21st June 2014
US: White House says Congress needs to pass laws for further same-sex benefits changes 1
4:56 PM — The White House has confirmed that it has extended benefits to same-sex couples as far as possible following the repeal of DOMA, with further changes requiring legislation from Congress.
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
20th June 2014
US: Obama urinal cakes at conference of anti-equal marriage Christian group 36
8:22 PM — A Christian Republican group that works to oppose same-sex marriage has Barack Obama urinal cakes at its national conference.
18th June 2014
US: White House officials to meet with gay rights activists
3:28 PM — Just days after President Barack Obama agreed to sign an executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, White House officials are to meet with gay rights activists.
US Senate unanimously confirms first openly gay black federal judge 4
12:31 PM — The US Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of the first openly gay black judge in the federal courts.
15th June 2014
Obama: My administration supports all fathers, gay or straight 1
11:11 AM — Barack Obama has paid tribute to gay fathers, during his annual Father's Day proclamation.
11th June 2014
Obama: It’s great that discrimination laws now protect trans students
3:37 PM — Barack Obama has welcomed a ruling that trans students should be protected from discrimination.
5th June 2014
US: Rights groups urge rejection of Obama-nominated judge opposed to equal marriage
8:50 PM — Pro-gay groups are urging the Senate to block Barack Obama's appointment of a district judge who opposes same-sex marriage.
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.