18th July 2014
Turkey: Highest court makes first acknowledgment of homophobic speech as hate crime 3
4:00 PM — Turkey’s highest court has ruled that calling members of the LGBT community “perverts” constitutes hate speech, in what is reportedly its first acknowledgement of homophobia as a hate crime.
29th June 2014
US: St Louis marries four same-sex couples in spite of state ban 1
3:05 PM — Four same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in St Louis, Missouri, despite the state constitutionally banning same-sex marriage.
US: California nominates lesbian Prop 8 attorney as appeals court judge
2:44 PM — The Governor of California has nominated an attorney who fought against the state's same-sex marriage ban to become an appeals court judge.
6th December 2013
Outrage over failure of lesbian waitress to donate money given after she claimed she was refused tip 18
3:20 PM — A waitress who was given thousands of dollars in donations after she posted a photo of a receipt which she claimed proved that a family had declined to tip her because she is gay, has come under fire from many who have questioned why the money was not donated to charity, as she promised.
3rd October 2013
US: Lesbian charged over underage relationship to be released from jail 3
4:58 PM — Kaitlyn Hunt, the 19-year-old Florida lesbian charged with having sexual relations with her 14-year-old girlfriend has accepted the terms of a new plea deal.
8th May 2013
Opening arguments in Belize anti-sodomy law hearing urge court to uphold constitution 1
1:20 AM — The Supreme Court in Belize today began its hearing on whether or not to strike down a law criminalising gay sex, with testimony from an attorney who urged the court to uphold the country's constitution, and the fundamental rights it represents for all citizens.
16th January 2013
US: 30 Gay and lesbian lawyers to be sworn into the Supreme Court next week 1
1:00 AM — 30 openly gay and lesbian lawyers will be sworn into the US Supreme Court bar in a ceremony to be held next week. It will be the first time that representatives of the National LGBT Bar Association will take part in the mass swearing-in that occurs when the court is in session.
27th October 2010
Charges dropped against three men in New York ‘gay bashing’
5:26 PM — Three of the 11 men charged with an homophobic attack in New York have had the charges against them dropped. Bryan Almonte, 17, Steven Carabello, 17, and Brian Cepeda, 16, were cleared of any involvement in the October 3rd attack yesterday and were released from jail.
28th January 2010
Mexico City prosecutors will try to overturn gay marriage law 6
4:09 PM — Federal prosecutors in Mexico City announced yesterday they would seek to overturn the city's new gay marriage law on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.
14th December 2009
Annise Parker elected first out gay mayor of Houston 1
11:19 AM — Annise Parker, an out lesbian, has been elected mayor of Houston, Texas. The vote makes the city the largest in the US to elect an openly gay mayor. Parker won against city attorney Gene Locke by 53.6 per cent of the vote.