29th September 2014
Brazil: Presidential hopeful says gay people ‘need psychological care’ 18
11:36 AM — A Presidential candidate in Brazil overshadowed a live television debate on Sunday with an extended homophobic rant, saying gay people "need psychological care" and should be kept "well away."
Canada: Young Liberals call to end gay blood donation ban
11:27 AM — The youth of the Canadian Liberal Party are campaigning to lift a ban on men from donating blood, if they have had sex with other men in the past 5 years.
26th September 2014
US: Walmart sued for not providing health benefits to same-sex spouse
8:06 PM — Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of an employee who was denied benefits for her same-sex spouse.
US: ACLU files a brief for same-sex Mississippi divorce case
7:46 PM — Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union is filing a brief with the state of Mississippi asking it to recognise a same-sex marriage in order to grant the couple a divorce.
US: Hundreds rally for LGBT hate crimes protection in Philadelphia 3
6:11 PM — Over 300 people gathered in Philadelphia for a rally calling for an expansion of Pennsylvania's hate crimes laws to include LGBT people.
Brazil: Gay politician assaulted with stone to the head 1
4:01 PM — A 25-year-old gay rights activist and politician in Brazil was assaulted with a stone to the head on Wednesday by an unknown man in a moving car.
Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister says gay rights is ‘not legally possible’ 77
11:01 AM — The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has gone on record to say the country is nowhere near ready to establish a referendum dealing with the decriminalisation of homosexuality and gay rights as "it is not legally possible."
25th September 2014
US: Washington Olympic Committee lacks LGBT membership
10:43 PM — An LGBT-supported organisation advocating for the 2024 Olympic Games to be held in Washington, DC is reportedly lacking LGBT members.
US: Philadelphia City Council introduces hate crimes legislation 1
9:33 PM — The Philadelphia City Council will vote Thursday on a city-wide measure that would add an amendment to the city's hate crimes code.
US: US government sues companies over illegal sacking transgender employees 3
9:31 PM — In an historic action Thursday, the federal government brought suits against two companies who have been accused of discriminating against transgender employees.
US: Social justice group holds vigil in Washington
5:23 PM — Black Trans* Women's Lives Matter (BTWLM), a social justice campaign, will hold a vigil and make a call for peace in Washington, DC this Saturday.
The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus reveals his character is ‘prison gay’ 28
5:14 PM — The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus has partially confirmed rumours about his character Daryl's sexuality this week, revealing he has been playing him as "prison gay."
RuPaul: Facebook is ‘stripping the rights’ of drag performers 12
4:16 PM — Drag artist RuPaul has condemned Facebook for "stripping the rights" of drag queens after a recent policy which bans users who don't use their real names on their profiles.
13 coming out stories that made a world of difference 9
3:48 PM — These are some of the most inspiring stories to date.
DNC political director: ‘Coming out was an advantage for me in my job’
3:43 PM — At only 36, Raul Alvillar — national political director of the Democratic National Committee and an openly gay man — has built an impressive resume with the Democratic Party.
Canada: Teacher suspended for sticking ‘I’m gay’ sign on student’s back 19
8:46 AM — A secondary school teacher from Langley, British Columbia, has been suspended for sticking a sign on a student's back saying "I'm gay".
24th September 2014
US: Civil rights groups urge RNC to disassociate with anti-gay groups 1
8:48 PM — Wednesday, a coalition of civil rights groups, lead by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), urged the head of the Republican National Committee to disassociate from the groups behind the upcoming Values Voter Summit, because of their demonisation of LGBT people.
US: Houston mayor shortlisted for world’s best mayor 3
7:14 PM — Openly-gay Texas mayor, Annise Parker, has been shortlisted for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, an international contest for the world's best mayor.
US: Rhode Island Supreme Court hears gay pride firefighter appeal 5
7:10 PM — A case was heard by the Rhode Island Supreme Court Tuesday regarding a lawsuit filed by two firefighters assigned to drive a fire truck in a gay pride parade.
US: Archbishop accused of sexual misconduct forces gay man to resign over marriage 19
12:41 PM — A Minnesota Archbishop who is currently under investigation over alleged sexual misconduct with other priests is now forcing another man to resign from the church, saying his same-sex marriage does not "uphold church teaching".