4th August 2014
Joss Stone praises Vienna store that bans ‘homophobes, racists, and assholes’ 8
5:29 PM — Joss Stone has voiced her approval for a store in Austria that bans anyone who is "racist, sexist, homophobic or an asshole".
Sweden: Auction of rainbow ‘GayStation 4′ console raises thousands for LGBT charity 3
4:11 PM — The auction of a special rainbow-coloured PlayStation 4 has raised thousands for a Swedish gay rights charity, after it sold for more than ten times its U.S. retail price.
Uganda: Ssempa claims governmental conspiracy after anti-gay law overturned 10
2:23 PM — Notorious anti-gay pastor Martin Ssempa has suggested that governmental pressure may have led to a disregard for procedure in the recent overturning of Uganda's harsh anti-gay law, and said he will appeal the ruling at Uganda's Supreme Court.
Glasgow Commonwealth Games hailed as ‘new benchmark’ for inclusivity 5
12:59 PM — The Glasgow Commonwealth Games have been praised for commitment to LGBT equality.
Mariah Carey to star on cover of Turkey’s first gay magazine 6
12:03 PM — Turkey's first ever gay magazine will be launched in print tomorrow, and will feature US singer and gay icon Mariah Carey as its cover star.
Italy: Outrage after famous statue dressed in thong and feather boa 29
11:58 AM — A feud has erupted in Italy, after a 2500-year old statue was dressed in a leopard skin thong for a photo shoot.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin mocked with ‘pencil holder’ 15
11:19 AM — The creator of the Vladimir Putin butt plug has released a new pencil holder based on the Russian leader.
3rd August 2014
Vietnam: Country’s largest Pride parade held in Hanoi 1
5:58 PM — Vietnam's largest ever Pride parade has been held in the city of Hanoi today.
Honduras: Men caught on camera savagely beating a trans woman 1
5:01 PM — A news crew in Honduras filmed two men kicking, punching, throttling and savagely beating a trans woman.
Europe: US Ambassador marries same-sex partner 3
1:23 PM — The US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has married his same-sex partner.
US: Minnesota Republican who voted for same-sex marriage in danger of being unseated 1
1:03 PM — A Minnesota Republican who rebelled against her party to vote for same-sex marriage is in danger of being unseated by her former campaign manager.
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: Striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law is ‘great step forward’
12:30 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the striking down of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality act, hailing it as a "great step forward".
Ugandan President: Foreign pressure had ‘nothing to do’ with striking down of anti-gay law 10
12:13 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has denied that a court's decision to strike down the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act was related to diplomatic pressure.
2nd August 2014
Tom Daley wins gold medal at Commonwealth Games 20
10:00 PM — Tom Daley has picked up a x medal at the Commonwealth Games, while out Australian diver Matthew Mitcham won a x.
Taiwan: Couples protest same-sex marriage ban by attempting to register partnerships
3:25 PM — Same-sex couples in Taiwan have protested in favour of marriage equality by attempting to register their partnerships en masse.
Australia: Liberal candidate resigns after claiming ‘shirts are for faggots’ 12
12:51 PM — A Liberal party candidate in Australia has resigned, after it had emerged that he posted a series of homophobic tweets.
Mr Gay UK to represent Europe at Mr Gay World contest 3
11:34 AM — A dance teacher from South Shields has been selected to represent Europe at the Mr Gay World competition.
1st August 2014
US: ESPN premieres new documentary profiling Brittney Griner
11:08 PM — ESPN has release a documentary called “Lifesize: Brittney Griner” as part of its “Nine for IX” short film series.
Out athletes win gold and silver in same event for first time in Commonwealth Games 13
8:12 PM — Out gay athletes have taken home both the gold and silver medals in a Commonwealth Games event for the first time.
US: Gay Ghanaian man granted asylum 1
7:45 PM — Wednesday, a federal immigration court granted asylum to Amidu Fredrick Sinayor.