8th August 2013
Video: Friends of murdered Matthew Shepard launch campaign to screen 15th anniversary documentary 5
4:14 PM — A US filmmaker has turned to Kickstarter to fund her feature film "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine," a documentary to commemorate the passing of the young man Matthew Shepard who was murdered in a gay hate crime in 1998.
4th August 2013
US: Gay couple told to sit at the back of a bus for holding hands in public 37
5:27 PM — A gay couple have said that a bus driver in the US state of New Mexico told them to sit at the back of the bus because they were holding hands.
23rd July 2013
US: County Office causes controversy by refusing to allow rainbow flags during gay pride 6
4:37 PM — A county office has come under heavy criticism for refusing to allow rainbow flags to be flown from its building during the city's gay pride week.
2nd July 2013
US: Conservative group supports Russian anti-gay legislation as conference to be held at Kremlin 20
1:13 AM — In a sign of solidarity with Russia over recently passed legislation to ban "homosexual propaganda", a US-based conservative group plans to hold its annual conference at the Kremlin next year.
29th June 2013
BBC News presenter Jane Hill: Equality in the UK has moved forward but ‘there is still lots to fight for’ 18
3:00 AM — BBC News presenter Jane Hill this week spoke at a fundraising dinner for London Community Pride, to commend the progress in the UK for gay rights, but to say that, around the world, as well as in the UK, there is still a lot to do for equality.
28th June 2013
President Obama: Same-sex marriages should be recognised across all American states 3
3:36 PM — In the wake of this week's US Supreme Court rulings in two key equal marriage cases, President Obama said in a speech that he believes all marriages should be valid across state borders.
27th June 2013
President of Senegal rebukes President Obama’s call for tolerance of gay people 13
1:55 PM — Just one day after the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, and undercut Proposition 8, President Obama made calls for tolerance whilst on a visit to Senegal, which were strongly rejected by the country's president.
25th June 2013
Google introduces rainbow search bar in commemoration of Stonewall riots 12
6:31 PM — Google has added a gay easter egg, which changes the search bar into rainbow colours when certain search terms are entered, to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots this week.
24th June 2013
US: Colorado Supreme Court rules that trans girl should be allowed to use girls’ toilets at school 10
2:45 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Colorado has ruled to say that a decision to stop a trans girl from using the girls' bathrooms at her school, was discriminatory, and that she should be allowed to use facilities appropriate to her gender identity.
21st June 2013
Lesbian woman stabbed after being kicked out of McDonald’s for having sex in a bathroom 36
11:35 PM — Two women in the US state of Pennsylvania were attacked and beaten by a group of people, after they were caught having sex in a McDonald's bathroom.
20th June 2013
US: HIV and AIDS awareness campaign billboard accused of ‘promoting’ homosexuality 16
4:45 PM — A billboard as part of an HIV and AIDS awareness campaign in the US county of Dallas has been accused by some local residents of "promoting" homosexuality.
11th June 2013
US: Gay 11-year-old succeeds with petition to have award rescinded from ‘Don’t Say Gay’ politician 3
5:11 PM — A petition started by an openly gay 11-year-old boy from Tennessee, to revoke an award given to a state Representative who sponsored the state's controversial 'Don't Say Gay' bill, has succeeded.
6th June 2013
US: Georgia allows ‘GAYPWR’ number plate in discrimination case settlement 5
11:16 PM — A gay man in the US state of Georgia, has been granted a personalised number plate containing the word 'gay', following a settlement by the state, when he sued for discrimination.
4th June 2013
US: Human Rights Campaign welcomes anti-equality protesters to rally head office 3
3:41 PM — US pro-equality group the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has put up a sign to welcome anti-equality protesters, including the fiercely anti-gay Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality.
6th May 2013
US: Jason Collins and Michelle Obama to headline Democratic LGBT gala
10:38 PM — US First Lady Michelle Obama, and recently out openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, are to headline a gala held by the Democratic Party.
30th April 2013
Raul Castro’s daughter granted travel rights to attend LGBT conference 4
5:59 PM — Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, has been given the go-ahead to attend an LGBT conference in the US, where she will receive an award for her contributions to gay rights, after initially being barred from travelling within the US.
US: ACLU demands apology for trans student after ‘prom queen’ controversy 2
4:09 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has set Friday 3 May as the deadline for a Pennsylvania school to apologise for having listed a trans student on a 'prom queen' ballot, when he had campaigned to be 'prom king'.
US: Lawmaker’s office says gay people should ‘just grow their own food’ if stores discriminate against them 22
1:01 PM — The office of Washington Senator Mike Hewitt had an unusual response to a constituent who was concerned about his backing of a bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against gay people on the grounds of religious belief.
28th April 2013
US: Gay rights groups disappointed as immigration reform bill leaves out same-sex couples 10
3:07 PM — Gay rights organisations pushing for same-sex couples to be included in an immigration reform bill in Washington, have expressed worry as a version of the bill introduced this month makes no mention of same-sex couples.
27th April 2013
US: Bill introduced in Washington would allow businesses to discriminate against gay people 55
4:12 PM — A bill introduced by Washington state legislators on Thursday is seeking to allow businesses to be exempt from anti-discrimination laws in cases that contradict with the owner's "sincerely held religious beliefs, philosophical beliefs, or matters of conscience."