25th September 2014
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".
22nd September 2014
US: New report states bisexuals suffer higher rates of discrimination 17
9:02 PM — A report released Monday finds that bisexuals, who make up more than 50% of the LGBT community, are more vulnerable to poverty, discrimination, and poor mental and physical states than their gay and lesbian counterparts.
US: Overlooked research could lead to possible HIV vaccine for infants
7:10 PM — After examining decades-old data from clinical trials, researchers at Duke University announced last week that they may have a breakthrough on an HIV vaccine for infants.
Canada: Vancouver LGBT activist Jim Deva dies in freak accident 9
2:27 PM — A Vancouver activist who won a court challenge over his right to sell LGBT-themed books has died in a freak accident.
21st September 2014
Brazil: Schoolboys wear skirts in protest after trans girl fined for wearing female uniform 22
1:36 PM — A group of boys at a Brazil school have donned skirts, after a transgender girl was fined by teachers for wearing the "incorrect" uniform.
20th September 2014
US: San Francisco could become first city to offer free PrEP to prevent HIV 8
4:20 PM — San Francisco could become the first city in the US to provide HIV-preventative drug Truvada for free.
19th September 2014
US: Church prohibits same-sex couple from receiving communion 50
11:01 PM — A same-sex couple was recently told by their Lewiston, Montana Catholic Church that they would no longer be able to receive communion due to their same-sex marriage held over a year ago.
Clay Aiken: Your nude pics deserved to be leaked 25
10:41 PM — Openly-gay North Carolina Congressional hopeful Clay Aiken spoke out this week regarding celebrity nude picture leaks.
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.