13th June 2014
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.
Trinidad: Caribbean LGBT youth unite to push for repeal of anti-gay laws 4
12:10 PM — LGBT youth leaders from across the Caribbean have united to push for lingering anti-gay laws to be repealed.
8th June 2014
Hawaii: Sex education lessons to require ‘opt-in’ over fears of ‘normalising’ homosexuality 9
2:35 PM — The Hawaii Department of Education has confirmed that children will only be able to receive sex education lessons if their parents specifically opt in, over fears about homosexuality.
7th June 2014
Puerto Rico: Openly gay lawyer nominated for Supreme Court
3:22 PM — A lesbian lawyer has become the first openly gay person to be nominated for Puerto Rico's Supreme Court.
6th June 2014
Canada: Over half of senior students at Catholic school wear pro-gay rainbow socks to graduate 6
4:59 PM — At a Catholic school graduation in Canada, over half of students made a statement in support of their school's gay-straight alliance, by wearing rainbow socks.
5th June 2014
Jamaica: Gay rights activist shot dead outside home 11
3:36 PM — A gay rights campaigner has been murdered in Jamaica.
Jamaican newspaper: Banning same-sex marriage is hypocritical 4
12:37 PM — A leading newspaper in Jamaica has questioned the country’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it amounts to “hypocrisy”.
31st May 2014
Tegan and Sara: We choose to be visible to inspire others 2
7:23 PM — Lesbian twin pop duo Tegan and Sara have opened up about their childhood, in a video for the It Got Better campaign.
30th May 2014
US: Crimes against gay and trans community are getting more violent
7:45 PM — A report released Thursday shows the number of attacks against LGBT individuals in the US remains steady but with a substantial increase in the severity of violence.
29th May 2014
Chicken chain embroiled in anti-gay controversy moves into Canada 7
7:30 PM — A chicken chain which has become known across the US for becoming involved in an anti-gay controversy as much as its food, has taken to Canada.
US: Houston passes law to prevent LGBT employees from being fired 1
7:15 PM — Houston, the largest city in Texas, passed a non-discrimination ordinance on Wednesday. Yesterday, after hours of testimony, the Houston City Council passed an ordinance that bans discrimination of Houstonians on the basis of their race, sex, color, sexual orientation and gender identity, among other categories.
Canadian teenage Olympic luger comes out as gay 18
2:50 PM — On his 18th birthday, Canadian Olympian John Fennell has publicly come out as gay.
24th May 2014
US: Bryan Singer files for immediate dismissal of ‘provably false’ sex abuse lawsuit 1
5:38 PM — X-Men director Bryan Singer has filed a motion calling for the immediate dismissal of a sex abuse lawsuit against him.
23rd May 2014
Canada: Gay Ugandan activists due to speak at WorldPride Conference denied entry 11
9:13 PM — Canada has refused to grant entry to ten Ugandan LGBT activists invited to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference in Toronto next month.