19th September 2014
US: Straight man punched for standing up against gay slurs 67
9:49 PM — A straight father of two suffered a black eye and head injuries for telling a woman using homophobic slurs was uncalled for.
US: Transgender teens sweep homecoming court
9:48 PM — This week two transgender teenagers were voted by their peers as homecoming royalty.
US: Alison Bechdel receives MacArthur ‘genius’ award
5:39 PM — Openly-gay graphic memoirist, Alison Bechdel, was awarded the MacArthur Foundation "genius" Grant this week.
Chile: Clothing brand inexplicably removes ad containing gay kiss and sparks parody 2
11:15 AM — A Chilean clothing company, after promoting an ad featuring a same-sex kiss, has removed it, and replaced it with a toned-down version.
18th September 2014
US: House Democrats seek vote on ENDA
9:34 PM — Wednesday, a discharge petition was filed by four US House Democrats in an attempt to force a vote of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act by the end of the congressional term.
17th September 2014
US: ACLU seeks recognition of Wisconsin same-sex marriages
10:46 PM — Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit seeking recognition of a group of Wisconsin same-sex marriages that were conducted while the state's same-sex marriage ban was temporarily blocked.
Justice Ginsburg: 6th Circuit will dictate marriage equality timeline for Supreme Court 2
8:24 PM — On Monday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that people should look to the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision for answers to win the US Supreme Court will weigh in on same-sex marriage.
US: Transgender teen found after escaping custody 1
8:20 PM — A transgender teenage girl is back in custody after she escaped from a Connecticut treatment centre.
Hockey Canada introduces trans-friendly locker room policy 23
6:20 PM — Hockey Canada has introduced a new policy which allows transgender players to choose which locker room they would like to use.
16th September 2014
Jamaican Parliament to review anti-gay Sexual Offences Act 8
7:15 PM — The Jamaican Parliament is set to review the country’s Sexual Offences Act – which stipulates penalties against same-sex sexual activity.
15th September 2014
US: Facebook agrees to meet with drag performers about “real name” policy 4
10:35 PM — Supervisors at Facebook have come to a brief cease-fire with drag performers, agreeing to meet with a handful to discuss their policy requiring users to use legal names on profiles.
US: Indiana court stays ruling on same-sex marriage 1
9:37 PM — Same-sex marriages in Indiana are being postponed as a federal appeals court stays a decision that ruled Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
US: Increased support for marriage equality in North Carolina 4
8:14 PM — A recent poll conducted in North Carolina shows that support for marriage equality in North Carolina is on the rise.
US: Wisconsin school district bans gender-identity based bullying 1
6:03 PM — A Green Bay Wisconsin school district recently banned bullying based on gender identity.
14th September 2014
Canada: Anti-gay Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s brother running to succeed him 7
7:12 PM — The brother of Toronto mayor Rob Ford is in the running to succeed him, after the anti-gay politcian dropped his re-election bid over health concerns.
12th September 2014
US: New Jersey’s ban on conversion therapy to be appealed to Supreme Court 8
10:53 PM — Two therapeutic groups will petition the US Supreme Court to hear an appeal that argues New Jersey’s ban on conversion therapy should be struck down.
US: Judge rules Arizona must recognise man’s marriage to deceased spouse 2
9:30 PM — A federal judge ruled on Friday that Arizona, despite it's ban on same-sex marriage, will have to provide benefits to a gay man who lost his husband to cancer last month.
US: The Catholic League refuses to participate in NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade 16
9:24 PM — Thursday, The Catholic League announced it would not participate in the 2015 St Patrick’s Day Parade because parade organisers aren’t allowing an anti-abortion group to march.
US: NOM appeals reversal of Oregon marriage ban 1
7:23 PM — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) sought an appeal Wednesday to a federal court ruling that overturned Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban.
Canada: Anti-gay Toronto mayor Rob Ford drops re-election bid 10
6:28 PM — Toronto's anti-gay mayor Rob Ford has dropped his re-election bid after being hospitalised with a tumour.