19th August 2014
US: First out trans police officer joins San Francisco’s force 3
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.
US: Campus Pride announces top 50 LGBT-friendly universities 1
6:49 PM — Campus Pride has named the top 50 LGBT-friendly US universities for 2014.
US: New York farm receives hefty fine for refusing to host same-sex wedding 12
5:16 PM — Owners of a New York farm have been ordered to pay $13,000 in fines and restitution to a same-sex couple for refusing to host their wedding on their property.
14th August 2014
US: Atlanta man receives 10 years in prison for defending himself in anti-gay attack 81
11:07 PM — The victim of an anti-gay attack in Atlanta has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges that he assaulted his attackers.
US: Baton Rouge council votes down anti-discrimination ordinance 5
10:10 PM — A Baton Rouge Metro Council has reject a proposed law banning discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Walking Dead creator: Main character could have a gay storyline 11
8:57 PM — The creator of The Walking Dead says fans of the show shouldn't rule out a same-sex love interest for one of the show's main characters, Daryl Dixon.
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.