5th September 2014
US: Obama appoints lesbian Google exec as chief technical officer 3
7:11 PM — Out Google executive Megan Smith has been appointed as the White House's new chief technical officer.
4th September 2014
Joan Rivers dies in New York aged 81 32
8:19 PM — US comedian Joan Rivers died today at age 81 after being rushed into hospital last week.
13th August 2014
Republican Congressman: Obama is ‘obsessed’ with promoting gay rights 7
12:33 PM — A Republican congressman has claimed that Barack Obama is 'obsessed' with promoting gay rights.
11th August 2014
Pastor: Vladimir Putin will out Obama within 100 days 25
11:40 AM — A pastor has claimed that Vladimir Putin is planning to 'out' Barack Obama as a gay man.
7th August 2014
US: President Obama glosses over LGBT rights at Africa Leaders Summit 13
8:22 PM — President Barack Obama did not directly address LGBT rights during his closing remarks for the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
6th August 2014
Barack Obama meets with Ugandan President after anti-gay law struck down 8
1:46 PM — Barack Obama has met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, days after the country's anti-gay law was struck down.
28th July 2014
US: Child caregiver fired over “lifestyle choices” 17
8:52 PM — A gay child caregiver has been fired from his position at a Christian charity in Texas.
21st July 2014
US: Groups celebrate Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination
4:15 PM — Groups have praised Barack Obama for today signing an Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination.
US: Obama signs Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 9
3:49 PM — Barack Obama has today signed an Executive Order banning workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
19th July 2014
Barack Obama pays tribute to AIDS activists who died in MH17 plane crash 4
6:18 PM — US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the HIV/AIDS activists and researchers who died onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
18th July 2014
VP Joe Biden: LGBT community ‘freed straight people’ to give our support 5
1:43 PM — Vice-President Joe Biden has praised the LGBT community for its work on equal rights, saying that in recent years the movement has “freed” straight allies to show their support.
14th July 2014
US: Board places college under review for demanding exemption to anti-discrimination law 8
4:17 PM — An accreditation board has placed a college under review, after it demanded an exemption from an anti-discrimination law.
13th July 2014
Obama fist bumps Texas restaurant employee for gay rights protest 13
2:00 PM — President Barack Obama fist bumped an employee at an Austin barbecue restaurant, after he loudly protested for gay rights.
9th July 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign continues to support ENDA despite religious ‘license to discriminate’ 3
12:40 PM — The Human Rights Campaign continues to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, despite LGBT groups claiming it could lead to religious groups having permission to discriminate against gays.
6th July 2014
Republican John Boehner: I’m suing Obama over his ‘flippant dismissal’ of the Constitution 31
5:27 PM — The Speaker of the US House of Representatives has defended his decision to sue President Obama over his "abuse" of executive orders.
Joan Rivers refuses to apologise for claiming Michelle Obama is ‘a transgender’ 226
12:35 PM — Joan Rivers has scoffed at calls to apologise after she claimed that President Barack Obama is gay and his wife Michelle is "a transgender".
5th July 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: Equal marriage is the civil rights issue of our day 4
12:05 PM — Joe Biden has declared that equal marriage is the "civil rights issue of our day", while giving a speech marking Independence Day.
4th July 2014
Joan Rivers claims Obama is gay and Michelle is ‘a transgender’ 54
11:48 AM — Comedian Joan Rivers has caused controversy again, this time claiming that President Barack Obama is gay, and that his wife Michelle is "a transgender".
2nd July 2014
US: Barack Obama to sign new executive order to outlaw anti-trans discrimination 4
4:20 PM — Barack Obama has announced he will sign a new executive order outlawing anti-trans discrimination people among federal contractors.
23rd June 2014
US: Attorney claims gay people are ‘absolute thugs’ for wanting discrimination protections 16
4:45 PM — An attorney from the anti-gay Christian legal group Liberty Counsel has said legislation to protect LGBT people against discrimination is "a tragedy", and that gay people are "absolute thugs" for trying to gain equality.