25th June 2014
Outed Ugandan activist: I would never flee my country, it is my home 5
7:12 PM — A gay Ugandan activist, initially denied entry to Canada over fears he would claim asylum, has said he would never flee Uganda.
Anti-gay slurs ‘still clearly audible’ during Mexico World Cup match 7
1:55 PM — Anti-gay slurs could be heard during Mexico's World Cup match against Croatia, despite broadcasters pledging to mute the crowd audio.
23rd June 2014
FIFA to take no action against Mexico for anti-gay World Cup chants 13
5:16 PM — FIFA says it will take no action against Mexico for anti-gay abuse by the team's fans during a World Cup match, because the chants are "not considered insulting".
Canada: Tweet-powered Pride flag unveiled for WorldPride in Toronto 2
2:09 PM — The week-long WorldPride festival is under way in Toronto, with a special Twitter-powered Pride flag unveiled as part of the festivities.
22nd June 2014
Dominican Cardinal: Gay US ambassador should ‘take his pride elsewhere’ 48
4:56 PM — A Catholic cardinal in the Dominican Republic has attacked the country's openly gay US ambassador, telling him to "take his pride elsewhere".
20th June 2014
Mexico coach defends homophobic chants at World Cup: ‘It’s not that bad’ 27
6:19 PM — The coach of the Mexican national football squad has defended fans following the announcement of a FIFA investigation into the use of a homophobic slur at World Cup matches.
Canada: Vancouver School Board endorses gender-neutral pronouns 2
2:50 PM — The Vancouver School Board has directed teachers to use gender-neutral pronouns for students who do not wish to identify as male or female.
19th June 2014
Diane Abbott: We are seeing ‘encouraging signs’ out of Jamaica on LGBT rights 10
2:36 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott tells PinkNews that Jamaica is taking "encouraging" political steps to rid itself of its homophobic shadow.
18th June 2014
Canada: Transgender 12-year-old granted new birth certificate 6
4:58 PM — A transgender 12-year-old in Alberta has been awarded a new birth certificate, marking the first recognition of a trans person in the province without surgery.
17th June 2014
Second ever Asexual Conference at World Pride Toronto 2014 7
5:45 PM — The second International Asexual Conference will be held at World Pride in Toronto this year, following the first Asexual Conference at the 2012 World Pride in London.
16th June 2014
Canada: Ugandan gay activists finally allowed entry to speak at WorldPride Congerence 6
8:58 PM — A group of Ugandan LGBT activists who plan to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference will finally be allowed to enter Canada, after initially being denied visas.
Jamaica: Man attacked by homophobic mob for ‘wearing lipstick’ 6
12:43 PM — Jamaican police have been forced to rescue a gay man, after he was besieged by a homophobic mob for wearing lipstick
13th June 2014
Video: WWE legend Pat Patterson comes out as gay 6
6:05 PM — WWE wrestling legend Pat Patterson has revealed that he is gay, after over 50 years in the closet.
Dominican Republic: Police chief maintains ban on gay officers 3
3:17 PM — The Dominican Republic's Chief of Police has said that he does not allow any gay officers.
Jamaica: Minister urges ‘help’ for gay and trans people forced to live in storm drain 4
2:17 PM — A Jamaican politician has called on the government to help a group of homeless gay and trans people who are forced to live in a storm drain.
GLAAD: FIFA needs to ensure gay fans feel safe at the World Cup
1:15 PM — GLAAD has called on FIFA to make sure homophobic and transphobic slurs are stamped out at the World Cup.
First gay Ontario Premier wins majority in election 8
11:45 AM — The first female and first openly gay Premier of Ontario has won a majority in the province elections.
12th June 2014
Sochi-gold medal winning Canadian hockey star comes out as gay 4
4:37 PM — Four time Olympic gold medallist Charline Labonte has announced that she is gay in an online statement.
International businesses target Mexico’s LGBT consumers
12:10 PM — This year Google will be joining American Express, American Airlines at the annual LGBT Confex Expo.
9th June 2014
Sci-fi show Orphan Black introduces trans character
1:47 PM — Cult science fiction show Orphan Black has introduced a male transgender character.