday morning.
US: Department of Labor issues guidelines to protect trans workers
9:13 PM — The US Department of Labor issued guidance on Tuesday, stating they will interpret gender non-discrimination laws as protecting transgender workers.
US: Indiana must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages
7:50 PM — A federal judge has ruled Indiana must recognise same-sex marriages performed in other states.
US: Lambda Legal sues Veterans Affairs to give unmarried gay couples benefits 1
6:58 PM — Lambda Legal has filed suit against the US Department of Veterans Affairs for not extending benefits to partners of veterans who live in states where same-sex marriage isn't recognised.
US: Arkansas city passes non-discrimination ordinance after 10 hour public discussion 1
5:13 PM — After close to 10 hours of public discussion, an Arkansas city became the first in the state to pass a non-discrimination ordinance protecting individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
19th August 2014
US: Sting and Patti LuPone to perform at global LGBT equality benefit 1
11:02 PM — Sting and Patti LuPone will perform at Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality at New York City's Gershwin Theatre on 15 September.
US: First out trans police officer joins San Francisco’s force 1
8:40 PM — Officer Mikayla Connell became the first out transgender person to graduate from the San Francisco Police Academy last Friday.
Photos: #WhatBiLooksLike brings bisexual visibility to Twitter
7:15 PM — The hashtag #WhatBiLooksLike is challenging assumptions made about people who identify as bisexual.
Watch: Laverne Cox talks bravely about her suicide attempt as a youth
5:27 PM — Actress and activist Laverne Cox has talked openly and bravely about her suicide attempt as a youth in a new interview.
Cuba: Mariela Castro casts first ever vote against government over LGBT protections 1
11:42 AM — Mariela Castro - the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro - has cast the first ever recorded vote against a government bill, over a lack of LGBT protections.
18th August 2014
Watch: George Takei talks falling in love with partner Brad Altman 2
7:52 PM — Activist and actor George Takei opened up to Oprah about how his love story with husband Brad Altman all started.
Argentinian Football Association pledges support to gay football squad 1
6:38 PM — The Argentinian Football Association has committed its support to the gay football team chosen to represent the country at the next Gay Games.
US: Basketball star Brittney Griner proposes to girlfriend
4:24 PM — Basketball star Brittney Griner and girlfriend Glory Johnson recently became engaged to be married.
15th August 2014
US: Supreme Court Justice to decide Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban stay 2
11:16 PM — Attorneys representing two same-sex couples in Virginia's same-sex marriage ban case have until Monday evening to respond to a request to stay the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Tabloid mag falsely reports breakup between Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka 3
10:22 PM — Tabloid magazine The National Enquirer has released an article claiming actor Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka are splitting up, calling Burtka Harris' “gay lover.”
Watch: Andrew Rannells talks Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Jimmy Fallon 1
10:17 PM — Actor Andrew Rannells discussed his upcoming role as Hedwig in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.