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.
Costa Rica to extend social security benefits to same-sex couples 1
7:07 PM — The social security system in Costa Rica will be extended to offer medical benefits to same-sex couples.
Canada bans Ugandan activists from attending Pride event over asylum fears 11
6:52 PM — Canada has refused to give 10 Ugandan activists visas for the Toronto World Pride human rights conference.
Canada: High school banned from flying gay pride flag 3
3:31 PM — A High School in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has banned students from flying a gay pride flag during pride week, because of a ban on "non-official flags on public property."
21st May 2014
Watch: Jamaican gays and trans people forced to live in storm drain 12
9:14 PM — A group of gay and transgender people in Jamaica have been driven from their homes and are forced to live in old storm drain, according to Channel 4's Unreported World.
19th May 2014
Lawyer: Jamaican Prime Minister has betrayed gay voters by refusing to lift buggery law 10
6:12 PM — A leading Jamaican LGBT rights lawyer has accused Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of a “blatant betrayal” for refusing to abolish Jamaica’s buggery law.
18th May 2014
Costa Rica: President flies pride flag to mark IDAHOT 3
12:31 PM — Costa Rica's president has flown a pride flag above his residence, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
14th May 2014
US: Idaho federal judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban 2
11:09 AM — A US federal judge has overturned the US state of Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage.
9th May 2014
Jamaica: LGBT rights groups partner with government to tackle HIV rates
4:02 PM — Jamaica has seen an increase in campaign efforts to reduce the growing spread of HIV within the gay community