7th August 2014
US: President Obama glosses over LGBT rights at Africa Leaders Summit 13
8:22 PM — President Barack Obama did not directly address LGBT rights during his closing remarks for the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
US: New web series takes on Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policies
6:56 PM — A new dramatic web series is hoping to chronicle the struggles of being gay in scouting.
US: Equality supporters ask officials to drop defense of Wyoming’s marriage ban
4:54 PM — Marriage equality supporters in Wyoming have delivered more than 2,300 signatures asking the governor and attorney general to stop their defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
In Photos: A day of action against Jamaica’s buggery law 5
11:44 AM — LGBT campaigners protested yesterday against Jamaica’s anti-gay laws as the country celebrated Independence Day.
6th August 2014
US: Texas lawmakers compare same-sex marriage to paedophilia and incest in legal brief 10
11:02 PM — Sixty-three Texas lawmakers have signed a legal brief that compares same-sex marriage to paedophilia and incest.
Toronto photographer documents his transition in a portrait series 7
10:47 PM — Photographer Wynne Neilly has released a self-portrait project entitled “Female to 'Male'” which documents his transition.
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.”