1st October 2014
US: Governor of California signs law to boost gay business owners
5:48 PM — Californian Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law expanding protections and opportunities for LGBT business owners.
30th September 2014
US: Gay couple attacked by three women with toddlers while riding bikes in California 4
4:09 PM — A gay couple have said they were attacked in Long Beach, California on Saturday while riding their bicycles.
University of California introduces gender-neutral toilets 13
12:08 PM — The University of California (UC) is introducing gender-neutral toilets in all of their 10 campuses as well as a preferred name policy in a bid to become more LGBT-inclusive.
28th September 2014
US: California governor signs law outlawing ‘gay panic’ legal defense 7
2:16 PM — The Governor of California has signed a law outlawing the use of the so-called 'gay panic' defense.
23rd September 2014
US: Gay couple’s wedding ruined by shouts of ‘go home fag’ 15
6:32 PM — A gay couple in the US had their wedding day ruined after a passer by shouted homophobic slurs during the ceremony.
12th September 2014
US: New Jersey’s ban on conversion therapy to be appealed to Supreme Court 8
10:53 PM — Two therapeutic groups will petition the US Supreme Court to hear an appeal that argues New Jersey’s ban on conversion therapy should be struck down.
Watch: Straight guy get emotional after gay teen was disowned by family 4
4:48 PM — A straight YouTuber has been moved to tears after defending a gay teenager who was kicked out after he came out as gay to his parents.
5th September 2014
US: San Diego judge bans man from using Grindr 5
5:01 PM — A judge has banned a man from using Grindr, because he is accused of intentionally spreading HIV.
31st August 2014
US: Oakland Pride causes controversy over ‘ban’ on leather groups 15
3:51 PM — A Pride parade in Oakland, California has drawn controversy, after organisers allegedly discouraged leather groups from attending.
28th August 2014
US: California bill outlawing trans and gay panic defenses headed to governor 8
5:21 PM — A California bill looking to ban gay and transgender "panic” defenses in court is headed to the governor.
27th August 2014
California: Man charged with infecting former partner with HIV 38
5:12 PM — A California man has been charged with infecting a former male partner with HIV.
22nd August 2014
California: LGBT group and Assembly Member join forces to fight gay blood ban 1
7:38 PM — The largest LGBT rights group in California has partnered with a state Assembly Member to attempt to fight the ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood.
15th August 2014
US: California shelves law to ban bareback porn 3
2:02 PM — The California Senate has shelved a law that would have banned the filming of bareback porn in the state.
7th August 2014
US: Lesbian councillor called ‘filth’ during council meeting 10
2:25 PM — Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian member of Richmond Council in California, was yet again the victim of homophobic abuse during a meeting last month.
5th August 2014
US: Man pleads not guilty to murder of 20-year-old bisexual student 3
5:03 PM — A man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of shooting and killing a bisexual 20-year-old student in California.
4th August 2014
US: Rainbow flags stolen from California LGBT centre
1:14 PM — Two rainbow flags were stolen from the Sacramento LGBT Community Centre in California on Friday night.
30th July 2014
US: California to gain first gay governor – for one day only 1
4:21 PM — California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins is set to become the state's first openly-LGBT governor today, but will hold the office for only a matter of hours, due to quirk in the state's leadership this week.
8th July 2014
US: Californian law makes marriage gender-neutral 1
12:18 PM — State law in California is to formally acknowledge the current legality of same-sex marriage, by replacing references to marriage as only being “between a man and a woman”.
5th July 2014
US: California gender recognition law comes into effect 2
12:37 PM — A new California law which makes it easier for trans people to change their legal name and gender has come into effect.
4th July 2014
Video: Uber celebrates Pride by marrying 8 gay and straight couples
3:17 PM — Transport firm Uber has celebrated the anniversary of marriage equality in California by providing free weddings to eight couples, gay and straight.