6th August 2014
US: Arkansas Attorney General asks courts to dismiss same-sex marriage lawsuits
8:45 PM — The Arkansas Attorney General's Office has asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court to dismiss lawsuits challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: Washington D.C. trans woman robbed at gunpoint
7:53 PM — A transgender woman was robbed at gunpoint in Washington D.C. last Saturday in a possible hate crime.
Football team told not to support men who their penis up ‘poopers’ 17
7:03 PM — A Canadian football team has received a deluge of hateful messages after temporarily changing its logo in support of Pride.
Watch: George Takei remembers the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 3
5:44 PM — Activist and actor George Takei released a video commemorating the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
US: Florida’s same-sex marriage ban struck down for a fourth time
4:29 PM — A fourth Florida county judge has found the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
Canada: LGBs more at risk of teenage pregnancy, says British Columbia study
2:30 PM — A new study of teenagers in Canada has found that lesbian, gay and bisexual students are more at risk than heterosexuals when it comes to teenage pregnancy.
5th August 2014
US: Utah’s Attorney General files appeal to uphold same-sex marriage ban
10:40 PM — Utah's Republican Attorney General Sean Reyes, has filed a US Supreme Court appeal asking for a judicial review of a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Same-sex couples file appeal to reject current stay on marriage ban
9:10 PM — Attorneys for two same-sex couples in a court case currently challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban filed an appeal this Monday.
US: Nebraska denies woman drivers license based on her marital status 2
7:21 PM — The state of Nebraska refused to give native resident, Sue Stroesser, a new drivers license or even recognise her name because she is married to another woman.
US: Second Kansas city bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity 1
6:51 PM — Monday evening, the city of Roeland Park became the second city in Kansas to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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.