16th June 2014
Solider gets honourable discharge 35 years after being kicked out of US Army for being gay
2:59 PM — A soldier has been given an honourable discharge thirty five years after being kicked out of the army for being a lesbian.
6th June 2014
Washington DC Pride will feature US military color guard for the first time 1
5:33 PM — For the first time in its history, this year the pride parade in Washington DC will feature the US military color guard.
17th May 2014
US: White House backs Hagel’s efforts to review transgender military ban 1
4:08 PM — The White House has tentatively backed a review of the policy banning transgender people from openly serving in the military.
14th May 2014
US: Chelsea Manning may be transferred to civilian prison to allow her to transition 2
3:38 PM — Transgender Wikileaks soldier Chelsea Manning may be transferred to a civilian prison, to allow her access to hormone therapy.
29th April 2014
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
28th April 2014
US: Sailor discharged from Navy for being transgender 12
9:58 PM — A transgender sailor says he was discharged from the US Navy last year because of his gender identity.
US: Tennessee wedding venue refuses to hold commitment ceremony for two Iraq veterans 2
7:36 PM — A wedding venue in Tennessee has refused to allow two gay Iraq veterans to hold their commitment ceremony there.
Human Rights Watch: Gay men hunted, raped and killed by Syrian Army 9
5:33 PM — Human Rights Watch has revealed the danger that many gay individuals face in Syria.
13th April 2014
US: San Francisco Pride names Chelsea Manning ‘Honorary Grand Marshal’ again 2
6:59 PM — San Francisco Pride has confirmed that Wikileaks soldier Chelsea Manning will be Honorary Grand Marshal of this year's parade, after similar plans were scuppered last year.
24th March 2014
US radio host: ‘The US is foolish to allow disordered gay and trans people into the army’ 21
6:23 PM — A US radio host has said she thinks certain people should not be allowed into the armed forces because they are "obsessed" with a "disorder" that they have - being LGBT.
21st February 2014
UK has second most LGBT friendly Army – but US is ranked at number 40 14
6:54 PM — The UK armed forces have come second in a league table of the most LGBT friendly militaries in the world.
31st August 2013
US: Gay sergeant who criticised ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy dies in car accident 11
11:04 AM — Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic who was discharged from the US Army after criticising the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, has died in a traffic accident.
1st July 2013
Lesbian former army officer becomes president of Unison 6
3:13 PM — Unison, one of Britain's largest trade unions, has elected its first openly gay woman as its new president.
9th June 2013
Prince Harry praised for saving soldier from homophobic attack 42
11:25 AM — Prince Harry has been praised as an account of him intervening in a homophobic attack on a gay solider has come to light.
8th June 2013
US: Same-sex military partners to receive limited benefits from September 9
9:24 AM — The Pentagon has announced that benefits for the spouses of military personnel in same-sex relationships will begin from 1 September. However, they will not be able to receive housing or healthcare benefits, leading many to feel that the changes are inadequate.
28th May 2013
China: 81-year-old inspired by Pride march to appeal rape conviction
1:01 PM — An 81-year-old war veteran charged with raping 11 of his fellow soldiers during the rise of Mao Zedong says he has been inspired by a Pride march to stand up for having had consensual sex with men.
29th March 2013
US: Gay former solider fined $100 for White House protest 10
2:54 PM — Former US Army lieutenant Dan Choi, who chained himself to the White House fence in protest over America’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law, has avoided a prison sentence.
28th March 2013
US: Trial of gay former soldier who chained himself to the White House fence resumes 18
2:14 PM — The trial of a gay soldier who chained himself to the White House fence in protest over America’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law has resumed.
15th March 2013
Gay former US Air Force Major settles ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ lawsuit 6
6:54 PM — A former airman who was discharged from the US Air Force under ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ has settled his lawsuit against the Defense Department.
21st January 2013
Michael Winner’s regret at avoiding national service by pretending to be gay 9
4:39 PM — Michael Winner, whose death has been announced today, previously wrote in his autobiography of his regret at avoiding National Service by falsely claiming to be gay.