18th May 2014
US: Obama nominates gay man as ambassador to Vietnam 6
12:52 PM — Barack Obama has nominated a gay diplomat to be the US ambassador to Vietnam, the first appointment of a gay US ambassador in Asia.
17th May 2014
Obama: We should reaffirm our commitment to equality to fight anti-gay laws 2
11:55 AM — Barack Obama has said the world needs to "recommit" to the principle of equality to halt an upsurge in anti-gay discrimination, in a statement commemorating IDAHOT.
11th May 2014
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
1st May 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: ‘No downside’ to an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination 1
10:12 PM — Vice President Biden has said there would be 'no downside' to an executive order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination, despite Obama's spokesman labelling it 'redundant'.
28th April 2014
US: President Obama appoints openly gay NBA star to fitness council 2
1:24 PM — US President Barack Obama at the weekend appointed the first openly gay NBA player to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
26th April 2014
Human Rights Watch: Obama should use Malaysia visit to raise sodomy ban
1:50 PM — Human Rights Watch has said that Barack Obama should use his visit to Malaysia to raise gay rights issues in the country.
20th April 2014
Book: Biden’s backing of same-sex marriage sent Obama ‘scrambling’ to catch up 6
5:19 PM — A new book has claimed that Vice President Joe Biden's surprise backing of same-sex marriage in 2012 pushed Barack Obama into following suit faster than planned.
14th April 2014
US: White House ceremony to launch stamp in honour of gay rights hero Harvey Milk 1
8:19 PM — The White House will hold a ceremony next month to launch a stamp in honour of assassinated gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
4th April 2014
Obama spokesman: It would be ‘redundant’ to ban anti-gay workplace discrimination with executive order 2
9:19 PM — White House press spokesman Jay Carney has claimed it would be 'redundant' for Barack Obama to issue an executive order to ban workplace discrimination.
27th March 2014
Obama: Russia should protect gays, not target them 4
3:39 PM — Barack Obama has chided Russia for its continued anti-gay laws and policies, in a wide-ranging speech in Brussels.
11th March 2014
Zach Galifianakis jokes he would make ‘same sex divorce illegal’ in weird Obama interview
2:46 PM — In a strange comedy interview, actor and personality Zach Galifianakis joked to President Barack Obama that he would "make same-sex divorce illegal", if he were made President.
21st February 2014
Ugandan President Museveni calls on Obama to help determine ‘if there are people who are born gay’ 23
4:55 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has released a statement criticising US President Barack Obama for his reaction to the former's decision to sign into law the country's anti-gay law, and reiterating his intention to sign it.
19th February 2014
Kenyan politicians respond to Obama plea by forming new anti-gay group 12
3:25 PM — Politicians in Kenya have criticised US President Barack Obama after he warned Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
17th February 2014
Obama applauds gay Missouri football player Michael Sam for coming out 2
2:20 PM — President Barack Obama has praised University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay ahead of a critical moment in his career.
Obama tells Ugandan President: Signing anti-gay law would be a huge step backwards 12
10:45 AM — President Barack Obama has warned Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
13th February 2014
US Sochi delegation member Caitlin Cahow ‘humbled’ by experiences in Russia 20
7:32 PM — US Olympic ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow, who attended the Sochi Winter Olympics, has said that she experienced no issues when visiting Russia.
27th January 2014
Gay NBA player Jason Collins to join Michelle Obama during State of the Union address 1
3:48 PM — The White House has announced that openly gay NBA player Jason Collins has been invited to join Michelle Obama during her husband's State of the Union address this week.
24th January 2014
US: Obama has mentioned the word ‘gay’ more than any other president 4
4:16 PM — A report has found that Barack Obama has used the word 'gay' more times than any other US president in recent history.
18th December 2013
Obama won’t attend Russian Winter Olympics in Sochi but will send gay inclusive delegation 14
10:47 AM — US President Barack Obama has named two gay sports stars as part of America's delegation to the Winter Olympics in Russia - but in a significant move has confirmed that he will not be attending the event himself.
12th November 2013
Hawaii to become latest US state to make same-sex marriage legal 5
11:41 PM — The Hawaii Senate has given its final approval to a bill to make marriage legal between couples of the same-sex.