31st October 2014
Former Boston mayor and gay rights champion Tom Menino dies 1
4:37 PM — Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino - who was a prominent advocate for gay rights - has died, aged 71.
17th March 2014
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively marches in Boston St Patrick’s parade, gays remain banned 17
9:14 PM — Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively, who supported Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' bill, was allowed to take part in Boston's St Patrick's Day parade, while a group of gay veterans remained banned.
14th March 2014
US: Heineken joins boycott of NYC St Patrick’s parade over ban on gay groups 13
9:42 PM — Beer-maker Heineken has dropped its sponsorship of New York's St Patrick's Day parade, as a group of gay veterans will not be allowed to march.
US: Boston Beer Company drops sponsorship of St Patrick’s Day Parade over gay veteran ban 7
2:59 PM — The Boston Beer Company has dropped its sponsorship of the South Boston Saint Patrick's Day Parade over a ban on gay veterans.
13th March 2014
Boston Mayor won’t give up on fight against gay veteran ban for St Patrick’s Day parade 1
3:29 PM — The Mayor of Boston has vowed to continue to not give up in a fight to allow gay veterans to march in this weekend's St Patrick's Day parade, but reiterated a promise to boycott, if they are not.
12th March 2014
US: Boston gay veterans continue to be banned from marching in St Patrick’s Day parade 6
5:51 PM — Gay rights advocates in the US state of Massachusetts have announced that no deal has been made to allow gay veterans to march in this weekend's St Patrick's Day celebrations in Boston.
4th March 2014
Boston Mayor appears hopeful for agreement between St Patrick’s Day organisers and gay veterans
4:53 PM — The Mayor of Boston has continued pushing for a group of gay veterans to be allowed to march in the St Patrick's Day parade in his city, and appeared hopeful that the group would be able to strike a deal with organisers.
27th February 2014
US: Boston Mayor to boycott St Patrick’s Day parade if gay groups can’t join in 10
3:09 PM — The Mayor of Boston has said he plans to boycott his city's St Patrick's Day parade, if gay groups are not allowed to take part.
13th February 2014
New York and Boston mayors plan to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over ban on gay marchers 38
5:21 PM — The mayors of New York and Boston both plan to snub St Patrick's Day parades in their respective cities because organisers continue to ban gay people from marching.
6th November 2013
Study: Straight men are ‘three times more likely’ to not believe in bisexuality 23
10:19 AM — According to a new US study, men who identify as heterosexual are three times more likely to classify bisexuality as "not a legitimate sexual orientation."
12th June 2013
US: Boston police adopt new rules for treatment of transgender people 4
5:15 PM — Boston police have issued new guidelines on the treatment of transgender people by officers.
29th April 2013
Jason Collins becomes NBA’s first gay player to come out and continue playing 23
4:39 PM — American basketball star Jason Collins has become the first openly gay athlete in one of the big-four American team sports to come out as an active player.
24th April 2013
US: Sheriff warns anti-gay church to stay away from Texas fertiliser blast funerals 27
7:01 PM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has been told to stay away from the funerals of those killed in last week’s fertiliser plant explosion in Texas.
16th April 2013
Westboro Baptist Church blames same-sex marriage for Boston Marathon bomb attack 89
11:39 AM — The vehemently homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has threatened to picket the funerals of those killed in the Boston Marathon bomb attack.
12th March 2013
US $1.5 million study launched to find out why 75% of lesbians are obese 55
6:03 PM — The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to spend $1.5 million (£1.01 million) on a study to learn why 75% of lesbians are obese and why gay men are not.
27th February 2013
US: College fraternity raises over $16,500 for trans brother’s surgery 5
6:26 PM — A college fraternity in the US has raised over $16,500 to cover the cost of surgery for new member Donnie Collins, who is transgender.
20th February 2013
US: Hepatitis C in HIV positive gay men at an all-time high 6
4:54 PM — Researchers at the Fenway Institute in Boston have discovered hepatitis C among HIV positive gay men in the US is at an all-time high.
18th February 2013
US: Massachusetts issues rules respecting identity of transgender students 3
8:05 PM — The Massachusetts Department of Education has said that students should be able to use facilities like bathrooms and join sports teams according to the gender they identify with.
26th October 2012
12th annual Intersex Awareness Day marked around the globe 3
2:25 PM — Campaigners are marking Intersex Awareness Day, which is taking place on Friday.
26th September 2012
US: State to appeal against gender reassignment ruling for trans prisoner 21
11:12 PM — The Department of Correction is to appeal against a judge's ruling that a trans woman incarcerated in a male-only prison should be given gender-reassignment surgery as the only way to treat her condition.